Hiiiiiiiiiiii my fellow muggles!
you have no idea how happy I was
to find that particular gif.
NEW LOOK! SAME GREAT BLOG! *fanfare music*
What do you think? Do you like it more? Less? Would you change anything? I like it. I think it's still me, but less teenager-y. I'm going to be adding a couple of pages over the next few days or so, so keep your eyes peeled for more awesome. Hehee!
Anyway. I liked doing Ally's tag last year, so I decided to redo it. Tralalala-la-la-la-laaaa.....
1.) What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
I drove for the first time. It was interesting. I don't actually like driving. But I do it because I so ridiculously brave.
2.) Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make one this year?
I don't really make New Years' resolutions. I don't like commitment, so I'll make goals, but it's never something that I feel like I have to do.
3.) Did anyone close to you give birth?
Eh. No, but both my sisters are expecting!!!!
4.) Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. My friend's dad passed away. He was really one of the coolest guys, so it hit me really hard.
5.) What countries/states did you visit?
Nevada, but that doesn't count, because we're like ten minutes away from the state line. lol.
6.) What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
A job. We needs it, Precious! We are so brokes!
7.) What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory?
August 31st. That's the day the family reunion started!
8.) Did you move anywhere?
9.) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I illustrated Jack's book! You guys have no idea how excessively happy I am over that.
10.) What was your biggest failure?
I still have no job. Or a license. But this year I'mma make it happen.
11.) Did you suffer illness or injury?
I caught a cold once....
12.) What was the best thing you bought?
Ooh. Oh. Um. I bought W.A.R.P. and United We Spy, which were both really awesome books.
13.) Whose behavior merited celebration?
14.) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I guess that's the good thing about being too shy to know people. I can't think of anyone who made me appalled and depressed.
15.) Where did most of your money go?
Christmas pressies. I literally saved every penny and then spent it all on Christmas. It's the best way to use up all your money, really. Don't you agree? DON'T YOU?
16.) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Christmas! And Thor: The Dark World, actually. And more, probably, but I forget right now.
17.) What was the best concert you’ve been to this year?
JOSH FREAKING GROBAN'S.
It's cool, because this was our concert.
18.) What song/album will always remind you of 2013?
Josh Groban's Changing Colors. (One of my favorites!) Hunter Hayes's Encore CD, and several Imagine Dragons songs, namely Demons and Monster (which sound like dreadful songs, but are actually really quite nice.)
19.) Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier? Yeah. Sadder too. Just older, I guess.
20.) What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading. Ha! You thought it was going to be something epic, didn't you!? TOOK YOU ABACK, DIDN'T I?
21.) What do you wish you’d done less of?
22.)What was your greatest musical discovery?
Musical like musical, a show? or musical like song, or singer? Musical-like-a-show, I didn't discover anything new that I liked. But music wise, I found that I really like OneRepublic. (Counting Stars, anyone?) And Hunter Hayes. I like Hunter Hayes.
23.) How did you spend Christmas?
Like a boss.
It was lovely, like it always is. I am under the firm opinion that our Christmases are the best. *grin*
24.) How are you spending New Year’s?
New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? Not sure what we're doing tomorrow, but tonight, we are going to stay up late and watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
25.) Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Sammi! And Amy, prolly.
26.) What was the best book you read?
Ooooh. Um. Gosh. OH! The Queen of Attolia. (Actually that whole series is awesome.) Eugenides is such a cool character.
26.) Did you fall in love in 2013?
I did not. I am a potato.
27.) What was your favorite TV show?
*Treskie cracks her knuckles* Oh yeah! A list! Oh yeah! Okay, so: Psych, Doctor Who, Leverage, and Supernatural.
28.) Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't hate anyone. "I am a friend to ALL OF nature!" (brownies to those who understood the reference.)
29.) What did you want and get?
Lots of stuff, actually! I got the friendship bracelets from Sammi, and a freaking Dean Winchester necklace, (so now my Dean outfit is complete.) an impala keychain, and a drawing mannequin, which was a very thoughtful pressie from my Daddy.... You guys want to see pictures?
30.) What did you want and not get?
A cellphone, but I got the closest thing to it, so that's okay.
31.) What were your favorite films of this year?
*more knuckle cracking*
Thor: The Dark World
Rise of the Guardians
Christmas Angel in the House
The Hobbit DOS
And defo more, but I can't remember them. *flinch*
32.) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I got books and went to the library, and ate cake, and watched Real Steel, and turned 18.
33.) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Um. Experimental. I started wearing shorter skirts than I normally did. Lots of thrifted outfits.
34.) What kept you sane?
Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Psych.
35.) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
This pretty fellow. Not gonna lie. He's very decent and I like that.
36.) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Being brave enough to get a job.
37.) What political issue stirred you the most?
Politics are stupid. I avoid them like the plague.
38.) Who did you miss?
Lots of people. For real.
39.) Who was the best new person you met?
A friend of a friend who is very sweet and I'd like to get to know her better.
40.) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Uh. Don't plan on things too much. When they fall through it can be very terrifying.
41.) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Take pictures in your mind, every childhood room.
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home.
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said.
And all your little brother's favorite songs.
I just realized: everything I have is someday gonna be gone.
I don't wanna grow up.
Wish I'd never grown up.
Taylor Swift: Never Grow Up
I drove for the first time
I illustrated a book! THIS WAS HUGE.
I went in for a job interview. (They didn't call me back, in case you couldn't tell. It was like, "Hi! Thanks for coming! Good bye! Call you never!"
I started teaching my niece first grade.
43.) Five things I want to do in 2014:
Get a job.
Get my license
Record a song (or an album)
Meet someone special. It doesn't have to be a guy, just someone I can go, "Oh, so-and-so is a wonderful person. I aspire to be like so-and-so."
44.) Five people I’d like to know better in 2014:
My bloggy friends!!!!
And that is all. And it is late, and my mom is giving me the stink-eye, so I should definitely sign off.
I wish you all a very happy New Year!
How are you going to spend yours?