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It seems I've been doing these since 2003!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got married, bought a house, got a driver's license, went to Peterborough, went on tour

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Not applicable, and nope.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, not really close.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
I stayed domestic. Four years running of not visiting the US. Maybe next year under the new, less insane administration...

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A promotion.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 31st: wedding day!
July 11th: taking possession of the house.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting married.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Letting an error slip by that resulted in the swift yanking of some released data.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing major.

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
I can't really point to any bought stuff.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Elizabeth and my parents.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Stephen Harper and both sides of the current transit strike.

14. Where did most of your money go?
House, heat, taxes!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting married.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Probably Boby Cheri, by Emily Loizeau.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? About the same.
b) thinner or fatter? About the same.
c) richer or poorer? Richer. Fortunately I didn't have too much in mutual funds.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

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

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Eve in Ottawa-Gatineau and Day in Ormstown, both with family and lots of food.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Stayed in love!

22. How many one night stands?

23. What was your favourite TV program?
The Office (US).

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
I read a few and liked a few... maybe Lullabies for Little Criminals?

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Emily Loizeau.

27. What did you want and get?
Married, a house, a driver's license.

28. What did you want and not get?
A promotion (almost, but next try is in January).

29. What was your favourite film of this year?
I didn't watch any recent films this year.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went out to Indyish's second birthday. I was 28.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Immeasurably? I don't know.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Understated; every day is casual Friday.

33. What kept you sane?
Love and coffee.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None in particular.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Harper's making every vote a confidence vote, and the Libs' spineless response to that tactic.

36. Who do you miss?
One guy in Australia and a couple of cool cats in B.C., even though I'm terrible at keeping up.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
I think probably [ profile] reyl.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008?
Move with traffic; don't just watch the lights.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Ah, qu'il est beau, ce chameau!"
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