2005: The Year in Questions

I saw this year-in-review thing on my sister's blog and copied it:

1. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?
Yes and I did not keep it. And I'm not telling what it was.

2.Who kissed you at midnight?
Eric. I probably kissed him though.

3. Does it snow where you live?
No, thank goodness!!!

4. Do you like hot chocolate?
Yes, especially with a bit of peppermint extract and lots of marshmallows!
Or with rum. Lots of rum.

5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?
No, but it would probably be fun. Just too cold. New Year's Eve tends to be a bit of a letdown for me because I build it up too much. I've had some good ones though.

1. Who was your Valentine in 2005?

2. What did your Valentine get you?
This is terrible, but I don't remember. I'm pretty sure it was a dvd, but I don't know which one.

3. When you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?
I don't think so, but don't really remember.

More important than Valentine's Day, is that Eric and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in February '05. It happened to fall on the same weekend as the Academy Awards, which we usually have a big party for at our house. So, we booked a restaurant and held an Oscar/Anniversary party for about 100 guests. It was a blast!

(Oh yeah, and we saw Duran Duran in concert that weekend and were given a new car--Scion xB--as a gift! So, February was probably the best month!)

1. Are you Irish?
Not that I officially know of. There is a lot of Western European lineage in my genes, so maybe a little, but not enough to count!

2. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day?
I do because I work with kids and know I'd get pinched! I wear a green and white bracelet that someone made for me that is sentimental.

3.What did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2005?
Went to work, ate some dinner, probably watched tv. I have no idea, but know I did not do something celebratory.

1. Do you like the rain?
Nope. I detest it usually. I'm happy to live in a place that rarely has rain.

2. Did you play an April fool's joke on anyone this year?
Probably. Remember, I work with kids. I don't remember anything specific. (Do you see a trend with my memory?)

3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter?
No. I don't celebrate it. I do buy jelly beans and Peeps for myself though since I love those and they are on the shelves then.

1. What's your favorite kind of flower?

2. Do you like the spring?

3. Finish the phrase: April showers bring may flowers, what do May flowers bring?

4. What would you think of as a spring color?
Pastel green, pastel blue, yellow, pink.

1. What year did you graduate from school?
High School: 1988
College: 1992

2. Did you go on any vacations last June?
No. We were supposed to go to a family wedding in Philadelphia, but Eric got very ill and couldn't travel.

I did attend the L.A. Film Festival though, which was lots of fun for 10 days.

1. What did you do on the 4th of July?
I worked during the day.

That night, I went to the Hollywood Bowl for the annual 4th of July with fireworks show with a group of friends.

I was a little sad because we usually go to Mammoth Lakes with the dogs for 4th of July, but couldn't this year. I hope we get there next summer.

2. Did you go on any vacations during this month?
Yes. I went to a conference in Niagara Falls, NY, but also took a couple of days to visit friends in Ithaca and Lewiston. I also went to Comic Con in San Diego, something I do every year.

1. Did you do anything special to end off your summer?
I went to a couple of concerts and took a class.

2. What was your favorite summer memory of '05?
Visiting with college friends in New York.

3. Do you go swimming a lot in the summer?
No, but I do like to swim.

4. Do you go to the beach a lot?
No and I love the beach. We didn't go even once last summer. Boo! My favorite local beach is Westward Beach. It's quiet and beautiful. I enjoy hiking up and around Point Dume.

1. Did you attend school/college in '05?

2. Who is/was your favorite teacher?
Ms. Shaw, my 11th and 12th grade French teacher.

3. Do you like fall better than summer?
Here in Southern California, fall is often an extension of summer. I like both. I do miss the autumns of the Northeast.

1. What was your favorite halloween costume ever?
Wow! I love Halloween and getting dressed up. My favorite costume ever was a sock monkey. Eric and I made costumes and they were a big hit. We used them a couple of times.

2. What's your favorite candy?
At Halloween, candy corn.

3. What did you dress up like this year?
I had 3 costumes! For work, we did Peter Pan and I was John Darling.
For a zombie ball I went to that weekend, I was dead Raggedy Ann.
On Halloween night, I was a bottle of ketchup. (Eric was mustard and our dog Rusty was a hot dog).

1. Whose house do you usually go to for Thanksgiving?
Mickey Mouse's!
Most years, we go to Disneyland on Thankgiving. This year we went to Eric's mother's since we were back East for his 20th year high school reunion.

2. Do you like stuffing?
Yes, usually. I'd rather not have oysters in it though.

3. What are you thankful for?
Being alive and relatively healthy, my husband and family, friends, my dogs, good live music, the internet.

1. Do you like Christmas?
It's okay (see previous posts).

2. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?
Don't know.

3. What do you want this year for christmas?
World peace would be nice, but is unrealistic.
I want Eric to like his gifts.
I'd love a new camera, but don't really need one, so that's just selfish.

4. What's the best present you ever got for Christmas?
As a kid: Charlie's Angel's tree house, Weeble's Marina, Bionic Woman board game.

Last year was hilarious because Eric and I bought each other the exact same juicer for Xmas!

5. Do you like cold weather?
Absolutely not!


Joanne said...

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down! :)

I do believe I'm going to borrow this from you. :D

Jodi said...

Great! I look forward to reading your answers.

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