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year end meme

i rarely do these meme's but this one turned out so funny i just had to post it:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, madflowr sent to me...
Twelve somersaults drumming
Eleven mellosonics piping
Ten crazypandas a-leaping
Nine making mixtapes dancing
Eight zines a-milking
Seven alias a-swimming
Six aquariums a-laying
Five ve-e-e-eronica mars
Four yard sales
Three candle records
Two reckless records
...and an ebay in a band photography.
Get your own Twelve Days:

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
i actually had enough nerve to sing in front of someone who wasn't gavin, josh, and we worked on a song together. i was really lofty with my goals and i bought a tascam 424 but only used it maybe twice? new new year's resolution?

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i went back to try and see if i kept mine, but i think every year i make similiar ones. live like every day like it might be your last. definitely need to lose weight for health reasons in 2007.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
my famiy's next door neighbor in alexandria gave birth to a daughter mckenna, lots of my lj friends have little ones now too!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
zachary's grandmother, a neighbor here at the office lori r., a high school friend who i had reconnected with over myspace, kathy shelton. it was a sad year and is ending on more sad notes as my lj friends posted about their friend helloreplace passing, as well as james kim being found dead, and the list goes on with more friends, pets, and family members. it was a year of much loss it seems.

5. What countries did you visit?
the land of austin, tx. the land of northampton, ma. i didn't step outside of the us and haven't since i lived in germany when i was a kid. that's a resolution: GET A PASSPORT.

6. What would you like to have had in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
a pet of my own. 2007 will bring a hedgehog and/or a dog. srsly.

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
there were a lot of memorable days this year. meeting zachary, going to popfest new england, sxsw and meeting stacey!, participating in the renegade holiday craft fair, seeing radiohead, seeing tom waits. the list was really good this year.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
finding my boo. having people really enjoy my crafty goods.

9. What was your biggest failure?
weight gain? really, things were pretty good. maybe losing touch with some friends but i'm working on it now.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
i am a magnet for sickness. my eczema got really bad too.

11. What were the best things you bought?
xyron 600? my camera is just okay. z's big xmas present?

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
charlie wright, for being one of the strongest people i know.

13. Whose behavior appalled you?
oh, there are lots of those.

14. Where did most of your money go?
craft supplies + records + going to movies.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
the HIS DARK MATERIALS books, meeting new and awesome friends, having jason anderson (and felix and juliet) stay at my house while recording an album at soma that he still hasn't even talked about releasing even though when he got back he was like proud as a puppy. yarg!

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?

The Day After Tomorrow (Tom Waits)

I got your letter today
And I miss you all so much, here
I can't wait to see you all
And I'm counting the days, dear
I still believe that there's gold
At the end of the world
And I'll come home
To Illinois
On the day after tomorrow

It is so hard
And it's cold here
And I'm tired of taking orders
And I miss old Rockford town
Up by the Wisconsin border
But I miss you won't believe
Shoveling snow and raking leaves
And my plane will touch tomorrow
On the day after tomorrow

I close my eyes
Every night
And I dream that I can hold you
They fill us full of lies
Everyone buys
About what it means to be a soldier
I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel
About all the blood that's been spilled
Look out on the street
Get me back home
On the day after tomorrow

You can't deny
The other side
Don't want to die
Any more than we do
What I'm trying to say,
Is don't they pray
To the same God that we do?
Tell me, how does God choose?
Whose prayers does he refuse?
Who turns the wheel?
And who throws the dice
On the day after tomorrow?

I'm not fighting
For justice
I am not fighting
For freedom
I am fighting
For my life
And another day
In the world here
I just do what I've been told
You're just the gravel on the road
And the one's that are lucky
One's come home
On the day after tomorrow

And the summer
It too will fade
And with it comes the winter's frost, dear
And I know we too are made
Of all the things that we have lost here
I'll be twenty-one today
I've been saving all my pay
And my plane will touch down
On the day after tomorrow
And my plane it will touch down
On the day after tomorrow


The Clock (Thom Yorke)

Time is running out for us
But you just move the hands upon the clock
You throw coins in the wishing well
For us
You just move your hands upon the wall

It comes to you begging you to stop
Wake up
But you just move your hands upon the clock
Throw coins in the wishing well
For us
You make believe that you are still in charge

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
h a p p i e r to the nth degree.

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?
being sick!

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
back in Virginia with the family!

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?
heck yes.

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?
the HIS DARK MATERIALS and HARRY POTTER books. also surfacing by margaret atwood.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
PSAPP. Funny enough, they were the only NEW band that i bought an album by this year. Maybe that's not true, but as for a band I hadn't heard before 2006, that'd be PSAPP!

28. What did you want and get?
a boo.

29. What did you want and not get?
a sewing machine. christmas, maybe but likely not.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

31. What did you do on your birthday?
MEDLEIGHVAL TIMES, which be a yearly happening now. nope, i still haven't posted the pictures but it was awesome.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
if all of my friends all lived in one city and owned a huge multiplex of indie businesses!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
indie, twee, 1994!

34. What kept you sane?
my love, music, friends.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
i really don't crush the way i once did.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
our president being a moron and our vp being the puppetmaster, but that's not new.

37. Who did you miss?
friends i didn't get to see a lot, my grandma.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
kris williams + lauren vega + leslie boehms topped my list but i've met a great heap of people this year!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
live each day as if it could be your last. hug the people and pets you love because who knows if they'll be there tomorrow.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
i already quoted two whole songs above. i'm at my quota.

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