Happy 2010 to you! Herewith I continue the 2009 post mortem, once again stealing someone else’s meme:

  1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
    A couple of things… started my own business, got engaged… oh, I saw Britney Spears in concert (something I’d rather forget, TBH)
  2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    Stuff resolutions, this ‘happy’ business works well enough for me :)
  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    Nat had Eliza!
  4. Did anyone close to you die?
    A colleague had a fatal heart attack at 45 years young. Heartbreaking
  5. What countries/states did you visit?
    I managed to stay firmly planted in New South Wales this year. Tragic, or financially conscious?
  6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
    Once again, reduced debt
  7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    19 July, 2009 – the night Dan proposed
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Starting Rah!Creative, though I’m not professinally trained or particularly skilled, but I’ve found a niche that I think works well
  9. What was your biggest failure?
    I’m technically no closer to getting over my ACOA-ness
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    I got my impacted wisdom tooth out, does that count?
  11. What was the best thing you bought?
    My new Lenovo laptop, a bargain thanks to OzBargain!
  12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
    Dan\’s. He had my dream ring made in secret over the course of four months. Legendary effort!
    Honorary mention to Natty, too, having 3 kids under 3!
  13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
    The same people as last year.
  14. Where did most of your money go?
    Paying off loans and buying appetite-suppression tablets
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Ben Folds in concert. Three times. And every moment I look at my ring
  16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
    The Luckiest, Ben Folds
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    1. Happier or sadder?
    2. Thinner or fatter?
      Thinner by about 5kg
    3. Richer or poorer?
      I’m down to one bank loan and no credit card debt!
  18. What do you wish you\’d done more of?
  19. What do you wish you\’d done less of?
  20. How did you spend Christmas?
    Off-site. In-laws Christmas Day and my lot on Boxing Day
  21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
  22. How many one-night stands?
  23. What was your favourite TV program?
    Supernatural. Ackles pron!
  24. Did you make a friend with anyone that you didn\’t know this time last year?
    Nah, this year was pretty sedate in that department compared to last year ;)
  25. What was the best book you read?
    Pygmy by Chuck Palaniukjas;dfijasdfuk
  26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    How sad is this? I don’t think I made one
  27. What did you want and get?
    Many things
  28. What did you want and not get?
    Many things!
  29. What was your favourite film of this year?
    Zombieland. Hillarious. The end.
  30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    I waited for my mother to ring me on my 31st birthday. She never did
  31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    Losing more weight
  32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
    Developed into something more feminine, including dresses
  33. What kept you sane?
  34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    Jensen Ackles, baby!
  35. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Carbon emissions, internet filters…. :headdesk:
  36. Who did you miss?
    My brother in law, who died 13 years ago.
  37. Who was the best new person you met?
    I think the girl I just gave our old couch to… beautiful personality!
  38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009
    Good things come to those who wait!
  39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your yearI don’t get many things right the first time
    In fact, I am told that a lot
    Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
    Brought me here

    And where was I before the day
    That I first saw your lovely face?
    Now I see it everyday
    Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties

    And one day passed away in his sleep
    And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
    And passed away
    I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
    That I know

    That I am
    I am
    I am
    The luckiest.

    The Luckiest, Ben Folds

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3 thoughts on “On 2009 (the meme version)

  1. I like the idea of chocolate keeping me sane too! Here’s to 2010!
    .-= Fiona´s last blog ..Powerless =-.

    Posted on 1 January 2010 at 8:35 pm