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The 2003 meme

I think the thing that really cracks me up about 2003 was when I realized that I'd had three major lying-on-the-floor-sobbing depressive episodes and my reaction was still "Well, it sure was better than 2002!!"

1. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
Gamed. Took a real vacation without my family. Saw the Pacific. Let myself cut loose and be a total teenager. Dyed my hair purple. Stopped hating Atlanta. [Censored.]

2. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My New Year's resolution was to take the stairs at work, and yes, I did keep it. Still deciding on this year's resolutions, but one of them is to do the fucking dishes.


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Ummm... don't think so. Well, my trashy cousins probably popped out a few more babies, but that's strictly business as usual.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My grandmother -- but she'd had Alzheimer's so long, she was really gone long ago.

5. What places did you visit?
San Francisco, Nashville, Chattanooga, Athens.

6. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
The ability to kick ass and take names.

7. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 2... the day my grandmother died.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finding a sense of contentment in Atlanta and not blaming the city for all my problems anymore. It's a much more positive outlook.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Didn't pay off my credit cards, and made some of the same damn mistakes.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing beyond the usual tripping over my own feet.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
You have to ask? My Homicide: Life on the Street DVDs.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Shit. This is the part where I'll inevitably leave someone out and get in trouble.
scarcrest, for opening the door and not slamming it in my face. And for going above and beyond the call of duty when I called him in the middle of the night drunk and either bawling my eyes out or insisting someone was going to kill me. (Long story.) Oh, and for sending me tapes of The Wire. Also, ariedana, atomicnumber51, 10dimensions, gamgee, alanator, and a host of others for being such good friends.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Just about all our politicians, and a certain dear friend's evil psycho ex-girlfriend.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent and rum.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Homicide on DVD. Going to San Francisco and DragonCon. Dyeing my hair purple.

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
Johnny Cash, "Hurt"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you

i. happier or sadder? Happier, thanks!
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner, happily!
iii. richer or poorer? Well, a little less in debt...

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Being good to myself. Exercising. Cleaning.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Brooding. Worrying about things I can't control. Blaming myself for things that aren't my fault.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it with my family, and we actually had fun!

21. How will you be spending New Year's?
I spent it with 10dimensions, eaterofgodz, bheansidhe, notsosilent, and Johnny Depp. Much fun, much margaritas.

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
Yeah, and I also drank AN ENTIRE BOTTLE OF MALIBU RUM in one night, but I don't recommend you do that either.

23. How many one-night stands?
Answering this question in either the affirmative or negative would violate my previously-stated policy of not discussing my sex life or lack thereof on LiveJournal.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Like you need to ask. Homicide. For stuff that's actually still on the air, The Wire, The Shield, Karen Sisco, Playmakers, the sadly-cancelled Boomtown. And apparently, if left to my own devices, I will sit in front of the TV watching Law and Order reruns and drooling on myself till the cows come home.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate's a strong word. But it just might apply to The Treacherous One.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Johnny Cash.

28. What did you want and get?
Homicide on DVD. More friends. More fun.

29. What did you want and not get?
A lot of stuff that I was really better off not getting.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
In theaters: Lost in Translation, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean. Wait, those were the only two films I saw in theaters! On DVD: The first two Lord of the Rings movies. Better get my ass in gear so I can actually see Return of the King on the big screen.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 25. I auditioned for Jeopardy!, went to the doctor, got shitfaced at Twain's in Decatur and drunk-dialed. Oops.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A clean apartment.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
Is it clean? followed by a slight slide to Look, these are size-12 pants that I can now fit into! Brought to you by Kohl's.

34. What kept you sane?
You think I was sane in 2003?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Mmmmm. Dominick West. Agent Smith. Alan Rickman. Steve Nash. Richard Belzer, as always.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Civil liberties issues, and the "look at the monkey" tactics of the current administration.

37. Who did you miss?
Everyone I care about who isn't near me.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
This one will get me in trouble too... All sorts of people, but a special mention to 10dimensions for being my partner in crime and so scarily like me I'd swear we were twins if it weren't for the age difference.

38.b. Side question...who would you like to get to know better?
All of you!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003:
Sometimes, the only thing you can do is say "fuck it" and have fun.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Couldn't narrow it down, so here's the whole song:

"Everything Falls Apart", Dog's Eye View

Don't look now,
things just got worse
I'm drunk again,
I swear this crescent--is just a curse

I got here by killing off all my friends
I think I figured it out - my life begins when the fun ends

I've got my wings,
I'm free to go as I please
Yeah, I got my wings,
now nothing really pleases me 'til

Everything falls apart,
then I get to try to put it back together
Everything falls apart,
and you can count on that like you can count on bad,
bad weather again

Was it good?
I don't remember much about it
When things start to feel right,
you can count on me to start to doubt it

The devil's not in the details,
the devil is in my hands
It's shoot first, apologize later,
another quick end to a short shod romance

I got what I wanted,
now I don't want anything
I got what I wanted,
now my life is just boring 'til

Everything falls apart,
then I get to try to put it back together
Everything falls apart
and you can count on that, you can count on bad,
bad weather this year

I met God this afternoon
Riding on an uptown train
I said "Don't you have better things to do?"
He said, "If I do my job, what would you complain about?"
So I let it go to Hell,
now I'll have something to do
I let it go to Hell,
does that sound familiar to you?

Everything falls apart,
then I get to try to put it back together
Everything falls apart
and you can count on that,you can count on bad,
bad weather

Everything that falls apart,
sooner or later gonna come back together
Everything that comes together,
sooner or later falls apart
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