New Years Post – 2010

Here we go- time to think about 2010

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
-started a webcomic (thus learned loads of stuff related to that)
-did my first comic convention
-made my first zine
-made my first comic collection
-moved to a new country
-sold the vast majority of my belongings
-didn’t work for 6 months by choice
-went to Scotland and loads of other places
-went to Glastonbury :D
-went to a film premiere and walked the red carpet (Scott Pilgrim)
-Saw Tegan and Sara LIVE!
-I saw The Flaming Lips, Frightened Rabbit, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Wonder, Kate Nash, Malcolm Middleton, Silver Mt. Zion etc live- all bands I had never seen in concert before
-I cooked a cottage pie
-tried loads of new food
-learned how to make tons of fancy coffees although I don’t drink the stuff

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept quite a few but to be fair but things shifted so much this year so my priorities changed. But yeah, I’ll make more.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I feel like a ton of people had kids but it’s hard to keep track of all the new babies. Thank you Facebook.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Luckily no

5. What countries did you visit?
England, Scotland, Canada- wish there were more

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Some weird form of stability. 2010 was easily the roughest year yet. I was so glad to move on to another year.

7. What date(s) from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
-Adam and I’s start to our relationship
-how emotionally draining it was to sell and get rid of my possessions and yet freeing.
-the week of Glastonbury was huge.
-The Valentine’s / Modern Romance weekend
-Beth and Paul’s wedding
-Thought Bubble weekend
-Jim and Stacy’s wedding

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Oh god. I guess I should say moving to a new country but I don’t know if that was so much an achievement…
Probably my progress with comics.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Oh Christ, I guess I didn’t fail, just learned a few lessons is all. But I don’t exactly feel like a winner this year…

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yeah but let’s not talk about sickness

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Didn’t buy a heck of a lot considering my unemployed state. So probably just train tickets to different places.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hmmm not sure.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and/or depressed?
Meh, not important.

14. Where did most of your money go?
travel travel travel annnnd rent

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
TCAF- Glastonbury- moving to a spiffy new apartment- Thought Bubble- Christmas- Jim and Stacy’s wedding

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2010?
Tegan and Sara’s – Sainthood album
The National’s- High Violet
Sufjan Stevens- Seven Swans
Lotsa Rilo Kiley- With Arms Outstretched
Mountain Goats…
Janelle Monae- Tightrope
Hmmm loads of stuff hard to pick

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Going by how I felt in December when this should have been written- Sadder but optimistic (from my opinion now I’m WAY happier and I’m on my way up)

ii. thinner or fatter?
The same

iii. richer or poorer?
So so so poor

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I’d read more, wish I’d done a bit more travel when I had the money to do so-

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I had to work at Starbucks all through Christmas so it was my first time away from my family- little tough
But Adam’s family came down for a visit and a meal which was nice and Christmas Eve was spent with friends playing Kerplunk and watching films. Christmas Day it was Adam and I makin’ turkey and watching Christmas flicks.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Sure did. With Mr. Adam James Cadwell

22. What was your favorite TV program?
True Blood, Mad Men aaaand Top Model… ooo and the Bachelorette hahaha

23. What was the best book you read?
Oi, didn’t read much. So probably Charlotte Roche- Wetlands. Laughed out loud many-a-time.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?
-The Bird and the Bee
-Holy Hail
-Vivian Girls
Surely there was way more … but I didn’t get a chance to listen to too many new tunes.

25. What did you want and get?
Well I wanted to flip my life over. Did that. Success.

26. What did you want and not get?
To answer this I’d have to know what I want.

27. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hmmm- really dug Scott Pilgrim of course. I will stick with that. Scott Pilgirm.

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were ya?
I turned 26- Adam and I ate cake and watched Home Alone- then I went to the movies to watch Eat, Pray, Love- then we tried to see Josie Long do a comedy show but because I have epic bad luck on my birthday she couldn’t make it- so we grabbed food at Trof with Joe and Lynn then called it a night.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I didn’t toil away at Starbucks for so long. If I would have had just a scooch more cash so I wouldn’t have been in debt for the last 6 months to my bf.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Lots of leggings, blue dancin’ shoes, lots of dresses and cardigans

31. What kept you sane?
I’m not quite sure but thank you thing that kept me from losing it-

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Stephen Fry. ALL THE WAY!

33. Who did you miss?
My folks.

34. Who was the best new person you met?
Mr. Adam James Cadwell. :D

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010?
Hard work pays off eventually- but you really really have to wait for the pay off. Thus I add, patience is a virtue

K

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