Tuesday, December 12, 2006

because it always happens at the end of the year...it's about time for the nice, long year in review survey. :)

1. Overall, have you had a good year?
the year, and specifically the second half of it, was nowhere near as good as i hoped it would be...but it's ending on a hopeful enough note that i may be willing to say it was more good than bad. call me...on the fence on this one.

2. What has been your biggest achievement?
landing my job in chicago for next summer.

3. Did you take any exams?
way too many. don't talk to me about exams. i have one tomorrow, that i'm filling out this survey instead of studying for.

4. Have you had your birthday yet?
i have, it was last month.

5. Have you been on a Holiday?
you bet...i've been on lots of little weekend holidays, lots of little trips.

6. Where (list and when)?
well, most of them were to chicago...i spring-breaked in minneapolis...and i've spent random weekends in random places. i haven't spent any long, crazy holidays in the tropics or antarctica or anywhere exotic, though.

7. Have you bought anything expensive?
i think the most expensive thing i've bought this year was my new suit

8. Have you had a job?
i had one job last summer

9. Made any big decisions?
i made one very big decision this year

10. Lost a friend or loved one?
i have not

11. Met anyone amazing?
i think most of the new amazing people in my life this year are people who i had met before, but didn't get to know quite as closely until more recently.

12. Made new friends?
i have.

13. Moved house?
yep...i moved into my first ever apartment COMPLETELY ALONE!!! it's the smallest apartment ever, but i don't care. i love it, and it's my space, mine alone. it makes me so happy.

14. Changed College?
nope, i've been at wash u all year.

15. Tried something new?
yep...if i went a year without trying something new, i'd be a stick in the mud. i'm not a stick in the mud.

16. Been more happy or sad?
i honestly don't know.

17. Made any enemies?
i should hope not.

18. What music will you remember from this year?
i don't know if they were all written this year, but songs i discovered this year that will stick with me include "cold (but i'm still here)" by evans blue..."dancer in the dark" by the rasmus..."adalia" by madina lake (okay, i think i discovered that one in 2005, but i never actually listened to it or connected with it until 2006)..."face down" by red jumpsuit apparatus..."chasing cars" by snow patrol...

19. What movies have you seen at the cinema this year?
"snakes on a plane", "borat", "casino royale", "tron", "evil aliens", "thank you for smoking", "clue"...sheesh, i've probably seen more silly, cheesy midnight showings at the tivoli as i have seen first-run movies! although, i'm ashamed...i still haven't seen happy feet. i need to treat myself to that after finals...because happy feet is dancing penguins!!!!

20. What was your best night out?
oh my gosh...that was probably back in october, when megan and i got the bright idea of going to the pinup bowl...and proceeded to drink $180 worth of liquor, and bowl ten games. it was insane...and all kinds of amazing.

21. What was your worst night out?
it wasn't a totally bad night out because my costume was fun and we finally hightailed it out of there, but this year's law school halloween party was absolutely terrible.

22. Best Day?
i don't know...probably the day i found out i got my job in chicago, because i just felt so good that i got it, and i just knew that taking it would be the right decision.

23. Worst day?
probably, my birthday

24. Best month?
december...because i feel myself pulling out of the stress that's been crushing me for months on end.

25. Worst month?
probably november.

26. Was summer a gooden'?
it was pretty good. i liked my job, and i sang a lot of karaoke. softball was a lot of fun. but, that week without power pretty much sucked, and i was broke as a joke.

27. Have you made better friends with anyone?
i have.

28. Lost any friends?
nope.

29. How many people have you kissed in the year of 2006?
three, i think

30. Did you fall in love?
nope, but i was in love for much of the year

31. Did you have your heart broken?
no

32. Made any plans for next year?
work in chicago for the summer

33.How many hair colours have you had?
just brown

34. Got pierced?
nope

35. Got inked?
no, but i decided this year that i want to get a tattoo of the flag of the city of chicago. i just haven't decided where i want to put it.

36. Changed your image?
nope, i'm the same old same old that i've been for a good ten years now

37. Missed anyone?
how can you go a whole year without missing at least one person?

38. Enjoying this survey?
yep, it's better than studying antitrust.

39. Know what you want in the future?
to some extent

40. Regret anything?
not this year


JANUARY

1. Who kissed you on new years?
no one...i was out with my friends

2. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?
i don't believe in making them

3. Does it snow where you live?
not nearly enough. i miss chicago. :(

4. Do you like hot chocolate?
i like it, but i almost never drink it. i'm more a coffee girl.

5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?
no...i really have no desire to go, i'd have a lot more fun where i could actually move, thank you very much.

FEBRUARY

1. Who was your Valentine?
chris

2. When you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?
but of course!

3. Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not?
i prefer it see its shadow, six more weeks of winter is a good thing.

MARCH

1. Are you Irish?
i think i have a little bit of irish blood in me

2. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day?
yep yep yep

3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2006?
i took a bus to the twin cities, and i judged two rounds at silver flight. then, i went to perkins with taryn, kat, and a bunch of taryn's friends. :D

APRIL

1. Do you like the rain?
i love it

2. Did you play an April fool's joke on anyone this year?
nope :( i'm not creative like that.

3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter?
i don't...then again, i also don't celebrate easter.

4. Do you celebrate 4/20?
nope, i'm not big on that pot smoking thing.

5. Do you love the month of April?
not really, it means that winter is long gone and it's about to get reeeeeeeally hot outside

MAY

1. What is your favorite flower?
the only good flower is a dead one

2. Do you like the spring?
nope. winter only.

3. Finish the phrase "April showers":
bring may flowers...and may flowers bring pilgrims!

4. What is the first color you think of when you think of Spring?
yellow (ick!!!!)

JUNE

1. What year did/will you graduate from highschool?
i graduated in 2000

2. Did you do anything fun during this month?
the public transit scavenger hunt!!

JULY

1. What did you do on the Fourth of July?
went to heather's rooftop party, drank, hung out with my law school friends

2. Did you go on any vacations during this month?
that would be a negative

3. Do you blast the A/C all day?
i wanted to, but the day i moved into my new apartment (in july!) the power went out for a WEEK, so it was 100 degrees outside and i could not blast my a/c at all! fuck you, ameren!!!!!!

AUGUST

1. Did you do anything special at the end of your summer?
umm...participated in law school orientation?

2. What was your favorite summer memory of '06?
at the beginning of the summer, going up to chi-town to go see kevin graduate law school

3. Did you have a sunburn?
not this year

4. Do you go to the beach a lot?
absolutely not. i hate the beach.

SEPTEMBER

1. Did you attend school/college in '06?
yep, i finished up my first year of law school and started my second

2. Who is your favorite teacher?
professor ellis

3. Do you like fall better then summer?
yes

OCTOBER

1. What was your favorite Halloween costume?
i was the pimpin' pope this year. :D i thought it pretty much rocked. i had a pope robe...with a bling bling cross, a pimpin' stick, and a hellfire pimp hat. as for other people's costumes...the dudes that dressed up as the old-school wwf wrestlers pretty much rocked.

2. What is your favorite candy?
dark chocolate...not a whole lot of that around during halloween, though. that's okay...there was plenty of beer, and there were plenty of froofy frozen drinks at applebee's after we ditched that pathetic excuse for a law school halloween party.

3.What did you dress up as this year?
the pimpin' pope. :D

NOVEMBER

1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving?
the foof's family

2. Do you love stuffing?
mmmmm...stuffing is so good, so good.

3. What are you thankful for?
my friends...for always being so much fun, and for keeping me sane when my life sucks.

DECEMBER
1. Do you celebrate Christmas?
nope

2. What is December 1st, 2006?
it was the day i was *supposed* to go on my little pre-finals holiday, but thanks to the ice storm it was delayed until the 2nd. so, basically, december 1 was the day when i took a final exam, sat in a train station for six hours, and went home.

3. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?
on the cheek, but that's about it

4. Get anything special?
for the holidays? first of all they haven't happened yet...and second of all, i'd rather people just ignore the holidays, not give me anything, and let me disappear.

5. What do you want this year?
nothing.

6. Do you like cold weather?
i loooooooove it.

[PEOPLE]
best friend: the boys.
lost any friends: nope
gained any friends: i sure have.

[PLACES]
went out of the country: nope, i stayed firmly ensconced in the USA this year...and firmly ensconced in the midwest as well. i don't think i was in any states this year except for missouri, kansas, minnesota, illinois, iowa, and wisconsin.
moved: yep, i moved to my own little apartment
new school: nope, i'm still at wash u law
how many times on an airplane: four times...to and from milwaukee, and to and from chicago once

[YOU]
have you changed: a little bit...i'm still pretty much the same person i've been forever, but i've had new experiences to learn from
new look: nope, i look pretty much the same as i have for years
most depressed time this year: really, this whole semester up through mid-november

[LOVE]
did you fall in love: nope, no new loves to fall into
did you get heartbroken: no
who was your summer love: no summer flings for me this year...i was still with chris

[SEASONS]
favorite Season: winter
least favorite season: summer
good birthday: nope, my birthday was probably the most stressed-out day of the year
highest temperature: i don't know, but it had to have been sometime during that week in july when it was over 100 for several days, but the power was out because of the storm. i was sweltering.

[FINAL QUESTIONS]
snuck out: let's see. i'm twenty-four years old. if i were still in a situation where i had to sneak out to places, i'd either be woefully immature or almost inextricably ensconced in an abusive situation. no, i didn't sneak out anywhere.
kept your resolution: i don't make resolutions.
got arrested: nope, still never have, somehow
drank alcohol: yep
kissed a girl: not this year...yet, anyway.
had a crush: the word "crush" is so juvenile. but, if by that, you mean "majorly lusted after someone" this year, then you bet.
got dumped: no
lost a family member: no
got bad grades: my civ pro grade was pretty bad, but it's going to be shiny compared to any of the grades i make this semester. i'm bracing myself...if i pass, i'll have to be happy.
got a myspace: i didn't get a new one, i have the same old one i made in 2004
kept a secret: yes
told a secret: probably
done something you totally regret: no regrets this year

In 2006 I...

[ ] broke a promise
[ ] made a new best friend
[ ] fallen in love
[ ] fallen out of love (i'll say no...but it's complicated. i still love him, but not in a romantic way. but, platonic love is still love, right? so, it's not really falling out of love so much as a change in kind.)
[ ] been in over 2 relationships
[x] lied
[ ] went behind your parents back
[ ] cried over a broken heart - a lot
[ ] disappointed someone close
[x] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[x] kissed in the rain
[ ] kissed on a first date
[ ] layed under the stars
[ ] kept your new years resolution
[ ] forgot your new years resolution
[ ] met someone who changed your life
[ ] changed your outlook on life
[x] sat home all day doing nothing

In the year 2007, you will be turning what age? 25 (scary. i don't want to be 25.)

In what month? november

How do you feel about turning that age? i'm not looking forward to it. 25 is supposed to be even more adult than 24 is supposed to be, and i had a hard enough time with 24 last month. i don't feel like an adult yet. i'm still young and stupid.

Resolutions.

Do you want to...

Exercise more? i probably should, although i don't know if "want to" is the correct way to put it

Get a better job? nope, but i want to do a good job at the job i've landed for next summer.

Go to school? i want to FINISH LAW SCHOOL!!!! but, i won't do that until 2008. darn.

Quit smoking? i want to continue to not smoke. :)

Quit Drinking? nope...i enjoy going out drinking. it's fun, and i plan to continue doing it.

Have any other resolution? Or no resolutions? i don't make resolutions.

Are you going to...

Get married? not in 2007, not ever.

Have a baby? not in 2007, not ever.

Buy a house? not in 2007...but eventually, a few years from now, i see myself buying a condo in chicago

Move out on your own? i haven't lived at home since i was 17...and then i got my first apartment without roommates this year

Graduate from University? nope...i won't graduate law school until 2008, and i graduated undergrad in 2004.

See your child graduate? no kids, no kids to see graduate.

Any other major things going on? i'm sure there will be...let's see how the year unfolds. :)

And Lastly...

Do you have any hopes for 2007? i've got a few. if you're really nice maybe i'll tell you what they are. ;)

Anything you want to declare about 2007? 2007 is going to blow 2006 out of the water. it's going to be a pretty rocking year.

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