ahhh... my first post of the new year. as stated in my previous post (a month ago - so sorry about that), i'm not a big new year's person. i did manage to have a little fun this year though (incriminating pictures avail at flickr
) - at a rockin' new year's party at paul brown stadium in cinci. i even got to be a celebrity judge for a fashion show with cameron sinclair!
inspired by murrye (who never ceases to inspire me), i'm going to do the little 40 questions thing for 2005 now. it can't hurt, right?1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
traveled all over the US. negotiated a salary. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year?
i didn't make any resolutions last year, and i have no official resolutions this year3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
my sister-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, sophia.4. Did anyone close to you die?
thankfully, not this year.5. What countries did you visit?
the good ole usa and costa rica6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
more control of my finances (i should block zappos.com from my computer)7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory?
the same date that has been etched in my memory since 1998 (but for a different reason this time) - August 29.8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
finding creating ways to be involved in the architecture profession, all while knowing i will probably never be an "Architect."9. What was your biggest failure?
hmmm... i think i'll stay mum on this one.10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
recovered from my december 2004 ankle break, otherwise, nothing remarkable11. What was the best thing you bought?
expensive make-up and brushes - it makes me feel incredibly feminine.12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
my mom's - for making several positive, life-altering decisions.13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
most of the inconsiderate pedestrians and drivers in dc. and the person that stole my bike... argh....14. Where did most of your money go?
rent. it's depressing how much of my money goes to rent.15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
my orange ceiling and by blackberry.16. What song/album will always remind you of 2005?
leif erikson by interpol or mine's not a high horse by the shins17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? about the same
thinner or fatter? about the same
richer or poorer? about the same18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
wish i'd been better connected with old friends19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
eating out and watching television20. How did you spend Christmas?
with my husband's extended family... it's been awhile since i've been with mine on christmas day21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
talking to or text messaging? i'm not a huge phone talker.22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
not exactly.23. How many one night stands in this last year?
zero.24. What was your favorite TV program(s)?
northern exposure, sex and the city (thanks netflix!), the o.c., grey's anatomy, project runway.25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
i can't think of anyone that i *hate*26. What was the best book(s) you read?
so many, so many... but probably the tipping point and confessions of an ugly stepsister27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
wolf parade (thanks aaron!)28. What did you want and get?
a great new job, a blackberry, a new computer, 29. What did you want and not get?
plenty of things that weren't tangible anyway. 30. What were your favorite films of this year?
the big lebowski (this year and last year and last year...). i didn't see too many new movies this year.31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i don't remember what i did *on* my birthday, but i had my birthday dinner (early) at zola, one of my favorite places, and i turned 24 (jan 25)32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
having saved more money and/or paid off more debt.33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
simple, classic, with great shoes, minimal accessories and a few "fashionable" pieces thrown in.34. What kept you sane?
wine. and michael. =)35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
i have an odd fascination with lindsay lohan (to my credit, it started around the time of 'mean girls' - before she went all skinny and party girl)...36. What political issue stirred you the most?
definately the mess surrounding hurricane katrina. it's chaos at the federal level, the state level, and the local level. 37. Who did you miss?
friends and family in arkansas.38. Who was the best new person (people) you met?
i didn't meet him in 2005, but my friendship with jake over the last year has been pretty great.39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
when you need to talk to someone, pick up the phone.40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
from 'the good times are killing me' (modest mouse)
got dirt, got air, got water and i know you can carry on.
shrug off shortsighted false excitement and oh what can i say?
have one, have twenty more "one mores" and oh it does not relent. the good times are killing me . modest mouse