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A Rollercoaster Year

What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Pressed delete, took a NYer around my city, had a hotdog with cream cheese, was truly rendered speechless by the action of friends (in the best possible way). Oh, and apparently I became Editor-in-Chief for the fansite of this show my friend’s in. I may have mentioned it once or twice…

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
None to keep so none to break. I prefer not to break promises.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yup, I got two additions to the extended family this year – right at the end of the year. Amelie and Callum, two new bits of perfection for me to adore :).

Did anyone close to you die?
Auntie Norte, one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever known. Forever missed.

What countries did you visit?
Trips to my two most visited places, I think next year one will overtake the other – no prizes for guessing which. Trip to Fili for one of my bestest’s wedding and of course the usual trip to the US – NY, San Fran, and this time, Seattle.

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A smaller credit card balance would always be nice, but I’m working on that and like the ad says, some things are just priceless. I’m not quite sure where I stand in terms of the job at the moment, so I would like some clarity on that. I’d also like to have some more time with good friends, and with that comes everything I could possibly need.

What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 24th. One of my favourite days, ever.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Launching and continuing to run ABMFans.com. Seriously had no idea what I was getting into when I started it, but people seem to like it.

What was your biggest failure?
That I was in a situation where I had to press delete, again.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
A pretty bad cold this year, but other than that I did okay. Thankfully.

What was the best thing you bought?
As it seems to be every year, a plane ticket.

Where did most of your money go?
Those plane tickets, I’m not prepared to give them up though.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Seeing Whoopi Goldberg on stage was a pretty big deal, especially after it was cancelled the first time round. The ticket was a little pricey but when else am I ever going to get the chance to see Whoopi Goldberg?!?!

What song(s) will always remind you of 2010?
Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are.’

Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) Happier of sadder? I’m not entirely sure, I wouldn’t say happier but certainly not sadder. I think the closest I can get is ‘not unhappy.’
b) Thinner or fatter? Fatter.
c) Richer or poorer? I’m probably ending the year with more money than I’ve had for a while, let’s hope that continues into the New Year.

What do you wish you’d done more?
Worked on my homework, and written for myself. I remember a conversation with a NYer where they asked how my writing was coming along and I explained to them about ABMFans and LDNmeetsMNL and she was very happy to hear all of that but then she asked again, ‘How’s your writing going?’ Yeah, I got the point.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stress. It didn’t reach the proportions it has in previous years, but there was certainly more than necessary. I can be a worrier, what can I say?

Did you fall in love in 2010?
No, but I think there’s certainly the opportunity for that to change in the New Year.

What was your favourite TV programme?
Of course, Anyone But Me ruled my viewing, and broke my heart. It was also the year of the Food Channel though, I don’t think I’ve ever seen as much culinary television as I have this year. Top of that list was Adam Richman’s eternal battle of Man Vs. Food. He inspired and amazed me in every half hour episode. And, I completely Gleeked out! Continue reading

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