Welcoming 2015 with one last (well, maybe) look at 2014. In response to 2011 New Year’s Meme at Life Over Here, by my good friend Kayecee. Here are my answers to her 30 questions- updated from 2012 to 2015.
1. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions from 2014? Will you make any for 2015?
I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions; grandiose plans and dreams can happen at any time.
2. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
I expect to spend it chatting on-line and then early to bed.
3. What was your biggest achievement of the past year?
Reconnecting with the world-wide Order of Perpetual Indulgence.
4. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
Lived on Food stamps.
5. What was your biggest failure?
Continuing to let rabid fundamentalists get to me.
6. Do you have any big events planned for 2015?
Nothing big planned; waiting to see what the Universe has in store.
7. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
8. What do you wish you’d done more of?
9. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Let rabid fundamentalists get to me
10. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Different names; same bigoted world view (see #5).
11. Did you suffer illness or injury?
12. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My nephew TJ’s girl friend.
13. Did anyone close to you die?
Not that I know of.
14. Did anyone close to you get engaged/married?
I think my niece Muh Lissa did (sorry; lost track of exactly when).
15. Where did most of your money go this year?
16. What was the best thing you bought during 2014?
No such luxury this year
17. What places did you visit this past year?
I did not leave Ohio (physically) during 2014 other than the annual drive north to visit the biologicals.
18. What song will always remind you of 2014?
Hmmmm- not sure any song deserves such a burden.
19. What was your favourite TV program?
Whose Line Is It Anyway? continues to be a fave; new ones include Sleepy Hollow, Major Crimes and others.
20. What was the best book you read?
A tie- Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J Palmer and Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson.
21. What was your greatest musical discovery?
This year I mostly wallowed in the music of my youth.
22. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
It’s hard to remember
On a day just like today
That the sun’s still shining
When the sky is grey
When The Sky is Grey from Turn Up The Fun, Ron Romanovsky
23. How would you describe your personal fashion in 2014?
24. What was your favorite film of 2014?
No such luxury this year.
25. What did you do on your birthday?
I spent it chatting on-line and then early to bed.
26. What kept you sane?
27. Who did you miss?
28. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Same
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Same
29. Were you in love with anyone in 2014?
Yes, at least one.
30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014
Getting old is not for sissies. Oh, and I need to break out of my funk.