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1. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
marched a whole season, became president, really loved learning, started a friendship of actual 100% honesty (interesting experiment; we'll see if it lasts), enjoyed running

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I made some and I think I kept a few, but not all - I don't remember any of
No, wait, I didn't make any. That was two years ago. Sorry.
I may make a few. I need any excuse to exercise my atrophied resolove. I won't get bent out of shape about them, though.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
...Not to my recollection...

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, but more close-to-close-to's died than I can easily count.

5. What countries did you visit?
>:P None. Well, sometimes Springfield is kinda like a foreign country...

6. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
I could name some frivolous things like a significant other or adequate spending money. Or, how 'bout if I just keep the things this fall brought me that I so desparately wanted? Like direction and focus and my wits about me.

7. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Er... maybe June 1st (that's the day tour started.) I'm really bad with dates, though, except for birthdays and really colossal catastrophes (9/11, which I probably *would* have forgotten but for the fact that that's how everyone refers to it; 5/16, which I rarely remember on the day but can always tell you offhand). I don't remember the dates of any of my grandparents' deaths; I don't remember when initiation was, or any of the weddings I've been to. Meh. ::shrug::

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
either surviving tour, or surviving *and* enjoying this semester ;D.
Possibly the one(s) that will have the biggest reverberations into the future is this process of finding my path, learning to sing, sorting out my current occupation (ie., what to study).

9. What was your biggest failure?
either wasting tour, or going on it to begin with, or staying on it after that. I hate what happened in Alpha, but... I refuse to accept that as my fault or even really my responsibility any more than it was anyone else's.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
yeah, nothing major

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Possibly OotP, or (after tomorrow) that really hot shirt. ;D

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Anyone I marched with (well, almost) esp. the ones who lifted me up time and time again - Jenny, Jimmy, Hannah, Alex, Heather, Tim, Colin, Amy, Julie, Kelly, and of course the biggest, no pun intended, to my NOLA buddy Matt. :D (If I had a magic wand, I would surround myself with these people on the bus.)
Thera for sticking with me through all this crap.
Tiffany for not going postal. Truly impressive.
Ronda R. for generally being more of an inspiration than she can probably guess.
Megnn, Matt, and Chaz for making me laugh in Music History (and at other times). I do not know what I'm going to do with myself when suddenly, after four years living in the Con together, they're just not there anymore.
All my friends, in fact, for not running away from my crabbiness.
And my family, esp. my dad, who continues to astonish me by granting me far more autonomy than I expect.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My own, almost invariably.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Steak'n'Shake, Wendy's, or the Bobber. >:P Drat you, subversive late-night-outingers. ;D

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Tour starting, tour being over, semester starting, semester being over.

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
Jonatha Brooke - Linger.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier, I think - I'm certainly more functional, though also more recently sorely disappointed.
ii. thinner or fatter? ugh, the latter. But I'm going to buy running shoes, darnit.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer in terms of available money and net assets; richer in terms of cash I can get my hands on in a hurry for tuition and stuff if necessary (education fund rollover)

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Trying, sleeping, chilling, enjoying the good times

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
eating :P, worrying about things I couldn't change

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
In my pyjamas. At my house. Packing some stuff for week excursion to Pittsburgh. :)

21. What happened to this one?
It fell in!

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
That's debatable. Certainly not in any practical, feasible, or applicable sense of the word. Or perhaps yes, but not with a person.

23. How many one-night stands?
No, make that ::roflmao::

24. What was your favourite TV program?
What on earth's a TV?

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Only people that I didn't know at this time last year. And only a very few of them.

26. What was the best book you read?
Possibly The Screwtape Letters.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Phantom's show ;D, DMB's Lillywhite Sessions (so very deep), free organum

28. What did you want and get?
Another chance

29. What did you want and not get?
Another chance that panned out the way I wanted it to.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Of the one feature-length movie I've seen in a theatre this year, I would have to go with PotC. ;D
I think I saw To Wong Foo for the first time last winter; if that's the case, that might be it.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
went to a nice dinner, saw the play, went to the cast party; I am 21.

32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Er... I'd be hard put to say, which I suppose is a good thing. Perhaps see 28/29.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?

34. What kept you sane?
Oh, you're killin' me.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Heh. Heh heh. Heh heh heh. Celebrity is in the eye of the beholder...

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
the profound lack of anything I cared to discuss.

37. Who did you miss?
Most? Prob. Ashley and Jenny M'tintin. Where have all the matriarchs gone?...

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I think hands down that would have to be the guy who is staunchly ignoring me atm (or maybe he just can't get to the net from home). JennV is close on his heels tho ;D I met Matt at the 2002 camps (actually in Dec. 2001 if I'm not mistaken), so he doesn't count.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003?
Work is okay. Running - also okay. Learning is the jam. See also #1, and any of my pensive entries.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"And the winds that blow remind me
Of what has been
And what can never be."
- Nickel Creek, The Lighthouse's Tale
It has been one year in some years of learning to let go of what is not now. (that is, "learning to let go of 'what does not exist in the present'".)