End Of The Year

I like to leave this to the very end of the year. Doing it early just seems wrong, but here it is:

1.What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Tried John Dory – it’s yummy.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
1.Failed, cannot keep up with FJ…yet.
2. My room is still not tidy but environmentally I am doing better.
3. Ups and downs as far as behaving with thought goes, but then hindsight is always 20:20
4. As an Alien Space Princess I’m doing rather well.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, my oldest friend gave birth to a daughter.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not exactly.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A job would be good, a publishing contract sort of job would be better. This is the same as last year.

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Oh gods. Why is it I only remember horrible dates?
12th January – Complete failure.
9th February – Brilliant concert
10th February – End of the world

That’s it just get me out of this year ok? Going for what I want obviously doesn’t work, let me just curl up on my own next year.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I feel like this year I never achieved anything, just slid backwards somehow.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I hate this. I can think of so many.

‘I am no good at love
My heart should be wise and free
I kill the unfortunate golden goose
Whoever it may be
With over-articulate tenderness
And too much intensity.

I am no good at love
I batter it out of shape
Suspicion tears at my sleepless mind
And gibbering like an ape,
I lie alone in the endless dark
Knowing there’s no escape.

I am no good at love
When my easy heart I yield
Wild words come tumbling from my mouth
Which should have stayed concealed;
And my jealousy turns a bed of bliss
Into a battlefield.

I am no good at love
I betray it with little sins
For I feel the misery of the end
In the moment that it begins
And the bitterness of the last good-bye
Is the bitterness that wins.’

-Noel Coward

10. Were you seriously ill during 2007?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A new pair of jeans

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
the Jellicle

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My own, I can’t emphasise this enough.

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get excited about?
Concert in Edinburgh. Holidaying with M-i-L. My Christmas present from M-i-L

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
‘This Mess We’re In’ – PJ Harvey/Thom Yorke

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? sadder

ii. thinner or fatter? about the same

iii. richer or poorer? Poorer.

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

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

20. How will you be spending did you spend Christmas?
Yule was spent with Lexy and FJ having a meal. Then Second Yule was spent at a meal with M-i-L et al.Christmas was spent with my family and the Jellicle Cat.

21. How many one night stands?

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
No, I’m still in love with everyone I was in love with at the beginning of the year.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No there is one person who I know personally who has ever raised my ire to hatred and they’ve been there a long time now. Not sure if I actually dislike Mr Bush enough to hate him…mostly it’s pity I think…mixed in with a healthy dose of fear.

24. What was your favorite TV programme?
One Tree Hill

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don’t care: I like Katy Perry

26. What was the best book you read?
Watchmen by Alan Moore

27. Are you happy with your lot?

28. What did you want and get?
A couple of things in March.

29. What did you want and NOT get?
Several things. I’ll stick with that publishing contract for now though. Same as last year.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Dark Knight

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
26, I had a meal with FJ and Lexy.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Being myself more.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Cast offs from Rat, Princess Lex, the Princess and makeup advice from Mother-In-Law

34. What kept you sane?
Jellicle Cat, FJ and my Grandma.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Heath Ledger

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I got quite into the American elections.

37. Who did you miss?
Last NS.

38. Who were the best new people you met?
The Teenage Boy and Miu.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Even if you’ve promised someone you’ll respect boundaries you still need to talk and to just be relaxed and be yourself. For gods sakes be yourself.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

‘let’s dance to joy division
and raise our glass to the ceiling
‘cos this could all go so wrong
but we’re just so happy
yeah, we’re so happy

so if you’re ever feeling down
grab your purse and take a taxi
to the darkest side of town
that’s where we’ll be
and we will wait for you
and lead you through the dancefloor
up to the dj booth
you know what to ask for
you know what to ask for

go ask for joy division
and celebrate the irony
everything is going wrong
but we’re so happy’

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