Stole this from Amythestmoon:
Where did you begin 2007?
At comedysportz watching a rubber chicken drop at midnight with Steph, Ben, Rueban, Janice, Janice's Mom and Ed.
What was your status by Valentine's Day?
Single and loving it
Were you in school (anytime this year)?
Yes, I started my MA August 2007.
Did you have to go to the hospital?
Yes, for my grandmother and for my grandfather
Did you have any encounters with the police?
Not that I remember. I did have a brief moment on Eyewitness News talking about the 10,000 man volunteer to police the streets thing happening in North Philly.
Where did you go on vacation?
Sunny New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die State for 6 Weeks for the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Also, in April I spent a fun four days in even Sunnier Florida with my Godfather.
What did you purchase that was over $500?
My tuition for the Odyssey Writing Workshop
Did you know anybody who got married? Nope, unless you count Amythestmoon's cousin. However my coworker Ann Marie is getting married in January.
Did you know anybody who passed away?
My grandmother, Oct 6th 2007
Did you move anywhere?
I spent six weeks in a dorm @ St. Anselm college, but aside from that no.
What sporting events did you attend?
One Superbowl Party
What concerts/shows did you go to?
Outside of theater, none.
Where do you live now?
Describe your birthday.
I will be recapping my ice skating and Sushi party, as per last year. All are welcome to join me for the good times.
What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2007?
Attend the Odyssey Writing Workshop, start my MA, see one of my stories performed on stage, and watch my grandmother die.
What has been your favorite moment(s)?
Every moment at Odyssey, even the tired/stressed out ones. World Fantasy Con. Some moments teaching my class.
What's something you learned about yourself?
I've learned I have what it takes to achieve my dreams, but the road is hard. I've learned that I can handle incredible amounts of stress and pain and still get my work done, I've learned how much I love my family, how close my friends are, how much people believe in me, and so many other things I really don't know how to put into words.
Any new additions to your family?
What was your best month?
What music will you remember 2007 by?
"Read my Mind" by the Killers
Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Steph, and Ken's Writing Workshop
Made new friends?
Yup, all of my great friends at Odyssey, all of my new friends in my MA, friends through my SF workshop, and random people I've talked to in bars and at coffee shops.
Best new friend?
Nope, still got the same one.
Favorite Night out?
Transformers @ Odyssey
Lots, but nothing I can change
What do you want to change in 2008?
I want to be a better teacher. I want to submit more work for publication.
Overall, how would you rate this year?
Absolutely insane. Horrible and beautiful at once. Like a blade.
What would you change about 2007?
If I could bring my grandmother back to life, or at least make her last month less painful, I would.
What did you like most about 2007?
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
Have any life changes in 2007?
I went from being a Vet Tech to a Grad Student and teaching my own college level class.
Change your hairstyle?
Get a new job?
Yes: some even call me, Professor Bandy (OMG)!
How old did you turn this year?
I will be 29 on the 21st.
Do you have a New Year's resolution?
Do anything embarrassing?
Probably. I often do embarrassing things.
Buy anything new from eBay?
What was your favorite purchase?
Odyssey Writing Workshop
Get married or divorced?
Be honest - did you watch American Idol?
Did you get sick this year?
One or two very minor colds.
Start a new hobby?
Dexter: on Showtime, it is my TV obsession
Are you happy to see 2007 go?
Yes. It was a learning experience, by way of being very life altering and painful. There were highs and lows. I am a better person for it. I do hope next year is calmer though. I don't know if I can handle much more bad news.
Drank Starbucks in 2007?
Been naughty or nice?
Both I guess
What are you wishing for in 2008?
A happy year where my friends and family all flourish and nobody in my life dies or suffers tragedy. I also want to get at least one story published in a SFWA level publication, and win Writers of the Future. And I want to have this story I'm currently bleeding onto the page for Paper Blossoms, Sharpened Steel, to be accepted, or at least receive a personalized rejection. And I want a 4.0 GPA. And chocolate. And a roller coaster in my house.