farewell 2007

Linda’s sent out her end of the year meme missive and I must join in! I am a follower, not a leader, especially if Linda’s at the helm. Here goes:

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

I performed my one minute comedy routine in front of 70 complete strangers.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Stand-up as my only real resolution and I did it! Gold star for me!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?

Thankfully, no.

5. What countries did you visit?

Just the United States and Targetstan.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?

Sense of moral turpitude.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

5/8 – my son turned ONE!

6/23 – I started a brand-new jobby job.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I helped plan and execute a 250 person gala for my work. We bought a house(!).

9. What was your biggest failure?

I did not read enough this year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Just the cold that is wracking my body right now.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My Canon EOS 30D camera along with the 430EX Speedlite and 24-105 L lens. Worth every penny.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My husband.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Every parent who was shocked that their children fell over in foam Bumbo seats. Britney Spears makes over 700K a month and she wears a weave. My ever-expanding knowledge of this celebrity trivia also saddens me.

14. Where did most of your money go?

My house, camera, and child. Especially the child–he is not self-sustaining!

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

This is the first time I’ve ever been truly excited about the holidays. We’re in our new house this year and we don’t have neighbors banging on the wall and telling us not to sing to our son after 7PM.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?

Yeasayer’s 2080 was on repeat.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

A) Happier B) the same weight C) I make more money but I have more bills, so it evens out.

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


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

Eating out.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

We drove 50 miles and celebrated it with friends. My brother bought a roasted 60-lb pig and no one thought my suggestion to put it in a car seat for a photo op was very funny. Come on! It would fit! The Britax holds up to 65 pounds!

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?

I fall in love with my husband and son more every day. And that’s why I am going to have a career in writing movies for the Lifetime Network.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

I really liked Pushing Daisies, LOST, and CSI Miami.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I don’t think I hated Rachael Ray as much as I do this year.

24. What was the best book you read?

I re-read The Great Gatsby and it reminded me how much I love mint juleps.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?


26. What did you want and get?

I wanted to move out of the tiny hovel apartment and I did. Into a hizzouse!

27. What did you want and not get?

The Nintendo Wii. I’m trying to convince Mike that it’d be a great workout and it would help with my love of double vowels.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

Knocked Up.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 24 and my husband took me out to an Italian restaurant. We then spent the rest of the night watching Sopranos DVDs.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

A plane ticket to Saipan.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

A What Not to Wear candidate.

32. What kept you sane?

My son’s laugh, my husband and blogging.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Bear Grylls.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

This war we are embroiled in and how much good the money we’ve spent could have done.

35. Who did you miss?

My sister Bobbie and all of her children.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I met Ashley and her adorable sons as well as Linda’s son Riley. I also met Drew. And grrltraveler!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.

The world will not end if you are five minutes late.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

From Yeasayer’s 2080, “I can’t sleep when I think about the future I was born into.”

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  1. I loved all your answers but 23 was especially genius. Oh Rachael.

  2. Targetstan! Love it!

    I feel like such a shit leaving you out of my list for people I met this year that RAWK! Sure wish we were closer.

    Happy New Year Mona and family!

  3. skiplovey says:

    Mmhhhhmmmm, mint juleps! They definitely need to be part of my new year’s resolutions.

  4. I went to Targetstan a lot this year too.
    Rachael Ray is Lame.

    Happy 2008

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