Welcome 2012

Welcoming 2012 with one last (well, maybe) look at 2011. 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.

 1. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions from 2011? Will you make any for 2012?
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 spent it chatting on-line and then early to bed.
 3. What was your biggest achievement of the past year?
Using my photographic skills to help Columbus Cocker Rescue find furever homes for some of the pups they foster.
 4. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Paid cash for a new car.
 5. What was your biggest failure?
Continuing to let rabid fundamentalists get to me.

 6. Do you have any big events planned for 2012?
Nothing big planned; waiting to see what the Universe has in store.
 7. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
 8. What do you wish you’d done more of?
 9. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Cashing in my I.R.A. (see #4).
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?
Nothing major.
12. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Two of my nieces; my first grand-niece and my fourth grand-nephew.
13. Did anyone close to you die?
Not that I know of.
14. Did anyone close to you get engaged/married?
Not that I know of.
15. Where did most of your money go this year?
Household expenses.

16. What was the best thing you bought during 2011?
The first three issues of

17. What places did you visit this past year?
I did not leave Ohio (physically) during 2011.
18. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Any number of parodies on youTube- such as this one.
19. What was your favourite TV program?
The various escapist programs on USA Network; from Covert Affairs to Burn Notice.
20. What was the best book you read?

Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch.

21. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Margaret Cho
22. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I thought you’d take it on the chin
But it looks like rigor mortis is setting in
And I hope you weren’t in too much pain
I guess I’m criminally insane

I’m Sorry from Cho Dependent, Margaret Cho 2010
23. How would you describe your personal fashion in 2011?
Same old.
24. What was your favorite film of 2011?
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?
Too late.
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 2011?
Yes, at least one.
30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011
No one says it better.

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  1. I already answered my meme, but when I read your answer on:
    "7. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
    I knew that I should have answered the same! I enjoyed reading your answers, Brian. Hope you have a fabulous 2012!

  2. Enjoyed reading your post, Bri-Guy! 🙂

    And I now have a new favorite quote concerning New Year's Resolutions: "Grandiose plans and dreams can happen at any time."

    Thank you! That really puts it into perspective! *smooches*

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