Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
A few friends did, indeed, have babies.
Did anyone close to you die?
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?
A democratic congress and a different president.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
What was your biggest failure?
We failed to get some house projects done before winter.
What was the best thing you bought?
Maybe the hammock.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I will give you one guess.
Where did most of your money go?
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Gardens! My rose bushes in particular.
What song will always remind you of 2017?
I really don’t think there is one this year…
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or Sadder?
Thinner or fatter?
Probably about the same.
Richer or poorer?
What do you wish you’d done more of?
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Yelling at Madeline, but she didn’t give me much choice.
How will you be spending Christmas?
Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas Day with Darren’s. Per usual.
Did you fall in love in 2017?
With Maddie, even though she’s still an asshole sometimes.
How many one-night stands?
I should delete this question.
What was your favorite TV program?
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
HRC’s What Happened.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
This year I decided I like Ed Sheeran.
What did you want and get?
A Roku? hahaha
What did you want and not get?
What were your favorite films of this year?
Hmmm, probably Lion. Thanks, Netflix. it’s been two years since I saw a movie in theatres.
What did you do on your birthday?
Took the day off and hung out with Darren.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?
Elastic waistbands for life!
What kept you sane?
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
my dude Barack.
What political issue stirred you the most?
lol, what didn’t?
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
I didn’t meet many new people this year and none of them stand out, so…
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017:
2017 was a year of getting by, and trying to find peace in chaos. We did it, I think, so hey-o.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”