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2009 meme

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

I did more sophisticated/complicated cross-stitch kits.

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

My 2009 Resolutions
Write something.
Nope, didn't write a damn thing. Got caught up in my cross-stitching. Or maybe I should say tied up. ;-)

Exercise regularly.
Nope, didn't do that either. I tried, and I'm sure I'll make it a resolution for 2010, but I always have problems sticking to that.

Spend less.
I have actually gotten better about that one.

2010 resolutions pending.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, thank God.

5. What countries did you visit?

None. I haven't left the country since 1999.

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

Money. A boyfriend would be nice too, but money is much more likely.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Jan 20th -- I hosted my first Inauguration party. I'll probably do it again in 2012.

Feb 17th -- The day I joined Twitter. I still don't use it regularly, but it's fun to have.

May 24th -- Mom and I saw Wicked. It rocked.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Giving firelion, Mom, and Breanna cross-stitched gifts.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not finishing more of my cross-stitch projects and not writing a damn thing.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I ended the year with a cold/sinus infection, but that's nothing new.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

2 tickets to Wicked. Mom and I had a blast.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

firelion, for putting up with me.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Sarah Palin. Tiger Woods. This list is endless.

14. Where did most of your money go?

My apartment.

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


16. There is no question 16!

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

a) happier or sadder? Happier, I guess.

b) thinner or fatter? Slightly thinner, I think. Need to exercise more.

c) richer or poorer? More stuff, less money. That makes me poorer, I think.

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

Writing, definitely.

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

Shopping, definitely.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

With my family, as always.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

I acquired a few more crushes.

22. How many one-night stands?


23. What were your favorite TV programs?

Pawn Stars is my most recent fav.

The Smoking Gun Presents The World's Dumbest _________ kicks so much ass.

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

I don't think so.

25. What were the best books you read?

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Be Still My Vampire Heart, All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire, and Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
The Dragon Master by Allyson James
Night Huntress and Demon Mistressby Yasmine Galenorn
The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
"The Stars of Mithra" trilogy by Nora Roberts
Wicked is the Night by Catherine Mulvany
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (I disagree with his theology, but he knows how to spin a good yarn.)

Considering how much stitching I did this year, I'm amazed I got this much reading done. Still need to finish The Last Symbol and Sense and Sensibility and Sea-Monsters.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Seanan McGuire can sing and songwrite like nobody's business.

27. What did you want and get?

Burn Notice Season 2, Pride and Prejudice the comic book.

28. What did you want and not get?

The Tudors Season 3, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

29. What were your favorite films of this year?

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (the critics can bite me)

Nothing else really wowed me.

30. What did you do on your birthday?

Had Pizza Hut pizza, chocolate cake, and peppermint ice cream with my family.

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

Having more money.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

If it's clean and in good condition, I'll wear it.

33. What kept you sane?

firelion, livejournal, and chocolate, in roughly that order.

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

Armand Assante
Christian Bale
Dr. Bob Brier
Alton Brown
Gerard Butler
Mark Calaway
Daniel Craig
Russel Crowe
Jack Davenport
Rupert Everett
Ralph Fiennes
Peter Fonda
Kelsey Grammer
Richard E. Grant
Mark Harmon
Jeremy Irons
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Laurie
James Marsden
Viggo Mortensen
Sean Murray
Jeremy Northam
Clive Owen
James Purefoy
Alan Rickman
Mike Rowe
Rufus Sewell
Steve Watson
Michael Weatherly
James Woods

New In 2009
Dwayne Johnson
Gary Oldman
Jason Statham

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

Conservatism vs. libralism. To me, that's what all politics really boils down to.

36. Who did you miss?

Thankfully, nobody was far enough away to miss.

37. Who was the best new person you met?

I don't know.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:

Money still doesn't grow on trees.

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

"We are living in a material world and I am a material girl."