Okay, before I get going on the required 2007-reflection, I have to point out that someone came to my little site by Googling “crushed eggshell toothpaste for sale” and I have to say, “What?!?” First, that sounds awful. Second, why not just crush up eggshells at home and rub them on your teeth? Ew.
I am borrowing this meme from SundryMourning, whose site I came upon for reasons unknown but I keep going back because she has a really cute kid and I like her SundryBuzz posts. Some of her questions require too much thought on my part so I am only anwering those I feel like. Because I can. So there.
1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Wow. I feel boring already… is there anything new that I did this year? Okay, I had to actually flip through my desk calendar to refresh my memory: I flew somewhere for a business meeting and spent less than 24 hours in Tucson, AZ; I had my wisdom teeth taken out (I guess you can really only do that once); I sold my condo; I joined a CSA; We attended a wine dinner at Thee Bungalow; and I went to Epcot for the first time.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don’t think I made resolutions in January. In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t because I knew I wouldn’t keep them. I guess I will resolve to use our elliptical machine more often in 2008. And maybe brush the dogs more often.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope. But I’m totally waiting for friends to have kids because I think it’ll be fun to spoil them rotten. With love. Not with candy and toys and other materialistic goods, of course!
4. Did anyone close to you die? Not this year.
5. What countries did you visit? We did go to Scotland this year. And London (the city, in England the country).
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? Umm… a properly landscaped backyard?
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? I have nothing… my birthday’s a pretty good date (January 17); I guess T’s is, too (February 18). December 24th is cool because this was the first year we got the whole day off from work.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I think I remained fairly civil and not-crazy as T learned to drive on the left side of the road in Scotland. On tiny one-lane roads, where “one lane” means one lane total, not one lane for each direction of traffic. We also managed to survive the crazy roundabouts, which is a huge achievements since it’s also on the “wrong” side of the road and going “backwards”!
9. What was your biggest failure? Me? Fail? Pssh… whatever.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Maybe a small cold or something.
11. What was the best thing you bought? The Elfa shoe rack assembly from The Container Store.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Our friend Ben became a registered engineer!
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Dulci. Except it wasn’t depressing, just frustrating because she’s so cute and we love her, but it is not fun to be constantly steam cleaning everything. Poor thing, we had to rehome to to Vegas where she sleeps undisturbed on a bed, is bigger than all the dogs, gets fed kitty treats daily, and has her every whim attended to.
14. Where did most of your money go? I’m pretty sure it went to DSW for shoes and Ann Taylor Loft for clothes. And Petco for cleaning solution and pet food.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Being at Epcot for their Food and Wine Festival.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007? I don’t think there is one. Years from now, you could play any song and I would be hard pressed to associate it with one particular year.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? Always happier, definitely fatter, and I guess richer?
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? I wish we had gone on more bike rides. Considering my bike wheels were always broken, I don’t think this was my fault.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Maybe watching less bad tv when there are dogs to brush and things to dust.
20. How did you spend Christmas? At home, with T and the dogs, in my pajamas all day long. It was so awesome.
21. Did you fall in love in 2007? I stayed in love, does that count?
22. What was your favorite TV program? Before or after the stupid writer’s strike? I think I really like Pushing Daisies on ABC.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope. I’m a lover, not a hater.
24. What was the best book you read? David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Groucho, the singing African Grey parrot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
26. What did you want and get? My own singing (sort of) parrot!
27. What did you want and not get? A new kitchen.
28. What was your favorite film of this year? I wouldn’t call it my favorite, but Transformers was the most enjoyable to watch due to the excitement.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 28 in 2007 and I have no idea what we did on my birthday. We probably went out to eat during San Diego Restaurant Week.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Winning the lottery without even playing? If my neighbors would stop hanging their kid over the fence, driving Lexi crazy, and then wondering why “the little white one” doesn’t like them?
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Cute, yet comfortable, and yes, I do wear heels with everything.
32. What kept you sane? Clair-bear. And T, the only person who knows I’m hungry before I do.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I don’t think I pay enough attention to them to care that much.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? Meh. Politics make no sense and you can spin any issue any way if you use the right words.
35. Who did you miss? I miss my grandma. When we were in Scotland I saw so many little things I think she would have liked.
36. Who was the best new person you met? I think I’m just glad I didn’t meet any new people that I can’t stand.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007. If you have found someone who spoils your cat more than you do and allows your dog to lick him on the nose while getting mad only 1 in 5 occurences of said nose-licking, he is truly special. Bonus points if he tells you that it’s really his fault you’re snippy and uncooperative because it’s his job to feed you so that you don’t get hungry-cranky!
Every year I marvel at how fast the months fly by, yet January 2007 seems like a lifetime ago. I’m sure 2008 will go by even faster. Happy New Year!