2009 Is Almost Over, What Have You Done?


The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 14 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Because I have absolute nothing to do right now, I’m regressing to my inner high school self (perhaps even earlier).

Stayed single almost the whole year?
Yes, story of my life

Done something you’ve regretted?
To quote Sinata, “Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.”

Lost someone?
Sigh. Yes.

Cut class?
On occasion.

Were involved in something you’ll never forget?
Definitely. Graduated, traveled, and started work.

Visited a different country?
Twelve of them: Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany

Cooked a gross meal?

Lost something important to you?
Not that I can think of.

Got a gift you adore?

Tripped over a coffee table?
Coffee table? No.

Dyed your hair?

Came close to losing your life?

Went to a party?
Of course

Read a great book?
Yes, Mere Christianity.

Saw one of your favorite bands/artists live?
Nope, 2010 I will though.

2009: Friends and Enemies

Did you meet any new friends this year?

Did you dislike anyone?
There’s always a few people who irk me.

Did you grow apart from anyone?
Unfortunately yes.

Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships?
Not that I can think of.

2009: Your BIRTHDAY!

Did you have a cake?

Did you have a party?
Yes…speaking of which, I still need to edit those photos and upload them…

Did you get any presents?
Yes, including this little ditty which I’m wearing right now.,

Were you single?
See above.

2009: All about YOU

Did you change at all this year?

Did you change your style?
I would use the word, “evolved.”

Were you in school?

Did you get good grades?
Actually, yes.

Did you drive?

Did you own a car?
More or less.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No. Erin Chase says, “Um hi, I gave birth actually. You’re my technical goto guy…that means we’re close. You should change that!!!!! ;]”

Did you move at all?
Back to Seattle.

Did you go on any vacations?
Several times.

Would you change anything about yourself now?
Without being able to preview an alternate timeline, no.

2009 WRAP-UP:

Was 2009 a good year?
All in all, yes.

When did things change for you if they did?
Life is a continuum, not a series of discrete moments.

Do you think 2010 will be better then 2009?
It’s going to be hard to beat, but I’m going for it.

In 2009 I….

( ) stayed single for the whole year
( ) kissed in the snow
(x) celebrated Halloween
(x) had your heart broken
(x) mooned someone
( ) went over the minutes on your cell phone
( ) someone questioned your sexual orientation
( ) came out of the closet
( ) gotten pregnant
( ) had an abortion
( ) done something you’ve regretted


( ) painted a picture
(x) wrote a poem
(x) ran a mile
( ) shopped at Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch
( ) posted a blog on MySpace
(x) visited a foreign country
( ) cut in a line of waiting people
( ) told someone you were busy when you weren’t
(x) partied to celebrate the new year
( ) cooked a disastrous meal
( ) lied about how old you were
(x) prank called someone

In 2009 I also….

[x] broke a promise
[ ] fell out of love
[x] told a little white lie
[x] lied
[x] cried over a broken heart
[x] disappointed someone close
[x] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[x] slept under the stars
[x] kept your new years resolution
[ ] forgot your new years resolution
[ ] met one of your idols
[x] changed your outlook on life
[x] sat home all day doing nothing
[ ] pretended to be sick
[x] left the country
[x] almost died
[ ] given up on something/someone important to you
[ ] lost something expensive
[x] learned something new about yourself
[x] tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it
[x] made a change in your life
[x] found out who your true friends were
[x] met great people
[x] stayed up til sunrise
[ ] cried over the silliest thing
[x] had friends who were drifting away from you
[ ] had a high cell phone bill
[ ] spent most of your money on food
[ ] had a fist fight
[x] went to the beach with your best friend(s)
[x] gotten sick
[ ] liked more than 5 people at the same time