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First Survey of the Year

What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Moved out of my parent's house, to a different state at the time, to an apartment.

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I doubt I made any and I'll probably hold that trend.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not really but one of my good friends from kindergarten's sister apparently had baby...

Did anyone close to you die?
Nobody comes to mind for this question at all.

What countries did you visit?
Other than go to CT a couple times and Springfield, MA once, I didn't even leave the state.

What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
A paying job and an SO wouldn't go amiss...

What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Forever? I don't think there is one.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a huge Christmas bonus from my volunteer job.

What was your biggest failure?
Thinking that temping would pan out up here.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious

What was the best thing you bought?
Um, the complete series of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe I guess...

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Yeah, President Bush is a good answer...

Where did most of your money go?
Getting my glasses fixed then having to later get new frames.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to the United Fan Con in Springfield, I guess.

What song will always remind you of 2007?
Always? I guess I'll go with "You'll Have Time" by William Shatner

Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
Much happier.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
This may sound odd considering I did more of this than in many moons but I still would have to say socialization.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Going to the mall to get my glasses fixed for one...

Did you fall in love in 2007?
It was really more of a crush...

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
Of 2007? Bionic Woman.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No, no one new... :)

What was the best book you read?
The best book that I read start to finish in 2007? I'm going to just say Star Trek: Mind Meld.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Radio Free Colorado

What did you want and get?
A change.

What was your favorite film of this year?
I suppose Spider-man 3.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Had a small party with my parents, grandmother and uncle at my parent's new house. I turned 30!

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

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Same as always, whatever's clean! :P

What kept you sane?
Family and my volunteer job.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
In 2007? I'm gonna go with Michelle Ryan of Bionic Woman.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Does the Patriot's "Cameragate" count?

Whom did you miss?
Many people off and on.

Who were the best new people you met?
Seminary and Church people.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
"A change will do you good."

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Either the above or "Live life like you're gonna die because you're gonna."


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