Doing this now because I can.

1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
        Uhhh, oh, I kissed a boy. 

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
        I haven’t made one of those since I was a kid, but I think I will this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
        Not that I can recall, though a lot of people that I know that are not so close to me did pop some out.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
        No one “close” per se. Honestly, I didn’t really like Ryan all that much. I didn’t want him to die, but I wouldn’t consider myself his friend either.

5. What countries did you visit?
         Zero.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
        I guess a license, though that’s not really one of my priorities right now. Umm…oh! An English accent. Hell yeah.

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
          October 12, the day that Ryan died. It was surreal moment. You never expect someone your age to die, it’s true.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
          Gee, I don’t know. Getting a 4.2 I guess.

9. What was your biggest failure?
          Dwelling.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
          I get sick a lot. 

11. What was the best thing you bought?
          Oh gosh, that’s a hard one. Without my own money, either my iPod or my Seven jeans. With my own money, I think my travel journal.  

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

No one, everyone disappoints me.


13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

            Hah, there’s one in particular, but for the sake of keeping this public, I think I’ll keep that to myself.

14. Where did most of your money go?
           Clothing and food. I’m a pig, really.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Gee, I guess having my very first boyfriend. Though in retrospect, it wasn’t all that thrilling. [HAHA, ASSHOOOOOLE]

16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
             Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated, Keane – Somewhere Only We Know, Missy Elliot – Pass That Dutch, The Exies – Tired of You, and gee whiz, there’s a bunch.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
          Well, seeing as how this time last year was my angst phase, considerably happier.

ii. thinner or fatter?
         Um, maybe a bit bigger? Not by much though. Or maybe I’m the same. Gosh, I just don’t know.

iii. richer or poorer?
          It feels like I’m richer, but probably neither.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
          I wish I’d read a bit more. Or been a bit more daring/spontaneous/NOT SCARED. 

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
           Procrastinating and dwelling.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
            Playing with my iPod. Har har, I’m obsessed with that thing.

22. Did you fall in love in 2004?
            Hah, nope! Love is stupid and overrated. 

23. How many one night stands?
            You know, I kinda wish I had even just one of those.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
             Oh there’s a couple. Ok, Gilmore Girls, The Mountain [even though it is bad and lame, it’s grown on me], Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, Everwood, Alias, Degrassi, and Queer as Folk. Yes, definitely.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
              No, I pretty much hate everyone consistently from the first time I meet them. NO WAIT I TAKE IT BACK. There is ONE person…

26. What was the best book you read?
          Oh, this is hard. Ok, there was Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, the two Bridget Jones books, The Great Gatsby, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, A Series of Unfortunate Events series, Wuthering Heights, and He’s Just Not That Into You, which by the way, was HILARIOUS, and everyone should read that book.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
          Gee, I don’t know. Maybe Keane?

28. What did you want and get?
           I wanted a bunch of things frlom Jennifer Jeanne’s Boutique which I bought, uh, Seven Jeans, and an iPod. Probably some other things too, like assorted journals. Random stuff like that. Oh yeah, and a boyfriend for a while. I always forget about that. [HAHA ASSHOOOOOOLE] 

29. What did you want and not get?
           I wanted my permit, kind of. The distressed style Seven jeans, which I should hopefully be getting soon, um, a boyfriend for fall and winter, and um, I think that might be it. Oh, and self-satisfaction.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
             Um, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Fight Club or Saved! or Amelie or Meet Joe Black or Heathers or the Kill Bills or uh yeah. Oh yeah, and I saw Napoleon Dynamite and Donnie Darko and Garden State recently, and shit, neither them were as spectacular or mind-boggling as people set them up to be for me. They were good, sure, but not one of my favorites, per se. Oh whatever.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
             My mom spoiled me because she felt bad for me, I went to the mall, church, and Toro, I cried a bit, and I threw up. My birthdays are always spectacular. I turned 16.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
            Um, self-satisfaction or self-acceptance or A BOY.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
           In short, Jennifer Jeanne’s Boutique. I can’t shop anywhere else now because of that store. Also, because I seem to be obsessed with models and the like, my fashion concept has been very experimental and, um, weird at times.

34. What kept you sane?
           Nothing really. If I was on the verge of going insane, I went insane, and was insane until the feeling passed. But if anything, probably my journal. Or Matt. Because he’s an asshole, just like me.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you want the most?
            Haha, oh but there’s so many. I wanted Jake Epstein above all, Matt Czuchry, Brad Pitt for a while, Milo Ventimiglia, Penn Badgley, and is there more? Oh maybe, but I just can’t remember.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
            The election.

37. Who did you miss?
            No one, because that would entitle dwelling.

38. Who are cool new people you met?
           Gee, um, Jason, some other people from Etiwanda, some guy named Michael, some people at D-Week, and gosh, was there more? Maybe, but I forget. Sorry.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004?
           Dwelling is never a good or efficient way to live. Never look back, never regret, and never live in the present so much that you fuck up the future.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

The things we think might be the same
But I won’t fight for more
It’s just not me to wear it on my sleeve
Count on that for sure

Can’t say I was never wrong
But some blame rests on you
Work and play they’re never okay
To mix the way we do

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[Um, I didn’t write the following. She did. She’s a brilliant writer, and I liked her advice. I don’t want to take credit for something I didn’t think of. Besides, I’m not this open-minded or some other more appropriate adjective that fails to come to mind.]


1. Be extroverted. If you like someone, don’t wait for them. Tell them, make plans. Make it happen.
2. Realize that everything in your life is temporary and that sadness is useless. The best way to live is to deal, grow, and move on.
3. Know that suffering is always for a cause. Rlly. It seriously makes you stronger.


Whatever, fuck it.