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2010 Retrospective Survey
« on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:49 pm »
Ok, it's that time of year!

This is a 40 question survey about your year in review.  Read it over, quote it, remove the quote tags, and then fill it in with your answers.





2010 Retrospective Survey

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?


7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?


9. What was your biggest failure?


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?


11. What was the best thing you bought?


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?



13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?


14. Where did most of your money go?


15.What made you really really really excited?


16.What song will forever remind you of 2010?


17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
b) thinner or fatter?   
c) richer or poorer? 
 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?


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


20. How will you be spending Christmas?


21. How will you be spending New Year's?


22. Did you fall in love in 2010?


23. How many one-night stands?


24. What were your favorite TV programs?


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


26. What was the best book you read?


27. What was your greatest musical discovery?


28. What did you want and get?


29. What did you want and not get?


30. What was your favorite film of this year?


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


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


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?


34. What kept you sane?


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


36. What political issue stirred you the most?


37. Who did you miss?


38. Who was the best new person(s) you met?


38. Side question...who would I like to get to know better?


39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:


40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 07:16:27 pm »
2010 Retrospective Survey


1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Went to Rome, Italy!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't remember what my resolution was, so I guess it's safe to assume I didn't keep it!  And yes, I'll make one for next year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No

4. Did anyone close to you die?

My old high school buddy, Paul died, and I lost two Brokie friends this year.  Rodney Giles, and my "big brother", Rich Wilson.  I think of him every day.

5. What countries did you visit?

England and Italy

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

my usual request, a boyfriend

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

7/31/2010 - The day Rich died.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Working with the "Fat Smash" diet and losing weight.

9. What was your biggest failure?

not reaching my weight loss goal

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

no

11. What was the best thing you bought?

tickets to all the trips that I took this year.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Mine, I’m feeling stronger.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

I plead the 5th

14. Where did most of your money go?

trips and bills.

15.What made you really really really excited?

Seeing all my friends this year.

16.What song will forever remind you of 2010?

“DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" by Usher

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?  Happier
b) thinner or fatter?   thinner.  
c) richer or poorer?  richer
  
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Focusing on myself.

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

Letting myself get distracted

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

with family/friends

21. How will you be spending New Year's?

with friends

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

no-bring on 2011

23. How many one-night stands?

None.

24. What were your favorite TV programs?

Glee & The Walking Dead

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

I try to say no, but there are certain people who pushed me to the line this year.

26. What was the best book you read?

"Zero At The Bone" by Jane Seville & "Last Summer" by Michael Thomas Ford

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Ke$ha & Taio Cruz

28. What did you want and get?

Trip to London & Rome.

29. What did you want and not get?

a boyfriend

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

“Prince of Persia"

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

Nothing, which is fine with me.  LOL  I was 41.

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

More spending cash, less rushing around.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Let's see.  Jeans, button down shirt - tucked in, blazer, and Durango boots.

34. What kept you sane?

My family and friends.

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

Hugh Jackman

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Gay marriage......duh!

37. Who did you miss?

Rich Wilson

38. Who was the best new person(s) you met?

Some online friends I met face to face for the first time, my cousin Massimo in Rome!  

38. Side question...who would I like to get to know better?

Myself

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

No one has a guarantee on tomorrow, so make the most of today.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):

The wind is moving, But I am standing still
A life of pages, Waiting to be filled
A heart that's hopeful, A head that's full of dreams
But this becoming, Is harder than it seems
Feels like I'm

Looking for a reason, Roaming through the night to find
My place in this world, My place in this world
Not a lot to lean on, I need Your light to help me find
My place in this world, My place in this world

"Place In This World" - Michael W. Smith


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 12:32:25 pm »
Lovely summing up, Chuck.  I hope 2011 brings you everything you desire and more!  :-*
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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 01:15:57 pm »


Omg, it'll take me a long time to process all these questions!  :o


I can answer this one, though"


23. How many one-night stands?


As if!!!!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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(and you know who I am...)


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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 03:21:34 pm »
2010 Retrospective Survey

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Train trip through the US (I LOVE the cozy lil roomettes :))


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Don't make them

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No


4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes


5. What countries did you visit?
US and Greece

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Dunno. Maybe a job? But I'm not really sure I want one.


11. What was the best thing you bought?
plane tickets


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
my hubby's



14. Where did most of your money go?
the usual bills, and travelling


15.What made you really really really excited?
travelling


17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? same
b) thinner or fatter?    same
c) richer or poorer?  same
 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
baking Christmas cookies with my kids

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
only with hubby and kids. No guests this year on Christmas Eve. Then three days of our annual Christmas-tour to visit extened family.


21. How will you be spending New Year's?
At home. Only with immediate family for the first time in a long while. Playing lots and lots of board games.


22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
No, but stayed in love


23. How many one-night stands?
None


24. What were your favorite TV programs?
Bones, Grey's Anatomy


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


26. What was the best book you read?
Stieg Larsson, the whole trilogy

28. What did you want and get?
a bracelet for my birthday


29. What did you want and not get?
charms for my bracelet


30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Up


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
celebrate with family and friends, I was 42


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
clean clothes (reply stolen from Tru, but true for me)


34. What kept you sane?
Am I? ;)


36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Thilo Sarrazin's disgusting statements


37. Who did you miss?
my BFF, who I saw much too seldom this past year


39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
if something is wrong with you, seeing a doc might be a good idea


40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):
I've loved you for so long
I'll love you till the cows come home
till the moon drops in a bottle
I'll always love you full throttle

(sorry, couldn't resist :laugh:)

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 04:20:54 pm »

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Visited a drive-in movie theatre


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Was a long time since I made any

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes

5. What countries did you visit?
US

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A job that I like

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 12. The day I left for my extended US vacation

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Driving from Childress to Riverton by myself

9. What was your biggest failure?
Too many to mention

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I sprang my ankle last week. Nothing else besides that.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A pair of cowboy boots at Boot Barn in Sheridan, Wyoming (I've been wearing them almost every day since)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My Brokie friends´.


13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?


14. Where did most of your money go?
Travelling

15.What made you really really really excited?
Revisiting Signal Lodge

16.What song will forever remind you of 2010?
Whadya Want From Me, Adam Lambert and Alejandro, Lady Gaga

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? same
b) thinner or fatter?    same
c) richer or poorer?  richer
  
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Meeting friends

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I'll spend it (like always) with my parents and my sister and her family.

21. How will you be spending New Year's?
Am invited to a party, not sure I wanna go

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
No

23. How many one-night stands?
None

24. What were your favorite TV programs?
I've never before watched as little teve as I did this year

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No

26. What was the best book you read?
Fine Just the Way It Is, Annie Proulx

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Adam Lambert, Roseanne Cash

28. What did you want and get?
My US trip

29. What did you want and not get?
A better job

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Prince of Persia maybe? (I haven't watched many this year)

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
That's almost a year ago - I don't remember! :laugh:. But I turned 32

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
At home I've started to dress more "grownup", don't know why. While travelling I usually look like a hobo though

34. What kept you sane?
Precious memories, friends, music and fan fiction

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

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Right extremism

37. Who did you miss?
Several Brokies

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Life's short

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I'm miserable now

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I'm miserable now

In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who don't care if I live or die ?

Two lovers entwined pass me by
And heaven knows I'm miserable now

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I'm miserable now

In my life
Oh, why do I give valuable time
To people who don't care if I live or die ?

What she asked of me at the end of the day
Caligula would have blushed

"You've been in the house too long" she said
And I (naturally) fled

In my life
Why do I smile
At people who I'd much rather kick in the eye ?

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I'm miserable now

"You've been in the house too long" she said
And I (naturally) fled

In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who don't care if I live or die ?

Heaven knows I'm miserable now - The Smiths

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 04:22:14 pm »


1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Train trip through the US (I LOVE the cozy lil roomettes :))


Oh, I love them too, Chrissi. Just not the upper bunk....   ::) :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 06:16:34 am »
What a difference a year makes!!  2011 - bring it on!   8)

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

That's all pretty negative and I'll keep the details to myself - in short, though, I have felt disappointment in people at levels I never thought possible.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No, but I optimistically make them every time!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes, though it was technically toward the end of 2009 and we are sadly no longer close.  I am still thrilled for her and her family.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes.

5. What countries did you visit?

No foreign travel in 2010.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

I want a permanent, full-time job; I want to spend more time with people I love; I want to travel more; I want to make every moment count.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

7/31/2010 when I learned of Rich's death  :'(

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Moving Mom to Boston with me - which essentially means I've settled somewhere I intend to build a life and a home - that's big.

I was also very proud that the Boston gathering for the AIDS Walk turned out so well - I met so many new people cross-forum wise - and I'd like to make it a regular event!

9. What was your biggest failure?

There are countless small failures; I cannot think of enormous ones; there were a few key times that I wasn't there for family as quickly as I should have been...decision paralysis, I suppose.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No; I am thankfully very very healthy - I just need to lose a few pounds...few/fifty same diff, right?   :)

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Sleep-type sofa furniture for my studio so friends can sleep over, again, eventually.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

There was much good done this year; it's hard to choose a single person.  I will go with my cousin Chris, who I am learning that despite not fully understanding one another, he can be relied upon in his own way.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

This takes me back to question 1 and I just don't want to go there.  I'm not ready.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Living and keeping those I love living.

15.What made you really really really excited?

I'm thrilled Ronny is getting back involved with his music!  8)

16.What song will forever remind you of 2010?

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Why Walk When You Can Fly?

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter? same
c) richer or poorer? same

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

I wish I'd been more proactive and more assertive; I have more in me than I use effectively.  And of course time, spening more time with my loved ones; it's never enough.

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

Worrying about things that are out of my control...

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

I had many Christmases - two weeks ago, we celebrated with Ronny's family.  Christmas Eve itself, I went to hear the band play and danced my patootie off (see blog for patootie definition  :P).  And today, we had my family Christmas - Mom, Chris, Ronny, me, with Billy on speakerphone.  It feels like one of the best holidays ever.

21. How will you be spending New Year's?

New Year's Eve, Mom and I are watching Bogey westerns, like High Sierra and Sierra Madre.  New Year's Day, I plan to take a long hike and then hear R's band play with a good friend - there should be much dancing (and muscle-pulling).

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

Sometimes, like tonight, it seems like I fall in love all over again.  But it's more correct to say that I remain in love.   :-*

23. How many one-night stands?

None.

24. What were your favorite TV programs?

Paul has introduced me to Glee and Modern Family.  I catch episodes of Bones, The Closer, and Castle on Hulu when I can.

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

Hate is a very strong, negative word; I'd rather phrase it 'extremely disappointed'.

26. What was the best book you read?

I'm ashamed to say I didn't do much reading at all this year; nothing comes to mind of any substance.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

hunh...no new music either...what have I been doing?!

28. What did you want and get?

I have everything I need.

29. What did you want and not get?

I have everything I need.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

So far, Love and Other Drugs - a bit fluffy, but fun and an overdue Jakey success!  I loved A Single Man also, but that could have been last year.

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

I was 42, but for the life of me I don't know exactly what I was doing.  I know that around that time, Paul, Ronny, Andy, and I went out to dinner at a local restaurant.

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

A job where I feel as if I am making the contributions I have within me - I'm searching again and this time I'm only considering non-profit, environment, energy, social sectors...defense work is officially off the table.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

 :laugh:  I'm pretty sure that sweats and jeans and whatever sweatshirt or t-shirt is at hand isn't worthy of 'fashion concept'.  If I need to dress up, though, I usually choose a long skirt and wear my black cowgirl boots.

34. What kept you sane?

My friends

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

No one comes to mind, again...

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Homelessness, and I'm not through stirring.   :-\

37. Who did you miss?

It's a long list.  I will just try to focus on who I was lucky enough to see.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

Time is short.  Brokeback was supposed to teach us that lesson, yet we (I) need to learn it again and again. 

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):

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In this world there's a whole lot of trouble, baby
In this world there's a whole lot of pain
In this world there's a whole lot of trouble
But a whole lot of ground to gain
Why take when you could be giving, why watch as the world goes by
It's a hard enough life to be living, why walk when you can fly

In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow
In this world there's a whole lot of shame
In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow
And a whole lotta ground to gain
When you spend your whole life wishing, wanting and wondering why
It's a long enough life to be living, why walk when you can fly

In this world there's a whole lot of cold
In this world there's a whole lot of blame
In this world you've a soul for a compass
And a heart for a pair of wings
There's a star on the far horizon, rising bright in an azure sky
For the rest of the time that you're given, why walk when you can fly
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 09:50:06 am »



2010 Retrospective Survey

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Travelled to the US...first trip overseas


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Yes...I promised myself a trip to America to meet my friends.


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes


4. Did anyone close to you die?

No


5. What countries did you visit?

U.S.A


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

To see my bestie, Joy more often


7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The day I arrived in Tampa


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

To remain sane on an aeorplane for 14hours


9. What was your biggest failure?

Not having more patience with my mum


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Fell off my grandsons toy scooter on Boxing Day...still bloody sore


11. What was the best thing you bought?

Tickets to America


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My beautiful grandson Jai, he is only 10, but is so thoughtful and loving



13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My son Adam, but everything is ok now


14. Where did most of your money go?

Las Vegas


15.What made you really really really excited?

Meeting BBrokies face to face



16.What song will forever remind you of 2010?

I'm stuck in the 50's and 60's..so dont really listen to new stuff


17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter?    thinner
c) richer or poorer?  poorer
 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Kept my house tidier


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

cried


20. How will you be spending Christmas?

with my family


21. How will you be spending New Year's?

sleeping


22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

No


23. How many one-night stands?


Zero



24. What were your favorite TV programs?

Law and Order


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

No


26. What was the best book you read?

As Meat Loves Salt


27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Playing some CD's of 60's stuff that I had forgotten I dowloded


28. What did you want and get?

Some peace


29. What did you want and not get?

Some more meaning to my life


30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I watched Brothers with Dev and enjoyed that


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

I was 59 and I went out to dinner with my family


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

To have my hubby with me


33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?


jeans, shorts, tee shirts


34. What kept you sane?

my friends and family


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

I have the hots for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie....


36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Our general election, it took weeks to come to an outcome


37. Who did you miss?

My husband Bob


38. Who was the best new person(s) you met?

All my Brokie friends


38. Side question...who would I like to get to know better?

All of them


39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

How important family and friends are


40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (any song from any year):

An Elvis song....I'll Remember You.....two lines sum it all up.....To your arms someday, I'll return to stay...


Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

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Re: 2010 Retrospective Survey
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011, 04:15:37 pm »

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

To remain sane on an aeorplane for 14hours


You had 14 hours of driving flying ahead of you!
May 2019 be better for us all.