End of Year Meme 2009

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I got this from Bleeding Espresso

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Went to a Harlem Globetrotters game, got my book blog listed in an e-book, visited Kitchener/Waterloo [Ontario], took the train
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No not really. I don’t make resolutions per say but do make some general goals. I don’t take them too seriously though because I know they never get stuck to.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Two of my friends
4. Did anyone close to you die? My dad’s friend.
5. What countries did you visit? USA, does that count? That’s as far as I’ve gone and not even that far, just Chicago.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Good health and a new baby
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? January 2009 because I got a little closer to figuring out the specifics of something that’s wrong with me (rather not give details) and October 2009 because I had surgery (again no details sorry)
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? My book blog has gotten more successful.
9. What was your biggest failure?Not sure.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Well as I said I needed surgery in 2009 but that was from something that happened in 2007.
11. What was the best thing you bought? I haven’t really bought a whole lot. Oh my Wii.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I have no idea
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I have no idea.
14. Where did most of your money go? Bills LOL
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Visiting my brother in Waterloo.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009? Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? Sadder, Fatter, Richer (but not by much)
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Reading and Blogging
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worrying and Overthinking
20. How did you spend Christmas? Christmas Eve at my moms, Christmas Day with my family. We were going to do Boxing Day with hubbie’s family but we had to cancel.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009? Nope, was already in love.
22. What was your favorite TV program? Big Bang Theory

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Dislike: Yes. Hate: no
24. What was the best book you read? I still haven’t picked my top of 2009 (yeah I know just a BIT behind) but the one that comes to mind is Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Uhhh. I don’t think I discovered music LOL.
26. What did you want and get? An MP3 player
27. What did you want and not get? A laptop
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Orphan was AWESOME!
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 26 and I visited my brother in Waterloo, ON and bought myself things.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Blogging all year with no breaks.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Fashion? Me? Yeah right.
32. What kept you sane? Who said I was sane?
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I don’t really pay much attention to celebrities.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? I don’t talk politics on my blog.
35. Who did you miss? My brother
36. Who was the best new person you met? I met a bunch of new friends at playgroup. So far I don’t see them outside of playgroup but we’re still good friends.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009. Quality vs Quantity

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. 
Is it too late
Nothing to salvage
You look away
Clear all the damage

The meaning to
All words of love
Has disappeared

We used to love one another
Give to each other
Lie under covers so,
Are you friend or foe
–  Friend or Foe, TATU

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