Trowa Barton (trowa_barton) wrote,
Trowa Barton
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Year in Review

I'm a sucker for memes like this. 2006 has been a blur, so I hope I can remember.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?

Walked on a beach at moonlight
Kissed certain people
Went to Walden Pond
Planned a wedding

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I'm somewhat more financially secure, but that was more of a necessity to help pay for a wedding. I'm still working on confidence with regards to people. Given my current status as engaged to the lovely hammercock, I must be doing something right. Sadly, my family continues to fall apart in Florida.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

sonata960 among others. Ask me again in two months.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

William T. Rivas: the family cocker spaniel who was like an unofficial brother to me. Died a couple of weeks ago at age 18.

5. What countries did you visit?

None in 2006. In 2007, hammercock and I look forward to Japan.

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?

More money to pay off debts.
A wife

7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 25: Anniversary
August 24: Sweetie's square birthday
August 25: Massive Square Birthday party for sweetie
November 3: Anniversary
December 15: Birthday

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

There's this thing at work in which I created an infastructure which saved the company time and money. It got recognized at a holiday party. Long story.
Also, I was in two of my finest performances: as Tony Kirby in "You Can't Take It With You" and as Angelo Ossoli in "The Margaret Ghost"

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not getting in touch with my family such that everyone is miserable.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Mobius strip wedding bands

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Future wife. Enough said.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My mother, father, and brothers. Long story.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Food. Debt payments. Wedding.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Being in Theater@First and planning my wedding.

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
A parody of "Sweeny Todd" based on Star Wars

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?

Happier

b) thinner or fatter?

Ask me again in a few weeks (Damn alcohol and chocolates)

c) richer or poorer?

Hard to say considering that I make more money but it's going to wedding stuff.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Debauchery and better organization in wedding plans.

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

Procrastinating.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At home with guests and my housemates. Celebrated the one year anniversary of my engagement.

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

Probably hammercock, with my parents a close second (fewer but longer calls).

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?

Definitely in lust with quite a number of people.

23. How many one-night stands?

I WISH

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Mythbusters, The Amazing Race.

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

Not really.

26. What was the best book you read?

"Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Jonathan Coulton

28. What did you want and get?

This could take a while. Long story. Remind me to tell it to you.

29. What did you want and not get?

More money with my job.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Either "Shortbus" or "Little Miss Sunshine"

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 29 on my birthday. There was a night in Quincy market with lillibet, a night in Prudential and Newberry St. with hammercock and a Paella, Port, Popcorn party.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having to worry about the wedding budget. Not being shy about certain people.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?

Corporate goth

34. What kept you sane?

My future wife.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Keri from Mythbusters

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The 2006 mid-term elections

37. Who did you miss?

Billy

38. Who was the best new person you met?

taura_g and theloriest

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:

Don't be complacent. Enjoy what you have.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
ey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
Hey little sister who's your superman
Hey little sister who's the one you want
Hey little sister shot gun!

It's a nice day to start again
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
I've been away for so long (so long)
I've been away for so long (so long)
I let you go for so long

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

(Pick it up)

Take me back home
There is nothin' fair in this world
There is nothin' safe in this world
And there's nothin' sure in this world
And there's nothin' pure in this world
Look for something left in this world
Start again
Come on

It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again

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