What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
went skydiving, got a tattoo, was a maid of honor, went vegetarian, enjoyed "dj" music, went to san francisco, went to portland, joined a book club
my tattoo looks like this:
 What was your New Year’s resolution?
didn't make one
 What is your resolution for 2007?
be healthier as always
 Where were you when 2008 began?
 Who were you with?
myself, haha sounds pathetic but it was way better than 2007's new years
 Where will you be when 2008 ends?
again probably at my apartment - this time possibly with Jules playing rock band and drinking champagne
 What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a boyfriend would be nice - i've been single long enough
 What date(s) from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 11th - skydived (skydove?) for the first time, June 14th - Lyndsey and Lance's wedding
 What was your biggest achievement of the year?
does skydiving count as an achievement? how about still having a job?
 What was your biggest failure?
south side irish parade - enough said!
 What was the best thing you bought?
well i didn't buy it but my wii and rock band! best thing i bought was my tattoo and lollapalooza ticket
 Whose behavior merited celebration?
lyndsey and my mom for always being there for me, chris for really "growing up" and becoming someone special in my life again, my brother for making a commit to his country and joining the marines (even though it kills me not to see him, and of course nancilea for making it to the olympics and finishing 8th!!!
 Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
rob blagojevich, my old roomie Lindsey (probably was more annoying then anything else)
 Where did most of your money go?
 Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2008?
i love wine
 Did you do a lot of drugs?
 Did you breakup with anyone in 2008?
didn't even date :(
 What song will always remind you of 2008?
I'm going to mention bands b/c this was a big music year for me:
mgmt, kings of leon, girl talk, arcade fire, bloc party, beyonce "single ladies", and tv on the radio "wolf like me"
 Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? happier
ii. Thinner or fatter? def. fatter (apparently being vegetarian wasn't good for my figure)
iii. Richer or poorer? eh probably the same - broke!
 What do you wish you'd done more of?
exercize, go to church, save money!!! (pretty much the same as every year)
 What do you wish you'd done less of?
eat cheese - cheese made me fat :(
 How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas Eve at Uncle Larry and Aunt Anette's with all my Chicago family and then Christmas morning at Aunt Lisa and Uncle Farzad's with mom, mike, mariam, grams, and aunt lisa and uncle farzad....it was nice and low key - exact same as my survey from '06 minus my brother :(
 Did you fall in love in 2008?
 How many people did you kiss in 2008?
 What was your favorite TV program?
Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, The Hills, Gossip Girl, Top Chef, Ellen Degeneres, Rob and Big, Biggest Loser
 Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
 What was the best book you read?
 What was your greatest musical discovery?
girl talk, kings of leon
 What did you want and get?
 What did you want and not get?
to see/talk to my brother on Christmas
 What was your favorite film of this year?
Sex and the City and Twilight - saw them both twice in the theater
 What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 26, received a bunch of flowers, had a work holiday party that day too so a few work friends and myself went bowling afterwards and emily, christina, lyndsey, and lance met us up there, did lots of dancing on my bday too!!! also, that's when i got my wii!!!!
 What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
sad as it sounds...to have more money...or maybe just less debt
 How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
comfort...i def. don't wear heels as much as i use to
 What kept you sane?
summer, emily, lyndsey
 Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
cast from Twilight - i've bought almost every magazine that they are on the cover of (including Teen)
 What did you get really, really excited about?
lollapalooza, lyndsey and lance's wedding, skydiving, san francisco
 Who did you miss?
Stiner when she was in Cali, my family (especially my brother), chris, and just recently lyndsey since she moved back to TX :(
 Who was the best new person you met?
Emily for sure
 Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Now we see everything that's going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don't have the means
To rise above and beat it"