Questions From Yam’s Blog

What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Remodeled my place, got in a car accident (while driving), and had surgery

Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any, but this year I have some goals: write more, blog more, proactively engage/develop important relationships, and leave the house on Saturdays LOL

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Deidre

Did anyone close to you die?
No

What countries did you visit?
None (sadly)

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Travel!

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory?
November 4

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Remodeling my condo

What was your biggest failure?
The car accident

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Had surgery

What was the best thing you bought?
Wood floors

Whose behavior merited celebration?
U.S. voters

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
It’s in the vault

Where did most of your money go?
The remodel

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My mom’s visit, the remodel

What song/album will always remind you of 2008?
Everything by Lifehouse

Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? Happier
thinner or fatter? Thinner
richer or poorer? Richer

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Left the house more on Saturdays (LOL)

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Slept/Watch TV

How will you be spending New Year’s?
After church, chilled at home

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
My mom

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes, with myself LOL

How many one night stands in this last year?
Not my style

What was your favourite TV programme?
Sex and the City (DVDs) and Seinfeld (syndicated)

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hmmm…more like disappointed

What was the best book(s) you read?
I keep re-reading The Queen’s Fool

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Spirit 105.3 online

What did you want and get?
A mom

What did you want and not get?
International travel

What were your favorite films of this year?
P.S. I Love You (well not sure when it came out but I watched it in 08)

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 34, and I can’t remember

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A trip somewhere new

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Cute and comfortable

What kept you sane?
My pastor (I was on the ledge a few times)

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (yum and yummer)

What political issue stirred you the most?
The U.S. election

Who did you miss?
An old friend

Who was the best new person you met?
Did I meet anyone new? I like Facebook because I re-met some folks

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Nothing has the power to shake my faith or cause me to act out unless I let it

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
I’m the man with all I’ve ever wanted
All the toys and playing games
I am the one who pours your coffee, corner booth each Saturday
I am your daughter’s favorite teacher
I’m the leader of the band
I sit behind you in the bleachers
I am every man
I’m the coach of every winning team and still a loser in my mind
I am the soldier in the airport facing giants one more time
I am the woman shamed and haunted by the cry of unborn life
I’m every broken man, nervous child, lonely wife

Seems there’s just so many roads to travel, it’s hard to tell where they will lead
My life is scarred and my dreams unraveled
Now I’m scared to take a leap
If I could find someone to follow who knows my pain and feels the weight
The uncertainty of my tomorrow, the guilt and pain of yesterday

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