Since my baby left me, I’ve found a new place to dwell

I stole this from Sheila. And, since I have a MASSIVE hangover I am happy to be given questions to answer rather than trying to be profound or interesting. Last night, with good intention, I imbibed entirely too much sake. Oh it started out incocent enough. My friend was in need and sought my company. A few beers while she ranted and vented. Then sake over sushi to rant so more. Then more sake. Then more sake. I can’t remember much after that. But it was one of those times when you wake up in the morning, peel an eyelid open, and sigh in disguested embarassment. I might be getting too old for this.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?
I visited the Georgia Aquarium and The Fernbank Museum with my son

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t make resolutions on New Years. I don’t need the quilt of breaking them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
Stayed in country all year. Much to my disappointment

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
A home
A firmer body

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory?
No date stands out. Ever day is remarkable in my world.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finally breaking that tie

9. What was your biggest failure?
Losing my job. I guess that’s considered a failure.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes. But it’s a constant. I did however get stitches for the first time since childhood this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Most of my favorite stuff has been given to me. But right now the best purchase I’ve made was that damn Nerf gun for my kid. His face when he opened it and his endless hours of joy that he’s gotten from it since made it a priceless purchase to me. (BTW Sheila, I’ve very jealous of you having a purple couch! Tell me it’s velvet and I’ll cry! Very cool!)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My son, always.
I’m sure many great people did many great things this past year.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
That girl
JP (but that’s a constant)

14. Where did most of your money go?
That damned Turtle Chex Mix
DVD’s and CD’s

15.What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My Atlanta Trip with Tristan
The Trip to my parents house in Florida
Gulf Wars
Seeing Dusty’s band (I’m excited and proud every single time I see them)
Something I’ll never admit made me excited cause it’s shallow and wrong
That night

16.What song/album will always remind you of 2006?
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? Way happier!
b. thinner or fatter? Way way fatter
c. richer or poorer? Poorer financially, but richer every day in every other way

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How will you be spending New Years?
Sitting on the couch with my son. It’s my favorite way to spend New Years!

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Bri, Diana, CynCity, Bambi, Jon, Rich, Steven

22.Did you fall in love in 2006?

23.How many one night stands in this last year?
Can I plead the fifth? Come on, we don’t really need to go there do we? Do the ones with ex-boyfriends count…. shit….

24.What was your favorite TV program?
Gilmore girls
Studio 60

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book(s) you read?
Wow, I read a lot of good books! The Awakening, The Left Bank, The Devil Wears Prada, Echo Park, In a Sunburned Country, damn I could go on for a while!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Of this year, Gym Class Heroes and Rent

28. What did you want and get?
That one more night. And then another night.
A pink covered litter box for my cat
A kitten (be careful what you wish for..)
To see my parents and sister

29. What did you want and not get?
A trip to France (but i’m not giving up on it yet)
A pink blender

30. What were your favorite films of this year?
Clerks II

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was thirty three on my last birthday.
I spent my birthday in Little Rock with my close friends and I got to shoot them with airsoft guns! It was a good birthday! And I went to dinner at my favorite resturant with Candace and CinCity

32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A job that pays well and has lots of travel. Freedom. Oh and him.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Same as the year before PINK

34.What kept you sane?
My son, my friends, coffee, and a few Cosmos.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Dominic Monoghan, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
War always gets my goat. Armed guards on our borders seemed a little excessive. Let’s face it there were several things.

37. Who did you miss?
My mom. My dad. My sister. My brotha from anotha motha, Diana (for part of the year), Friends that can’t be friends anymore, him.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Wow I met lots of great people this year!

39.Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
Wow, no pressure.
33 is too old to drink six bottles of sake. Even if you have help.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows I will be coming home
And when that fog horn blows I want to hear it
I dont have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows you know I will be coming home
And when thst fog horn whistle blows I got to hear it
I dont have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will float into the mystic

and also
I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind,
There was something so pleasant about that place…
Even your emotions had an echo in so much space.

And when you’re out there,without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch.
But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough:
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Possibly (or Probably)

And I hope that you are having the time of your life,
But think twice, that’s my only advice.

Come on now who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you Think you are, ha ha ha, bless your soul,
You really think you’re in control!

I think you’re crazy…
I think you’re crazy…
I think you’re crazy…
Just like me.

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb,
And all I remember is thinkin’ I wanna be like them.

Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun,
And there’s no coincidence I’ve come,
And I can die when I’m done.

But maybe I’m crazy?
Maybe you’re crazy?
Maybe we’re crazy?


One response to “Since my baby left me, I’ve found a new place to dwell

  1. It is cotton velvety stuff and its eggplant color and very comfortable. This year is going to be great, just you wait and see!!!

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