Sunday, December 10, 2017

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 10, 2017

It's that time of year again! And "even if I abandon this blog for 99% of the year, I think I'll always come back to do this."

Away we go! I did this in 20162015, 2014, 201320122011, and 2010!

1. What did you do in 2017 that you'd never done before?

Began an unexpected new career. Went to Nashville. Tried hypnotherapy. (Didn't work)

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

I don't tend to do this.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Michelle! Jen! I think there were more - sorry if I forgot you. (I'll try to come back and update.)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Vicki. And Roz. I fucking HATE that I have to update with her name. <3

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

Sleep. Clarity. Stability.

7. What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The summer (the day someone tried to fuck with my career) and mid-November (when I found out that I was not only going to be hired but with a promotion).

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

This entire year was one big accomplishment. In February I walked into a 20-hour-a-week contracting gig as a writer. Tomorrow I begin a full-time, salaried manager position that I earned.

9. What was your biggest failure?

That I didn't talk back more to those who were in my way.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yes. Antibiotics fixed me right up.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

New mattress (Leesa) and bed. Lots of new clothing. Instant Pot. New toaster oven. Squatty potty! Native Invader! Tori tickets! The kid's new walker (and talker, though I didn't technically buy that). Aeropress.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My kid. My boss!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Everyone else.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Cat and doctor bills, savings, and getting us the FUUUUCK OUT OF DEBT!

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

My job! My Tori road trip!

16. What song will always remind you of 2017?

Up the Creek

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?


II. Thinner or fatter?


III. Richer or poorer?


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

Traveling. Driving. Being brave.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Anxietying. THAT IS SO A WORD.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

This is the answer I gave last year: The same as every year, Pinky - a trip to Super H-Mart, Indian-Chinese food.

BUT ALSO this year I have 11 days off in a row from before Christmas to New Year's Day!

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2017?

I'm powerful as hell and smart and amazing.

22. Did you fall in love in 2017?


23. How many one night stands?

I think it's time to delete this question.

24. What was your favorite TV program?

Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Shark Tank, BoJack Horseman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Americans, Orphan Black, Last Man on Earth

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

Yes. But I didn't know them last year.

26. What was the best book you read?

Fresh Complaint. Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away. The First Rule of Punk. Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. The Almost Sisters. Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk. The Bright Hour. Hunger. The MaddAddam trilogy. The Family Gene. You Are a Badass. March x 3.  Fates and Furies.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I mostly listen to podcasts.

28. What did you want and get?

A job!

29. What did you want and not get?

An actual vacation with my family.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I watched Moana and the Secret Life of Pets a lot.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 44. Went to Nashville. Ate, drank, and saw Tori!

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

This was a really satisfying year.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?


34. What kept you sane?

Some of my friends.

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

Nobody, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Yeah so.....

37. Who did you miss?

HRC. Vicki.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

My boss. :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

You never know where an opportunity will lead.

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

I'll have to get back to you.

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