Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Meme (the 2012 Book List will come later)

It's that time of year again! Welcome to the silly 2012 meme! :)

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Held a newborn baby. Held her *badly* and awkwardly, I should add. Her dad literally handed her to me and I stood there like a statue going "BUH." In related news, I also became an 'aunt' (my friend Eve is an only child so I'm the honorary Auntie on her side) and acting godparent.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make New Years' resolutions. That's just asking to disappoint yourself. :p

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yep. Evesdottir has made her appearance and I'm sorry, you can all go home but she is the cutest baby in existence. Contest over.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
One of our dogs died.

5. What countries did you visit?
Middle Earth.There are a lot of short people there, so I felt right at home.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Meh. I'm pretty good right now. Let's say...a million dollars! Or a pet goat. One of the two.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Evesdottir's birthday. :) Which, holy crap, in 3 months she's going to be 1 year old! Time! Stop going so fast!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Uh...I somehow became the rational person in my family. I have no idea how that happened.

9. What was your biggest failure?
There are no failures. Only successes that don't go as planned.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Minor colds, stuff like that. Oh! I got bit on the ankle the other night by something that I didn't see, while I was in my bed. So...that was fun.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Not me by myself, but for the Salvation Army tree this year my office all pooled together and got every kid on our tree a bike and a helmet. Which was something like 30 kids. So that was awesome.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Eve. She has yet to kill anyone who tells her that she's doing Everything Wrong in regards to raising Evesdottir.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
SO MANY PEOPLE. We're not dwelling on this though.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Books or training.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Evesdottir's arrival, The Avengers, Cold Days, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Hobbit, Les Miserables....are we sensing a theme?

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2011?
Some Nights by fun.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. Happier or sadder?

ii. the same

iii. Thinner or fatter?

iv. thinner

v. richer or poorer?

vi.*laughs* probably about the same as last year

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading. Exercising.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sleeping. I slept way too much. I have things that need to get done!

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas watching The Dark Knight Rises on repeat. For fanfic purposes only, of course. I can quote whole chunks of Bane's dialogue now. I...may have hit Bane saturation. It's not a bad place to be.

21. How many one-night stands?
None. :p

22. What was your favorite TV program?
American Horror Story: Asylum and/or Once Upon a Time

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Nope. Same old list.

24. What was the best book you read?
Um. Good Omens. Good Omens is always best, let's just be honest with each other here.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Ummmm....the music in The Hobbit, actually. I always love when they include the songs from the stories in the movies. Because I'm a geek like that. Which is not really a *discovery*, admittedly, but it's my meme. I do what I want.

26. What did you want and get?
Many, many things. :)

27. What was your favorite film of this year?
Um. I CANNOT CHOOSE! Top five, in no particular order: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Bourne Legacy

28. What did you do on your birthday?
I don't remember. Probably I was reading. I do that quite a bit. :)

29. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Oh my god, I hate pants.

30. What kept you sane?
Sanity is a matter of opinion.

31. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Lee Pace

How dare you sir. Your face. How dare you.

Jeremy Renner

Seriously. This man.
Lucy Liu

If you don't love Lucy Liu, I'm going to need you to reexamine your life.
Idris Elba

Seriously. Do I really need to explain him? No. Idris Elba needs no explanation.
Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Basically, this is the start of my harem.

32. What political issue stirred you the most?
Not so much a specific political issue, but the lack of ability that so many people seem to have to see through the crap that politicians spew and get to the heart (or lack thereof) of their campaigns.

33. Who did you miss?
Nobody went away, so I didn't have anyone to miss!

34. Who was the best new person you met?
I met two new people, seashmore (who I am certain has a real name, but I'm pants with names, forgive me) and Malik. They're both best. :p

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Being a grown-up is hard.


  1. "You've been so much more than kind." No, seriously. Jim Croce just crooned that into my ears.
    I do have a real name, although I don't know that I've told you that it's Sally. seashmore works, though.

    And I'm stealing the questions for my first post of next year.

    1. Oh, and I meant to tell you how much I love you calling the cutest baby you've ever seen (sorry, but I've seen one that leaves them all behind) "Evesdottir."

    2. Hi Sally! I look forward to seeing your version of the post. :)

      ps: I think we're going to have to call this a draw. I know Evesdottir is the cutest baby ever and you think the baby you've seen is cutest ever and we're never going to see eye to eye on it. :)

  2. I love your list :D I think Les Mis will be one of the greatest movies too, but for me it'll be for 2013 (comes out on the 11th of January here).

    1. It definitely makes the list of best movies. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. And when you finish Les Miserables you'll have to let us know what you think of the novel.

  3. Yay! I always like reading these. I've been working on mine in Gmail drafts. It's become tradition to post this year in review thing.

  4. OK,now I read it.

    You are the most rational in your family? Interesting! :)

    I love #11!


    Hello, Sally! :)

    Great stuff! Happy New Year!

    1. Most rational this past year. Which was freaky for all involved, let me assure you.

  5. What? I am one of two best new people someone met in 2012?
    I hope we are not the only two new people you met in 2012 :)
    Thank you, Amber!
    Glad I didn't pass on reading this. Internet in Jordan becomes extremely slow at the end of the month. If you wrote this two days ago I may have not read it. Internet customers here have limited data plan and so it wears out on the fourth week of the month.
    Happy 2013!

    1. Two online people. I try to leave RL people in RL.

      Happy New Year!

  6. Agree, Jeremy Renner is divine! Happy New Year

    1. Happy New Year!

      Jeremy Renner is so cute I could carry him around in my pocket. I swear, if I ever get to meet that man all I'll be able to do is drool and giggle and stare.

      Have you seen any commercials for his new movie? Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It's going to be ridiculous, but I'll see it anyway. Because Renner.


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