Monday, December 22, 2003

01. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
became secure in my faith and self

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i wanted to be able to play bad moon rising by summer, but i never picked it up. i'll probably still make them, though it's doubtful i'll keep them.

03. Did someone close to you give birth?
no. lots of people got married, though.

04. Did anyone close to you die?
michelle's dying.

05. What countries did you visit?

06. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
more self-dicipline, more time.

07. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
when ryan and i first went out--sometime in febuary? squealing on the phone with christa as we secretly 3-wayed jonathan before she did the first big thing to disrepute her as an emotional gimp.

08. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year?
taking school seriously enough to make good grades. letting things go that aren't as important. seperating my illness from who i am. learning french.

09. What was your biggest failure(s)?
not being kind and generous, not being honest with people who deserve it [and people who don't], letting opportunities slip by.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
i messed up my neck, and my ankle. and got a little suburned. and had the flu for 10 weeks in febuary.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
my black sweater, my hair cut[s] [does that count?], presents for people.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
jonathan's, over and over again. it's so exciting to meet someone that amazing that you never knew.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
parents. friends, mine.

14. Where did most of your money go?
music, clothes, partying.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
christa's dream boy, my supposed dream boy...clothes.

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
maps by the yeah yeah yeahs, 99 red balloons by goldfinger, all flogging molly, focusing on swagger...

17. Compared to this time last year, are you
i. happier or sadder? much happier. this time last year was one long ride on the fruity mobile lovin up that emo.
ii. thinner or fatter? thinner, probably. i wear more flattering clothes, which is half of it.
iii. richer or poorer? probably about the same. maybe a little richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
making things, dancing in my underwear, dancing with other people in my underwear, relaxing.

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
opening presents here and then driving 20 hours to florida.

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
not particularly...not yet, anyways, but there's still 9 days left.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
gilmore girls at the begining, then my preference slowly migrated towards scrubs and arrested development

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 really in love with the winter of our discontent, the da vinci code, the screwtape letters, the catcher in the rye, out of the silent planet, pastwatch, leaves of grass, letters to a young poet

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
ZWAN, matt pond PA, elliot smith, the softies, steve miller band, the violent femmes, re-discovering rainer maria, smashing pumpkins, weezer, getting more involved in flogging molly.

28. What did you want and get?
more clothes, closer relationships, a typewriter.

29. What did you want and not get?
drumset, record player, but i might be getting that for christmas.

30. Favorite film of this year?
ghost world, the return of the king, singing in the rain, all audrey. i don't know anything that's come out recently...

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
got sang to at girl's camp, milked it for all it was worth. that type of thing.

32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
seeing smashing pumpkins in concert. going to christa's in the summer. having her come up here. that type of thing.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
it rather evolved from frump disheveled girl who super sucks to tighter pants and smaller tshirts with sweaters.

34. What kept you sane?
more like who

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
delicious conan and winonna ryder.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
the effect --or lack there of--that they had on people.

37. Who do you miss?
ryan, christa.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
ryan, getting to know krissie better as we were more and more like sisters, amanda, linnhe, alex.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003:
nothing can affect you.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
shakedown, 1979...[etc]


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