Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year

Got this survey from a few places... Last night we watched Conen O'Brien do newyear for the midwest, not as fun as times square. We were at friends and there were games and nice munchies so low key but fun.

1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Got engaged and married. Looked for, found, purchased, and moved into a real house. Visited ND (somehow missed the state before)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions and willyou make more for next year? I think I resolved to have fun and exercise more. I did definitely exercise more then 2003 and plenty of fun.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, friend had a baby in Oct

4. Did anyone close to you die? Thankfully, no.

5. What countries did you visit? We got close to Canada.... lots of US travel though

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004? Interesting job, maybe 'grown up' furniture but I'm not really in a rush for that.

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Wedding, Crown, NS becoming a kingdom

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? House and wedding (not the marriage, that was basically something we grew into and are very comfortable with but the actual event of the wedding was an achievement)

9. What was your biggest failure? Lack of energy

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope, it was a good one

11. What was the best thing you bought? George Forman grill was a gift but it truly is the best addition to the home in 2004.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? NorthShield pulling it all together, the whole 1st crown was awesome

13. Whose behavior made you appalled? Pemstar

14. Where did most of your money go? Rent, Food, living, airfare to east coast, wedding

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Wedding and house

16. What song will always remind you of 2004? 'Just A little bit' - goo goo dolls remake

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

I. Happier or sadder? Happier

ii. Thinner or fatter? The same -- better abs though

iii. Richer or poorer? The same, but money is now in assets (ring and house) rather then cash

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Traveling, social things, exercise, scrolls

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

20. How did you spend Christmas? in MN with Lars, on the phone alot, and dinner with a friend and her rocken grandma

21. Did you fall in love in 2004? No, was already there

22. What was your favorite TV program? Gilmore Girls, West Wing

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I developed a hate for Spin but she left the company so I don't really care about her anymore. I still hate the people on 'the list' no new permanent additions.

24. What was the best book you read 2004? Gunslinger series, there were 2 books this year!

25. What was your greatest musical discovery of 2004? Tools instrumental CD - not my discovery but I like it

26. What did you want and get? Married

27. What did you want and not get? An exciting well paid job - got close but no deal

28. What was your favorite film of this year? The Incredibles or Garden State

29. What did you do on your birthday? Read Dec 18 - I basically painted and talked to family and friends on the phone.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Getting engaged - possibly more satifying then the wedding but I love being married.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? I'm starting to acknowledge that I must upgrade for the next job but basically business casual and for casual - cute

32. Who kept you sane? Lars, Mom, and Bevie

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Matt Damon

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Election

35. Who did you miss? All my east coast friends and family

36. Who was the best new person you met? Jen

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004? Many stupid people work in the service industry. You need not be bright to work at a tux place, a hotel, the phone company, or a bank

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