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1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Audition for a professional theater production (didn't get cast, though)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolution(s)?
If I remember correctly; they weren't resolutions but goals- to get my book published, to get more hours at work, and to redo my kitchen. I did finish writing my book but I'm still working on getting it published, I did get more hours at work, and my kitchen is still the same.

3. Will you make more for next year?
To exercise more, to get my book published, and to finish writing my second book.

4. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister (baby Eliana born 12/19/12)

5. Did anyone close to you die?

6. What countries did you visit?
None. I didn't do much traveling at all this year- except for a weekend in NH and another one in CT.

7. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A full time job; a publishing deal

8. What date(s) from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 19, 2012- the birth of Eliana

9. What was your biggest achievement of 2012?
Finishing my book

10. What was your biggest failure?
Not getting the promotion at work- but I did get more hours for another project

11. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I was sick with a cold on both my birthday AND on my anniversary!

12. What was the best thing you bought?
Um...I have no idea...new shoes, maybe?

13. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Obama and everyone who voted for him

14. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

15. Where did most of your money go?
Food, bills, gasoline, etc.

16. What did you get really excited about?
The election
The birth of Eliana

17. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye

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

-Happier or sadder?
Happier and more optimistic.

– Thinner or fatter?
A little fatter, but not bad.

– Richer or poorer?
A little richer.

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

20. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sleeping late

21. How did you spend Christmas?
Spending Christmas with the in laws tommorow

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Nope. I've been married since 2005.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Glee (even though it's not as good as it used to be), The New Normal, Bunheads

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

25. What was the best book you read?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Also, I've been on a Bronte kick since September when I found a novel at the library called
"Charlotte and Emily," about the Bronte sisters. I took it out and read it; and then re-read Jane Eyre, both versions of Emma, Villette, and Wuthering Heights; and now I'm reading Shirley, which I haven't read before. I hadn't read Wuthering Heights since my AP English Lit class in high school. I didn't like it then; but I absolutely LOVED it now!

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Muse; Florence & The Machine

27. What did you want and get?
An Obama victory, a new camera, and a new computer.

28. What did you want and not get?
A full time job, a publishing deal, a new kitchen

29. What was your favorite film of this year?

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was sick but Jim and I went out for dinner a few days later when I was feeling better. I was 35.

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

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Classy bohemian

33. What kept you sane?
Books, music

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

35. What political issue or news stirred you the most?
The CT shootings

36. Who did you miss?
Whitney Houston

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Denise, I met her via email.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
I'm kind of stuck on this one...I'll get back to you, maybe.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Don't stop believing, hold on to that feeling!

40. List some other notable things that happened in 2012.
Dave & Beth's wedding and Renee & Aaron's wedding
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