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2009 Wrap Up

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before? 

Lyra. Got laid off 

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't think I made any resolutions last year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No, but my brother had a baby girl.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Thankfully no.

5. What countries did you visit?

sadly none.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

A job. More time and resources to persue the long list of things I'd like to learn/work on.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Oct 16th, 2009.  

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Lyra hands down

9. What was your biggest failure?

handling the practicalities of my life.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Thankfully nothing major

11. What was the best thing you bought?

my lyra lessons

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Nancy and Sadie for believing in me and knowing I could do this crazy thing.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

I've got a handful of names this year, but there are ones who stick out because their actions have cut me the deepest.  Both of whom were people I once considered the closest people to me in the world and that's changed as the year ended.

14. Where did most of your money go?

What money? Rent and Food

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Lyra.  The Neil Gaiman event

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?

"Maybe" Ingrid Michaelson

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

i. happier or sadder?
probably about the same but for different reasons

ii. thinner or fatter?


iii. richer or poorer?.
Definately pooerer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Enjoyed the time I had with people no longer in my life, and not spent so much of the time i had with them worried about things.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Working at crap jobs. Trying to figure out what the healthy choices were.

20. How did you spend Christmas? 
I skipped Christmas this year. went to see Sherlock Holmes with Jen.  

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?


23. How many one night stands?

one or two. i'm giving them up for Lent.

24. What was your favourite TV programme?


25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I don't hate anyone. But there are people I regret.

26. What was the best book you read?

I discovered Ursual K Le guin at the end of 2008 and really got into her stuff this year. Also Charles de Lint!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Balkan music

28. What did you want and get?

a bottle of jameson for christmas

29. What did you want and not get?

To see him smile

30. What was your favourite film of this year?

The Nines

31. What did you do on your birthday?

Well after almost ruining the surprise party my friends planned for me I had a really fun evening of Lyra and drinks at Thinking Man's.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not losing people I cared about...that i still care about

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?

gypsy punk

34. What kept you sane?

my naive belief that everything will work out somehow.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Amanda Palmer/Jason Segel

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Obama's election

37. Who did you miss?

My mom

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Hmmmm...Sadie. I want to be her when I grow up.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.

This was a year of learning about release.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"The only way to really know is to really let it go"