Sunday, December 30, 2007

Year's End

New Years Meme-age

Where did you begin 2007?
Singing Driving Down Highway 40 with a bunch of drunken revelers in my living room. I was also menaced by an o'possum.

What was your status by Valentine's Day?
What does this mean? Married for almost 2 years.

Were you in school (anytime this year)?

Did you have to go to the hospital?
No, thank God.

Did you have any encounters with the police?

Where did you go on vacation?
No vacation this year. :(

What did you purchase that was over $500?
Yikes. I only spend that much on computers and cars, so nothing.

Did you know anybody who got married?
Several! Congratulations Becki and Jacob, Kim and Sam, Kirby and Erica, and Kim and Ben.

Did you know anybody who passed away?

Did you move anywhere?
No. My moving days are thankfully over for a while.

What sporting events did you attend?

What concerts/shows did you go to?
WE Fest.

Describe your birthday.
I turned 30. Togaliciousness ensued.

What's the one thing you thought you would not do but did in 2007?
Wrote my first novel. Never dreamed I'd do that.

What has been your favorite moment(s)?
It's hard to name a favorite moment. Finishing Deathly Hallows, finishing the novel, celebrating my birthday, poetry readings on the porch...

Any new additions to your family?
Oscar Peterson, the yellow-bellied slider.

What was your best month?
October was pretty good. The drama of the summer had ended, I was writing, we celebrated Halloween in style...

What music will you remember 2007 by?
Depeche Mode and the Smiths ruled my iPod, with honorable mentions by these songs:
Stolen by Dashboard Confessional
Alone by Heart
Save Me by Aimee Mann
Crash by Dave Matthews

Made new friends?
Always. I thrive on friends.

Favorite night out?
Discovering THE Chocolate Cake at Circa with Thomas.

Overall, how would you rate this year?
A very spiky year. Lots of peaks and valleys.

Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
At work, of course, with Lula's in a distant 3rd.

Change your hairstyle?
Ha. That only happens once every 3-4 years. This was not one of those years. It's maybe a little redder than usual.

How old did you turn this year?
30. Finally starting to freak about that, a little.

Do you have a New Year's resolution?
My resolution is always to have no resolutions. Whatever happens, happens.

Do anything embarrassing?
Please. This is me were talking about. I do 10 embarrassing things every day.

Buy anything new from eBay?
I love eBay. Every once in a while we have to have an intervention. This year, I mostly bought CDs for the iPod. I remember buying Cloudcuckooland by the Lightning Seeds, God Bless Satan by Mephiskapheles, Apollo 18 by They Might Be Giants...

Get married or divorced?

Get arrested?
Of course not.

Be honest - did you watch American Idol?
I adore American Idol. I didn't miss an episode.

Did you get sick this year?
Inevitable when one is an elementary school teacher. But the immune system gets stronger every year.

Been snowboarding?
I don't do snow or sports.

Are you happy to see 2007 go?
Well, I'm looking forward to 2008. 8 is my lucky number.

Additional things:
My parents just left us, so we've finally completed the Christmas season. Everything went really well, and it was great to see them. Here is an update on Christmas loot:

Please check out this amazing bracelet that Thomas bought for me:

Book Lust:
For Christmas, I recieved:
Run by Ann Patchett
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
also working on my new Early Reviewer book: Now You See Him by Eli Gottlieb

Happy New Year to everyone. Celebrate fully and safely and best wishes for the year to come.


Jonathan said...

hehehe - "finishing Dealthy Hallows"

You have read the headlines today, haven't you - that Rowling is thinking about writing an eighth book....

Megs said...

I did see this...but I'm thinking she's still talking about the encyclopedia...
I'd be very surprised to see her write another book in the HP universe.

But a girl can hope!

penelope said...

The bracelet has left me speechless!

j. shelton said...

Megs you dirty liar!

You been in school all year.

Just not a student.


laura said...

Have you started Run yet? Love Ann Patchett-- wondering if this should be one of my Barnes and Noble gift card purchases.

Megs said...

Haven't started it yet, but I agree, she's one of my very favorites. Run is first on the list after I finish the Early Reviewer book. Reviews have been good.

velocibadgergirl said...

Snazzy bracelet!

I also am a little jealous that you regularly get Early Reviewer books. I have yet to receive even it me? Do I smell funny?

Megs said...

VBG, I don't know why I get chosen so often. I can only assume it has to do with the size of my library, and that I read a great deal of "literary" or "women's" fiction, which tends to be what the publishers are offering, so I match fairly well to their algorithm.
If I found the right account for you on LibraryThing (just sent you a friend request) than for shame! I know you have way more books than that. Put them in, and your chances will improve.

Gina said...

Happy New Year to you, Megs! It's gonna be a great one if your lucky number is 8!