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End of year survey 2005
Sun, Dec 18 2005 @ 14:31   //   Category: Memes   //   6 comments

This is a combination of this one (done twice previously, stolen from squiZZ) and this one which I found on Skyler's LJ.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Keep down a job for a full year? Go to a Fugees concert, or two, or three. Visit Michelle! Go to Sweden (um, excluding quick visit for shopping purposes with the Norway ppl...).

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make NY's resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries/cities did you visit?
Paris (3x), Norway (2x), Luxembourg (2x), Mainz (2x, one yet to come), NYC, Stockholm, Leipzig.

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
A nice job? Stability and the like. Wisdom?

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Um... I dunno. Sorry. :)) None probably. Maybe 12th Nov, when squiZZ came back to the UK. And like, there are events I will remember, but I don't know the actual dates...

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
:-s Maybe getting counselling and trying to sort myself out.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Failing to do just that. Hopefully it's just a short term setback.
Oh, and starting a really really really stupid habit.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Charlie the Casio cam. Until it broke. :((

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Michelle's! I'm so proud of what she has achieved & where she's going. :-)

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My own, my own, and my own. Sometimes my mum's too.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travelling, gadgets, and alcohol.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New York!! :x And Norway in September. And quitting job / starting course.

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
Kissing You - Des'Ree. And a lot of the Wir Sind Helden albums.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you...

i. happier or sadder?
I can't remember what I was like in December last year. I know I had a really bad phase in Jan but that's not this time last year. Probably sadder.

ii. thinner or fatter?
A little bit fatter I think. Not sure tho cuz my scales are broken.

iii. richer or poorer?

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

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Drinking. And that other thing.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Like any other day. Hate Xmas.

21. How will you be spending New Years?
With Katja and Tobias in Mainz, tho I think we haven't decided what exactly we are going to do.

22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
I've been in and out of love lots. But in the traditional sense... no.

23. How many one night stands?

24. What was your favourite TV program?
Don't watch TV. Family Guy, My Family, Blackadder, on DVD.

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Um. Maybe Viktor Klemperer's diaries, and Primo Levi's If This is a Man / The Truce. And Oscar et la Dame Rose by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. The new Jasper Fforde was pretty cool too. I didn't read nearly as many books as I would have liked. (too lazy to link the books, look them up if you're interested)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Wir Sind Helden.

28. What did you want and get?
Various gadgets. A squiZZvisit.

29. What did you want and not get?
Er.... :-s I can't think of anything. Will this make me look like a spoiled brat? I considered getting a scooter but decided against it.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory =P~

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 28 and... I didn't do anything really.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A better job? Feeling better about myself. Being less of a failure. Being outrageously rich? :))

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
*yawn* n/a as usual

34. What kept you sane?
This has probably been one of my worst years, sanity-wise, so I guess I'd have to say nothing. But let's rephrase this to "what kept me from cracking up completely" - I'd have to say the job, because it meant I was forced to function most of the time. And my friends who put up with me and tried to help me and gave me some focus.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Angelina & Lauryn.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Katrina / New Orleans.

37. Who did you miss?
Monica. My dad. My horse.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Charlie & Ann-Louise.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
:-/ sorry.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Stone, the world is stone, it's no trick of the light, it's hard on the soul.
Cyndi Lauper, The World is Stone

[end of squiZZ-stolen entry, so now the Skyler ones]

41. Was 2005 a good year for you?

42. What were your favourite moments of the year?
Seeing Mon again in Sept. Seeing my horsey in Nov. Fugees concerts. NYC.

43. What was your least favorite moments of the year?
Lots. :)) :| Don't think I wanna talk about it tbh. :-?

44. Who were you with?
No one (if this is meant in a relationship-way, which I guess it is). If not... all the people I visited?

45. Did you make any new friends in 2005?
Yeah, Ann-Louise and Ingmar and maybe some other people from work, tho I doubt they will last. And Charlie. :x

46. Who are your favourite new friends?
Charlie & Ann-Louise.

47. What was your favourite month of 2005?
Er... let's say May cuz of NYC.

48. What was your favourite song from 2005?
Does this have to be a 2005 release?
Wir sind Helden - Darf ich das behalten

49. What was your favourite record from 2005?
Wir sind Helden - Von Hier an Blind

50. How many concerts did you see in 2005?
5, Live8 in Paris, REM in Hyde Park and 3 Fugees ones.

51. Did you have a favourite concert in 2005?
Fugees London 14th December.

52. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2005?

53. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2005?

54. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?

55. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2005?
Tom pretending he wanted to meet me.

56. Did you treat somebody badly in 2005?
Yes and I'm sorry.

57. Did somebody treat you badly in 2005?
Work, yes. Other than that... not deliberately, no.

58. How much money did you spend in 2005?
Are you expecting an amount here or sth? Lots. :))

59. What was your proudest moment of 2005?
When Sue told me she was proud of me... I think. Dunno tbh.

60. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 and change something, what would it be?
Saturday Sept 24th - saying what I said after I came back from the bathroom. And not saying sorry until it was too late. And just letting go, tho I'm not sure there was an alternative.
Also January. And everything since then. :|

61. What are your plans for 2006?
Studying. Getting good grades. Finding a job.
Sorting myself out / getting better.
Going to NYC again.

People say...


Posted by: Michelle on Sun December 18, 2005 at 17:47

*looking forward to it*

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun December 18, 2005 at 18:02

That was fab. I really enjoyed reading that. :)

Posted by: J on Sun December 18, 2005 at 18:15

Thank you.

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun December 18, 2005 at 18:19

It's up. You is kwasy BTW. In a very positive way. Luv ya. LOL

Posted by: Michelle on Sun December 18, 2005 at 19:27

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun December 18, 2005 at 20:19