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2012 Retrospective Survey!
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:07:11 pm »

Yup, it's that time of year again!

C'mon people!  Give it a shot!!!!


1. What did you do in 2012 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 2013 that you lacked in 2012?


7. What date from 2012 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 2012?


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 2012?


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 2012?


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 2012:


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: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 09:08:18 pm »

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Went up the Empire State Building, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, and learned the NYC Subway System.

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

No I didn’t, and yeah, I’m sure I will.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Two different friends had their first children this year.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Thankfully, no.

5. What countries did you visit?

England

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

My own place and more will-power

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

October 28th, when Hurricane Sandy slammed into NJ.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Saving money

9. What was your biggest failure?

Giving into cravings

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

no

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Tickets to England

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Democrats, who added gay marriage to their platform.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

All politicians who made stupid comments about rape.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Savings account.

15.What made you really really really excited?

Getting Jake Gyllenhaal’s autograph.

16.What song will forever remind you of 2012?

Ganghan Style - Psy

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

a) happier or sadder?  The same
b) thinner or fatter?      fatter
c) richer or poorer?   Slightly richer
 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Focusing on my health

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

Eating whatever I wanted

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

With family

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

With friends

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

Once again, no.

23. How many one-night stands?

Once again, none.

24. What were your favorite TV programs?

Modern Family, Glee, Walking Dead.

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

No

26. What was the best book you read?

I can't recall.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

The Lumineers, & Delta Rae.

28. What did you want and get?

To see old friends.

29. What did you want and not get?

boyfriend

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

End of Watch

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

Nothing, and I was 43

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

Focusing on myself.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?

Jeans and pullovers, usually with boots.

34. What kept you sane?

My friends

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

Ty Burell

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Gay marriage and women’s right to choose.

37. Who did you miss?

Brokies who were “glory bound”

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

The new friends I met for the first time in London in November.

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

Myself

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

Life has enough drama without you inflicting your own needlessly into it.

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

A hand for each hand was planned for the world
Why don't my fingers reach?
 Millions of grains of sand in the world
 Why's mine a lonely beach?
Where are the heels to click to my clack?
Where is the voice to answer mine back?
 I'm all alone in the world



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: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 11:23:11 am »
{{{{{{Chuck}}}}}}  Thank you for sharing such insight to your soul.  I am sorry too that you don't have that special someone in your life, to share it all with.  Please don't give up.  He's just around the corner.
Dawn is coming,
Open your eyes...

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Re: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 04:06:21 pm »
Not gonna answer all the questions but:

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Major renovations to the house.

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

I never make any. Don't think of it as a once a year plan. In 2011 I tried (and succeeded) in getting rid of my 200 grams/day potato chip habit. but that was not a year end resolution. Resolutions should be when you're ready to go for it. Can't say I've made any this past year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

no

4. Did anyone close to you die?

no

5. What countries did you visit?

didn't travel

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Learning to spend savings. I renovated the house without borrowing.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

knock on wood - no

11. What was the best thing you bought?

a HDTV

14. Where did most of your money go?

renovations, including spa-like bath room and 6 000 $ worth of new drapes

15.What made you really really really excited?

watching live events for the first time in almost a decade ... election returns, Olympics

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?  same, I think
b) thinner or fatter?   same, I think - maybe a little heavier
c) richer or poorer?     poorer - cause I spent a chunk of my savings. But my house has probably increased in value, so maybe i'm richer. Who knows. I'm not hurting.
 
20. How will you be spending Christmas?

As usual, I'm heading north (by plane this time) to Timmins and my sibblings. One of my brothers will be there (at Christmas) for the first time in a long while.

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

no plans. Probably spend it alone at home as per usual.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

no

23. How many one-night stands?

none

24. What were your favorite TV programs?

I'm still enamoured by The West Wing but I've picked up a few other DVD collections and enjoyed Six Feet Under and Mad Men

26. What was the best book you read?

I have enjoyed reading The Hunger Game trilogy

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

A 1984 song I don't remember ever hearing before ... Only You by the Flying Pickets

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

nothing - I became (in some people's viewpoints) a senior. I'm 60

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?

I'm gradually moving away from t-shirts and jeans to western style shirts and jeans

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

the prospect of our lame-duck-worst-ever mayor getting turfed out of office.

37. Who did you miss?

I think of my late parents more often than I thought I would.

40. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

I'm losing hope in my liberal belief and seeing economics, and therefore big buisiness or THE COPORATE WORLD controls just about everything. Rather depressing!
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Re: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 07:19:04 pm »

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Trekked from 9,000 ft to 17,600 ft in altitude in the Himalayas, and my first time ever in the Eastern Hemisphere.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I will make some NY resolutions in the coming year, and I kept all 1 of the ones I made in 2012.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My daughter.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
Nepal, with a stopover in Qatar. Also visited Canada.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A supportive mate.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 29, my father's 100th birthday which I celebrated at Everest Base Camp.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
See #1 above.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not a failure, but I disappointed myself several times in not being as patient with my mother as I should have.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
In Nepal I acquired a cough but it went away before I left Nepal. I had an eye infection in the fall. Nothing serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bought a white shirt at REI that I wore throughout Nepal that had built in UV and insect protection.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The courageous principal and teachers of Sandy Hook school. I hope I would have done half as well in the same situation.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Romney...just pitiful!

14. Where did most of your money go?
See #1 above, plus I sent my son off to a private college.

15.What made you really really really excited?
Life of Pi

16.What song will forever remind you of 2012?
Rolling in the Deep

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

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With my family and my two grandchildren

21. How will you be spending New Year's?
I have no idea...probably nothing

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Yes, with Nepal.

23. How many one-night stands?
There were some nightstands in the teahouses I stayed in for one night each in Nepal.

24. What were your favorite TV programs?
Sherlock and Sherlock and Sherlock.

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nepali temple music

28. What did you want and get?
A trip to Nepal.

29. What did you want and not get?
Friendship

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Cloud Atlas (so far)

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went on a hike to Mount Falcon, I am older than the hills.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I had the courage to start a new life as a single person.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Right now I just want to wear black.

34. What kept you sane?
Memories of my trek.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Benedict. No, not the pope!

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
gun control

37. Who did you miss?
All the Denver Brokies who I barely saw this whole year.

38. Who was the best new person(s) you met?
My guide, Krishna.

38. Side question...who would I like to get to know better?
I think you would like some of the people in this new group I belong to called "Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients"

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Just put one foot in front of the other and you'll be surprised what you can do.

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

We could have had it all.
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Re: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 04:30:25 am »
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Baught a pup from a breeder. Something I never thought I would do.


2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Never make them


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Kelda!


4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, two people.

5. What countries did you visit?
France, England, Scotland, Switzerland, USA, Italy


6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Maybe win the lottery? Seriously: nothing

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Not big with dates. There are some days which I will remember, but already have forgotten the exact date. ::)


11. What was the best thing you bought?
New pup


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My daughter


14. Where did most of your money go?
Tearing down barn


15.What made you really really really excited?
New pup, all my travels

16.What song will forever remind you of 2012?
Not a song, but Adele's voice


17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?  happier
b) thinner or fatter?     same
c) richer or poorer?   same
 

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Christmas Eve with my family. The two Christmad Holidays with extented family


21. How will you be spending New Year's?
At home with family


22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Yes, there was one specific moment this year when I fell in love with my hubby all over again


23. How many one-night stands?
None


24. What were your favorite TV programs?
NCIS


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


26. What was the best book you read?
Nothing that stands out. Right now I'm reading The Art of Fielding and enjoy it so far.


28. What did you want and get?
Plenty travels


29. What did you want and not get?
New kitchen



31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Family and in-laws came over and I was 44

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Same as usual: jeans and t-shirt in summer, jeans and sweatshirt, preferably a hoodie with zipper, in winter


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


35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Dunno. Matt Damon is always good for the position. :laugh:


36. What political issue stirred you the most?
US elections

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Re: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 04:19:39 pm »


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
I went to Winchester, Tennessee.

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

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
The U.S.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A vacation.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Election night. Not nly because Obama won but because Marriage Equality took a giant step forward, and the tea party didn't.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Financial stability.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I have ate and ate and ate and ate.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had to get my last wisdom tooth took out after it developed a cavity.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
White Tail Bourbon Whiskey. Very smooth.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Barack Hussein Obama, I admire him more and more as time goes by.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
All the people over at Fox Noise, Rush Limbaugh and the usual religious suspects.

14. Where did most of your money go?
In the bank, baby!

15.What made you really really really excited?
Cloud Atlas, Glee

16.What song will forever remind you of 2012?
Gangnam Style, Skyfall, Red Solo Cup

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?  the same
b) thinner or fatter?     fatter
c) richer or poorer?   money wise rich, which is just numbers.
 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Hiking, being outdoors or on the water.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
surfing the net, eating,

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With family.

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

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
No.

23. How many one-night stands?
Zero

24. What were your favorite TV programs?
Sherlock, Glee, The Mentalist

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Lunatics, by Dave Barry

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Psy

28. What did you want and get?
Another drink.

29. What did you want and not get?
A vacation.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Cloud Atlas

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 49. I had lunch with my family......I think.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Paying my realestate taxes in full the day I got the bill.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Good Will.

34. What kept you sane?
Knowledge there is a bigger world that what is right around me.

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

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Marriage Equality

37. Who did you miss?
Richard Wilson.

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

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

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
When you are bombarded by stupidity from all sides, when your own family is showing their ass to you. Ignore them. Don't speak harshly, it is just a phase and it will pass.

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

Freddie Mac can kiss my ass.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: 2012 Retrospective Survey!
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 04:57:45 pm »

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Rented a house abroad by myself

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Nope and nope. I know myself better than that.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My big sister gave birth to a baby girl. They named her Moa.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No

5. What countries did you visit?
Germany, US

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Self-discipline

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I´m not big on remembering dates. Thinking back, the only date I´m fairly sure on is September 19 when Berit, Sophia and myself saw Bruce Springsteen perform in NJ.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a steady job and following through on my Wyoming travel plans

9. What was your biggest failure?
I´m not always who I wish I were

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A persistant cough, nothing else

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Everything related to travel

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Jon Stewart

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Every member and supporter of the SD (Sweden Democrats) party.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travel and restaurant visits

15.What made you really really really excited?
Sleep No More made me feel as alive as I´ve ever been

16.What song will forever remind you of 2012?
The theme from the movie Vertigo

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

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
worrying and self-beating

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With family

21. How will you be spending New Year's?
Don´t know yet

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
I´m always in love

23. How many one-night stands?
None

24. What were your favorite TV programs?
About two months ago I re-discovered an old favorite tv-show of mine - "The Pretender". Have also been watching a lot of Colbert and The Daily Show as of late.

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Don´t think I´ve read through a whole book this entire year. I don´t seem to able to focus long enough.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Patsy Kline

28. What did you want and get?
I got most things I wished for this year

29. What did you want and not get?
A billion bucks

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Amazing SpiderMan. Saw it three times in Laramie this summer.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I don´t remember. 34

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I actually don´t know.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
A more professional look - at work at least.

34. What kept you sane?
As always, fiction, travel and humour.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Lee Tergesen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Marriage equality and right-extremism.

37. Who did you miss?
Absent friends

38. Who was the best new person(s) you met?
Haven´t made any new best friends, but have met a lot of nice people while traveling.

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

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
I wish

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

 

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
In whatever comes our way