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2011 In Review

Posted on 2011.12.31 at 16:04
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2011 has been a good year, and here's the survey to prove it:

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?: Got engaged, went to Iceland

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: Not really something I do

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?: Cathryn did, just the other day. Dione at work did, too

4. Did anyone close to you die?: My grandmother did, as did my dear dog

5. What countries did you visit?: Aside from brief transits through Singapore and Norway, I was in Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Iceland

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?: Not really sure, to be honest

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?: I'd have to say my birthday, September 18. Helsinki turned it on perfectly for us, and to wrap up in beautiful Estonia was just unforgettable

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?: Getting engaged

9. What was your biggest failure?: Not really caring enough about things I should've, and caring too much about irrelevant things

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?: Flu, and a cold

11. What was the best thing you bought?: Take your pick where the European trip was concerned, although for obvious reasons one argument would be the wedding rings

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?: Everyone's

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?: Nobody in particular

14. Where did most of your money go?: The trip, pretty much

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?: Europe, definitely. The whole engagement and wedding thing is less tangible still, but it will happen

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?: "Jack Sparrow". That's one of the best things I've heard in ages

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?: Happier. It's been a good year

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?: I always say "socialising with people", but it never helps me to do it

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

20. How did you spend Christmas?: With Mum's side of the family only, which was a nice change

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?: I already was

23. How many one-night stands?: None

24. What was your favorite TV program?: This year's instalment of "Underbelly" was great, as well as "Sherlock", which I've now re-watched as well as seeing with Estonian subtitles in part

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?: I wouldn't say so, no

26. What was the best book you read?: Jasper Fforde's "Thursday Next" series, the first three of which I've just read. The man is insanely talented

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?: Not a fresh discovery, but Sigur Ros was a real revelation this year. Solefald turns out to be quite amazing, too

28. What did you want and get?: The best holiday ever

29. What did you want and not get?: More time overseas

30. What was your favorite film of this year?: I wouldn't have thought so at the time, but probably "Midnight in Paris". Woody Allen's still got it

31.What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?: I turned 26, and spent the day wandering through beautiful Helsinki, before taking the ferry to Tallinn and collapsing of exhaustion at Krista's family's home

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: Not having to sort out more visa stuff at the end of it

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?: Not sure I had one

34. What, Who kept you sane?: The wonderful people I know and their ability to manufacture good times without any warning

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: Can't think of any

36. What political issue stirred you the most?: The European debt business, particularly the way the media has almost certainly made it worse by talking it up

37. Who did you miss?: Nobody too much

38. Who was the best new person you met?: Some of the newer people at work. Darshana's a great friend already, for example

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011: That living childhood dreams is absolutely worth it

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: "Õed-vennad/Pidage vastu"

In 2011, did you:

Stayed single almost the whole year?: Not in the slightest

Kissed someone?: Yep

Done something you've regretted?: A couple of stupid things

Lost someone?: No

Cut class?: Nope

Were involved in something you'll never forget?: Several things

Visited a different country?: Three

Cooked a gross meal?: Nope. I'm usually not allowed to cook, so limited chances here

Lost something important to you?: Not really, no

Got a gift you adore?: A few

Tripped over a coffee table?: No

Dyed your hair?: Nope

Came close to losing your life?: Nowhere near

Went to a party?: One or two

Read a good book?: Several

Saw one of your favorite bands/artists live?: No

Did you meet any new friends this year?: A few

Did you dislike anyone?: If I'm honest, yes

Did you grow apart from anyone?: Sadly, it seems that way

Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships?: Not really, no

2011: Your BIRTHDAY!

Did you have a cake?: Yes, after we were back from overseas

Did you get any presents?: A goodly collection

What was the best part?: Being overseas for it was great, as well as being in a new city

2011: All about YOU

Did you change at all this year?: Possibly

Did you get your hair cut?: Roughly 3 times

Did you change your style?: I don't think I did

Were you in school?: Nope

Did you get good grades?: My performance reviews were good

Did you have a job?: I did indeed. I was a banker

Did you drive?: No. I don't drive

Did anyone close to you give birth?: Cathryn

Did you move at all?: Not as in moving house

Did you go on any vacations?: Caloundra (twice) and Europe

Would you change anything about yourself now?: Not really

2011: Wrap up:

Was 2011 a good year?: At the end of the day, yes it was

Do you think 2012 will top 2011?: It should do, I'd think

I confess that in 2011 I...

() stayed single for the whole year
() kissed in the snow
() celebrated Halloween
(x) had your heart broken (not romantically, though)
() mooned someone
() went over the minutes on your cell phone
() someone questioned your sexual orientation
() came out of the closet
() gotten pregnant
() had an abortion
(x) done something you've regretted

In 2011 I...

() painted a picture
() wrote a poem
() ran a mile
() shopped at Hollister, Aeropostale, or Abercrombie and Fitch
() posted a blog on MySpace
(x) visited a foreign country
() cut in a line of waiting people
() told someone you were busy when you weren't
() partied to celebrate the new year
() cooked a disastrous meal
() lied about how old you were
() prank called someone
() broke a promise
() fell out of love
(x) lied
() cried over a broken heart
(x) disappointed someone close
() hid a secret
(x) pretended to be happy
() slept under the stars
() kept your new years resolutions
() forgot your new years resolutions
() met someone who changed your life
() met one of your idols
() changed your outlook on life
() sat home all day doing nothing
() pretended to be sick
(x) left the country
() almost died
() given up on something/someone important to you
() lost something expensive
(x) learned something new about yourself
(x) tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
(x) made a change in your life
(x) found out who your true friends were
(x) met great people
() stayed up til sunrise
() cried over the silliest thing
() had friends who were drifting away from you
() had a high cell phone bill
() spent most of your money on food
() had a fist fight
() went to the beach with your best friend(s)
(x) gotten sick
() liked more than 5 people at the same time
(x) became closer with people


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