Monday, 5 January 2009

Meme to review 2008


1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? ..Electric Picnic!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next
year? ..nothing spectacular. Write more. Did I write more? Yes

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No

4. Did anyone close to you die? Two suicides, though not close to me. One leaving cert student, the school is traumatised. Teachers were crying. Someone at work's sister. He found her. There's a lot of it around.

5. What countries did you visit? ...Germany, England, Northern Ireland (does that count?)

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? ...A holiday. A published novel.

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? ..I'm not too good at remembering dates.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? ..Writing-wise, a bursary to go to Bavaria. Workwise, a pay increase.

9. What was your biggest failure? ..Didn't win ... (pick your own competition here)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? ..twisted my ankle really badly in August and it still hurts now when I wear high heels for long.

11. What was the best thing you bought? ..my new camera/phone

14. Where did most of your money go? ..on the mortgage

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? ..Electric Picnic

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? ..Tough one this one. Mercy by Duffy, maybe, or I Kissed a Girl (and I liked it) No, Vampire Weekend/Boston. Great in concert.

18. Compared to this time last year, are you richer or poorer? ... Poorer much.

19. What do you wish you’d done more of? ..spending one-on-one time with himself.

20. What do you wish you’d done less of? ..playing solitaire

21. How did you spend Christmas? ..with family at home, cooking, eating, clearing up, digesting, repeat.

24. What was your favourite TV program? ..Desparate Housewives/Greys Anatomy/Top Gear no Doctor Who

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? ..Life's too short.

26. What was the best book you read? ..Then We Came to the End, probably.

28. What did you want and get? ..a pay rise

29. What did you want and not get? ..a published novel

30. What was your favourite film of this year? ..In Bruges

31. What did you do on your birthday? ..Went to work, came home, ate Pizza

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? ..publication, duh!

34. What kept you sane? ..my kids

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? ..David Tennant

36. What political issue stirred you the most? ..Has to be Obama, not much competition

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008..Let it go. Don't sweat the stuff you can't change.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year..um, climb every mountain, um, don't stop til you get enough, when the going gets tough, singing in the rain, what a wonderful world.

8 comments:

Lily Sheehan said...

Great answers. I loved In Bruges but I couldn't seem to stop staring at Colin Farrell's eyebrows. I think I shall give this a go in my next post.

Darragh said...

Excellent meme and post EW, thanks! I robbed it for The blog pound.

on a small island said...

Cool woman - sounds like a great year, actually.

Can I steal your meme? I'l link you ...

bfs said...

Interesting! I may need to try this exercise!

BarbaraS said...

There's a theme emerging here... can't think what it is.. ;)

Colin Farrell's eyebrows? Oh no, something to fixate on...

KAREN said...

Definitely learned a lot about you from those answers! I'm loving Desperate Housewives too and I enjoyed In Bruges.

Hope you get published in 2009 :o)

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks for all your responses. Please do steal and use...let me know. I enjoy reading other people's answers. And try and answer off the cuff, not long and thought out, I suggest.

Delighted Scribbler said...

What a year... whew. I'm definitely going to look into the Electric Picnic business. And I saw the trailer to In Bruge. Hysterical! Definitely watching this one.

Best of luck with the publishing.