27 December 2009

2009 - The year of Awesome!

Compulsory Review

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Travel by Air. Visited Melbourne, Hobart and Launceston. Met Karl Urban. Made new friends. Lost Weight

2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Not really. I did lose weight, but not much. But I now know that it's a long process to lose weight, and I'm ready to do it now.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes. My aunt gave birth to her first child. A beautiful baby boy named Logan, the first boy to be born in the (extended) family in 23 years =D

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, my gran came close, but she's strong and pulled through

5. What countries did you visit?
just Australia. but I visited the states of Victoria and Tasmania

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Maybe a relationship, but I'm not overly fussed. I'd like to go back to Melbourne and Tasmania. Or maybe visit Sydney

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Soundwave (2 March), Birth of Logan (9 April), Meeting Karl Urban & Rachie (4 July) Travelling and seeing SNOW! (1-8 October)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
finally after years, losing 10kg (i admit I have put 4kg back on since then) but now I know i can do it.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not staying on the weight loss. Getting side track and putting the weight on. =(

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really, just some colds, and sinus infections.... and swine flu, but I think everyone got that =D

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
I gots an iPhone =D from ME =D

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Losing Weight, surviving the July-August DRAMA. being Strong

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The whole Drama period in July and August. Crying for stupid reasons, they didn't deserve my tears.

14. Where did most of your money go?
DVDs, magazine, phone bill

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Travelling, Soundwave and Supanova, meeting Karl Urban.

Karl Urban

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
LastFM says:
Muse – Uprising
Flogging Molly – Float
The Used – Empty with You
Secondhand Serenade – Fall For You
Apocalyptica – Bittersweet
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
Snow Patrol – If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It
Muse – Resistance
Repo! The Genetic Opera Cast – 21st Century Cure
30 Seconds to Mars – Kings and Queens
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Mika – We Are Golden
Muse – Invincible
Billy Talent – This Is How It Goes
Hellogoodbye – Baby, It's Fact

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? the former
b) fatter or skinner? the later
c) richer or poorer? probably the same

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
been socialable and made more friends

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

20. How do you plan to spend Christmas?
With my Family

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
No =(

22. How many one night stands?
ZERO

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Far too many to remember, The Mighty Boosh, Lie To Me, Doctor Who

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yes =(

25. What was the best book you read?
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
not much, Mumford and Sons. most of the music I've been listening too is stuff I knew of already

27. What did you want and get?
Freedom, an iPhone, less stress

28. What did you want and not get?

MacBook Pro =D

29. What was your favorite film of this year?

STAR TREK.... no contest!

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
My 2 sisters and I drove to the Denmark Reptile Park. We held a snake, saw dinosaur skeletons and played with birds. It was awesome. I turned 23.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
lots of things. but mum being happier would do it.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Geek Chic. It's hard to find nice clothes when you're overweight, ask me again next year =D

33. What kept you sane?
My family, writing in my journal/blog

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
KARL URBAN! yum! and Matt Bellamy of Muse, and actor Tim Roth

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
try not to think about politics

36. Who do you miss?
NO ONE. i had to think. I was going to write someone's name (see question 13 and 24) but i decided not too.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
KARL URBAN. and Rachie, only met her once, but can't wait to meet her again.

38. What was the best thing you ate?

cupcakes in Melbourne =D

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
No matter how important a person is to your life, no matter how much you think you love them, if they do something evil to you, you have to get rid of them. at first it feels like your life has ended, but in the end, you realise you never needed them in the first place.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"And Tonight we can truly say together we're Invincible" from Muse song Invincible.