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Juniper Suzette

I seem to remember this from last year, and the year before

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Got engaged, went abroad on our own

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
More or less. I resolve to publish a book in 2006.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Suzanne, yesterday!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not yet, but soon hopefully

5. What countries did you visit?
The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
A career in a field related to my major

7. What dates from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 2-12 in Europe! June 10-12, Birthday, engagement, vacation!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Moving to Olympia, getting engaged

9. What was your biggest failure?
The distinct lack of good employment crapping out on my NaNo novel

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Wireless Internet, a pile of CDs, airfaire to europe, a gob of concert tix

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The Meg(h)ans, Jessi, Lisa, Esther

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My father, co-workers, bosses

14. Where did most of your money go?
Food&rent, phone/internet, europe trip, CDs

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting engaged, moving away from the shithole that is the 3cities, taking Adam to Europe

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
"Soul Meets Body,” “Wouldn’t it Be Nice?”

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier!
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner!
c) richer or poorer? Poorer!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Buy new music, drugs, being outdoors

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Talk with my parents, work, walking

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
At home with Adam, opening gifts and cooking and eating

22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
Yes, with Olympia and eastern Europe

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
CSI, Dr. Phil

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Target executives, The Walton Family

What was the best book you read?
Er... “the Bearenstein Bears Go Back to School”

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Lee

28. What did you want and get?
A free life in a beautiful city, a fiance’

29. What did you want and not get?
More money, clear skin

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
“The High Cost of Low Price”, Willy Wonka, and Goblet of Fire... yeah yeah yeah i don’t want to hear it

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to a big backyard BBQ in Seattle with an old friend, unknowingly enjoyed my last day of singledom. 24

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More money, more music, less heat, less assholes

33.What would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
“I work in fashionly-oppresive office” to “I have two burlap sacks” to “Esther-tastic!!”

34. What kept you sane?
Moving to Olympia! Vacation time, New music, all of you J

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
It’s a long and humiliating list

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Wal*Mart’s tyrannical reign, the Iraqi war failure

37. Who did you miss?
ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU ALL LIVE TOO !@#$% FAR AWAY. My dear cousins and aunt. and i still miss my ex, but my aim is improving (same joke as last year, and the year before)

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
It’s far better to be poor and live in a place you love than to be rich and live in a place you hate (same for working conditions). I can blindly trust Adam with my life.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“Still going strong
XO, mom
It's ok, it's alright, nothing's wrong”
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*blushing now*

Whoa! 3 times you complimented me! and what behvior of mine merited celebration? the esther-tastic clothes?

Re: *blushing now*

let's see: you were kind, paitent, honest/trustworthy and open, you donated me clothes, you were never annoying or petty, you were endlessly amusing... really what more could you want??

Re: *blushing now*

I was never annoying? Girl, you got a high tolerance!

Re: *blushing now*

I hang out with me 24 hours a day. there's not much that irritates me these days, except children and stupidity.