1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Visited New Orleans, started working in PR.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions; I do them for other people, though.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not really – a client’s wife had a baby, that was about it.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My former mother-in-law; my friend Deena’s mom passed away at the end of 2007 but I didn’t find out until January.
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Courage to push myself beyond what I think I’m capable of.
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2/2 – Joe picking up the last bit of his stuff – and meeting his skanky new girlfriend. UGH.
4/1 – started my new job.
late October – vacation in New Orleans.
September – getting press for me and T-Wizzle.
11/13 – being told by my boss that my hours were being cut to part-time.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Transitioning into PR and doing very well in getting placements. Unlocking and jailbreaking a first-generation iPhone.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Having a car that I really loved repo’ed. That was awful.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Had the flu when I came back from New Orleans.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
A used iPhone from my friend Richard.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Barack Obama’s presidential race and win!
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Joe the ex-boyfriend.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Paying off debts and having fun with friends.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to New Orleans for Voodoo Music Experience.
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
There are a few songs: Let It Rock (Kevin Rudolf), Viva la Vida (Coldplay), Horse to Water (R.E.M.), Supernatural Superserious (R.E.M.)
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier.
b) thinner or fatter? Fatter – office work will do it to me every time.
c) richer or poorer? Richer.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Staying out of my head and more in my heart.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With Aunt Gigi and her family.
21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Maybe a little bit.
22. How many one-night stands?
I have two nightstands, it’s better for feng shui purposes. That was the question, right?
23. What was your favorite TV program?
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I’ve moved beyond hate to complete disinterest in their physical existence.
25. What was the best book you read?
In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans – I definitely plan on going again.
27. What did you want and get?
28. What did you want and not get?
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
I didn’t go to very many movies, but I did see the original Bedazzled on the big screen and that was fun.
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 37. I had several girlfriends come over and we popped open a $60 bottle of Domaine Carneros Le Reve sparkling chardonnay I’d been saving. It was delicious.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having to rely on public transit to get everywhere.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Um, wear clothes that fit properly and don’t make me look like an angry lesbian.
33. What kept you sane?
My friends. I am so grateful for my friends.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Proposition 8 here in California. Don’t get me started.
36. Who did you miss?
37. Who was the best new person you met?
Peter was a lot of fun.
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Life doesn’t end just because things appear to be falling apart.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Hearing R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid” live at Voodoo had me practically in tears because that’s what this year has been about. The whole song is awesome, and because I can’t pick out just one part of it to quote here, I’ll give you the WHOLE song and video, courtesy of Beth’s blog.