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Year in Memories

Happy New Year, all. More memes:

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
had a sip of beer

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
didn't make any this year, but I will be making some for this year

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
a few relatives, but no one close

5. What countries did you visit?
none! how boring

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
an SO, good grades, a summer job

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
10 June - graduation!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting into Maryland, graduating w/ IB diploma, getting the job at CSPAC, or unofficially starting training as a stage manager, finishing Scarves 'n Hats (even if it was crazy late)

9. What was your biggest failure?
relationships in general, almost not getting the IB diploma, failing at NaNoWriMo, totally fucking up first semester of my college career

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
diagnosed (some five years late) with supraventricular tachycardia and mitrol valve prolapse; yayfor illnesses with long names

11. What was the best thing you bought?
the black/green bodice, any of the shirts from J!NX, buttons!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Shagun (you will forever be my better and more sane half), Sam (thank you for putting up with my insanity), Lauren (aren't emergency rooms fun?!)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?
Matt and Tamara, Rachel A. (not cool to dump someone and then expect pity)

14. Where did most of your money go?
J!NX t-shirts, buttons (I have a problem, I know), books, dice, take-out Chinese

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
college, new job, Le Palais, Scarves 'n Hats, NaNoWriMo, Cartographer's Craft

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2005?
"Hallelujah" ~ I listened to it all year

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? happier, I suppose
ii. Richer or poorer? richer, despite my terrible spendthrift habits

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
spending time with friends, studying for classes, writing

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
procrastinating like whoa

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Indian food with 'rents, bro, Shagun, and her mum and sis

21. Did you fall in love in 2005?

22. How many one-night stands?
in the strictest sense, none, though an SO stayed over one night

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Enterprise (canceled, oh noes!), Stargate SG-1 (new obsession)

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
no, because nothing's really changed

25. What was the best book you read?
The Riddles of Epsilon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Historian

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
three and a bit octave range, bitches!

27. What did you want and get?
the bodice I wanted to get last year, a college!, a job, spiffy J!NX t-shirts, dice

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rent, Brokeback Mountain

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
turned 18, and I think I was sick; my birthday present to myself was registering to vote, and Sam took me to Forbidden Fruit *snerk*

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
getting cast in some show at UMCP, better grades

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
"whoa, Ilana has legs?"

32. What kept you sane?
Shagun, Sam, teh intarwebs

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
toss-up between Hugh Jackman and Ewan MacGregor

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
gay rights/marriage, Iraq

35. Who did you miss?
my sanity, my muse

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Chris at work, Lauren, Evan and Steve

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
always have at least a 1:1 male:female ratio when out clubbing, no matter who's dating whom

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Standing on a darkened stage, stumbling through the lines. Others have excuses; I have my reasons why. ~ "Reasons Why," Nickel Creek

And, for kicks, last year's answers. It's amusing what has changed, and what hasn't.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 2nd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
I'd like to point out that you've used Shagun and me... to keep you sane.. Are you sure that's a good idea?
Jan. 2nd, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Well, it's worked, hasn't it? I'm not substantially crazier than I was last year. Stupider, maybe, but not too much nuttier.
Jan. 3rd, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
i didnt keep you sane? *tear* oh wait..i probably helped you become more insane, hehehe. and btw, brokeback mountain? KICK ASS movie (no pun intended, and if you actually get that, major props)
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