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1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
  • Got off the continent.
  • Got into a serious-ish relationship.
  • Got out of a serious-ish relationship.
  • Became a grad student (sort of).
  • Became a co-author.
2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No resolutions at a particular point in the year... just continuously as I screw up and discover new people and things to value.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not particularly close.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My aunt Kathy.
5. What countries did you visit?
Canada, Blue U.S., Red U.S., U.K.
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Driver's license, postitive accounting net worth.
7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Feb. 10:
Tea and nervous beginnings.
May 15-17:
Toronto!
July 10-18:
London!
Aug. 7:
Frumpy?!?!?!?!
Sept. 28:
Dumplings and civilized-seeming endings.
Oct. 9:
Dave's wedding in the midst of an insane bus trip.
November 10:
Best breakfast of the year -- waffles ;)
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finishing the B.A.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Yoking and choking.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Popped my shoulder out in a ski-cafeteria incident (managed not to hurt myself on the slopes, but those insane boots on a slippery floor...)
11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
The knife-sharpener of indisputable authority, from my cousin Erica.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Dr. Dudek and Sylvain both kicked ass.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Crazy fundamentalists of all stripes.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Food, rent, tuition!
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
  • Toronto.
  • Relationships.
  • A prototype.
  • The idea (too late) of dressing all Indonesian (i.e. in a skirt) at my friend Dave's über-conservative wedding.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
Propellerheads' "Take California"
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?:
Happier, I think!
b) thinner or fatter?
Marginally heavier, but probably the same fat content.
c) richer or poorer?
about the same.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Bicycling, looking before leaping, art.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating, being conciliatory.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
With ten family members and lots of food back at the parents' place.
21. Did you fall in love in 2004?
Whee!
22. How many one night stands?
None (whee!)
23. What was your favorite TV program?
Haven't got an opinion.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I can't decide... maybe.
25. What was the best book you read?
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, by Gil Courtemanche
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Cure
27. What did you want and get?
A nifty little digital camera
28. What did you want and not get?
A driver's license
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Had sushi, drank and talked and ate carrot cake and brownies, and rolled around the office in those nifty chairs.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I knew I'd do it before 2004 is up!
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Sleeker (marginally) than before, but still scruffy... with some little formal touches in the mess.
33. What kept you sane?
Rationality, honour, a few good people.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Alyson Hannigan continues to be pretty hawt :P
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Blatant corruption, as in Canada Lands Corporation and Halliburton.

And, for the curious time-traveller, here's last year. I didn't look until after I'd done this year, some things are eerily similar, some things are not...

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