Thursday, January 06, 2005

2004 Roundup

In lieu of a real post today, I'll do one of these question list thingys.

2004 Roundup (from David Farrar)

What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Visited Europe. Drank a whole bottle of spirits in one day (and, God willing, that will never happen again).

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Nah, I think new years' resolutions are a bunch of shit

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yup. I've got two new cousins.

Did anyone close to you die?
No, touch wood

What countries did you visit?
Australia, Singapore, Germany, Greece and Slovenia, a very busy year!

What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Can't really think of anything. Maybe a bit more satisfaction from work.

What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Dec 26 (tsunami) and probably Nov 2 (Bush re-election).

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
What was your biggest failure?
Too much self-reflection! Jon disdains such indulgances!

Did you suffer illness or injury?

What was the best thing you bought?
My shiny red 7 string guitar

Whose behavior merited celebration?
Muse for playing here twice, APC for touring here too and releasing two albums. Neal Stephenson for releasing two huge awesome behemoth books. And in politics, Ashraf Choudhary for voting for the CUB and telling the conservative Muslims to get stuffed (and all the other MPs who voted for it too), and the Supreme Court for telling the SIS to get stuffed WRT Ahmed Zaoui.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
George Bush and the Republicans

Where did most of your money go?
Towards overseas travel.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Muse concert, buying my new guitar.

What song will always remind you of 2004?
Slither - Velvet Revolver

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier!
ii. thinner or fatter? thinner!
iii. richer or poorer? richer!

What do you wish you’d done more of?

What do you wish you’d done less of?

How did you spend Christmas?
With family

Did you fall in love in 2004?
Better not say... :)

How many one-night stands?
Depends how you count it. We'll say a half.

What was your favorite TV program?

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Nope. My undying emnity remains undiminished.

What was the best book you read?
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What did you want and get?
New guitar, keyboard.

What did you want and not get?
Flat screen monitor for my home computer.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Sean of the Dead

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
24. Had a party, drank a whole lot of absinthe and can't remember most of what happened.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not being single for so much of it.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?

What kept you sane?
Playing guitar

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Toni Marsh

What political issue stirred you the most?
Civil Unions, although there are other close contenders.

Who did you miss?
My sister Lucy and my Dad.

Who was the best new person you met?
My former flatmates who I don't see anymore.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
A little P, smoked in moderation, is good for you.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

"Lament for my cock, Sore and crucified, I seek to know you."

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