What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before? Started and finished writing a short script. Bought clothing at Le Chateau. DJ a wedding.
Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Didn't make any last year. As for new resolutions, try to keep in better shape, reduce the nuclear stockpile of food and go to more gatherings with total strangers.
Did anyone close to you give birth? No, but a few were married.
Did anyone close to you die? No.
What countries did you visit? Usual trips south of the border, though no new ground was covered, other than some neighbourhoods in NYC.
What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004? A steady partner-in-crime.
What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? No exact dates stand out, though there were many memorable days. Lineups around the block to get into a bar in NYC on St. Patrick's Day. Road hockey in Ottawa. JD and Elizabeth's day o' bliss. Campening.
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Anybody help me on this one?
What was your biggest failure? Looking for love in all the wrong places...
Did you suffer illness or injury? No. If anything, my health seemed to improved - fewer stomach problems, lost a little weight after joining the volleyball league.
What was the best thing you bought? Bought lots of things...how about more of the cookbooks Borders/Waldenbooks sell for $5.99 US? No flops yet!
Whose behavior merited celebration? Odd question. Have to think about it...Tipper the Dog for being a peaceful passenger on several car trips?
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Those using religious/moral excuses to justify their intolerance towards others (i.e. the whole same-sex marriage debate, complaints about television content, etc). Guess "live and let live" is out this season.
Where did most of your money go? Split between the necessities of life (rent, food, car insurance) and the usual horde of CDs/DVDs.
What did you get really, really, really excited about? Working on posters for two plays friends wrote/performed (Fear Of a Brown Planet and Holy Matrimony).
What song will always remind you of 2004? If you mean new songs that stuck in my head, probably Float On and Hey Ya.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier.
b) thinner or fatter? About the same.
c) richer or poorer? Depends on the profit sharing award at work.
What do you wish you’d done more of? See live performances - barely saw any music this year.
What do you wish you’d done less of? Over-analyze everything.
How did you be spend Christmas? Home with the family.
How many one-night stands? One.
What was your favorite TV program? Watching older shows on DVD, finally seeing the SCTV skits hacked out for syndication. The over-the-air TV hasn't been plugged in since August.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate, no, have lower opinions of, yes.
What was your greatest musical discovery? mp3 blogs.
What did you want and get? A chance to use my skills for non-work projects.
What did you want and not get? A tighter rein on spending.
What was your favorite film of this year? Of those I saw in theatres, Kill Bill 2 and The Incredibles.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? For b-day #29, had dinner with friends at Mt. Everest on Bloor. Ate there Thursday night, still good (their dinner-for-two combo is a great deal).
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Seeing Dubya go down in flames.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? Mainly on the conservative side (t-shirts, jeans, khakis, solid or stripey shirts), though began experimenting with different types of shirts towards the end of the year (the "pimp-out" trip), as well as untucking them.
What kept you sane? Everyone around me.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? None - celebrities are overrated.
What political issue stirred you the most? Like most everyone else, the US election.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004: Avoid those too eager to climb to the top, especially when they dump on others on their way up.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: Life is a carnival... - JB