Stealing a meme from Librarisaurus Rex. Stealing is fun. Go ahead, steal this from me, you’ll see.
1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Commuted more than five miles away from where I live to get to work every day. I am now a card-carrying member of car culture. And it sucks. And I watched the Bachelor this year for the first time ever. And that sucked too. Wow, way to start off the list all cheery!
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Honey please. I’m living in the now, dude.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! Babies were shooting out all over the place. Most notably, Neighbor J and B had a sparkly eyed girlie who is now locomoting herself around town via her patented rolling technique, and friends H and J had a little zen baby who looks at you with eyes that say “‘whatsa haps?” And lots more babies. All destined to be more mature than I am in a year or two.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, although it was pretty damn close this year. Too close. That shit was the real deal.
5. What countries did you visit?
The good ‘ol US of A had to be the only resting place for mine asseth this year. That’s ok. Sometimes I think I have spent enough time on a plane in the first 25 years of my life to last me forever. Oh, but I did get to go see Frankenmuth. Which should totally be its own fake German nation.
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Healthy, healthy loved ones. All of them! I don’t want to hear ONE SNEEZE out of the lot of you! Because I have HAD IT. A robot vacuum cleaner would be nice too.
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory?
H and R being born, a Most Shocking Day at work (and I am not easily shocked but this one was a doozy which I wish I could tell you about except I would surely get dooced), the day my dad had a stroke, finding out that my sis-in-law has MS, finding out that Nordic Boy’s mom has a combination of serious health ailments, the day when my brother went into the hospital (what a pattern this is, huh?), sitting in my parents’ back yard with my mom, dad, and Nordic Boy when my dad got out of the hospital and me just soaking in the precious time that we had together, eating cupcakes in the middle of the night with Alli and Map, having an official Librarian Girl and Bio-Girl Day of Fun (much like Joey and Janice’s Day of Fun, except, you know, we like each other), getting to see ex-roomie Palindrome for a day or two and playing with my nephew.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Having a laugh each day, even when things were bad. (You know how the catchphase on Extras that Ricky Gervias always says is “Is she havin’ a laugh?” Yeah, that’s me. I’m having a laugh.)
9. What was your biggest failure?
I stopped categorizing things I do as failures a long time ago. That shit is toxic. Not doing that.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, I made it through another year in tact.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
A washer and dryer. Not an iPod, or a trip, or an exciting pair of shoes, but a washer and dryer. God I’m old.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Did I tell you about the time I didn’t whine about being cold? Ok, ok, spotlight off of me. I had a couple of friends who were just the most kick-ass support system ever when all the family health crises were going down. Most notably K and Bio-Girl. Nordic Boy and I were barely functioning for a while there and you two rocked the hizzy. And everyone else that helped us out too. So much kindness out there.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
World events certainly can make my mood go over into the bad place.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Mortgage, mortgage, mortgage. Oh, and um, my mortgage.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Ok, I am starting to sound like a one-note Sally, but I was obviously excited when my Dad started to pull through. On a more superficial note, I was also excited by Lost and Battlestar Galactica (shut it, I know it’s geeky), the final Harry Potter book (geek points going ever higher), finding a really great pair of jeans, and hosting Alli and Map in my town.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Stronger by Kanye West (which I could totally spit out word for word for you which you would think I wouldn’t be advertising but hey, whatevs). And What Ever Happened by the Strokes. Neither of these have anything at all to do with what actually happened in ’07. I just heard these two songs a lot.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier, baby.
b) thinner or fatter? Who the hell is counting? Not me.
c) richer or poorer? About the same, I think. Maybe a tad richer.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I haven’t been arting as much as I would have liked during the year.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it with Nordic Boy and blood-sucking zombies and Will Smith.
21 is missing. Couldn’t be bothered to stick around, apparently.
22. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Every damn day.
23. How many one-night stands?
365 in a row. What a hoochie!
24. What was your favorite TV program?
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What kind of jacked up question is this?? The yearly hatred question? I’d have to say that my hatred levels are all about the same as they were last year.
26. What was the best book you read?
Asking a librarian this question is like kicking him/her in the mouth. OUCH! I plead the fifth.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I re-discovered Radio Department this year. I loved them and then sort of forgot about them. Now the love, it be renewed.
28. What did you want and get?
29. What did you want and not get?
A nice yard.
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I didn’t have one. Movies weren’t really grabbing me this year. I liked the Queen with Helen Mirren in it.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Sick, weilding tissues, hacking up a lung, cancelling birthday plans, and mad as HELL. I felt like I was turning older than dirt.
32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I missed out on my annual Oregon beach trip with my best pals this year. I wish we would have gone because the year just didn’t seem right without it.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Head to toe fabulous, of course. Same as every year.
34. What kept you sane?
Who says I was kept sane? Clearly, meme-question-writer, you don’t know me.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Who did I “fancy?” Oh, I don’t know. Jonathan Rhys Myers is a cutie.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Iraq, of course. The situation in Myanmar. Now Pakistan.
37. Who did you miss?
Too many people to name, sadly. This meme is starting to bum me out.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
Well, the two new babies in my life are right up there. And when you ask “best NEW person,” they are definitely that. New people, that is.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
Dancing around and singing nonsense songs can always cheer you up in a pinch.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“And you were not a dot dot dot
waiting for me to complete you
and it was like I just forgot
to measure everything that I do”
2007 was a kick in the crotch and walk in the park all at the same time. I smiled a lot and worried a lot, and I tried to grow up and I felt about a hundred years old too. 2007 was just more of my life and that life is pretty damn good. I can’t wait for more. Bring it!