1.01.2017

sunday stealing

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Bud's Last Stand of 2016


1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? went to NYC

2. Best thing that happened to you was... a great visit with my Pennsylvania sister and her daughter's family

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
my niece did

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no

5. What countries did you visit? Canada

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016? I can't think of anything

7. What dates from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? July 1 was the culmination of a whirlwind NYC trip and buying a car

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? successfully negotiating a kickass contract

9. What was your biggest failure? I chickened out of visiting an ailing mentor figure

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing serious

11. What was the best thing you bought?
my car

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? the new superintendent

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? the students who mimicked Donald Trump, chanting "Grab her by the p*ssy" at a girls soccer game

14. Where did most of your money go? my car

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

16. What song will always remind you of 2016? "Can't Stop the Feeling"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? a) happier b) thinner c) poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
spent more family time

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
worry

20. How will you spend New Year's Eve?
with my bestie

21. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.” ~Drake

22. What was your favorite new TV program? This Is Us

23. What was the rudest thing someone did to you in 2016?
screamed at me for no actual reason (a crazy person in NYC)

24. What was the best book you read? I can't choose just one! Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara; and Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Spotify

26. What did you want and get? a backstage tour of the St. James Theater--we got to meet the dressers and wig masters, the sound director and several other people whose jobs I forget

27. What did you want and not get? to see Hamilton

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Florence Foster Jenkins

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I celebrated my birthday for at least a week and I turned 51

30. What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
rediscovering my passion for 80s music

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
classic

32. What kept you sane? meditation

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
George

34. What political issue stirred you the most? the election

35. Who did you miss? my Virginia sister and her family as well as my oldest nephew

36. Who was the best new person you met? my oldest nephew's wife, well, we haven't met in person yet but we've been in contact and I feel like I know her

2 comments:

Zippi Kit said...

Loved that music vid
Meditation keeps you sane. Me,too. 😜 To 😍 In three minutes.
Congrats on the negotiations. Teachers are worth their weight in gold for the most part.

CountryDew said...

I liked The Nightingale, too. I need to read more this year. My books are piling up.

Happy New Year!