What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
I tried tofu (pretty good) and salmon (surprise: I'm allergic). I starred in a play. I went on two rescue missions (one for Ian, one for Grannette). I sang karaoke.
Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't make any last year, but this year's gonna be full of 'em.
What countries did you visit?
None. Unless Missouri counts as a country.
What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Impetuous adventures. I hardly did a single spontaneous thing the entire year.
What date/s from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Opening night of Macbeth, because I was mothereffing Lady Macbeth. September 26th because that's when I decided I was going on a mission. The last week of July/first week of August because my siblings and I got to hang out with Grannette and go camping with her.
What was your biggest failure?
Focusing so much on making other people happy that I totally lost track of myself. (This is basically the story of the entire year.)
What was the best thing you bought?
Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz. Also, any time I fed Spencer.
Where did most of your money go?
Books, food, clothes.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Macbeth! Seeing the New Pornographers with Phoebe! School starting back up! Civil War history! Going on a mission! Spencer's birthday! Christmas!
What song will always remind you of 2010?
"Gold Soundz" - Pavement.
What was your job this year?
Did you have any encounters with the police in 2010?
I got pulled over driving from Logan to Newton for "reckless driving." Which apparently covers "trying like hell to avoid rear-ending the stop-and-go douchebag in front of me."
What was your favorite TV program?
Degrassi, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU.
What was the best book you read?
Sadly, this year has included virtually NO reading for pleasure.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
What did you want and get?
I wanted a job, and good grades, and a boyfriend. I got the first two.
Did you make any new friends this year?
Yes! Natalie (via Spencer) and Alexa and Belinda and Olivia (from work), among many others.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 21. I woke up late, ate liege waffles, went shopping with Mom and Grannette, then went to dinner, then Spencer came over and then I went to bed early because I'd had a mysterious illness the previous day.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
The concept was "Try to Wear Fewer T-Shirts So You Aren't Mistaken for a Lesbian." I think it was a success.
What kept you sane?
Mom, and Spencer.
Who was the best new person you met?
If you mean "new" as in "met for the first time," probably the guy who brings the paper in the morning. He's incredible.
How do you plan to start 2011?
With my family, probably at home.
Where did you begin 2010?
In bed, I think, haha.
How did you spend your summer?
Stage managing, reading, road tripping, taking summer class, and narrowly avoiding emotional crisis.
What was your worst month?
It's a three-way tie between June, September and October -- but for very different reasons.
Favorite night out?
Oh jeez, the night Sadie and Autumn came into town at the end of the summer. Also, most any night with Spencer.
What sporting events did you attend?
What was your best month?
Overall, how would you rate this year?
Mm, maybe a five. It wasn't the best.
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
School, Spencer's house, work.
Do anything embarrassing?
Oh, lots. But it was fun. :)
Something new to try in 2011:
Getting to bed on time. :)