Questions borrowed from Michelle. (Okay, some of the answers are the same, too.)
Where did you begin 2008?
In Reno with Yuma friends
Were you in school (anytime this year)?
I have been in schools, but only for work.
Did you have to go to the hospital?
When my cousin Tanya gave birth to her son Zach, who turns 1 on Sunday. And many other times for work, including watching surgeries for a "mini-internship."
Did you have any encounters with the police?
Many job-related encounters. Pulled over twice. Once for failure to maintain my lane (while on the phone with Michelle) and having a headlight out, and the other time for not having a front license plate. No tickets though! (Knock on wood.)
Where did you go on vacation?
Carmel, San Francisco, Arizona, Los Angeles, Elko
What did you purchase that was more than $500?
A wedding dress. A wedding. A honeymoon. Many auto parts.
Did you know anybody who got married?
Me and Chris, Jeremy and Andrea, Julia and Bob, Marc and Kristin, Kat and Matt (Oh, and Rich & Heather and Joe & Katy. I didn't forget you, I promise!)
Did you know anybody who had a baby?
Tanya and Jason (Zach); Neco and Bea (Neco Jr.); Melynda and Edward (Kiera); Holly and Daniel (Makayla); Jennifer and Jim (Juliette); Jamie and Ryan (Claire) ... did I forget anyone?
Did you move anywhere?
Nope ... wow - this might be the longest I've lived at one address since high school
What sporting events did you attend?
Suns at Warriors in February; Indians at Dodgers in June; Diamondbacks at Giants in July (twice); Lots of Shenanigans and Grampy's games (Chris' basketball and softball teams); a couple Wolf Pack basketball games.
Where do you live now?
Describe your birthday.
Chris and I celebrated the Sunday before. We went shopping and he bought me a blue dress, and later took me out to dinner. My actual birthday was four days before our wedding and my last day of work before the wedding. Longest. Day. Ever.
Did you get any tattoos or piercing?
What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2008?
Stuck to a 1,500-calorie/day diet (until July at least!) and lost 20 pounds.
What has/have been your favorite moment(s)?
I'm not gonna lie, our wedding was pretty awesome.
What's something you learned about yourself?
I can watch childbirth and surgery and not pass out.
Any new additions to your family?
See the list of babies above.
What was your best month?
What music will you remember 2008 by?
Big and Rich, "Lost In This Moment"
Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Made new friends?
Favorite Night out?
Our friends' weddings, Chris' birthday
Can't think of any
What do you want to change in 2009?
Overall, how would you rate this year?
9 out of 10
What would you change about 2008?
What's done is done
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
Any life changes in 2008?
Change your hairstyle?
Cut it off and donated it to Locks of Love
Get a new job?
Same employer. Several new titles. Most recently, multimedia reporter.
How old did you turn this year?
Do you have a New Year's resolution?
Did anything embarrassing?
Most of the time
Are you happy to see 2008 go?
2008 was great, but I'm also looking forward to 2009
Drank Starbucks in 2008?
Been naughty or nice?
Nice, of course ;)
What are you wishing for in 2009?
Acceptance into grad school (without taking the GRE)
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