Monday, December 31, 2007

Meme for the New Year

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Went on vacation all by myself

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Resolutions are dumb

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I don't think so!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, not in 2007. My grandma died December 26, 2006

5. What countries did you visit?
US and A

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
House & job in Vermont

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 1, grandma's memorial in Cleveland.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I don't think I achieved much in 07

9. What was your biggest failure?
Meh...didn't do anything, so no failure.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
My knee is all fucked up from when I tried to walk the dog, talk on the phone, and go down the stairs drunk

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Leo, George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, et al

14. Where did most of your money go?
Goddamn car (sorry, Moe Green!).

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Vacationing in VT.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
That Fergie song...the slow one.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:?
a) happier or sadder? Sadder
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Outdoorsy stuff like fishing or camping.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How did you spend Christmas?

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Definitely not. Plenty of crushes though.

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Answer: The Universe on the History Channel. REAL answer: The Hills.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No, but I have taken a slight dislike to 1 or 2.

24. What was the best book you read?
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hem (from the Nationwide insurance commercials...turns out they're a real band).

26. What did you want and get?
Nothing that I can think of

27. What did you want and not get?
To get my house on the market

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
The only "new" movie I saw was Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. It was OK. Not much different than the original.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
No clue, 35

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Merona & Isaac Mizrahi. In other words, long wide-legged pants and knit tops.

32. What kept you sane?
The dawg.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Russell Crowe, as always. Also a little Gerard Butler toward the end of the year.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
As always, the War on Drugs, Christian Fundamentalist Fascism, free speech.

35. Who did you miss?
Who did I miss, or who do I miss? Pet peeve: using the past tense with the word miss, most of the time (it doesn't bother me in the context of "did you miss me?", but then you presume that the missed person is standing right there, so they wouldn't be missed anymore).

36. Who was the best new person you met?
I have an answer, but I won't say.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Trust is a weird thing

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I hope you know, I hope you know
That this has nothing to do with you
It's personal, myself and I
We've got some straightening out to do
And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I've got to get a move on with my life
It's time to be a big girl now
And big girls don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry
The path that I'm walking
I must go alone
I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown
Fairytales don't always have a happy ending, do they?
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

Friday, December 21, 2007

Meme for the Holidays

Courtesy of Chris P . Share your answers!

*1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Paper! I like looking for funky looking paper. MMmm....shiny!

*2. Real or fake Tree?
A fake looking fake tree, but will be real as soon as I don't have to drag it up 4 flights.

*3. When do you put up the tree?
The weekend after Thanksgiving. I fricken love Christmas.

*4. When do you take the tree down?
Maybe a week or two after New Year's eve.

*5. Like eggnog?
Awwwwwww yeah

*6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Interestingly enough, the Smaller Homes & Gardens dollhouse (pictured). I was a huge tomboy (errr...AM a huge tomboy), but for some reason I loved this girly present

*7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No - I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday

*8. Hardest person to buy for?
Parents.....they already have a ton of stuff. I mean, they're 67 years old and have been married for 45 years - what could they possibly need? I usually get them gift cards.

*9. Easiest person to buy for?

*11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
I mailed a few this year for the first time in about 10 years. I love getting them, too. Electronic ones are OK, but not from close friends or family.

*12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It's a Wonderful Life (black and white, dangit!) or Polar Express. Polar Express is the type of thing I would have fantasized about as a kid.

*13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Before Thanksgiving, all online. I won't set foot in a mall or any store except the grocery until after New Year's eve.

*14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

*15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

*16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Either-or. I have colored lights this year that flash in different patterns - you can push a button to change the pattern.

*17. Favorite Christmas song?
Trans Siberian Orchestra's Wizards in Winter.

*18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

*19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Sure...but why?

*20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Angel this year, but I prefer a star - less religious connotations. I woudl really like an FSM tree-topper, though.

*21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
This year will be the 23rd and the 25th. Most of the time on the 25th.

*22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

*23. What I love most about Christmas?
Knowing I got the perfect gift for someone.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Screw Stowe

Now Smuggs has a variety of webcams. Yeah Smuggs! Click on the numbers to the left to get different views.

Friday, December 7, 2007

By Way of Dearest Cupcake

This gem. You must listen carefully to his freakin' awesome accent. Why does anyone wonder about the wonder that is VT?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dear Vermont Bloggers

Please post some snow storm pics ASAP. Pretty please?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Blizzard Warning!

We're expecting a whole dusting of snow here in DC to the grocery for bread and milk, everyone!