2008 ended last week, I guess. I feel like I wrote a decent amount, and I had every intention of writing a sort of “year in review” type of post. But I never got to a point where I had the right tone in my head, so instead I present you with this meme I found on the internerd. INTERNERD.
Achievements & Landmarks
What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Lost weight on purpose. Went into debt for a car that I fell in love with.
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I guess so, and probably not. They were always a half-hearted promise to eat better and take better care of myself. Also I’m pretty sure I was resolving about a Mac Pro heavily at this time last year.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Uh, our neighbors? Or did you mean emotionally close? Then no.
Did anyone close to you die?
Sort of close. It would be wrong to say we weren’t close at some point.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I don’t think there’s one big thing that stands out, but I’m really proud of the work I did on Over the River and Through the Woods and Sweeney Todd. And losing weight counts as a major thing for me.
What was your biggest failure?
I let things fall by the wayside that shouldn’t have, and got angry way more than I should have.
What was the best thing you bought?
The Mac was the most practical best thing, and the Miata was the least practical best thing.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
What? Not mine, that’s for sure.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
People I thought I could trust. Myself included.
Where did most of your money go?
Toys. Lots of toys.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Grand Theft Auto IV. Driving stick. Singing in public.
What song will always remind you of 2008?
Monsters, by Matchbook Romance. Lame, I know, but it got me stoked for rides at Nine Mile.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Sadder, but I shouldn’t be.
Thinner or fatter?
Way, way thinner.
Richer or poorer?
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Enjoying myself. Letting things go.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying. Spending money.
How did you be spend Christmas?
With people whose company I enjoy.
Did you fall in love in 2008?
Only on stage.
How many one-night stands?
What was your favorite TV program?
I enjoyed SNL, as usual. Surprise second goes to Prison Break for no reason whatsoever.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
I don’t know – something that was on the bookshelf.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Stephen Sondheim. The man is a genius.
What did you want and get?
Dollars, which enabled me to get many other things that I wanted.
What did you want and not get?
What were your favorite films of this year?
Iron Man, easily. Dark Knight was also enjoyable.
What did you do on your birthday?
Complain. It was a tough day for me this year. That’s what I get for being born on Christmas Eve.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
“Hey, this fits me now!”
What kept you sane?
The internerd. Driving. Acting.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Obama would be a logical answer.
What political issue stirred you the most?
Obvious also starts with an “O”.
Who did you miss?
People I could only talk to online.
Who was the best new person you met?
Somebody who helps keep me sane.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Let. It. Go.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
I don’t think I can. That’s pretty lame, even for this.