December 31, 2008

End of year questionnaire

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Took part in an international digital marketing conference

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Don't do new year's resolutions

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
Denmark, Poland , Norway, UK and Ireland

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 10 when I found out I got the job I've been dreaming about for 2 years

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting the job I've been dreaming about for 2 years

9. What was your biggest failure?
I hate to say that I failed, but I did not lose any weight

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Collectable wines

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The Tibetan monks

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

14. Where did most of your money go?
Travels and clothes

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting the job I've been dreaming about for 2 years

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Warwick Avenue

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
The same
b) thinner or fatter?
c) 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 did you spend Christmas?
With family

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

22. What was your favorite TV program?

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

24. What was the best book you read?
Great hatred, little room. Making peace in Northern Ireland

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

26. What did you want and get?
Beautiful earrings

27. What did you want and not get?
Go to Texas

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Mamma Mia

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Visiting the amusement park Liseberg at the hottest day of the year with my cousin and her family. 36 years

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Living in London

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Classic but comfortable

32. What kept you sane?
My friends

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Barrack Obama

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
IPRED-law (the Swedish government wants to have the right to check everything stored digitally)

35. Who did you miss?
Holly and Jo

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Jan Eliasson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Darfur, Sudan. Also former President of the UN General Assembly and former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
You're not your job

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
She's got style, she's got grace, she's a winner.
She's a lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a lady.

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