Heyyyy, it’s my annual this thing! Better late than pregnant, amirite?
Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I straight-up ignored last new year. This year? Nah, I don’t need no stinkin’ resolutions.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Kelsey had a baby! I also gained a niece via my oldest brother!
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
Just this one.
What would you like to have in 2020 that you lacked in 2019?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Uh. Did I achieve anything this year? Just being my rad self, perhaps.
What was your biggest failure?
Weeding the garden consistently. Ha.
What was the best thing you bought?
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Maddie, for being a lake dog.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
This answer has not changed since the 2016 election.
Where did most of your money go?
Just stuff. We treated ourselves a lot this year, I think.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
What song will always remind you of 2019?
Empire State of Mind, because on the NY trip I taught several colleagues about “concrete jungle wet dream tomato”
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or Sadder?
Thinner or fatter?
Richer or poorer?
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Travel, although one trip is better than none.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Nothing. I did my best.
How will you be spending Christmas?
We did the usual. Christmas eve with my family, Christmas day with Darren’s.
Did you fall in love in 2019?
With the stand mixer.
What was your favorite TV program?
Schitt’s Creek, or Grace & Frankie
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
What was your greatest musical discovery?
I guess 2019 was the years I started actively listening to Hozier, but that’s not a discovery.
What did you want and get?
New laptop, stand mixer
What did you want and not get?
One million dollars
What were your favorite films of this year?
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
What did you do on your birthday?
Went to work, ate donuts and bagels, came home, and ordered delivery (tacos) because the weather was garbage.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2019?
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What political issue stirred you the most?
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
My colleague Kaela. I think we met this year, but she (and her boss) definitely moved to Mpls from our NY office this year.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2019:
If the year starts off really badly, the rest of it is comparably okay. Not advisable, though.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“What’s the destination? Heck if I know!”