Unsurprisingly, most of the answers involve Canada.
1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?: Graduated university, worked in a shop, went to Canada.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: I don’t make resolutions. They only get broken.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope.
4. Did anyone close to you die? Breeze.
5. What countries did you visit? Canada.
6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A paying job.
7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? I suppose the 13th October. I wasn’t sure whether to pick the day I left for Canada or the day I returned, but I think the return was more memorable because it was also a Friday and I love the fact that I have been on a plane on Friday the 13th.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Graduating university.
9. What was your biggest failure? Not getting a job.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? The super-cold that lasted months and wouldn’t let up. That was horrible.
11. What was the best thing you bought? Tickets to Canada.
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? I think both Paul and myself should be celebrated for the fact that we spent a month together and didn’t kill each other.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? On a wider scale most politicians would fit here, on a personal scale I’ll probably go with Cornelia.
14. Where did most of your money go? Canada.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Canada.
16. What song will always remind you of 2006? Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple. Not so much 2006 as Canada though.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier I’d guess.
ii. thinner or fatter? Probably fatter.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer, definitely.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Spent time with friends, although I am doing a lot more of that than I used to.
19.What do you wish you'd done less of? Nothing. As in, I wish I hadn’t spent so much time doing nothing.
20. How will you be spending Christmas? I spent it at home, as usual.
22. Did you fall in love in 2006? No.
23. How many one-night stands? Zero.
24. What was your favourite TV program? Prison Break.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? No.
26. What was the best book you read? Ella Minnow Pea, maybe. I can’t really remember any of the others that well.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Arrogant Worms.
28. What did you want and get? To go to Canada.
30. What was your favourite film of this year?. Snakes on a Plane!
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 23 and I didn’t really do anything. It was a week before we left for Canada, so I was probably focused on that!
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? I suppose getting over my fears and actually getting a job.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006? I hope individual, with some gothic thrown in.
34. What kept you sane? Having something to work towards.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Hugh Jackman.
36. What political issue stirred you the most? Um, that’s a good question. Last year gay marriage really stood out, but this year there have been quite a few things.
37. Who did you miss? Sarah. And Canterbury, if that counts!
38. Who was the best new person you met? I think it was this year that I met Cat, so I’ll go with her. Although there was also Pooka and Kat.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006: Canada rules! Yes, that is a valuable life lesson. It is!
40. Song lyrics that best sum up your year?: “I might have missed it all but for mistakes I made.” – Fran Lucci