Tuesday, December 20, 2022

End of the Year Meme List Thing - December 20, 2022

I've been doing this since 2010!

1. What did you do in 2022 that you'd never done before?

Went to both Finland and Portugal!

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


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Not that I can remember, but next year some of them will!

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

Finland and Portugal!

6. What would you like to have in 2023 that you lacked in 2022?


7. What date from 2022 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The end of May. 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Three years at my job. Travel without fear (including time alone in various cities).

9. What was your biggest failure?

I did not fail this year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yep. The Rona got me.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

The new Tivo. The various boots. All the concert tickets. THE STICKERS.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

ME. Always. (also Warnock)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Good fucking lord alla them.

14. Where did most of your money go?

O's surgery. The new deck. The new washing machine. But also travel-food.

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

TRAVELING! Including travel home.

16. What song will always remind you of 2022?

Addition of Light Divided.

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

Happier except also sadder.

II. Thinner or fatter?


III. Richer or poorer?


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

Walking outside.

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


20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Hmart may be back on the table, as may be Chinese Dhaba.

21. What, if any, insight did you gain about yourself in 2022?

I can travel and it's FINE.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

US and UK Ghosts. Guy's Grocery Games. Abbott Elementary. Stranger Things. 

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


26. What was the best book you read?

I'm currently reading book 62. I use Goodreads to keep track.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I'm so bad about this.

28. What did you want and get?


29. What did you want and not get?


30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Turning Red.

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

I turned 49. I was supposed to see the B52s but they postponed, so I went out for vegan food with Wendy.

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


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2022?

Jeans and comfy shirts.

34. What kept you sane?


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


36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The midterms.

37. Who did you miss?


38. Who was the best new person you met?

Melissa, maybe?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2022.

Global Entry is 100% worth it.

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

I'll come back to this.

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