Monday, December 30, 2013

because aunt motherfucking becky said so.

according to aunt motherfucking becky, i'm apparently supposed to do things like this near new year's day.  i'll do it now, and i might even post something serious and introspective later.  

or not.  or maybe photos of my cats.  maybe.  we'll see.

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
worked for free.  as an intern.  i love the experience, but i really really miss the paycheck.
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i don't do resolutions.  i think it's setting myself up for failure.  
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?'s hard to define 'close'.  family or close friends?  nope.  
4. Did anyone close to you die?
let's see... 2013.... nope, no one that close to me died.  
5. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
a job in my chosen career field with a paycheck.
6. What countries did you visit?
new jersey.  wait.  i didn't leave the country this year.  
7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why:
ummmmm...... hmph.  maybe the day i quit my well-paying desk job to make no money in my chosen field?  maybe the day i was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?  maybe the first day i took chemotherapy.  that might be it.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
not going back to a paying desk job and staying in school.  
also, completing another year NOT seeing 'two girls, one cup'.  regardless of how many time awesome husband @_antgas tries to get me to see it.
9. What was your biggest failure?
fuck failure.  i try to look at everything as a learning experience.  but i did fuck up a dozen cookies.  i tried to make them bigger.  not a good idea.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
hahahahahahahaha.  yes.  
11. What was the best thing you bought?
i just treated myself to my second coach bag of the year.  i spend money on dumb things.  but i also bought myself a heated blanket.  yum.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
mine for not killing stupid fucking asshats?  does that count?  also, awesome husband @_antgas for putting up with my shenanigans for another year.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
people in general.  they are quite often asshats.  also, men who think women dressing a certain way means she should be raped.  that kind of reddit crap.
14. Where did most of your money go?
i don't make a lot of money.  awesome husband @_antgas shares with me.  most of it goes to rent and food and car payments... you know. living expenses.  and some to cats and medication.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
that one of my oldest, bestest friends lent me her citi card to get billy joel tickets for next march.  
16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
meh.  'summertime sadness' by lana del ray because i still can't get it out of my damn head.  
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? ....happier?
ii. thinner or fatter? no change.
iii. richer or poorer? poorer. see: 1, 5, 7.  poorer.  
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
stayed positive?  i don't know.  
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
worrying.  worrying and being anxious and whatnot.  crap.
20. How will you be did you spending Christmas?
woke up earlyish and made waffles, brunch squares (like quiche), bacon, veggie sausage, and cinnamon rolls for awesome husband, my dad, my brother, sisterfromanothermister, and her mom.  they came over to open presents and whatnot.  then we went to my inlaws for a couple of hours where people coughed near me and i lost my damn mind, then went to my dad's brother's house and visited with that side of the family where no one coughed near me.
21. There was no #21. I don’t know why there was no 21.
i'll answer the 21 that aunt becky came up with.
21. Why does the term “designer drugs” conjure up an image of a bunch of pills hanging out wearing tiny Chanel and Prada clothing and snappy accessories?
it really doesn't to me.  i think more of ecstasy and club drugs and the like.  but i like the idea of pills wearing prada.
22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
i've been married for almost a decade and banging the same guy since 1997.  i don't know if this is an appropriate answer, but this is what you get.  
23. How many one-night stands?
really?  see above.
24. What was your favorite TV program?
the walking dead maybe.  i really like bob's burgers too.  and cartoons in general.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
hate is a wasted emotion.  i'm not going to waste my energy hating people.  stupid.
26. What was the best book you read?
'dad is fat' by jim gaffigan.  hahaha.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
ergh, what?
28. What did you want and get?
i mostly get what i want.  that sounds bitchy, but if i really want something, like REALLY, i work to find a way to get it.  like playstation 4.  we wanted it, we found a way to get it.  boom.  QED.
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
harry potter?  does that still count?  i have no idea when it came out.  but i haven't seen a movie in the theater in a long time.  we did see 'jurassic park 3d' when it came out.  i think that might have been this year.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i think maybe we went out to dinner?  no idea.  and i was 32 and 33 on my last birthday.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
not sure.  i try to be happy with what i have.  it's not easy but i'm trying.  so stop asking annoying questions like that.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
my what?  i don't know.  i'm not 15.  or a model.
34. What kept you sane?
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
well i still quite fancy nigella lawson.  she's HAWT.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
37. Who did you miss?
my mom.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
i don't really know.  trying to think of new people i met this year.  it's kind of a blur.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:
life.  loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it.  
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (because this Meme is apparently written for tweens):
really?  i'm not a 16 year old girl suffering her first broken heart.  i'm starting to regret ever listening to aunt motherfucking becky and doing this. 
good thing i'm done.  so, do this if you want and link back to me or whatever.  or don't do it.  i'll live with the rejection.

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