Current Mood: Tired
I “stole” this from an Only in Malta (formerly known as Malta Forums!!) thread…
End Of Year 2007 Survey
What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Pretend to be nice to a person… One of my character traits is painful honesty; I don’t normally smile at someone if I don’t feel like smiling. But recently, I did. (And it didn’t feel good!)
Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I’ve given up New Years’ resolutions a long time ago. But during some quieter minutes “between the years” I usually resolve to look at the brighter side of life in the coming year… Alas, it has never worked!
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
England and Germany.
What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Some peace of mind.
What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
12th November. My return to tourism – and first day in employment after being my own boss for 2 years.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
The publication of Leben und Arbeiten in Malta.
What was your biggest failure?
Trying to make a living with writing.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Only a gross assortment of scratches and bites by Simba…
What was the best thing you bought?
Christmas present for hubby.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Been thinking long and hard of an answer. Can’t come up with any, though.
Whose behavior made you appalled?
Where did most of your money go?
Hardly had any, to start with, but a clothes shopping spree in Berlin last March jumps to mind!
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting my dad’s “old” Canon EOS 300D!!
What song will always remind you of 2007?
Supertramp – Know Who You Are
Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) Happier or sadder? Sadder
b) Thinner or fatter? Fatter
c) Richer or poorer? Richer
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Writing & taking photographs.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Procrastinating – and smoking!
How will you be spending Christmas?
Did you fall in love in 2007?
How many one-night stands?
What was your favorite TV program?
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I’m trying hard not to, but – yes.
What was the best book you read?
Difficult to judge – I read so many… The one sticking out in my memory, though, was Caroline Smailes’ “In Search of Adam”
What was your greatest musical discovery?
None, I’m afraid. I pretty much stuck to my old favourites all through the year!
What did you want and get?
A SLR camera!
What did you want and not get?
Can’t think of anything… that’s good, no?
What was your favourite film of this year?
I’m afraid I didn’t watch any films…
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Soak up some sunshine down by the water in Xlendi, as is our tradition on my birthday (weather permitting). It was my forty-eighth…
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jack Bauer LOL!
What political issue stirred you the most?
Stirring is exaggerated; but the upcoming general elections – which have been “upcoming” forever – got pretty much on my nerves.
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
It’s just occurring to me that I’ve been living the life of a hermit…
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
Money isn’t everything – but having some sure helps in life!
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
This is tough one – it’s impossible to sum up the emotions of this year, there have been so many of them, and so contrasting ones, too. But given my introvert character, this comes close:
It’s quite painful
It’s quite lonely
This is the way I want it to be
In my room to bleed