Friday, January 1, 2010

The Best of '09

Feel free to copy and answer for yourself!
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? ran a half marathon!
2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions in '09, and have you made some for '10? I was proud of what I accomplished this year. While I didn't take a plane trip this year, I did put a nice dent in my resolutions of '09!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?Yes! My dear friend Candy had Charlie Lawson on November 30! Precious child.
4. Did anyone close to you die? thankfully, no.
5. What countries did you visit? NONE. I've NEVER been out of the U.S.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? more patience.
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? the day I found out I was going to be an aunt again!
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? completing a half marathon!
9. What was your biggest failure? fortunately, nothing comes to mind...
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? no...thank goodness!
11. What was the best thing you bought? a new computer.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I could make a list of people who demonstrated heroic behaviors this year...
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I have an opinion here, but I'm choosing to keep it to myself...
14. Where did most of your money go? Rent. 2010 may be the year for me to become a home owner!
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? seeing my friends and family! When I know that I'm about to see someone I haven't seen in a long time, I act like a child waiting for Santa. I got to see a couple of dear friends this year who live way too far away.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009? Beyonce "Single Ladies" of course
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? I'm content. Is that a good answer? (b) thinner or fatter? About the same.c) richer or poorer? same...
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? reading
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? complaining
20. How did you spend Christmas? my family!
21. Did you fall in love in 2009? My answer, like last year, is NO. Here's to hoping this time next year, my answer will be a big fat YES!
22. What was your favorite TV program? The Office, Desperate Housewives, and American Idol. I also love real-life mystery shows: 48 Hours Mystery, Dateline, etc.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don't "hate" anybody!
24. What was the best book you read? "Marley and Me"... "The Dead Don't Dance" was good too!
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? negative.
26. What did you want and get? a new phone
27. What did you want and not get? to get married.
28. What was your favorite film of this year? I really liked "Julie and Julia"
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? My 28th was spent with my friends and family! Nothing too wild and crazy...
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?to become a homeowner
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Ann Taylor Loft.
32. What kept you sane? Jogging, Blogging, family, friends, Mexican food and margaritas! :)
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Sarah Palin.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? comment.
35. Who did you miss? I always miss my Dada.
36. Who was the best new person you met? The best people I know are people I've known longer than a year.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009. Life isn't always about what I WANT, WHEN I want it. I've also learned that I'm no where near as patient as I used to think I was.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. My favorite Bible verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "palns to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
Ironically, several of my answers from last year remained the same!


Katie said...

I guess I should have put the pronunciation for that one! :) It is Bo Vay. My grandfather was from South Louisianna.

Anisa said...

I love doing and reading these lists! Great answers.

And yes, you and Bradley Cooper are soul mates. ;)