survey

this was 2019.

Sorry, sorry, I had to do it. ;)

Well folks, 2019 is in the bag. What a year.

Was 2019 a good year for you?
2019 was straight up kooky-dukes. Between breaking my knee, author and writer events, cancelled flights, time with BFFs, my debut novel getting published, becoming obsessed with Frozen II, stressing about money after I lost my job due to the broken knee, having the prettiest Christmas setup at home… it’s been something! A lot of bitter with the sweet. But I’m here. I made it.

What did you do in 2019 that you’d never done before?
– BROKE A BONE
– physical therapy
– #MMC30
– stayed at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
– stayed at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
– saw wild horses
– drove a golf cart
– moderated panels! (one at c2e2)
– had my novel published!


– had my novel selected as a YA Book of the Month selection


– cut off nearly ALL my hair (not by choice, but by necessity)

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

Did anyone close to you die?
We lost our dear Crookshanks in June. 🙁

What countries did you visit?
I stayed domestic this year. But in the U.S., I visited Florida, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington (and Texas and Washington D.C. if you count layovers!)

What date(s) from 2019 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 27, 2019: the day I broke my knee
May 1, 2019: the day I moved into a new apartment
November 12, 2019: the day my book released

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Honestly? Making it through without a nervous breakdown.

What was your biggest failure?
– not keeping up with my gratitude journal as regularly as I’d have liked.
– not eating enough leafy greens.
– not keeping up with my PT exercises.
– not finding a new job.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
– broken patella/knee
– migraines
– depression + anxiety

Where did most of your money go?
bills, books, travel, author events

What song(s) will always remind you of 2019?
– June by Sage Charmaine
– Nothing by VÉRITÉ
– Say OK by Lewis Can Cut f. Tigarah
– My Enemy by CHVRCHES
– How You Want It by Teyana Taylor
– Don’t You Cry for Me by Cobi

What do you wish you’d done more of?
– ***writing***
– yoga
– journaling
– spending time with my mommy

What do you wish you’d done less of?
– procrastinating
– being lazy
– being afraid
– needing to stress and worry so much

What was your greatest musical discovery?
– Billie Eilish
– cinematic covers of classic songs

What did you want and get?
– 2 trips to Disney World
– to go to YALLFEST as an author
– to go to the Anderson’s YA Conference as an author
– my book to be in Barnes & Noble
– a nice review from Kirkus
– to see the Nutcracker
– to visit Buttercup

What did you want and not get?
– MORE AIDAN TIME (there is never enough)
– the perfect permanent part-time, work-from-home job
– to hit the NYT Bestseller list
– for my book to be nominated for awards
– starred reviews for my book
– a trip abroad
– long hair
– to save loads of money
– feeling like I matter to people other than my family and friends

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 45. I slept in. Then I got up and showered, and opened presents. I saw Frozen II, and had a steak dinner! It was a relaxing day.

What kept you sane?
– therapy
– friends
– The Sims

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Not fancy exactly, but I do admire Penn Badgley. He is so good in YOU, and he seems like a good person in general.

What political issue stirred you the most?
😡

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2019.
If the Universe is throwing you signs and you try to ignore them or explain them away, she will just get more aggressive with it. So take heed and take action!

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2019?
at home: PJs, yoga pants, leggings, tops
out and about: skinny jeans and tops or sweaters

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
making more money

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? fatter
iii. richer or poorer? poorer (for now)

In 2020, I’m looking forward to:
That’s another post!

Till next time….

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current & random.

I last did this survey in January 2005. Read on to learn more than you ever cared to know about me. 😀

(Funnily enough, some of the answers haven’t changed in 12 years, others are so so so different)

[ Current Clothes ] “I Stand With Standing Rock” tee-shirt
[ Current Mood ] tired and a bit overwhelmed
[ Current Music ] n/a – Watching The OC
[ Current Taste ] BBQ Fritos
[ Current Make-up ] none
[ Current Hair ] topknot
[ Current Annoyance ] nothing
[ Current Smell ] moisturizer
[ Current thing I Ought To be Doing] working, probably
[ Current Desktop Picture ] pretty, shiny, and pink
[ Current Favorite Band ] not a band, but I love Sia, Halsey, Tove Lo
[ Current Book You’re Reading] a bunch of different ones at the same time
[ Current CD In CD Player] CD player! Heehee! Told you this was old!
[ Current DVD In Player] The OC
[ Current Color Of Toenails ] rose gold
[ Current Refreshment ] Vitamin Water
[ Current Worry ] that I won’t nail my revisions, therefore letting my agent down

~~~~~~
BASICS
Name: Ronni
Sex: Female
Birthday: 12.20
Height: 5’1″
Hair Color: Golden
Eye Color: Hazel
Eye Color Of Choice: I like my eyes. Sometimes I wish they were greener, but hazel is pretty nonetheless.
Writing Hand: Right

BODY ILLS AND SKILLS
Nervous Habits: I do that leg shake thingy… and I play with my ear when I’m nervous and/or need to relax
Do You Bite Your Nails? When I’m very stressed or upset
Are You Double Jointed? No
Can You Roll Your Tongue? Yes
Can You Blow Spit Bubbles? Yes
Can You Cross Your Eyes? Yes

CLOTHES
On the average, how much money do you carry in your purse/wallet?: None of your business!
What jewelry do you wear 24/7?: Tiffany necklace, wedding ring
Favorite Piece of Clothing: Probably my grey hoodie

FOOD
Do you wind your spaghetti or cut it? Wind, for sure
Have you ever eaten Spam? Yup.
How often do you brush your teeth? Twice a day

HYGIENE
How often do you shower/bathe? Every other day, unless I’m going out
How long does your shower last?: Probably 10-15 minutes.
Hair drying method: Depends. Hair dryer if I want to straighten my hair, air dry if I want my curls to fly
Have you ever colored/highlighted your hair? Yes
What colors has your hair been? I highlighted it. It looked good but destroyed it. My hair took a long time to recover, so I’m never doing that again.
Do you paint your nails? I get my toes done sometimes

MANNERS
Do you swear?: Hell yes
Do you ever spit? Ew no, gross

FAVORITES
Actor: Theo James, Jordan Rodrigues
Actress: Shailene Woodley
Food: Spaghetti
Month: December
Day: Friday night
Cartoon: n/a
Shoe Brand: Sanuk, Doc Marten, Ugg
Subject in school: Dance/gymnastics
Color: Pink, purple
Person to talk to online: Rena
Sport: Gymnastics
Body part on/in you: Eyes
Body part on the opposite sex: Hair, eyes, lips
TV show: Jane the Virgin, Dance Academy
Movie: too many to name
Holiday: Christmas
Magazine: Teen Vogue
Vacationing Spot: Disney World
Thing To Do In The Summer: Enjoy the warm, eat ice cream, hang with Aidan
Thing To Do In The Winter: Write, buy and wear cute hats, scarves, and gloves. Celebrate Christmas, shop the clearance racks.
Perfume: Arboretum
TV Station: n/a

IN AND AROUND
The CD Player: n/a
Person you talk most on the phone with: n/a
Ever taken a cab? Yes
Do you regularly check yourself out in store windows and mirrors? Of course
What color is your bedroom? Light brown
Do you use an alarm clock? Nope, I use my phone or iPad
Name one thing you are obsessed with: Korean skincare
Window seat or aisle?: Aisle. My tiny bladder demands as such
What’s your sleeping position? All over
Even in hot weather do you use a blanket? I always sleep under a comforter and/or blanket.
Do you snore? Adam says I do. I don’t believe him
Do you sleepwalk? No
Do you talk in your sleep? No
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Yes :)
How about with the light on? I often fall asleep with the light on
Do you fall asleep with the TV or radio on? No

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100 truths.

100 truths

1. real name → Ronica
2. nickname → Ronni
3. single or taken → taken
4. zodiac sign → sagittarius
5. male or female → female
6. elementary → Corlette, Benjamin Franklin
7. middle → Whitney Young
8. high → John Adams
9. eye color → hazel
10. hair color → golden-brown with grey sneaking in (eek!)
11. hair: long or short → long
12. do you think of yourself as attractive → sometimes, when I get dressed up and put on makeup
13. do others find you attractive → *I’ve been told yes.
14. are you athletic → no
15. are you a health freak → no
16. height → 5’1″
17. do you have a crush on someone → not seriously
18. do you like yourself → on occasion
19. piercings you’ve had → belly button. it’s long gone.
20. tattoos → never
21. righty or lefty → righty

FIRSTS:

22. first surgery → c-section
23. first piercing → ears
missing 24
25. first award → some school thing, I’m sure
26. first disappointment → :/
27. first pet → random goldfish
28. first vacation → Ocean City, MD
29. first concert → Jackson Victory Tour
30. first crush → Matthew
31. first love → [redacted]
32. first CD → Al B. Sure – In Effect Mode
33. first car → 2002 Hyundai Accent
34. first kiss → Adam
35. first home → Cleveland OH
36. first friend → Shannon
37. first school → Corlette
38. first sport → n/a
39. first time → :/
40. first thought in the morning → I have to pee
41. first job → Gale’s
42. first hate → injustice
43. first memory → stacking shoes and getting pissed that they kept falling over
44. first bf/gf → Mike

CURRENTLY :
45. sleepy → I could sleep
46. hungry → for a snack, I think
47. have to potty → I could pee
48. thirsty → yes
49. eating → nothing
50. drinking → nothing
51. breathing → air
52. i’m about to → write, or sleep or read or netflix
53. listening to → peacock tail by boards of canada
54. seeing → survey
55. waiting for → sleep to descend
missing 56
57. wearing → leggings, tank top
58. want kids? → I have one, that’s enough
59. want to get married? → welp
60. want a big house? → YES
61. in pain → a little
62. want someone with you → I’m missing people, but I’m OK being by myself right now
63. wishing for something → yes, an agent and an awesome book deal
64. in the kitchen → food, dishes, cats probably
65. outside → 72 and sunny
66. time → 7:10pm (so I’m thinking the sunny part isn’t quite right, it’s already dark out)
67. reason for taking this survey → just felt like it.

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE [OPPOSITE/SAME] SEX? :

68. lips or eyes? → lips
69. hugs or kisses? → hugs
70. shorter or taller? → no preference
71. intelligence or attraction? → intelligence is attraction
72. romantic or spontaneous? → spontaneous
73. nice stomach or nice arms? → don’t care
74. career or homebody? → career
75. hook-up or relationship? → relationship
76. cute or hot? → cute
77. face or body → face

HAVE YOU EVER :

78. kissed a stranger → yes
missing 79
80. lost glasses/contacts → yes
81. ran away from home → maybe
82. broken any bones → no
missing 83
84. broken someone’s heart → yes
85. been arrested → no
86. turned someone down → yes
87. cried when someone died → what the fuck? of course.
88. liked a friend → yes

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

89. yourself → sometimes
90. miracles → not sure
91. love at first sight → not sure
92. aliens → dunno
93. Santa Clause → maybe
94. sex on the first date → don’t care
95. kissing on the first date → also don’t care
96. angels → not sure

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY :

97. is there one or more people you want to be with right now?
Right now, I’m by myself in the bedroom, cuddling with my teddy bear, and I’m OK with that.

98. Isn’t that dude Spencer off The Hills on MTV a total hottie?
LOL how old is this survey (I found it on an old friend’s Live Journal)

Missing #99

100. Do you believe in God? sometimes

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circles.

I first did this survey/meme in 2006. You can see my original answers in this post.

Curly Sunday
me in 2006

Here are my answers now. Bolded ones are the ones that have changed.

CIRCLE ONE: THE OUTSIDE

1. What’s your name: Ronni
2. How tall are you: 5’1?
3. What color are your eyes: hazel
4. What color is your hair: golden something or other
5. Are you male or female: female
6. What is your best feature (physically): eyes, smile, boobs, skin
7. What’s your shoe size: 6.5 women’s, 4.5 kid’s
8. Glasses, yes or no: yes
9. Did you ever have braces: no
10. On a typical day you are wearing: yoga pants and a tank top
11. When you go to bed you’re wearing: a cool nightgown, or a very cool matching pajamas and tank top set
12. Work out/exercise about how often: not often enough

CIRCLE TWO: MUSIC

1. Name five of your favorite albums:
a. Jennifer Berezan – Returning
b. ODESZA – My Friends Never Die
c. Lana del Rey – Born to Die
d. Haim – The Wire
e. –
…I’m going to add a disclaimer here that I have a LOT of favorite albums and narrowing it down even more will overwhelm me.

2. Name five of your favorite singers:
a. Enya
b. Ginger Doss
c. Lana del Rey
d. SJ Tucker
e. Suzanne Sterling

3. Name three songs you are currently playing nonstop:
a. The Protagonist – Philter
b. Feel Flows – Slow Magic
c. Krsna Govinda (MAKHANA remix) – The Kirtanias f. Jai Uttai
….and many many more!

4. Name one song (give lyrics) that best describes your life right now:
I guess that’s the problem with listening to mostly chill step. Most of the songs don’t really have lyrics….

5. Name one song (give lyrics) that best describes your life one year ago:
^^ See above.

6. When you’re driving, what are the preset stations on your radio:
I listen to my iPod when I am driving.

7. What’s the last CD you bought:
ODESZA – In Return

8. Was the last CD you burned an actual CD or a mix:
Oh gosh, that was so long ago. I don’t think computers even do that anymore!

9. Name one song/band/singer you’re embarrassed to like but do:
I’m not embarrassed to like who I like! OK, that might not be true, but I do like Michael Bolton. *runs away*

10. If you could only attend one concert ever again, it would be:
NOOO don’t do this to me!

11. Name one band/singer you absolutely can’t stand:
I mean, I know it’s out there, but I am currently drawing a blank.

12. Name a group you use to like but feel you’ve grown out of:
I don’t really grow out of groups, I don’t think. I just decide to take a break. I usually come back and revisit.

CIRCLE THREE: MOVIES/TELEVISION

1. Name your favorite actor: Theo James
2. Name your favorite actress: Don’t really have one….
3. Name your favorite television show right now: n/a

4. Name five really cool movies you’ve recently seen:
a. Divergent
b. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
c. The LEGO Movie
d. –
e. –
…OK I’m going to add a disclaimer and point out that I don’t go out and watch a lot of movies which is a shame because I do enjoy going to the theater. Also realize that my definition of “recent” may be different from most.

5. Your favorite canceled television show: Golden Boy
6. Name one movie you wish you hadn’t wasted time/money on recently: n/a
7. You would never watch a movie with: dunno
8. Favorite candy/food to watch movies with: Reese’s Pieces
9. Three favorite tv channels: n/a
10. Favorite reality show: n/a
11. Favorite character on a reality show: n/a

CIRCLE FOUR: WORD ASSOCIATION
(Write the first word/thing/person that comes into your head when you read this word:)

1. coffee: mocha
2. dog: Darby
3. slut: sleep
4. candy: eat
5. pole: dance
6. ocean: water
7. brave: Merida
8. loving: teddy bear
9. cookie: chocolate chip
10. death: fire
11. life: water
12. child: baby

CIRCLE FIVE: WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER:

1. Ten guilty men go free OR One innocent man goes to jail for life: :(

2. Eaten by a lion OR Eaten by thousands of small insects: Lion

3. A life of contentment without love OR A life with love and heartache: Quite often, I think the first option sounds ideal. But I’m not that type of girl.

4. Skydiving from a plane OR Bungee jumping off a bridge: Skydiving

6. No television OR No music: No TV

7. No more pizza, ever OR no more chocolate, ever: No more pizza, ever

8. A trip to Europe OR a trip to Hawaii: Europe

9. An hour with your future soul mate OR An hour with a lost loved one: Lost loved one. The future soul mate would come along soon enough.

10. No longer being able to cry OR No longer being able to feel the need to cry: No longer needing to cry.

11. Sex without love OR love without sex: Either is fine.

12. Loving someone who doesn’t love you OR being loved by someone you don’t love: Done them both. Whatever.

CIRCLE SIX: THE LOVE LIFE

1. Are you currently in a relationship: Yes
2. Are you currently looking/interested in someone: No
3. Are you a virgin: Negative
4. If yes, how long do you plan to be one: n/a
5. How many times have you been “in love”: At least four, I’m thinking more.
6. Looking back, how do you feel about that person(s) now: Some of them I just…I dunno. Try to forget about them. Others I am still friends with.
7. Name three things (physically) you look for in someone: lips, hair, voice
8. Name three things (mentally/emotionally) you look for in someone: silly, warm, intelligent
9. Biggest turn-offs include: cockiness, flakiness, dishonesty
10. Your ideal date would be: December 25th. Oh, you meant a different kind of date…
11. You want to get married, where, when, how: Been there done that.
12. Does anyone have feelings for you right now that you don’t return: Doubtful.

CIRCLE SEVEN: THE FRIENDS
(of your friends, who would you say is:)

1. The one you immediately go to with a problem: Wanda
2. The most rational: Adam
3. The funniest: Chris
4. The one you spend the most time on the phone with: Adam (I actually never talk on the phone unless it’s to Aidan or my mom, or sometimes Adam but we usually text.)
5. The craziest (but in a good way): All of them. Every single one.
6. The most honest: Jen
7. The purest: Not a one of the lot.
8. The smartest: All my friends are pretty smart.
9. The most athletic: My yoga friends.
10. The most compassionate: Wanda.
11. The one most likely to get thrown in jail and why: Adam, for getting all riled up in some anti-corporate protest
12. The last one who said “I love you”: last FRIEND who said it? Charla

I can’t believe 2006 was eight years ago.

Ronni
me now

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so far this year….

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1. Have you had more than 5 different boyfriends/girlfriends?
Um, no.

2. Have you had your birthday?
Nope. Will have that December 20.

3. Been to church?
No.

4. Cried yet?
Yes.

5. Been to the movies yet?
No. Waiting for Catching Fire! :)

6. Stayed up all night?
Yes.

7. Drank Starbucks?
No. I only drink Starbucks once a year or every other year. It’s like a way special treat for me.

8. Gone shopping?
Yes!

9. Been camping?
Yes. I KNOW RIGHT?

10. Been to the beach?
Yes.

11. Bought something for over $200?
Yes.

12. Met someone new?
Yes. Tons of new people.

13. Been out of state?
Yes. Florida and Iowa.

14. Gone snowboarding?
No.

15. Kissed someone?
Yes.

16. Slept in someone else’s bed?
Yes.

17. Snuck someone over?
No.

18. Snuck out?
No. I love being a grown-up.

19. Been to a bar?
Does filming a movie in a bar count?

20. Lied?
Duh.

21. Got in a car?
Yes.

22. Been called a tease?
No.

23.Loved anyone?
Yes.

24. Done something you regret?
Sure. Don’t ask me what, though. I try to block such things out of my mind.

25. Last person you hugged?
Adam.

26. Last person to call you?
Adam.

27. Last time you took a bath?
That reminds me! It’s been a while. I’ve been doing showers. A bath is in order!

28. When was the last time you felt stupid?
I’m sure it was recently, but it’s blocked from my mind.

29. Who was the last person who saw you cry?
Not sure. I don’t think anyone witnessed it.

30. Who was the last person who made you cry?
It wasn’t a person, it was because Aidan was going back to OH.

31. Who was the last person you danced with?
Remember the film shoot I referenced in #19? Some fellow background actors.

32. What did you do today?
Slept in, shopped, read, and now I am up late doing this survey thing. :)

The last time I did this was in 2007. It’s cool how some of my answers have changed!

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