2012 Year End Survey
Where did you begin 2012?
Pretty sure I was on the couch at home with the Lady. If I remember correctly, I was watching a movie and she was sleeping.
What was your status by Valentines Day?
Luckiest man in the world. <-- same as last year.
Were you in school anytime this year?
Yes. Still. Slowly but surely working towards being done. Took a semester off for the wedding/honeymoon, though.
Did you have to go to the hospital?
Yes, but only for the birth of my nephew and to visit my sister afterward.
Did you have any encounters with the police?
Got a speeding ticket.
Where did you go on vacation?
Spent my honeymoon in Maui, which was awesome.
What did you purchase that was over $100?
Bought the Lady a new phone for X-Mas that she got a month early that cost me a good deal more than $100. Also, my credit card bill after Maui was fairly large.
Did you know anybody who got married?
Other than myself? Yes.
Did you know anybody who passed away?
Did you move anywhere?
I officially moved into the house with the Lady.
What sporting events did you attend?
What concerts/shows did you go to?
Uhh... man, I always have trouble remembering these. I know I saw Russian Circles play with Chelsea Wolfe (which was AWESOME)...
Describe your birthday:
It's probably best if I just say that the Lady made sure it was a very good day and leave it at that.
Any new additions to your family?
Yep. In addition to all the family I gained via marriage, my sister had a baby boy, Trent, who is cute as hell.
What was your best month?
October. For sure.
Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Probably Drew, as I don't drink very often but will have an occasional beer or two before Kings games, and usually with Drew. Plus, he went to my bachelor party and we drank a lot then.
Made new friends?
Favorite Night out?
Every night in Maui, pretty much.
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
At work and inside my vehicle.
Have you lost any friends this year?
I don't think so.
Change your hairstyle?
Nope. Every time I get it cut, by the same lady who has been cutting it for the past 8 years or so, I tell her to do it the same way unless she thinks it would look better different. I leave it entirely up to her, for the most part.
Have any car accidents?
Yep. Got mildly rear-ended once and did the same to someone else, both at the exact same place on the exact same offramp. It's a dangerous offramp.
How old did you turn this year?
Do you have a New Years resolution?
Not really, though I do plan to go back to the gym once everyone else who isn't keeping their resolutions stop going. Thinking February might be a good time.
Do anything embarrassing?
Buy anything new from eBay?
Oh yes. More than I should have, I'm sure.
Get married or divorced?
Never, and I'm ok with that.
Did you get sick this year?
Yeah, but nothing serious.
Are you happy to see 2012 go?
Been naughty or nice?
Both, in equal measure.
What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Get married. Go to Hawaii. Watch the Kings win the Stanley Cup. Held my nephew.
What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
I don't feel like I have anything to complain about with regards to 2012, but if I could magically find myself with some more free time and more space for all my crap, that would be a-ok.
What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 13th. The day I got married.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Keeping the Lady convinced that marrying me was a good idea.
What was your biggest failure?
Hmmm. Stopped going to the gym and picked up some bad eating habits again. Working on that now, though.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The wedding. The honeymoon. Movies. Comics. Books. Music.
What song will always remind you of 2012?
"La Vie En Rose" by Louis Armstrong will remind me of my wedding. Does that count? Actually, a bunch of songs will do that now.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder?
ii. Thinner or fatter?
I think I'm about the same, but I wouldn't be terribly surprised if I was a little fatter.
iii. richer or poorer?
A little poorer, but not by much.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Seen friends and spent time with them. I never do that enough.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
Waste time. I feel like I should stop playing games on my phone and use that time to consume more books or movies instead.
Did you fall in love in 2012?
Hmmm. Usually, there's a "celebrity" or two that I answer this question with, but I can't really think of anyone new right now.
How many one-night stands?
What was your favourite TV program?
Justified. Holy shit, I love that show.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yep. Tim Cohen, I'm looking at you.
What was the best book you read?
House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I read that book in October and I STILL think about it regularly.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
I'm not really sure. I didn't get to listen to a whole hell of a lot of new music this year, sadly.
What was your favorite film of this year?
I'd still like to do a Top 10 list for the year, but just in case I don't have time: The Dark Knight Rises.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
It was pretty goddamn satisfying as it was.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
What kept you sane?
Romney losing the election.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Well, PJ Harvey is still #1 for me, but thanks to my Tumblr, I'd say Meiko Kaji got the most attention from me.
What political issue stirred you the most?
Who did you miss?
Every single person I consider a friend.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
I need to take more time to think about what's worth the time.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: