Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1) What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? Hosted a baby shower, helped open the Refinery, moved into a house with Jonathan, threw an Olympics party, vacationed in Colorado, traveled to Kenya, and had Christmas at my house.
2) Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I worked towards some of my goals, but 2008 passed more quickly than most years. My goals this year are very similar to last year's goals.
3) Did anyone close to you give birth? Jana, Courtney, and Jaime
4) Did anyone close to you die? No
5) What countries did you visit? Kenya
6) What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? More time for myself and with my friends.
7) What date(s) from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Friday, June 20th the day the Refinery opened.
8) What was your biggest achievement of the year? I'm not sure.
9) Did you suffer illness or injury? Just when I cut my leg on the plastic tub.
10) What was the best thing you bought? Big Dipper Arc Lamp
11) Whose behavior merited celebration? All our friends who helped us move. The Student Ministries team for enduring one crazy summer.
12) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? No one worth mentioning.
13) Where did most of your money go? Target
14) What did you get really, really, really excited about? Seeing Allison in Kenya, moving into our house
15) What song will always remind you of 2008? Bleeding Love, Viva la Vida
16) Compared to this time last year, are you: Wiser? Yes. Healthier? Not Really. Richer? No.
17) What do you wish you'd done more of? Reading
18) What do you wish you'd done less of? Worried.
19) How did you spend Christmas? At home. Watching movies and eating delicious food.
20) Did you fall in love in 2008? Over and over again everyday...with my husband.
21) What was your favorite TV program? LOST, Gossip Girl, Greek and The Office.
22) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No.
23) What was the best book you read? Twilight
24) What was your greatest musical discovery? The Ting Tings
25) What did you want and get? Lots of stuff for my house
26) What did you want and not get? Not a lot.
27) What was your favorite film of this year? Mama Mia!
28) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 26, went to Disneyland and Janu concert.
29) Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most? Victoria Beckham and Seth Rogen
30) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Cute comfort in a hurry.
31) What kept you sane? Laughter.
32) Who did you miss? Allison, my mom.
33) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. Tomorrow is a new day.
34) What did you gain this year? Experience.
35) What did you lose this year? Nothing worth remembering.
36) Who was the best new person you met? Raegan Rutenbar
37) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"We're not the same, dear, as we used to be
The seasons have changed and so have we"
The Ice is Getting Thinner - Death Cab for Cutie
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I am looking for something I have seemed to misplace.
1. Lost: Season 2
2. Veronica Mars: Season 3
I have called and texted everyone I can think of that I might have loaned them to.
If I loaned these to you...would you so graciously return them to me?
You know you love me.
The Six Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Loved Ones
1. Your Presence.
2. Your Love.
3. Your Compassion.
4. A Voice.
5. A Healthy Lifestyle.
6. Your Belief in Them.
Obviously very timely with giving gifts for Christmas and all, but it also got me thinking about how much time people spend with their extended family this time of year. Make sure to remember the reason we celebrate and exchange gifts this Christmas!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Now my husband is an excellent gift-giver and very sweet, but you can rest assured they aren't all for me. Since Christmas is at our house this year lots of packages have been arriving lately. So I brought each of them in looking only at who they were to and not where they had come from, and added them to the pre-existing pile of boxes.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Once is plenty for me, however Jonathan would like to ride over and over and over and over and over again. Sometimes the war becomes bigger and other people get involved and it becomes girls vs. boys.
I have always been a Pirates girl. So much nostalgia with a few drops. (I am also very partial to Big Thunder Mountain if the line isn't too long.) Jonathan prefers something that is a little more interactive, and the line at Buzz Lightyear can't usually be beat.
BUT I think a Christmas Miracle has occurred! Jonathan and I have come to an agreement on a new favorite. We have finally found a compromise...the new Toy Story Mania! ride at California Adventure could be my favorite ride, and for Jonathan it has all the appeal of BL and more. 3-D, Shooting at Targets, and seems like a pretty long ride.
I was Player 2, and I know there is no proof but Jonathan was in the car behind me and I definitely scored higher than him.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Tonight at the World AIDS Day Event for our students Phil was teaching me how to use the HIV/AIDS Cube...similar to the Evangecube or the ecube...and I noticed this painting of James Van Der Beek (I looked it up - his name is 4 words long) in the upper right hand corner of Step 4. I thought I had seen every episode of Dawson's Creek.