1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
I... flew to Townsville? Navigated between Sydney and Gerringong in a hire car without a street directory.
I drove a trailer through the suburbs
I got absolutely smashed during a work party!!! (I was even dancing
at one stage, I mean really!) (And I do believe the speed at which I downed that wine was a 'first' as well.)
I helped co-ordinate the training of a bunch of complete novice
animals! (As opposed to critters that have already had work put into them. Training from scratch is great!!)
I attended a 10 year reunion.
Went to a rock concert (that was EXCITING for me to go to- Justin Timberlake DOES NOT COUNT. XD)
I watched the entire series of Wolf's Rain in an epic marathon day with Maddie. XD2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I made a new attempt at P365 (ie, take a photo for every day of the year), and I'm nearly there! Just a few more days and I will have succeeded!
I also attempted to be healthier. It seems to be going alright. :D3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I'm an aunty! Congrats to my little brother. :D4. Did anyone close to you die?
, but a couple of people I knew
.5. What countries did you visit?
None.6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A trip to America! XD
Or perhaps a payrise. :P
And a garden that is more regularly not-shameful.7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 5th! Muse!
Also November 15th, because that was the goal we set ourselves for getting the camels on display. We did it, with a few days to spare!!8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Probably seeing through a whole bunch of different animal training/conditioning goals- getting the camels float trained being one of the biggest.9. What was your biggest failure?
As ever, times when I let people down.
(Also I failed pretty hard at NaNoWriMo this year. But I can live with that.)10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual sore-throat-snotty-coughy-colds.11. What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmm. Tempted to say Muse ticket.12. Best food experience of the year?
Some of the Woar-Day feeds we made were pretty awesome! Particularly memorable would have to be the day we made ALL THE PIZZAS (Xie's pesto-chicken-and-mushroom topping was awesome) and the Double-Edward-Pie day.
The food at Brandon and Amy's wedding was pretty freaking exceptional also. Ultra fancy restaurant food, I remember more how delicious it was than actually WHAT it was!13. Worst (or craziest) food experience of the year?
Ehhhh, biggest food fail of the year still
makes me feel kinda upset to think back on.14. Where did most of your money go?
Mortgage, bills, boooooring bleh stuff.15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
MY UNICORN SHIRT.
Also Muse. Also Star Wars. Also Africa-housewarming party.16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
AAAAAAAAAAAAALL BYYYYYYY MYYYYYY-SEEEEEEEEELF
Muse - particularly Starlight, Butterflies and Hurricanes, and Uprising.
The Double Rainbow Song, the Geddan song, and Trololo.17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or hardened? Hardened, I'd say. Still happy, but not as carefree-happy as this point last year.
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner! Hoo-frickin'-ray!!
iii. richer or poorer? Pretty much the same. Better than poorer, that's for sure.18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
MOAR arts. More creatives in general, really. That's always the case, though.19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Driving. :I20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Work --> Family Christmas Eve Gathering --> Work --> Tyrone's Fabulous Christmas Lunch --> Bumming Around At Home21. Who made you smile?
Man, pretty much everyone? My life is full of fantastic people and critters.22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
(Well, I guess I also fell
in love with a llama.)23. This year was the Year of ...?
alternate answer: WALL MOVIES!!24. What was your favorite TV program?
Favourite NEW show would have to be Battlestar Galactica!25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't waste my energy on hate.26. What was the best book you read?
I really really did not read a lot this year! Finally catching up on the first three of Karen Traviss' Republic Commando novels and they are great fun. Don't think I read anything particularly profound or inspiring this year?27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I... 'discovered' what a lot of lines from Pulp Fiction (that I've always known from the soundtrack) meant in context
! Zed's dead, baby.28. What did you want and get?
Lots of little things I guess?29. What did you want and NOT get?
An adventure. :(30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Ummmm um um. Man, I actually saw a fair bit this year!! I've gotta say I loved Fantastic Mister Fox.31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
27 this year!
I ate cookies out of my TARDIS cookie jar.
The day before, Maddie helped me find some Nature, despite all the world conspiring against me.32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A camping trip.33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
I increased my Nerdy T-Shirt Quota by 400%.34. What kept you sane?
Music.35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Not sure I really had anyone this year. I'll just go back to ol' faithful, Ewan McGregor. I fancy him the most ANY day of ANY year. :D36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The fact that Australia didn't have a government for a brief period of time?37. Who did you miss?
I miss a lot of the Onesie folk at work now that I've moved back into the Zoo Proper.
Also... no Jih this year. :( Super duper ultra missage, right there.38. Who was the best new person you met?
I actually met some knew Internet Folks
this year!! OH EM GEE.
Couple of new folks at work, too.
But it's hard to single out a specific 'best'.39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Most things in life really aren't worth getting upset over.40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I will still play."