2005 Survey from Erin! :)

What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
– Built Houses in Mexico
– MCed at ICON
– Visited Texas, North Carolina, Idaho, Oregon…
– Met Jeff
– Went to a Market in Mexico
– Paid for gas at the pump by credit card (note that I don't have a car or a drivers' license 'kay?)

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No… and I really won't.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to you die?
My grandmother.

What countries did you visit?
The United States and Mexico (Mexico was a first!)

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
A cleaner apartment would be stellar

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Hmmm… well December 12th is currently etched in my memory… and November 10th. For completely opposite reasons… December 12th being a really really great day from start to end really (last exam, Christmas luncheon and AMAZINGly fabulous evening)… and November 10th because of the loss of my grandmother.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
– Serving on the 2004-2005 CKI Board
– Truly feeling completely and utterly at home in school classes for perhaps the first time ever
– Learning to really live life… and be even happier than in 2004.

What was your biggest failure?
I need to be more organized… somewhat anyhow.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Well… I think that the nerve in my left hand really STILL doesn't like me after donating blood in the summer.

What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmm…. I buy stuff? 😉 Well probably my rockin' awesome jean skirt. Sure. That.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
My golly… I'd say Anastasia's really. If anyone deserves kudos, she does!

Where did most of your money go?
Rent, food, tuition, travel (incidentals and the occasional costs), entertainment, clothing, MAC…

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Social life, and travelling… also CKI occasionally.

What song will always remind you of 2005?
I dunno… probably some of those songs that showed up at ICON… especially the one that was played so often at the HOD!

Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder?

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Cleaned my apt better, written more, gotten out of the house more often and of course spent more time with my awesome friends.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Gotten all stressed out about things… procrastinated other things until the very last moment possible.

Did you fall in love in 2005?
*smiles happily* perhaps? 😉

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
CSI and Gilmore Girls

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't really hate people. Dislike their actions perhaps… but no hate here.

What was the best book you read?
Hmmm… I dunno. That's a hard one. Maybe One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto? Or Black Bird by Michel Basilieres? Or…

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hmmm…. so many great ones!! Hmmm… and I thank Pete, my dad and a few others for most of them… couldn't possibly list them all.

What did you want and get?
To get published in something – check
To finish my year as trustee well – check
To meet some rather excellent people – check
To travel – check
To build houses in Mexico – check
To have a really decent GPA – check
To get some nice scholarships – check
To get some material things as listed on my Christmas list – check

What did you want and not get?
World peace! 😉 No really… also some random material things from my Christmas list… and the ability to have learned more from my Grandmother before she died.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Gawsh…! Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? Or Rent?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
23… I celebrated with friends including A Taste of Edmonton, a ballroom dance social, some music from the Jazz Festival at Sir Winston Churchill Square, Gabbana, board games and girly magazines, and great great conversation. I wish more friends had been there however.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Hmmm… I don't know honestly… seeing more of my friends? Especially the far flung ones?

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Much much more skirts… more girly really.

What kept you sane?
My dear friends. Good food, seasons of TV on DVD… and Bear-y (my teddy bear. No really!)

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hmmm… Topher Grace perhaps? *shrugs*

What political issue stirred you the most?
Hmmm… intersections of religion and politics in general.

Who did you miss?
I miss many… far too many.

Who was the best new person you met?
Jeff… *blushes*

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005?
To do what I believe in… regardless of whether it isn't necessarily the best in the short term… or even long term… if it's the right thing for me to do… I ought to follow that somehow.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to ! (and not for the reasons listed in the Leslie Gore song… There were a lot of moments of tears this year… happy tears and sad. as I've said before, it's been a VERY good year)