...and I still stalk, I mean "read a lot of" Chris's blog so...from her blog to your's. I'll link you over just as soon as bloglines stops acting a damn fool.
What did you do in 2007 that you have never done before?
Got on an international flight. Or two.
Did you keep your new year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?
Can't remember what they were so let's say probably not. Didn't make any this year. So been there, done that.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Uhhmmm...my ex-landlord had a cutie. As did my boss. But most importantly, my brother's wife gave him his first kid. A little dude. How cute is that??
Did anyone close to you die?
I don't think so...
What countries did you visit?
Canada, China, Tibet, India, Nepal
What would you like to have more of in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
perspective. peace. simplicity.
What date in 2007 will remain etched in your memory?
October 5, 2007 (smile).
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
winning Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame
What was your biggest failure?
missing the call (perspective)/resigning - quitting because I couldn't take the drama
Did you suffer illness or injury?
injury like you wouldn't believe. But for the first time in a long time, no illness
What was the best thing you bought?
airline tickets to El Paso for the two of us.
Where did most of your money go?
the trip of a lifetime, paying stupid overnight postage, car payments, school loans...life
What did you get really really really excited about?
thinking about how I'm really REALLY going to get to be his wife
What song will always remind you of 2007?
Kanye West - Stronger
What do you wish you had done more of?
enjoying the silence
What do you wish you have done less of?
how did you spend Christmas?
in Palm Desert enjoying the sunshine and family
did you fall in love 2007?
more deeply and fully
fave TV show?
of 2007? Either Everest Beyond the Limit or Meerkat Manor...I know...I'ma dork
Hate anyone now that you didn't hate last year?
just a bit wiser and less gullible for the wear.
What was the best book you read this year?
what are books? Sister of My Heart is the one I still remember. Time to break out some David Sedaris again...always gives me more perspective.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
no "discoveries" so much as just good new stuff from old faves.
What did you want and get?
What were your favorite films this year?
* (these are films I SAW in 2007 given we watch almost everything at home on the 110 screen and all) Babel, I am Legend, Blood Diamond, Children of Men, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Last King of Scotland, Little Miss Sunshine, The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, Perfect Stranger, American Gangster, Mr. Brooks, Ratatouille, Transformers, Into the Wild
What did you do on your birthday?
went to Icon for mac and cheese and saw Titantic in super rich detail. Also got a phone that works and got to hang out with my fave person in the world.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Personal fashion concept of 2007?
step it up...suburbia here we come
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Will Smith. Still and always. Well and Denzel of course.
What political issue stirred you the most?
[lack of] government accountability. the prospect of a woman or black president becoming a hard reality.
Who did you miss?
my brother. Alex. Rachel. my mom. my nephew Q and all his brothers. my sister. him. All the time. my grandmother.
Who was the best new person you met in 2007?
during the drama that was HOF gate, there was one woman who genuinely took the time to say "and what" and put it all in perspective for me. Chris S was a godsend right when I needed one. It might seem tacky to say this and I hope it doesn't make it sound like she's ancient or anything BUT, if my grandmother were not gone, I'd SWEAR I had had her on email the whole time I talked with Chris.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007?
Perspective notes that being "right" means nothing if you can't realize how "wrong" you are.
What are you most excited about in 2008?
Being all his.
What are you the least excited about in 2008?
the hard times I know are coming for lots of folks close to me. Just hope I have the stamina and resources to help them all through it all.