I read this meme over at Enny's
and I liked it, so I thought I'd give it a go - a retrospective on 2007.1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Um, nothing.2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next this year?
Nup, ummm, nup.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I dunno.4. Did anyone close to you die?
Probs not.5. What countries did you visit?
- Meme after one proton energy pill giving me the strength of 20 tigers for a period of 20 seconds -1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Actually made and saved monies. Has honestly never really happened before apart from that 4 months of my first job when I was still living at home with parentals or similar.2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next this year?
My new years resolutions for 2007 were to become 8% more hilarious and eat 32% more vegtables. It was a tough year and they were hardcore resolutions. During the year I peaked at a hilarious rating of 13% up on the previous year and at times also slumped to a rating of -4% on the previous year. The average ended up being a rise of 7.89% on the previous year - which is an improvement to be proud of, but not exactly the result I was looking for. The vegtables one I failed dismally purely because a large portion of 2006 I was living in Brisbane by myself and the usual nightly meal I would prepare was a mountain of meat and vegtable heaped on a plate. Early in 2007 I moved back to Melbourne and had normal person meals that incorporated more than 2 types of food groups, but meant that the actual quantity of vegtables dropped...
My resolution for 2008 is to have 6% more fun and make 12 more friends than I had in 2007.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not superclose no, I wasn't standing next to a single person in 2007 who dropped a childs on my shoes. One of my good friends' wife (can't believe I know married dudes) kidded up on the 3rd of Jan 2008, does that could as 2007?4. Did anyone close to you die?
Well, actually, yes. For the first time ever someone I was good friends with died while he was in London. He was totally fine, then got sick one night, fell into a coma and died a fair bit later. It was quite an emotional rollercoaster, especially when word got around that he had died, then we found out that was incorrect, then a day later he did.
There was also little Chester, which one ARC still misses him terribly.5. What countries did you visit?
Totally none. 2007 was a building of finances and businesses year.
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Not excited about any products or services, I feel I've got all the toys and essentials I need. Wouldn't say no to a hoverboard. Freakin' abs.7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 1 - my company starts operating and my life instantly improves.
April 22 - my birthday and Cara organised a nice thing that was nice.8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Moved house twice but only totalled a random dude's car once - actually, that wasn't even me, it was Caras. Um, I must have achieved something big, um, I didn't unleash any plagues onto mankind, I didn't build the tallest building, I didn't acquire any TVs and surround sound that would transform my place into suburbia, I didn't acquire a single henchman the entire year. Maybe I can achieve something this year, ie, an army of legs with nasty kicking shoes.9. What was your biggest failure?
I didn't get all the golden coins from One-Eyed Willy's Ship in the cave. I mean, I did grab some gems in my marbles bag, but to be honest, I didn't exactly take advantage of the situation.10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
The RSI was definitely my biggest concern and 2007 was the year that I tried to punch it right in the top of hands. Unfortunately I was completely unsuccessful and currently quite discouraged. I still have options but I'm just not emotionally ready to tackle it again just yet.11. What was the best thing you bought?
A new company to call my own. I'm now not lining any of the pockets of the man and wish I had done it years ago (although I wouldn't have appreciated it as much if I had). All my contracting goes through my own company that I'm also setting up to be a management company for others. I totally done with so many peeps making money for nothing off contractors who don't work very hard at all. I intend to run them all broke by charging just enough to cover costs. Cara was also able to contract through my company which meant I could totally buy my employee a laptop which was a super ace macbook that she's been music'ing up a storm with. Also iRiver X20 - musics and TVs in my pocket - makes me the non-boredest ever - may hev forgatten how to read.12. Where did most of your money go?
and food, movies, rent.13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I'm not sure I did in 2007, maybe about the first two links in question 12.14. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Anything from the divinyls, who we saw at the Forum, anything from Midnight Juggernauts or Plastic Palace Alace.15. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? Happierb) thinner or fatter? Fatterc) richer or poorer?
Richer16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
In 2007, I don't really have any regrets at all. It wasn't the most exciting year at all, but it was pretty important to buckle down and earn up - the difference in stress levels at the start of the year to the end of the year was huge.17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Work with goofs, doofs and crazies... but there isn't a lot I could do about that. Apart from skitzing out and leaving, you can't do a whole lot choosing who to work with.18. How did you spend Christmas?
If you scroll down a littles, you can probably read so many words on this very topic. If you can't be bozed, so many family things.19. Did you fall in love in 2007?
I'm pretty much always falling in love with inanimate objects, animate objects, peeps, pets, clouds, rocks and foods, but yes, I find myself falling for young Caras on a fairly regular basis - damn unmanly emotions!20. What was your favorite TV program?
2007 was the year of Scrubs. I had never seen an episode before and have now watched all 6 seasons.. Season 5 twice...21. What was the best book you read?
No real standouts for me, I read million (or poss. a billion) books earlier in the year, but I didn't become a Ravey Rave McRavey holding bazookas to dudes and chicks heads/genitals demanding they read any particular collection of fictional or pretty true words bound by human skin or similar. Shame.22. What was your favorite film of this year?
Transformers. I'd say "Surprisingly good".23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I totally turned 29, it felt like such a lame age to be turning. It's totally like getting second place in a schoolyard sprint. What's the point, really? If I saw 29 in the street, and I was driving, and had some mates in the car so no one would beat me up and the lights were green, I'd totally yell out the window at 29. Cara organise a nice dinner with friends that inlcuding gorging on meat and meat related desserts. It was grand.24. What kept you sane?
The simple fact that I'm way better at skateboarding than old people who live in nursing homes in countries where concrete is banned. Unfortunately, I am worse at most things than most people including arts and crafts and playing the guitar.25. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz...26. Who did you miss?
29, if he ever crosses the road, I won't miss again... Also good friends of mine who think I'm ace but went overseas anyway. Selfish.
27. Who was the best new person you met?
Since our friend Mich is totally single in the sea of coupledom, she's made some new friends who are superfun. There is a whole gang of them and we very much enjoy their company. It's grouse finding whole new gangs of friends. They haven't heard my jokes before.