1. Was 2008 good for you? Yes, it was. It's been a pretty good year.
2. What was your favorite moment of the year? Honestly, it's hard to choose one. We started out well, with a promotion (it became official in January), followed by another in September, but election night was pretty great. I'll count that.
3. What was your worst moment of the year? That's easier to choose. That would be when my sweet dog died in my arms on Thanksgiving night. It was just as awful as you might imagine.
4. Where were you when 2008 began? In my house, as usual.
5. Who were you with? My husband and maybe the kids. I can't remember if they were still up.
6. Where will you be when 2008 ends? See #5. I'm a creature of habit. We'll eat at Sekisui beforehand.
7. Did you keep your new years resolution of 2008? Maybe?
8. Do you have a new years resolution for 2009? Still thinking about it.
9. Did you fall in love in 2008? With a dog, yes.
10. If yes, with who? His full name is Baron Klaus von Waffles, but I usually call him Waffle Hut.
11. Are you still in love? Snuggling now :-)
12. Did you breakup with anyone in 2008? Cracker Barrel restaurants in general, which equally dismays and amuses my parents.
13. Did you make any new friends in 2008? Yes. Well, "friends" is probably too strong a word. I've gotten friendlier with people at the Corporation, mainly because my first promotion was to a pretty visible position, and I dealt with a lot of people in that position.
14. Who are your favorite new friends? Do I really have to play favorites?
15. What was your favorite month of 2008? I liked September a lot.
16. Why this month? The unexpected promotion.
17. Did you travel outside of the US (or your home country) in 2008? Nope.
18. How many different places did you travel to in 2008? A few...mostly to visit family. Most recently to Florida with my parents. I highly recommend visiting Sea World on Christmas Eve.
19. Did you miss anybody in the past year? Jennifer and Kaki.
20. What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2008? Once. If you haven't seen it, you should. It's fantastic.
21. What was your favorite song from 2008? Okay, this will probably make you lose all respect for me, but that Kid Rock song this summer? I loved it!
22. How many concerts or plays did you see in 2008? Two, I think. Maybe three.
23. Did you have a favorite concert in 2008? I don't think so. Nothing stands out.
24. What was your favorite book in 2008? I jumped on the "Twilight" bandwagon and really liked it, but I'm now reading the Sookie Stackhouse books and I like them better.
25. How many people did you sleep with in 2008? Just the one.
26. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year? Not that I can think of.
27. What was the biggest lie you told in 2008? Can't think of one. Not that I'd tell you anyway.
28. Did you treat somebody badly in 2008? Not on purpose. I can't think of anyone.
29. Did somebody treat you badly in 2008? Not really. I have a pretty good life.
30. What was your proudest moment of 2008? That would be the second promotion. It was very unexpected and communicated the confidence that several people have in me as a professional. It felt great.
31. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2008? I'm sure it involved my dog somehow (not the dead one or the new one...the naughty one!)
32. If you could go back to any moment of 2008 and change something, what would it be? I would have declined some of the tests the vet ran a few weeks before the dog died. That was an expensive vet bill.
33. Where did you work in 2008? Same place I've worked since 2004. Best employer ever.
34. Favorite TV shows(s) of 2008? House, Lost, Heroes, Celebrity Rehab.
35. Favorite Band(s) of 2008? I don't know. I'm pretty out of touch.
36. Favorite Food in 2008? I wish I could honestly answer "Fruit" but that would be the biggest lie I told this year. I can honestly say that I've been known to dream about the General Tso's Chicken at the Corporation's Cafeteria.
37. Favorite Drink in 2008? Franzia Chianti. In a box.
38. Favorite Place in 2008? My bedroom.
39. Favorite person(s) to be with in 2008? My family.
40. Favorite person(s) to talk to in 2008? Again, back to Kaki and Jennifer. Although I have to give my dad some props. He's never been much of a talking on the phone kind of guy, but we've had some VERY good conversations this year. I don't know what's making him so chatty, but I'm enjoying it.
41. Favorite trip in 2008? Orlando last week. The first full week I've taken off work for a long time, and it's been great.
42. Favorite stores in 2008? Huh? I do like Fresh Market.
43. Hardest thing you had to go through in 2008? That would be the dog situation. I haven't written a blog post about it (well, that's not quite true...it's in my drafts folder, but I don't know if I'll ever post it. It's not for the squeamish.) In a nutshell, he got quite ill the day after the election, got somewhat better with medication for a few weeks, then got very sick again on Thanksgiving night and died about half an hour after I realized that he was having symptoms. We wouldn't have had time to get him to the vet even if we'd left the house immediately, and I held him as he died. It was not fun at all. And it took a long time to process (um, I'm still processing it.)
44. Most exciting moment(s) in 2008? The presidential election.
45. Funniest moment(s) in 2008? Watching my kids playing "Rock Band".
Sunday, December 28, 2008