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?
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?
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.
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.
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:
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.