Read my 2009 post here

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Went overseas with my stukkie.
Bought a car.
Got a tattoo!!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?

Um, not really… here is a list of my resolutions… i didnt too too well in sticking to them. Some i did, some i didn’t.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No one particularly close to me – just half of the chicks on twitter ;) congrats ladies!!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
USA!! Read the blog here

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
More patience

7. What date, from 2010, will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Probably October 2010 – when we were in USA

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I am proud that I coped financially – working full time for myself (if you need anything designed, please give me a shout!). Next year I would like to do better than just *cope*.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Offhand, I can’t really think of a failure – i also don’t like to dwell on things like this… but i am a bit upset that i didn’t manage to stick to ALL my resolutions from last year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Um, i think i had flu early this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Plane ticket to America!
My 22 inch screen :D

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Friends – old and very new.
My sister and her stukkie for welcoming us to their home in USA… going out of their way to drive us around, spoil us and make us feel comfortable and welcome.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Someone who is supposed to be “close to me” or considered “family”. Bastard.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Buying a car. Overseas holiday. Big service on the car.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
To my suprise, planning our wedding!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Anything by Hey Monday

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Thinner or fatter?
Richer or poorer?
A lot poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Swam… not that I have a pool. (same as last year!)

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Let my imagination run away with me and cause me to stress out.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
We spent Christmas Eve at home, just the 2 of us, and had Turducken (Peter’s choice)
Christmas Day was at my brother’s place for prawn prawns and more prawns… and gammon and rice and potatos and salads and and and. And swimming and wine. Was nice and chilled.

21. How will you be spending New Year?
NYE will be  at home – looking after the beagles (closing their ears for the fireworks). – pretty much same as last year!

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Not with anyone new…!

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favourite TV programme ?
Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and anything on Series Channel on Friday night between 7 and 9pm (bachelor, Project Runway, Tim Gunn etc etc) << same crap as last year!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate is a strong word! – I am pretty beat up about some stuff done by some people. Made me fuming mad and terribly sad. I’m not sure if “hate” is appropriate… still trying to figure out if it’s worth the effort?

26. What was the best book you read?
I guess the first thing that comes to mind is Spud…

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Hey Monday for sure!! and just recently Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s and Summer Set

28. What did you want and get?
A trip overseas! Leather gloves from London. A tattoo. A nice car.

29. What did you want and not get?
A GHD. A Polo handbag.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I really loved Spud… a lot more than i expected.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 28. (Birthday blog here) I treated myself to a facial and a hot stone massage. A few days before my birthday, i got a tattoo!!
32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

It sounds really shallow… but a bit more money and less personal drama in December would have been great.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Very very casual.
34. What kept you sane?

My favourite music.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Last year I said Taylor Lautner… i still think he’s pretty hot.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Juliaas was entertaining.
37. Who did you miss?

Umm… the past month or so, I have REALLY missed not having a very best friend – the one you have known forever, who knows whats up without having to ask. The one who would fight to the death for you. Ja… that.
38. Who was the best new person you met?

I met a load of new people from twitter :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Life is too short to spend it with people who don’t add any positive value to your life.

40. Quote that sums up your year.

Shake a snake!

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I’m starting this post in Mid-Jan 2010, but will only post it around the end of Jan…

I don’t usually do New Years Resolutions… but I want to make a list of things to work towards, and hopefully get them to become a habit and part of my life. It may be boring to read, it’s mostly for my own benefit and to serve as a reminder – so feel free to skip it :)

2010 resolution-type-things:

  1. I want to try a new recipe once a month. I am rather unimaginative in my cooking, and i often read delicious recipes on philly_girl’s blog which i always mean to try – and never do!
  2. I must sit up straight and keep my shoulders back. They say that standing straight makes you look thinner (and is obviously better for you)
  3. I want to have my hair cut more often. It looks and feels so good, and is so much easier to manage. I’m aiming for every 6 to 8 weeks (like a normal person… not every 4 months!)
  4. Who doesn’t wanna lose a bit of weight!?
  5. I must work hard at promoting my business and getting it off the ground PROPERLY.
  6. With regards to work…  I’d love to get a new Website Design job at least every 2 months (more often would be awesome, but let’s not aim too high!)
  7. *sigh* i need to be more patient and not lose my temper for small things.
  8. I would really like to go on an Adobe Illustrator course this year
  9. More of a goal for THIS year… planning on going on a big holiday this year – I’m keeping more details under wraps for now
  10. I would like to do a mini detox once a month (or maybe every second month)… this is a tough one, as i have NO self control with food… but I can notice a difference in my body and my skin when I cut out sugar and processed stuff… I will try :)

So… there you I have it. Some things to work towards this year.

Wish me luck!!

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