1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
2007 presented me with many firsts, not all of which were happy choices.
The top Happy choice was for me to decide to finish my delayed education.
The worse was planning my brother’s funeral.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I don’t think I made any resolutions last year, or if I did, I forgot. But I’m sure to follow through with this years.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
None, sad to say. But New Zealand and Japan are looking better each day.
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Peace of mind and not quite so much sadness.
7. What date/s from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 22nd. That’s the date the other club in our city blinked and moved there dinner to February. Yeahs..
November 5th, the date Geneon, the anime company, closed.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Struggling through my sadness to help other family friends deal with my brother’s death. It took a lot out of me, but was worth it. Through tears, one grows.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not confronting alleged friends who are opportunistic idiots. The world is full of them.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
My arthritis decided my fingers and knee’s were yummy. Ouch! Talk about getting lame. If only for a short while.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
The complete Texhynolzy anime collection and starting Ergo Proxy. I think I missed out on that one.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
There are three I’m totally thrilled about. Popstar for finally getting done with “That school”. TheNextCentury for doing what I thought about doing a million years ago, a triath. And Lovebug for just being loving Lovebug.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Wow, I’ll need about 10 pages to fill this one, but, I guess George Bush, Dick Cheney, that comedian, Rush Limbaught and everybody who thinks everything is ok.
14. Where did most of your money go?
your kidding me? Let’s see, utility bills, roof loan and food and then, my anime collection. (Man does not live on cable TV alone)
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Scooter the cat, finally pushing my brother’s memory aside and adopting me as his new house mate.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
"California Dreaming” The Mama’s and papas.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
1. Happier or sadder? Sadder, but have greater capacity for joy.
2. Thinner or fatter? Egads. I found my old Speedo suit. I’m MUCH FATTER, but losing, slowly, but losing none the less.
3. Richer or poorer? Well gosh, let’s see. Two years ago my heating bill was $90.00 for January. Now it’s $210.00! Way poorer!
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Love, snuggle, hug and just hold on to a ( you fill in the blanks)
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Got angry over B.S. that shouldn’t have happened to begin with, but like I stated elsewhere, the world is full of idiots. Cried on the cat. I think he must be thinking this is my way I give him a bath.
20. How will you be spending Christmas/Hanukkah?
For Christmas, This year, just with Scooter the cat and watched Mid-night Mass from Rome. Next year, I’ll try to attend Mid-night Mass at my church.
21. How many one-night stands?
None. (I’m glad you didn’t ask how many offers I’ve had…)
22. What was your favorite TV program?
So far, Blood +, an anime serial on Cartoon Network. I guess I just like Production I.G.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate? No, not hate, but have strong emotions about negative things folks do to me or others. I guess I really do hate one thing, Killing others.
24. What was the best book you read?
"It’s getting ugly out there” Jack Cafferty.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Duran Duran’s new album. Especially the song, “Falling Down”. Just love it.
26. What did you want and get?
Two music CD”s with Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. It was for my brother’s employer, who is 86 years old. She’s kind of alone and doesn’t have anybody, so I really wanted to spread a little joy her way. It worked!
27. What was your favorite film of this year?
The original release of Godzilla, the one without Raymond Burr. Wow, what a difference!
28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I got a birthday fudge thing from my neighbor lady and turned 58.
( ask me how old I feel and act…27 or so.)
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To have people who could help others actually help them. To have my old girlfriend contact me. It’s been years… ( I think she’s married. )
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
I love the utility of Cargo pants. Nothing beats them. Tennis because there so darn comfy. If I had the money, Levi’s. Yeah……
31. What kept you sane?
Exercise, interacting with my friends on various topics, making music cd’s, talking late at night to my friends ( how does a married person talk at 3AM without waking up their mate??) and watching anime.
32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Richard WIdmark. Quiet, wasn’t he.
33. What political issue stirred you the most?
Again, to answer this correctly, I’d need about 10 pages. But, National health care is a big one. A culture is judged by how it treats its poor, sick and young.
34. Who did you miss?
35. Who was the best new person you met?
The two clinical psychologists my brother worked for. We’re planning on getting together for lunch or dinner several times this coming year.
36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
No matter how rich you are, or what position in life you find yourself in, the feeling of love for another is so much greater.
37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray, I’ve been for a walk, on a winters day. I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day” The Mama’s and Papa’s. Michelle Phillips and John Phillips.
So thanks Thenextcentury.