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let go, brother, let go, cuz now we all know. Soon, someone will put a spell on you,

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Got a job at Harvard Law School, ate grilled eel, had my first Etsy sale, had my first INTERNATIONAL Etsy sale, saw "Tron",

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I sort of did. I quit smoking, albeit 10 months later than I'd planned. I also started doing something to better myself healthwise, going to the gym.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes - Miss Lindsay Degnan, also my Aunt Brenda (twins!) and my Aunt Anne! I think that's probably it.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes - Chris' grandmother, Nana, and my stepdad's father, Grampa

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A passport

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 11 - the day I started my job at Harvard Law

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Etsy sale in Finland.....? I'd say landing a job at Harvard but I definitely was offered the job in December of 2009... Also surviving Bar Form Time at HLS

9. What was your biggest failure?
I honestly don't know. The craft fairs in Dorchester and Mansfield?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Anything bad?
I had a really nasty cold for about a month...

11. What were the best things you bought?
Cordless bead reamer. And a little something I got for Chris for Christmas (which I can't comment on right now)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine - I kicked ass all summer standing in as Transcripts Coordinator at work!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My friend Elena's ex-girlfriend Lisa. She was a total douchebag.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Who knows? Probably beads.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My Etsy sale to Finland? The Keane concert? Christmas?

16. What song/s will always remind you of 2010?
Um, I dunno. None really. Maybe any of Lady Gaga's songs?

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? I dunno, it would be hard to be happier than I was around this time last year when I found out I had a job at Harvard...
ii. Thinner or fatter? Eh, fatter. Thanks for rubbing it in!
iii. Richer or poorer? Eh, poorer. My net-worth is less (I am in SO much debt...)

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Ugh, every person I'm even remotely related to. Don't even get me started on fucking Christmas...

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Over and over again ;)

22. How many one-night stands?
None... But I've been with my boyfriend for almost five years, so.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Jersey Shore.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't think so... No one is coming to mind.

26. What was the best book you read?
The best? Probably one of the Secret History of the Pink Carnation books... Seduction of the Crimson Rose?

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Glee Christmas special? Also Saosin!

28. What did you want and get?
Sales in my Etsy shop.

29. What did you want and not get?
A new laptop.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Either "Despicable Me" or "Toy Story 3"

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Chris took me out for sushi at Taipei & Tokyo! I went out with both sets of my parents, too (not at once). I turned 24. Oh, and had my period. Like EVERY year.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting rid of all my credit card debt instead of amassing more.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Lots and lots of fucking trousers and argyle. Damn you, Harvard!

34. What kept you sane?
Chris? Kitties?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Gary Oldman <3

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Oh God, I don't know... BP was huge and pissed me off immensely. DADT being obliterated made me really happy. Idk. Fuck politics anyway.

37. Who did you miss?
My mom, since it seems that she's going to spend less and less time in New England. Also Memere, because every success has reminded me that I can't call her and tell her.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Liz S's friend Liz :D She rocks! Also, Billy R, whom I worked with over the summer! Oh, and Juliet from East Asian Legal Studies - she's really awesome.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010
Leave it up to karma(?)

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year
This is major Tom to ground control, I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here am I sitting 'round my tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Looking Ahead: 2011

1. Will you be looking for a new job?
Not necessarily. Maybe a promotion within Harvard would be OK.

2. Will you be looking for a new relationship?

3. New home?
Maybe? Depends on what changes occur in the coming year...

4. What will you do different in 2011?
More gym, better eating!

5. New Years resolution?
I'm not even going to answer this, cuz I never really keep them anyway.

6. What will you not be doing in 2011?
Black tar heroin.

7. Any trips planned?
Hopefully Ireland with Chris' parents! Also, will try to visit Portland, OR, my friends in FL, and maybe Hilton Head Island again? (And I'll have 4 whole vaca weeks to do it - suckers!)

8. Wedding plans?
Attending Mike & Kristi's next fall! That's about it.

9. Major thing on your calendar?
Five-year anniversary, Mike & Kristi's wedding

10. What can't you wait for?
My next round of craft fairs <3 and Christmas!

11. What would you like to see happen differently?
I'd love to lose some Em Effin' weight...

12. What about yourself will you be changing?
Hopefully my pant size AKA the size of my fat ass...

15. Will you dress differently this year then you did in 10?
Yeah, hopefully in a smaller size..............

16. Will you start or quit drinking?
I'ma keep on drinking about as much as I do now

17. Will you better your relationship with your family?
Probably not. It's already pretty good, I can really only make it worse by telling them all how I really feel about the majority of them...

18. Will you do philanthropy work?
Probably not. However I did donate a handmade necklace to the "advent calendar care package" a friend of mine is helping put together for a woman going through treatments for breast cancer. I was also thinking it might be fun to try selling necklaces and have the proceeds go to cancer research, maybe?

19. Will you go to bars?
Probably not.

20. Will you be nice to people you don't know?
I dunno. I'm usually pretty nice to everyone, but sometimes people get what they deserve from me. So I'll probably keep on with that.

21. Do you expect 2011 to be a good year for you?
I hope so!

22. How much did you change from last year to this year?
I got fatter?

23. Do you plan on having a child?

24. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now?
I don't see why not. I may trim the fat here and there, but on the other hand life might trim the fat for me ~shrug~

25. Major lifestyle changes?
Going full-out lesbian. No, not really. More gym, more healthy food, more sex! Is that a lifestyle?

26. Will you be moving?
Didn't you already ask this question? I don't know, quit fucking badgering me!

27. What will you make sure doesn't happen in 2011 that happened in 2010?
I plan not to gain any more weight (why do we keep talking about my weight?)

28. What are your New Years Eve plans?
Party with my pals - per the usual.

29. Will you have someone to kiss at midnight?

30. One wish for 2011?
Please let me lose weight - I don't want to die from heart disease and high blood pressure or lose a foot to diabetes. I really just want to keep living for as long as possible.