end-of-year poll...

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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

    4. Did anyone close to you die?

    5. What countries did you visit?

    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

    9. What was your biggest failure?

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

    11. What were the best things you bought?

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

    14. Where did most of your money go?

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

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder?
    ii. thinner or fatter?
    iii. richer or poorer?

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

    20. How will you be spending Christmas?

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?

    23. How many one-night stands?

    24. What was your favorite TV program?

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

    26. What was the best book you read?

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

    28. What did you want and get?

    29. What did you want and not get?

    30. What was your favorite film of this year?

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?

    34. What kept you sane?

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

    36. What political issue stirred you the most?

    37. Who did you miss?

    38. Who was the best new person you met?

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
    Got a real job.

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    I never make New Year's resolutions, because I never keep them.

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    My sister.

    4. Did anyone close to you die?
    No, thank goodness.

    5. What countries did you visit?
    None.

    6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
    A college diploma.

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    None stand out, really.

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Probably getting a job.

    9. What was your biggest failure?
    Not graduating.

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    I had a cold last week. That's about it.

    11. What were the best things you bought?
    I didn't make any huge purchases this year.

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    I don't know, my parents I guess.

    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    Nobody, really. Well, actually, my friend's girlfriend did quite a few things to piss me off, so I'll say her.

    14. Where did most of your money go?
    Bills and school.

    15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Nothing, honestly. It was a fairly mediocre year.

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
    Hmmmm. I'll say The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights".

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder? the same
    ii. thinner or fatter? probably fatter
    iii. richer or poorer? a little richer

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    writing. exercise. and coke. joking.

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    waiting for things to happen.

    20. How will you be spending Christmas?
    With my family.

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
    No.

    23. How many one-night stands?
    None.

    24. What was your favorite TV program?
    Six Feet Under

    25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    Jessica Simpson

    26. What was the best book you read?
    Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar"
    or
    Dave Eggers' "How We are Hungry"

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    Bright Eyes

    28. What did you want and get?
    A job

    29. What did you want and not get?
    A diploma

    30. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Maybe 40-Year-Old Virgin? It's been a slow movie year.

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    I turned 22. I went out with my friends the night before my actual birthday. On my birthday, I recovered.

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    Graduating.

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
    The same as it has been for years.

    34. What kept you sane?
    I'm not so sure that I did stay sane for most of the year.

    35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    Bonnie McKee

    36. What political issue stirred you the most?
    The politicization of Katrina really pissed me off.

    37. Who did you miss?
    My friend Justin.

    38. Who was the best new person you met?
    I didn't meet him this year, but I didn't start hanging out with my friend Zeke until this year.

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
    If you want to do something, just do it, don't wait for others to push you along.

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
    I'll get back to you.
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?

    Graduated College

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    I don't really do New Year's resolutions...

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

    Nope. Or, if they did, I sure wasn't told...

    4. Did anyone close to you die?

    Nope. Or, if they did, I sure wasn't told...

    5. What countries did you visit?

    None. Well, probably Canadia... but they're not even a real country anyways... with their beady little eyes and their heads so full of lies...

    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?

    Nothing comes to mind, I'm a happy guy these days.

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

    Nothing really, although the hurricane is probably the big event of the year... I was busy helping get a wedding together though, so I don't have any real connection to seeing it was so bad... I kind of gradually heard about it over 3 or 4 days...

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

    Graduation, relocation, and rotary acquisition.

    9. What was your biggest failure?

    Things got sloppy for me towards the end of my last semester, both academically and personally...

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

    Broken hand, stitches in the chin, other minor sprains and strains. My healthy streak continues.

    11. What were the best things you bought?

    R-X-8

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

    My brother, gettin' his grown man on.

    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

    The Democratic Party *sighs* as well as individuals on the far right.

    14. Where did most of your money go?

    Graduation, relocation, and rotary acquisition.

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

    Graduation, relocation, and rotary acquisition. (Ok, I'll stop using that answer)

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?

    Beats the hell out of me. Songs don't remind me of years.

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder?
    Happier
    ii. thinner or fatter?
    I don't know about fatter, but definitely heavier. Thank-you having time to work out.
    iii. richer or poorer?
    Simultaneously both.

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

    B-b-b-b-booty

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

    Graduate... I miss Ann Arbor.

    20. How will you be spending Christmas?

    Flying to Chicago, then driving back to Michigan.

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?

    Was already in love.

    23. How many one-night stands?

    None. I'm a good boyfriend.

    24. What was your favorite TV program?

    NYPD Blue and now House

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

    Probably a couple pundits here or there. No one personally.

    26. What was the best book you read?

    Probably some engineering book. I'm behind on my reading.

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

    The Cinematic Orchestra
    Rjd2
    Mike Doughty


    28. What did you want and get?

    Car

    29. What did you want and not get?

    A job in Chicago

    30. What was your favorite film of this year?

    Nothing comes to mind... kind of a slow movie year I suppose.

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

    I drank. A lot. With friends. I turned 23.

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

    Somehow ending up in Chicago.

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?

    Seriously, wtf.

    34. What kept you sane?

    Deep breaths, basketball, and music.

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

    I fancy me some Jessica Alba.

    36. What political issue stirred you the most?

    The hurricane.

    37. Who did you miss?

    Girlfriend. And now, family.

    38. Who was the best new person you met?

    Too many new people to even make that call...

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.

    Realizing other people's expectations of you can save you a lot of frustration when you constantly exceed them needlessly.

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

    I have no idea. It would be something totally unrelated I guess.
     
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    It looks like we had fairly similar experiences and opinions of 2005...
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? Make-out in a strip club.

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Nope. Probably.

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.

    4. Did anyone close to you die? No.

    5. What countries did you visit? USA.

    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? A job.

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? December 17 because that's when I will graduate from college.

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? It will be graduating from college.

    9. What was your biggest failure? Hopefully not not graduating from college.

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope, knock on wood.

    11. What were the best things you bought? A flat screen monitor.

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration? ?

    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Robert Novak.

    14. Where did most of your money go? Beer and rent.

    15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Boobs.

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005? "The ATL"

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder?
    ii. thinner or fatter?
    iii. richer or poorer?
    Happier, still have a lithe, athletic build, poorer.

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Writing assignments.

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Watch TV.

    20. How will you be spending Christmas? At home with family and friends.

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005? A few times.

    23. How many one-night stands? Three.

    24. What was your favorite TV program? Nip/Tuck.

    25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No.

    26. What was the best book you read? Either "Robinson Crusoe" or "Talking Back to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels."

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Vast.

    28. What did you want and get? I always get what I want.

    29. What did you want and not get? I always get what I want.

    30. What was your favorite film of this year? I don't remember...I guess "Batman Begins." That's the most recent movie I've seen.

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I went downtown and got drunk...I was 22.

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Winning the lottery.

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? Chik and modern with a hint of Southern cowboy.

    34. What kept you sane? Porn.

    35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Angelina Jolie.

    36. What political issue stirred you the most? I'm not in the mood to be serious right now.

    37. Who did you miss? People from my hometown.

    38. Who was the best new person you met? Brittany.

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005. Take people's advice, but do what you want to do.

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. I didn't really love you baby, I didn't really love you...I didn't really love you but I'm pretty when I lie. :dance:
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
    Went to Junior War College
    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    Didn't make any
    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    No
    4. Did anyone close to you die?
    No, thankfully
    5. What countries did you visit?
    US of A
    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
    A united family
    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    Around January 14th, because my dad left
    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    COmpleting the first year of high school with reasonable grades, and wrestling varisty
    9. What was your biggest failure?
    Not making it to the State wrestling tournament
    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    No.
    11. What were the best things you bought?
    Computer, airsoft rifle
    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    :S
    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    No one that I can think of.
    14. Where did most of your money go?
    Airsoft and accessories. Computer stuff, as well
    15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Junior War College
    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
    Anything by Gwen Stefani
    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder? Happier
    ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter, well heavier, by 10 pounds
    iii. richer or poorer? Hard to say, just quit my job

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Airsoft, lift wieghts
    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Laying around
    20. How will you be spending Christmas?
    At home with family and shredded wrapping paper
    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
    Nope.
    23. How many one-night stands?
    Hahaha yeah right...
    24. What was your favorite TV program?
    Simpsons, Seinfeld, or American Dreams
    25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    Yeah, some freshman
    26. What was the best book you read?
    Sun Tzu's The Art of War
    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    Boston
    28. What did you want and get?
    Computer, airsoft gun, safe journey for my dad (thus far)
    29. What did you want and not get?
    My brother to stay at home
    30. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Jarhead
    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    Had three buddies over, turned 15, and ran teh Gountlet at wrestling
    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    more AIRSOFT, stronger physically
    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
    Marine Corps t-shrits and sweatshirts
    34. What kept you sane?
    Mountain Dew and a comfortable bed
    35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    President Bush
    36. What political issue stirred you the most?
    War in Iraq (affirmative)
    37. Who did you miss?
    dad/brother
    38. Who was the best new person you met?
    2LT. Garrison Groh
    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
    Take advantage of everything and be thankful for what you have
    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
    the song "Time Stand Still" by Rush, me and my brother listened to it a lot at the end of school, and it fit the mood the whole year round.
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
    Quit smoking, FOR GOOD!!!

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
    See answer #1. Next, loose some weight.

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    yes

    4. Did anyone close to you die?
    yes

    5. What countries did you visit?
    none this year

    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
    MONEY!!!

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
    Rest in peace Merlin1047

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    See answer #1

    9. What was your biggest failure?
    See answer #6

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    always

    11. What were the best things you bought?
    Wireless Xbox controller

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    My daughter turned 2???

    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    Michael Jackson

    14. Where did most of your money go?
    Bills

    15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    SOCOM III, DOOM III, Soul Caliber III, Star Wars Battlefront II.

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
    That stupid song from Staind that was the theme song
    for every season finally on the WB.

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder? The same
    ii. thinner or fatter? The same
    iii. richer or poorer? Richer (and poorer at the same time)

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
    Wish I started Disc Golf earlier in the year.

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
    Work

    20. How will you be spending Christmas?
    With the fam

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
    no

    23. How many one-night stands?
    N/A

    24. What was your favorite TV program?
    House

    25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
    My Boss

    26. What was the best book you read?
    I don't read

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    None come to mind

    28. What did you want and get?
    SOCOM III

    29. What did you want and not get?
    Xbox 360

    30. What was your favorite film of this year?
    Lords of Dogtown

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    26, PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    Money

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
    Comfy

    34. What kept you sane?
    Sane?????? Who said I was sane???

    35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    Any who supported our troops

    36. What political issue stirred you the most?
    Pfffftt, That's like asking which breath I liked the most.

    37. Who did you miss?
    Scott

    38. Who was the best new person you met?
    Chang

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
    (not in 05 but) Don't trust anyone, not even yourself!

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
    (Has nothing to do with this year, but I like it)

    When a man lies he murders some part of the world.
    These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives.
    All this I cannot bear to witness any longer.
    Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?
     
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    I don't think I've heard that (probably have and didn't know it), but how about that new Nickelback song? "Look at this photograph...." etc. I never thought Nickelback could get any lamer. I was wrong.

    Really, this year sucked, popular music-wise. I can't think of a popular album I bought (or got ;)) all year. Maybe Death Cab for Cutie's "Plans'', but they're just baaaaaaaaarely anywhere near popular.
     
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    1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?

    Joined a gym

    2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    I dont even remember if I made any so probably not

    3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

    Not that I can think of

    4. Did anyone close to you die?

    Too many

    5. What countries did you visit?

    Im still trying to visit all the areas around here;)

    6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?

    Straight As, a girlfriend, A Temple

    7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

    June 30th - Pool party for combined birthdays and why? Hello girls in bathings suits!

    8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

    Finishing the first year of law school

    9. What was your biggest failure?

    Not getting straight As.

    10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

    Unfortunately. stupid bodily weaknesses

    11. What were the best things you bought?

    probably my textbooks and education. dont think id be doing much without them.

    12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

    Anyone who has changed their life for the better.


    13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

    The Supreme Court of the United States, Lunatic Democrats, Anyone else that hurts others.

    14. Where did most of your money go?

    School and my stomach.

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

    Traveling to my 23rd state.

    16. What song will always remind you of 2005?

    Guide us O Thou Great Jehovah

    17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    i. happier or sadder? Happier
    ii. thinner or fatter? Bout the same size. More muscle this time though
    iii. richer or poorer? Dirt poor

    18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

    Working out and studying, basically any type of work to make my life and the life of others better.

    19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

    looked at every hot womans breasts

    20. How will you be spending Christmas?

    with family

    22. Did you fall in love in 2005?

    Nah. But its been alot more fun dating around

    23. How many one-night stands?

    Zero. And darn proud of it. Nothing good comes of that

    24. What was your favorite TV program?

    Smallville

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

    Hating takes too much effort and does nothing to benefit society.

    26. What was the best book you read?

    How on earth can i pick just one?

    27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

    That I do have some modicum of talent

    28. What did you want and get?

    my tv

    29. What did you want and not get?

    people to share the gospel with, Straight As, A six pack, a summer job. etc.

    30. What was your favorite film of this year?

    Batman Begins. Easilyi one of the best movies they've made in a long time. Hollywood just isnt that impressive.

    31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

    combined pool party with hot girls in bathing suits. And I still am 25. i didnt have another birthday this year;)

    32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

    More success with the exercise and eating better.

    33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?

    As long as its not butt ugly. Its game

    34. What kept you sane?

    Work to do, friends to see

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

    Ewww. not a big fan of celebrities or public figures at all.

    36. What political issue stirred you the most?

    Right to die crap.

    37. Who did you miss?

    Ambolicious

    38. Who was the best new person you met?

    that is definately a tough one. probably my buddy Dan or Liz

    39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.

    Blessings come through obedience, Sacrifice, and hard work

    40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

    "If you think you can find the passion, and you're willing to take a chance, when you really believe you can make it than the power is in your own hands."
     
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    Go Joker! Thats awesome.

    I agree with the weight loss for the next year. course ive been saying that for years. but now i actually have a gym membership and motivation. and i aint waiting for the new year to start.
     

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