1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Drank two full glasses of champagne, bought over a 100$ worth of DVDs in less than 48 hours, watched a full season of TV in 24 hours, actually became interested in sports.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Uh, I don't think I made any. I'm not sure if I'll be making any this year either.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. Both of my grandfathers, I think (was my mom's dad 2004 or 2003?)
5. What countries did you visit?
6.What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
A boyfriend, a job, a 3.25 plus GPA, a summer spent at Harvard.
7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
All of 2004 is blur, to tell you the truth.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I had an accomplishment? Oh, right. Getting 97-99 percentile in all categories in the PLAN test. And evidentially doing REALLY good on my PSATs, what with all these letters I've been getting.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Being so bad at Japanese that I'm going to drop it.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I ALWAYS suffer illness or injury.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hm. I'd have to say Justin, because he's the only one of my family, friends, and almost-friends who has actually grown up and acted mature and responsible and not annoying.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My friends, as I realised how far I've grown from being "all anime, all the time" and how far they've stayed in the exact same place.
14. Where did most of your money go?
DVDs and books, mostly.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Mostly television related stuff. The release of Trickster's Queen, starting my junior year of high school, my PLAN test results, learning tons of things about forensic science.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
Anything Modest Mouse, because they're like a freaking hit for no real reason.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Impossible to say. I certainly seem happier, but I think it's because I finally sat down and realised a lot of things about myself that I had been ignoring before. Mostly thanks to Weissman's class.
b) thinner or fatter? It's hard to say. I weigh more, but I look like I'm slimming down. Maybe all my fat is compacting.
c) richer or poorer? Uh, both, sort of. My money went up, and then crashed as I bought DVD sets, and then went back up, and then.. you get the idea.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Homework. Walking, working out.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Seriously? Surfing the 'Net and watching TV, even though they make me happy, because then I would have maybe done my homework.
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Spent it with my mom and dad.
22. Did you fall in love in 2004?
I'm not sure. I fell in like a couple times, but two had girlfriends and two got engaged, so...
23. How many one-night stands?
24. What was your favorite TV program?
Hard to say. I can't remember what I was obsessing about early 2004, probably Angel, but then I got into the Jury (which then got cancelled), and then CSI, Hawaii, Veronica Mars, and Dark Angel. I also only started getting really obsessed with NCIS at the beginning of 2004.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate? Not so much. The only person I can really say I hate is Chris Mack, and again: I've hated him since fourth grade. I got mightily disappointed in some people, though.
26. What was the best book you read?
Hard to say. Maybe Trickster's Queen, but probably something like the Casebook of Forensic Detection.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Franz Ferdinand, The Living End, U2, some others.
28. What did you want and got?
My driver's permit.
29. What did you want and not get?
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I'd have to say either National Treasure or Ocean's 12. I've gotten tired of being scared or sad at movies, aight?
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 15, did absolutely nothing, and got absolutely nothing. No one else remembered it.
32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
It veered away from black (so boring and hot), for one thing. I bought a lot from actual clothing stores instead of from department stores, so I look classier.
34. What kept you sane?
As in, what kept me from knifing people? Probably television, maybe books and music. My obsession with crime comma prevention of also helped.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hm... A tie between Brad Pitt, Jensen Ackles, Christian Kane, and Michael Weatherly.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Gay rights issues.
37. Who did you miss?
Nana, a bit.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
Hard to say. Pammy, did I know you before 2004? If not, then Pammy. If I did, then... Zach, prolly. Even though I technically met him at the Pumpkin Bowl of '03, I didn't start going to school with him until Jan '04.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Cliche as it might sound, be true to yourself. No matter how much it sounds like typical teenage melodrama that you hate, it's still you.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Basically all of The Living End's "Growing Up (Falling Down)".