Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Eh, why not

We watched Jim Gaffigan (again) and Christopher Titus's stand-up shows last weekend. Christopher (who used to have a funny show, on ABC I think) mentioned his wife Erin: "She does EVERYTHING. I mean, she's like a swiss army wife." Matt liked that phrase, and has started using it as well.

I started this almost 3 weeks ago, and then forgot about it. So here you go.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? Bought a house.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Yes, I did (lost 18 pounds) and no, I won't.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Not super close, but Paul Zarek (Jon), Dan Larimer (Chloe), and Dave VanderWeele (Sam). Clearly I am actually referring to their wives.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Not this year

5. What countries did you visit? Narnia

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? A thesis proposal/committee

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Matt already took May 13th, so I'll say May 27th - the day we bought our house.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting an A in Graduate Pharmacology

9. What was your biggest failure? Being angry too often

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Back spasm

11. What was the best thing you bought? iPod, new laptop

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? Matt's mom is amazing.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? RC

14. Where did most of your money go? House closing, house taxes, house payments, house insurance (probably close to $20K)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Skiing in WV

16. What song will always remind you of 2005? Politicians by Switchfoot: "I pledge allegiance to a country without borders, without politicians..."

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? thinner
iii. richer or poorer? slightly richer

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

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas? We went to my parents' place

22. Did you fall in love in 2005? With the 80s! (song reference)

23. How many one-night stands? I can't think of anything funny to put here.

24. What was your favorite TV program? The OC

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Politicians that I didn't know of in 2005

26. What was the best book you read? I started Tony Campolo's "Speaking My Mind" right before New Years, and so far I've been impressed.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? David Gray

28. What did you want and get? see 11

30. What was your favorite film of this year? Walk the Line

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 24 - we went to dinner at Lonestar, I think, because Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse wasn't open.

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? classically cute

34. What kept you sane? God

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

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Civil liberties - which pretty much covers everything that sucks in America today.

37. Who did you miss? Chrissy, Seth, and my mom

38. Who were the best new people you met? Dan Swartzlander

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: If you top a sundae with a crouton instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: "She's so pretty but she doesn't always act that way, her moods are swinging on the swingset almost every day. She said to me that she's so stressed out it's soothing, and all I said was 'Someone get that girl a mood ring.'" - Relient K

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