Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blatantly stolen from Keris

My life in review -2007

1. What did you do in 2007 that you never did before?
Had a book published.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any. And no. (Same as Keris)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My friend Nora gave birth to the gorgeous Finn in June.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, my uncle, my sister's new FIL (on her wedding day!) and my own lovely father in law David.

5. What countries did you visit?
England, Scotland and the glorious republic of Ireland

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Keris said she would like more than enough money - I would just like enough money. And contentment and nobody dying or getting ill please. I've had my fill.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 21, RD&T was released on my 31st birthday and June 30, my sister's wedding day.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
It's between getting published and reaching my lowest ever post baby weight.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being able to make it better for so many people I cared about.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious *touching wood*

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I don't think I actually bought a whole lot last year... probably a nice handbag or something twee like that.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Mine! all mine! And Joseph for being a superstar at school, and all my friends who had books out, or wrote good books etc

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
So called 'slebs.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Down the fecking toilet...

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Seeing Dirty Dancing the Live Stage Show in London. (Woohoo London Baby!)

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Bizarrely "Say a Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin or "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Can change hour by hour
b) thinner or fatter? Almost two stone thinner!
c) richer or poorer? Richer in some ways, poorer in others.

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

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Being a mardy cow

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Up to my tits in Playmobil

21. What was your favourite month of 2007?
july - when I became a bestselling author!

22. Did you fall in love in 2007?
With Ben and Jerry? Yes!

23. How many one-night stands?
Chance would be a fine thing.

24. What was your favourite TV programme?
House or Desperate Housewives.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is a very strong word... but I dislike a few people yes.

26. What was the best book you read?
I'm not sure I actually read all that much in 2007. I was too busy writing!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
James Morrison or Paolo Nutini.

28. What did you want and get?
A bestseller - much to my surprise

29. What did you want and not get?

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Enchanted - fabulous!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Had a book released and I was 31.

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Jabba The Hut meets Oprah- before she lost the weight.

34. What kept you sane?
My friends, my writing, my boy.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hugh Laurie as House. Hubba Hubba.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The whole fecking nanny state obesity bullsh*t where airlines said they would charge bigger people more and all the sanctimonious feckwits in the world posted on BBC Have Your Say about how fat people were lazy big gulpens who should be shot at dawn.

37. Who did you miss?
Mostly my best friend Vicki who I only see once or twice a year.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
The Poolbeg team - all of 'em. And Suzi from Hughes and Hughes at Dublin Airport (in a non-stalkerish way) who made me feel like a v important and good author.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007
Don't swear on telly and remember bad and good, this too will pass.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year
Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I'm only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown
I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains
I want one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity


Keris said...

Worried now that I sounded like a gobshite re the "more than enough money" bit. It's because we're paying a giant chunk of debt off, so I'm feeling a bit sanctimonious getting it down. Now I want to be able to stop living hand to mouth. I'm nearly 37, for God's sake!

Not sure that makes sense...

Claire said...

Ach no- woohoo you!
Just having a money crisis at present!

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