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1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Resigned from a job. Went to Singapore. Went to the Lake District. Will that do?
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No and no.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
Singapore, and that’s it.
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Kickass ninja powers (watching a lot of Buffy lately).
7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I’m not sure it counts as an achievement of mine or dumb luck, but I seem to have found a great new job. Which was nice.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not staying in touch with friends and family as much as I should have.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Had random chundering bug earlier in the year, but other than that, no.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
The Powerbook is a great new toy.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
S’s, for being generally amazing. I hope I don’t get told off when she reads this.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Lots of people in the big world out there, but among people I know, nobody’s.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Survival essentials: food, shelter, bandwidth, Powerbook.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I don’t do really, really, really excited. I’m phlegmatic.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
Natasha Bedingfield’s Unwritten, which Radio 2 have had on non-stop. It’s a good song, though, so I don’t mind.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about nothing.
20. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
At bluap‘s party.
23. What was your favourite TV programme? (spelling Anglicised: take back the language)
My favourite (and only TV) programme was Strictly Come Dancing. I greatly enjoyed both Spaced and Buffy, but those were on DVD.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
25. What was the best book you read?
I read a lot of books. A History of God and Lapsing stick in my memory.
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Freelance Hairdresser, obviously.
27. What did you want and get?
That’d be the job, then.
28. What did you want and not get?
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
It’s been a quiet year for films. I quite liked The Incredibles. Ooh, was The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind this year? That was good, too, in a rather different way.
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 28. I had a big party for my friends.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
The spontaneous conversion of all evangelical Christians to the worship of Lord Kelvin. Kelvin is Lord!
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
M&S chic. I think the long coat is rather good though.
33. What kept you sane?
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
The Russian one on Strictly Come Dancing was rather nice.
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
I’ve given up on politics. We’re doomed.
36. Who did you miss?
I’ve been practising my aim. I don’t miss.
37. Who was the best new person you met?
My new colleagues are a fine bunch of highly skilled engineers (can I have a raise now, please?)
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Check shirt pocket for passport before washing shirt.
Love is the Law, Love under Will. Do What Thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
“And the sacred moments of silliness are where I find my heaven”
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