I can’t complain. 2011 was a pretty good year for me. I got to do some neat things, go to neat places, and meet cool people (like Weird Al Yankovic!). I was introduced to new music, made some crazy life-changing choices, and did some neat things. I got to meet my Plurk friends Jon & Rho, I had the chance to see my favorite author Sarah Dessen (and she totally recognized me!), I got to see SJ Tucker loads of times, and I got to eat a lot of sushi!
The easiest way to recap is to do a survey. I know how much you guys love those. Feel free to steal and do it yourself.
For the most part, yes!
What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
– attended Musecon
– rode a horse
– pet a giraffe
– purchased exercise equipment
– got a passport
– Pilates reformer
– got a facial
Did anyone close to you give birth?
A lot of my friends had babies or are pregnant,
but I can’t say anyone particularly close to me.
Did anyone close to you die?
My aunt Lue passed away during the summer.
What countries did you visit?
What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 5, 2011. I took my life back.
…and a giant leap of faith.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting into better shape.
What was your biggest failure?
Didn’t complete writing a novel. Boo.
Also falling back out of shape. Ha.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Had an incident in April that I thought might be gallbladder related,
but it was just gastritis.
Where did most of your money go?
Disney trips, dolls, clothes, sushi, gifts
What song will always remind you of 2011?
Nataraj (Dancing in the Flames) by Suzanne Sterling
Come Down by Ginger Doss
What do you wish you’d done more of?
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Working. I worked way too many hours at Schawk.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
What did you want and get?
– new camera
– Disney trips
– exercise bike
What did you want and not get?
– MORE AIDAN TIME (there is never enough)
– a treadmill (our apartment is too small for such things)
– a trip out of the country
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 37. I spent the day with my family and ate
food from Harold’s Chicken Shack.
What kept you sane?
Reading. Lots of reading.
My family. My kitty cats.
Jen and Amy and our email chain.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What political issue stirred you the most?
Anything that had to do with women’s reproductive rights
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Having a lot of money isn’t everything.
But when making the money
is costing your health, family time,
then it’s time to rethink some things.
So I did.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Sweaters and jeans, or tee-shirts and jeans, or hoodies and jeans.
Grey long-sleeved tee-shirts.
Sometimes a cute skirt with boots.
Long, hippy skirts or dresses.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I love that I can’t think of an answer to this question.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Magic touched my life again
in a single breath
shining in your eyes
like a firefly
and a moment of revelation