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I looked into your eyes; they told me plenty I'd already knew

Posted on 2006.27.12 at 14:22
where am I: RI, yep
Soundtrack: Sarah McLachlan - Plenty
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When there's no more room in hell, the tiny pink squirrels will walk the earth.

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Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was yesterday's meatloaf killed the beast.

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Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty power-hungry obstetricians.

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You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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And, wheee!



1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?

Lived in Pawtucket. I seem to be creeping further north every time I move. In a few years, I might even make it to songdog's house. Except she's moving west-ish.


2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't make them.


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Not this year.


4. Did anyone close to you die?

Nope.


5. What countries did you visit?

Here and there in Amerika.


6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?

A housekeeper to come in once a week and clean.


7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

June 29, because that's when croosa and tapped_trish were married. *throws confetti*


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Moving house.


9. What was your biggest failure?

The usual. I suck at housework.


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Not really.


11. What was the best thing someone bought you?

Non-LJ friend Sandra gave me a pretty dark-pink dress.


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My kids, who were their usual splendorific selves.


13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Same as the last five years, G. Dubya Bush.


14. Where did most of your money go?

Rent, bills, but I did get to take a couple of trips, one to visit patchfire and one to visit moonlight69.


15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The wedding! Also that I'm finally, finally going to Celtic Colours after like ten years of wibbling about it.


16. What song will always remind you of 2006?

Most likely all of The Captain and the Kid.


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

a) happier or sadder?
About the same, I guess.
b) fatter or skinner? I lost somewhere around 20 lbs last year, so skinnier, I guess.
c) richer or poorer? Mostly the same.

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


Travelling. Writing. Winning the lottery.

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

Working.


20. How do you plan to did you spend Christmas?

On Block Island at my mother's house.


21. Did you fall in love in 2006?

Yes, but not with a person, and it was more of a rekindling than a new love.


22. How many one night stands?

HAHAHAHAHA NONE.


23. What was your favourite TV program?

Slings & Arrows.


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

I don't hate anyone. Didn't last year, either.


25. What was the best book you read?

Someplace to be Flying, by Charles de Lint.


26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Hugh Dillon. Oh, and the Hip.


27. What did you want and get?

Books, mostly.


28. What did you want and not get?

A laptop.


29. What was your favourite film of this year?

An Inconvenient Truth.


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

I don't remember, and I'm older 'n dirt.


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

Hmm, more travelling? Even though I did take two vacations? Writing more.


32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?

Same as always. Early Salvation Army hippie schoolmarm.


33. What kept you sane?

Music, books, fandom.



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

Alfred E. Newman.
Honestly, people. Where have y'all BEEN? *dreamy sigh*


35. What political issue(s) stirred you the most?

The war, as usual. And social justice in general, equal marriage in particular.

36. Who do you miss?


Family members who've died, old friends.

37. Who was the best new person you met?

I couldn't decide, probably.


38. What was the best thing you ate?

Tuna sashimi, most likely. As usual. Things Chocolate, as well.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006?


I don't think I learned one. Is that pathetic or good?

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:



And the bridge it shines, oh, cold hard iron,
saying "Come and risk it all or die trying"

And every one of us has to face that day:
do you cross the bridge or do you fade away?
and every one of us that ever came to play
has to cross the bridge or fade away.




Also, missapocalyptic? malnpudl?

I rest my case.






Oh, and,

Dear Rufus Wainwright,

Please make an album of Elton covers? Really, it'd be great, and it'd make me endlessly happy.

Love, love, love,

Me.

P.S. How are you so pretty?

Rufus Wainwright - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road



And another cover:

Indigo Girls - American Tune (live). The modern day national anthem, so it is.

"Oh, but it's all right
It's all right
We've lived so well, so long
Still when I
think of the road we're travelling on
I wonder what's gone wrong;
I can't help it I wonder
what's gone wrong"

*sigh*


I'll be doing the requisite 'what I got for Christmas' post soonish, along with some picspam meme stuff. I know y'all are on the edges of your seats in anticipation.

Comments:


Isis
isiscolo at 2006-12-27 20:20 (UTC) ()
Hee, I think we have similar "personal styles".

And, I just rescued an email you sent me (about website stuff) from the spam folder. I'm not ignoring you, really! I shall reply anon.
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primroseburrows at 2006-12-27 21:19 (UTC) ()
I love long dresses with long sleeves and leggings and Birkenstocks and those lace-up ankleboots. The Birks are the only things in that list that don't come from thrift stores.
bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2006-12-27 21:46 (UTC) ()
Hee, thanks for the Dorian Gray link...it really does explain a few things. How come I've never heard of that before?! He really should do more stuff like that - or more of anything really.


When you mentioned Rufus Wainwright, I immediately thought "That's Loudon Wainwright's kid right?". Ouch, my age.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-27 22:19 (UTC) ()
How come I've never heard of that before?! He really should do more stuff like that - or more of anything really.

I've never heard of it, either. The performance, I mean, not the story. *g* Random Googling is my friend, apparently.

When you mentioned Rufus Wainwright, I immediately thought "That's Loudon Wainwright's kid right?". Ouch, my age.

Rufus is insanely talented, and comes from talented stock.

His mother is Kate McGarrigle. Good genes. *g*

Smelly
topaz7 at 2006-12-28 05:25 (UTC) ()

Pr0n! Why did it have to be pr0n?

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I am going to steal your meme. Some interesting questions there. And you're really going to Celtic Colours? That's fantastic!

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-28 06:35 (UTC) ()
It's not my meme, I got it from someone else, which I guess is the nature of the meme. :)

It looks like I'm going. I'm still looking for someone to come with me, but since not having company has been my silly reason to put it off for too many years, I'm going to go alone if I have to.

*narrows eyes* You've always wanted to see the east coast, haven't yoooou? *waves watch in front of your face* You LOVE fiddle tunes and travelling with total geeks who drag you to ceilidhs . *mutters hypnotically*

Smelly
topaz7 at 2006-12-28 16:22 (UTC) ()
I love fiddle tunes. Love fiddle tunes. Must go.. east coast...

*shakes head* I just had the weirdest dream!

I'd love to, but you know. Real life and stuff. Prolly about $700 for the flight, too. Stupid gigantic country.

:o(





try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-28 17:53 (UTC) ()
Damn the silly Transporter for not being real. What good was Star Trek for, anyway? That pesky William Shatner had to know how big his own fecking country was, after all. :/


The cheapest flight I can get is $641USD round-trip. That's $744 Canadian. How come it costs as much to fly from RI to Sydney as it does to fly all the way across Canada? I'm going anyway, but ouch. *puts money away fast*



Smelly
topaz7 at 2006-12-28 18:17 (UTC) ()
I probably misunderestimated the cost, then. :o(

Oh, and speaking of misunderestimated:

I defy you! Come and kneel before The Decider!

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primroseburrows at 2006-12-28 19:28 (UTC) ()
Right now Vancouver to Sydney is $1,349.46CAD. I think the prices go down as the time gets closer, though. Either way, it's a lot.

And just watch 'misunderestimated' become a word like 'normalcy' (which was also misspoke by a US President [Harding, says Google]).
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