2012 in Review
Posted on December 28th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Got a promotion!

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t make them because I’m destined to fail with them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes.  Several of my friends had babies this year.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully, no one yet.

5. What countries did you visit?
Stayed in the US, as usual.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
My own home, but I am working on it!

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 6, 2012: My baby sister got married.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting promoted at work and having the chance to move home to Savannah.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I can’t say that I’ve had a failure this year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I didn’t buy anything big this year. But I’m working on something this year.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Beth finally married Ben.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My family did some things this year that got me upset. I also did some things that got to me.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Living expenses, savings, and a wedding.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Richard Marx came to Peachtree City, GA.  I hadn’t seen him in 10 years before this year. And the best part was when the show was finished, I drove home to sleep in my own bed.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
“Someone That I Used To Know” by Goyte

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? About the same.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? About the same.
richer or poorer? Poorer in some ways

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Traveling. Most of my 2012 travel was to Savannah.  There were more places I wished I had visited.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about stuff I have no control over. As I tell my dad, I do worry about it because I am the type that likes to be able to react quickly to the chain reaction.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Spent a low-key Christmas with my siblings.  My father didn’t really want to celebrate it this year.

21. Question #21 must have fallen into a crevasse on Mt. Everest. I think it’s still stuck there.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
No. And sometimes it pains me and scares me. It hurts when I saw my sister getting married and my friends having babies.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, Revolution.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
I read The Hunger Games trilogy. I liked the first book best.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nothing too new this year.

28. What did you want and get?
Moving home to Savannah!

29. What did you want and not get?
A new house.  But, I am closer to a new house than I was a year ago at this time.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Avengers

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 34 and spent a low key weekend in Savannah.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not feeling like a loser.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
What fashion sense? 😆

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music, and work.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Gun control. Then again, I’m an oppositional defiant person at times.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I can’t really recall any new people from this year.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Work hard and your dreams may come true.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger / Stand a little taller / Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone” – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),”  Kelly Clarkson.

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I Sure Have Neglected This Place
Posted on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

I just realized tonight that I don’t even have a robots.txt file.  I haven’t had one in years.  I found this out yesterday when trying to set a directory to private.  I wanted to share a Christmas letter with some folks, but needed it to be password protected.  I didn’t want a bot to find it an index it into Google’s archives.

So now, I have to get back to developing a robots,txt file.  Need to refresh my skills on that.

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