What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Had a real 9-5 job at an Architecture firm.
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't generally make new years' resolutions that I don't make several times over during the year. So, first, I didn't keep them, and then, they were resolutions that weren't necissarily made over the new year.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
No one close to me, but someone close to CB did.
Did anyone close to you die?
Not this year.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
A college degree
What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I went into work one day in January when even people who were paid didn't go in, because the wind chill was somewhere around -10°
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting the externship at SOM, to work on the new Freedom Tower in January.
What was your biggest failure?
My grades and my weight.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, just got caught in a fight with the business end of a hot glue gun.
What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmm....my pink coat and my iPod mini top the list.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Team Awesome's behavior.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Every single member of my college boyfriend's family.
Where did most of your money go?
Shoes, shopping, and bus tickets to and from New York.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My externship and my upcoming birthday.
What song will always remind you of 2004?
Superman by Lazlo Blane
Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder?
I'm happier, but I'm usually happy around Christmas. But generally, I think I was happier this year.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Exercising, knitting, reading...schoolwork.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
How will you be spending Christmas?
I'll be at my house opening presents from my family, and we will probably visit some relatives. Actually, I'm not entirely sure. Hopefully, we'll see a movie :)
How will you be spending New Years?
I have no idea.
Did you fall in love in 2004?
I thought I was in love, but it was with a jerk who wasn't worth my time. I should have broken up with him when he started crying because I was going home for the summer freshman year.
How many one-night stands?
What was your favorite TV program?
Scrubs, Gilmore Girls, Joan of Arcadia, Desperate Housewives, and 24.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Loads of people, but I suspect it started manifesting itself last year in most cases. There is this one girl at WILG, though...Gah. I can't stand her anymore. Make that two - but the second one, I didn't particularly like last year, either.
What was the best book you read?
I'm in the middle of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Prior to that I think I had finished The Fountainhead, but that was a while ago. Both are great reads.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
I re-discovered Nirvana, which is something I'm kind of happy about.
What did you want and got?
I'd been obsessing about my iPod for months before I bought it, and I also really wanted this one pair of shoes for months and I found them on sale at the last minute. That was awesome.
What was your favorite film of this year?
It's a tie between Dodgeball and I Heart Huckabees.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 20, and I think I went out to dinner with CB, then he took me to see Rent. It was a long time ago...back at the beginning of January.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less CB family interaction and more Lowe family interaction.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
What kept you sane?
Drugs and alcohol. Just kidding. Knitting kept me sane.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What political issue stirred you the most?
Abortion/Stem Cell Research
Who did you miss?
Lots of people, but my aim is improving.
Who was the best new person you met?
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004.
I couldn't sum it up in words, and I might not have "learned" it anyway.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"And you say, Be still, my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in
Don't you understand?
I already have a plan
I'm waiting for my real life to begin."