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Year End Meme

01. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
Finished my Capstone Thesis.
Graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree.
See (08) below.

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes. See (01) above. And yes. See (09) below.

03. Did someone close to you give birth?
Yes! snobahr had a baby bahr!

04. Did anyone close to you die?
No, not really.

05. What countries did you visit?
Countries? I barely left the county.

06. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
A job that makes use of my education and skills.

07. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
23 May. See (01) above.

08. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year?
Finished my Capstone Thesis.
Graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree.
See (01) above.

09. What was your biggest failure(s)?
I'm still revising my thesis for journal publication -- a task that should have been done by September.
I haven't found a job.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A cold or two, and the last few rounds of a nasty bout with glossitis that started in late summer of 2002.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The Coolest Hot Wheels Car Ever.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
hinoki and terraluna_bat, for Moving Help Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty.
hinoki also gets special citations for cheesecake.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The Miserable Failure and the rest of the Halliburton Administration.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Moving.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
rikoshi's Ironclaw Campaign.

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
REM: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."

17. Compared to this time last year, are you
i. happier or sadder?
About the same, I think.

ii. thinner or fatter?
Fatter. My weight always bounces up and down a few pounds, but the center of the bounce is creeping up. And more clothes don't fit. That's a trend I intend to reverse in the next year.
No jokes, please.

iii. richer or poorer?
About the same, despite my lack of employ and our more expensive housing. When quelonzia's commute dropped from 70 miles to about 12, it took a big chunk out of our monthly household outgo.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Revise my thesis. See (09) above.
Hunt for work. See (09) above.
Draw.
Write.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
MUCK.

20. How did you spend your Christmas?
At home, with family, exchanging presents and cold virii.

21. Did you fall in love in 2003?
Nope. Been in love for years and years.

23. How many one-night stands?
None.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Early 2003: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Late 2003: Justice League
Best new TV program: Joan of Arcadia.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is such a nasty, debilitating emotion. I try not to succumb to it. That doesn't mean I don't have a list of People Whose Demise Would Improve The World Immeasurably, however. The List doesn't have any new entries for 2003, however.

26. What was the best book you read?
Architects of Emortality, by Brian Stableford.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
KFOG.

28. What did you want and get?
My degree! See (01).

29. What did you want and not get?
A job! See (06).

30. Favorite film of this year?
Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Close Second:
Phone Booth. How can Joel Schumacher crank out great stuff like this and suck so badly when he does Batman?

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Worked on my capstone, and 39.

32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Finishing my capstone revision and landing a job in my field. See (09).

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
"Comfy."

34. What kept you sane?
quelonzia

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Michael Rosenbaum. What? He's in two of my favorite shows.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Pick one.

37. Who do you miss?
Buffy?
Update [12:06]: Katharine Hepburn


38. Who was the best new person you met?
Three-Way Tie: andreal, rikoshi, and tealfox.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003.
"Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans."

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Confusion will be my epitaph.
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.
But I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying,
Yes I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying.

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