Thursday, December 29, 2005

Year in Review Meme: 2005

Found this at Mommy Brain.

What did you do in 2005 that you've never done before?
Blogged semi-regularly.

Did you keep your New Years' resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I don't make New Year's Resolutions.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Rubi had a hysterectomy. Does that count?

Did anyone close to you die?
My buddy from college radio, Ed, passed away early in the year.

What countries did you visit?
Narnia, the `Verse, oh wait... those aren't real places.

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Extra cash.

What date from 2005 will remain etched in your memory and why?
Visiting Eds grave with Rubi and a couple of college friends.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Taking a weeks vacation from work over Christmas.

What was your biggest failure?
Bill paying.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Other that the standard colds every three months or so... no.

What was the best thing you bought?
Firefly and Serenity on DVD.

Where did most of your money go?

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Compared to this time last year are you:
a. Happier or sadder?
About the same.

b. Thinner or fatter?
...fatter. Thanks.

c. Richer or poorer?
About the same.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Make money.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Spend money.

How did you spend Christmas?
Busy for the week of, but Christmas day was nice: Morning at home with Rubi and the kids.
Then off to her parents house where we spent most of the rest of the day.
We had brunch there, did presents, played games, had dinner, then we went home and did a bunch of nothing.

Did you fall in love in 2005?
Everyday I fall in love even more with Rubi.

What was your favorite TV show?
Of 2005? Firefly, if that counts, since I basically discovered it in 2005.

What was the best book you read?
I read a bunch. None really stand out as "the best", I read so many good ones.

What was your greatest musical discovery of 2005?
That WinMX still works.

What did you want and get?
An MP3 player from Rubi for Christmas! Yay! Now it's easier to listen to all those podcasts I download!

What did you want and not get?
Firefly on DVD and Star Wars Episode 3.
We just ordered Firefly though, but it probably won't be here before the new year.

What was your favorite film this year?
Serenity or The Chronicles of Narnia. Both were good.

What did you do on your birthday?
I honestly don't remember.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Being debt free.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Jeans and a polo shirt. Two bits.

What kept you sane?
God - he promised a peace that passes understanding, and I claim that promise daily.
Rubi - the anchor for my occasionally listing ship of life.
And finally, Escapism into books and movies.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Politics. Ugh.

Who did you miss?
Rubi, every time we're apart.

Who was the best new person you met?
I don't think I've met anyone new this year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
I answer too many memes.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"...Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Oh, There's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to stay
Well Blessed be your name"

Because, even though life may seem hard, God is still an Awesome God, and deserves our worship - and we need to praise Him for giving us life so that we can experience His Grace in the bad times and in the good times.

That's it for memes for 2k5 (maybe).

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