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The end of year meme. I was going to tack on this "fandom" end of year meme but it kept asking me questions about the fandoms I planned to get into. Am I the only one who doesn't EVER "plan" to check out fandoms? I'll watch TV shows, yeah, but I never go into a TV show/movie/book/etc for the sole purpose of fandom. Fandoms find me. So there.

For previous years, please see: 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009. (Older years will be locked down again in a few days. Honestly can't remember what I wrote in them, kind of too afraid to reread.)

01. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Quit my job! That was pretty monumental. I mean, I quit Sonic (fast food place) to go to college, but I don't think that's the same as quitting my post-college job. Oh, and I also navigated NYC by myself! Took a train to Long Island all on my own, navigated the train schedules and everything. Had my own clients. Hailed a cab. Quite a few things, I guess, but the job thing was really the most important.

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions? Will you make more for next year?
I kept a few. A complete list from last year is as follows:
(1) Eat healthier
(2) Cook one meal each week
(3) Exercise regularly
(4) Aim for happiness

I um, only completed (1) and (4)?

Next year I will:
(1) Cook semi-regularly (aka once a month at least)
(2) Exercise once a week
(3) Be happy at work, wherever I am.
(4) Stop being so bitchy. AKA Think about how you would feel if someone said that about you, Courtney!!!!
(5) Move outttttt.

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope. One of my best friends found out she was pregnant though, so uh next year I will have a yes answer to this. (Oh yeah, there were a few cousin births this year. But who really cares about that!!)

04. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. [ profile] be_merry's mother. I won't claim her mom and I were bff or anything, because we weren't anything like that. I was still in the process of getting to know her family at that point.

05. What countries did you visit?
No countries, but I went back to Georgia! and New York quite a bit.

06. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
The start of a career, not just a "job". Also, the ability to flirt/have an actual romantic relationship. (Much harder than it sounds!! For me at least. Awkward to the extreme.)

07. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Oh dear. These dates are approximate, so I guess they aren't all that etched. End of July - quitting my job. November 8th - starting my new job. Mid June - chillaxin with [ profile] unrequitedangst in NYC. Early January - meeting [ profile] boyfolk for the first time. Also in March or something when we explored the city together, ending with cupcakes!!! September 9th - [ profile] yamapea's bday party. August 9th - saying goodbye to Audrey when she moved to Illinois. August 9th - ending a friendship of 11+ years! (and a few dates in December relating to the same friendship)

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I honestly don't know what to say to this. I don't think I accomplished much? I would say getting a job where I don't hate my life, but honestly I'm not terribly satisfied by it. Losing 10 pounds, maybe????

09. What was your biggest failure?
Not joining any sort of "groups" - no choir, no French speaking groups, no 20-somethings group at my church, no nothing. I need to meet people outside of my comfort zone aka high school friends and work friends.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing so serious that I can recall it now.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
WELL I JUST GOT A FEW CUTE NEW JACKETS. Also some great necklaces. I guess the greatest purchases were 1) Wii, 2) Supernatural blu rays, 3) The Vampire Diaries blu rays, 4) Lorraine Heath regency romance novels, and 5) Kate Spade generic work bag. Actually thinking about it now the best thing may have been that Kate Spade bag.


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Christy ([ profile] be_merry), for some obvious reasons. Audrey, for being such a great voice of reason. Ian, for much the same reason. Naomi, for the strength and courage she shows no matter the situation she is faced with.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Ha ha ha hahahaha well there is only so much I can say on a public livejournal entry :) :) :) there was something that happened recently that I thought was pretty ridiculous! Well, two somethings. OH YEAH ALSO GLEE GOD WHY ARE YOU SUCH AN ANNOYING SHOW WITH SUCH GREAT MUSIC.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Student loans, designer bags, TV seasons, clothes, food, movie tickets.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New episodes of The Vampire Diaries after marathoning the series up to that point.......... The new season of Supernatural. Quitting my job. Meeting [ profile] unrequitedangst and [ profile] boyfolk. Chillaxin with my gurl Rachel/[ profile] this_years_girl when she was visiting from LA.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2010?
All of the hits of 2010? Nothing stands out. Perhaps Firework.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? This is such a tough question. I am much less stressed, for sure. I'm probably happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner! I lost 11 pounds. I don't feel it but there are certain shirts I haven't been able to wear in a while that... I can now. So that is exciting.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer ha ha ha that is what happens when you live off your savings for three months. And switch from a well paying job to a temp one lololol #poorlifeplanning #firstworldproblems

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Networked. Applied for (more) jobs. Met new people.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Feeling sorry for myself (first for hating my job, then for being unemployed).

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With the extended fam. We had dinner, saw the little ones open gifts, walked to this awesomely decorated house, it was pretty nice all around. Christmas Eve was spent with the immediate family... we opened gifts? It was not that exciting.

21. How will you be spending New Years?
Christy, Vanessa, and I will be marathoning select Disney movies and their sequels. WIth a bit of alcohol thrown in, of course. mostly at my insistence. Movies that made the cut: Toy Story, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and Mulan.

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Ohhhhhh my god. The Vampire Diaries :[

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope no hatred. Just a bit of lolariousness.

26. What was the best book you read?
I didn't read too many books this year but I discovered Lorraine Heath writes more than cowboy romances, which was exciting to say the least! I also reread Conrad's Fate a little while ago and it was just as wonderful as I remembered--honestly, probably more so.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nicki Minaj? Far East Movement? Re-discovery of AAA? Nothing super exciting.

28. What did you want and get?
A Ralph Lauren turtleneck... oh and I quit my job and found a new one within three months. That was a lot more soul crushing than I make it sound, but at one point in the year I wanted it more than anything.

29. What did you want and not get?
Dream job! I guess it will happen one of these days.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Tangled. God I need to update my movie post.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Shit for once I couldn't remember. I turned 22. Apparently I had a job interview with Facebook in Austin, and then I spent the night at my friend Jennifer's where I showed her the awesomeness of Persona 3. Possibly also had dinner with Alicia. Btw, if you are new or out of the loop or curious, I didn't get the job.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A smooth, uninterrupted transition of job to job.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
LOFT-chic. My goal for 2011 is BOLD JEWELRY! Most especially bold necklaces.

34. What kept you sane?
My friends, my family, lunches with my ex-coworkers reminding me why I quit my job.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Well I'm really loving Candice Accola right now, but that's a recent development. (Her twitter! So adorable!) Colin Firth always has first place in my heart.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
As [ profile] notions put it... "The gays".

37. Who did you miss?
Audrey & Alicia.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I don't think I met anyone new/particularly exciting IRL. I have quite enjoyed my recent thoughtformedooc chats with [ profile] wither though. Hello, Erin.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
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Date: 2010-12-31 03:04 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci

Date: 2010-12-31 03:05 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (!!!!)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
and thank you for telling me :( you're the best

Date: 2010-12-31 03:06 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
well that was embarrassing :(

Date: 2010-12-31 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-12-31 03:11 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
BECAUSE IT WAS EMBARRASSING FOR ME it was nothing about you, promise

Date: 2010-12-31 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-12-31 03:07 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (:D!)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
Thanks! Gotta find Mulan 2 to make this work, though... time to start searching...

Date: 2010-12-31 04:18 am (UTC)
heartbeats: ユーリ!!! on ICE ・ 「plastic」 (girl worth fighting for.)
From: [personal profile] heartbeats


Date: 2010-12-31 04:20 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (i eat boys up. breakfast & lunch.)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci



Date: 2010-12-31 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Stop being so bitchy. AKA Think about how you would feel if someone said that about you, Courtney!!!! lolol.

I think you've achieved quite a bit and are rather an admirable person, if you ask me. :):) 2011, baby!♥

Date: 2010-12-31 03:40 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (:> :> :>)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
T_T Thank you bb. You are always the sweetest and I am so thankful to know you ♥

Hell yeah 2011 though! Pleeeease 2011, impress me with your awesomeness!!!

Date: 2010-12-31 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


can you tell me about these recent happenings

I LOVE BOLD JEWELLERY! ps we should email more

Date: 2010-12-31 03:41 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (a teddie's life is hard)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
perhaps the email I just sent can be the start of something more

also maybe you can show me the bold jewelry you have!!! email me pixx of your awesome outfits. IT'LL BE GREAT. and :"> oh you flatterer. thank you ♥

Date: 2010-12-31 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I went to a Kate Spade outlet last month and pretty much had to be dragged out even though I purchased nothing. Always so classy and cute! Just like you... ♥ ♥

Date: 2010-12-31 03:44 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (the girl who waited)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
OH YOU :">

Goodness I love Kate Spade stores. Went to one in the mall today, haven't been to the outlet in months though ugh I would love to. Every time I get an email from Kate Spade I just stare longingly at everything on the website. There is this cute iPhone cover that has the rotary dial on the back and my friends had to talk me out of it. I WAS SO TEMPTED.

Date: 2010-12-31 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your adorable face in that cat photo demanded a cheesy compliment of course!!

There aren't a lot of places that carry Kate Spade around Vancouver so I always have to make ~ pilgrimages ~ down to Seattle. I'm always tempted by the really bright/garish pattern dresses akldjal

..and I totally got distracted by the website for like 20 minutes while writing this comment ugh I WANT IT ALLL.

I really really feel like you and I need to go shopping together.

Date: 2010-12-31 04:03 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (B-))
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
Omg yes I completely agree; I feel like you would be able to teach me so much about how to create an outfit. I can generally pick out cute things individually, but learning how to pair them is difficult! I'm finally getting the hang of it though.

Also, surely one of these days I will find myself in Vancouver. I know quite a few lj people who live there so this needs to become a reality!

Date: 2010-12-31 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Really? I only have two other Vancouver-LJ friends so I always thought there weren't too many of us! But you should definitely come because I love meeting people and clearly we are shopping soulmates.

Date: 2010-12-31 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
question of the year: will my internet stay up long enough for me to post this comment.

COURTZ, I LOVE YOU FOR SPENDING THE WHOLE YEAR NOT ... DUMPING ME FOR NEVER REPLYING TO YOUR EMAILS. (sadly I don't love you not enough to update my lj with this meme.) in its place, you deserve a lot of celebratory hearts for everything. but mostly always being understanding when I am crazy and neurotic and unreasonable. T__♥

(4) Stop being so bitchy. AKA Think about how you would feel if someone said that about you, Courtney!!!!

lolololol. don't worry, I'll be extra-bitchy just to maintain the unrequitedpipe bitch quota.

Date: 2010-12-31 03:53 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (besto friendo)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
OH IAN T___T I am hearts in my eyes forever at you, okay. here let's have a gushy bff confession in the comment section: I HAD TO FIGHT MY NATURAL INSECURITIES I kept having to reconvince myself that you loved me. "Maybe she's annoyed by how much I email... maybe I should email less... no Courtney stop worrying, she is probably just busy, she'll get to you eventually." Thank you for reassuring me that you still love me in this comment ♥_♥ and also THANK YOU for always sticking around. You're always the best bff I could ask for. I will never doubt again. If you ever want to dump me you'll just have to say it straight out.

This sounds like a good plan. God did I ever update you on the latest drama re: the wtf-it-was-a-gift thing? If I didn't then I should definitely email you, I was so WTF over it.

Date: 2010-12-31 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
fdjkleou NO. EMAIL ME. so starved for sanity and good gossip. literally all I have done for the last two weeks is lie around, play mario, read bad novels, stare angrily at my computer and write fucking ridic fic.


Date: 2010-12-31 04:21 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (:> :> :>)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN!!!!!!! email me if i am not online when you want to bitch. can't wait to hear all your crazy stories about your fam.

(ps ridic fic for what fandom!!!!)

Date: 2010-12-31 04:38 am (UTC)
devil: (hmo KISSY KISSY)
From: [personal profile] devil

i so didn't expet my name to be in here


i'm so glad you enjoy my ridiculous rambling in internet chatrooms sob sob sob

Date: 2010-12-31 05:27 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (:>)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
HAY ERIN, I DO it's been pretty memorable

Date: 2010-12-31 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

also I would do this meme but I feel like most of my answers are non-answers and it would be semi pointless, lolol ;___;

Date: 2010-12-31 04:07 pm (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (:[)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
THANK YOUUU kate spade is where it's at.

aw :( that's too bad. lsfjk I have just. been doing this since GOD 2006 CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. I love keeping a record of things, although honestly rereading my older entries there were so many things I kept vague to avoid drama (this year included) that it is a little sad :(

Date: 2010-12-31 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i have been really awful at commenting recently BUT HI COURTZ I STILL READ YOUR LJ.

skjdfjkg i would do this meme but i am super lazy. your new years eve plans sound pretty awesome *___*

and re; ending friendships--i feel you :/ it is somehow worse bc i have got to this stage where i just don't feel all that sorry sobbing. I GUESS I AM ALSO A BITCH.

happy early new year ♥

Date: 2010-12-31 04:11 pm (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (a teddie's life is hard)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
YEAH IT'S NO WORRIES ♥ what are your new years plans?

joifdjidhfgh i still had the guilt so i guess i am not at that stage yet HAVE GOTTEN OVER IT NOW THOUGH due to some recent events. so you know, movin on, movin on. HAPPY EARLY NEW YEAR.

Date: 2010-12-31 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AWESOME. Superheroes party!!! I might steal the outfits the cast in Misfits wore simply bc I am lazy.

kajsd I have just become really apathetic about things. I used to really care about trying to make friendships work, but now I figure if it's always hardwork and no gain, it is not worth it. I HOPE 2011 IS AWESOME OK.

Date: 2011-01-02 12:38 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (ice cream days)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci

Date: 2011-01-02 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YES. here ( are some on dailybooth :D

Date: 2011-01-02 03:45 pm (UTC)
thunder: (twewy → in this wonderful world)
From: [personal profile] thunder
you have a kitty! what's its name? :o and also, as usual, i love your hair, incredibly jealous at how little time it takes you to get it to look that good, etc., etc.

you're so accomplished. you've got out of college, had a proper full-time job, quit it when you didn't want it anymore, and then found a new one, and you've only just turned twenty two. let me be in awe for a sec a;ldsk;lasd

Date: 2011-01-02 05:00 pm (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
Aw not mine unfortunately! She's my best friend's and her name is Remy! She's really sweet once she warms up to you. And joy of joys! I'm not super allergic to her haha. And :-* you are too sweet/kind/etc (I have a wedding this saturday and need to schedule an emergency hair appt. wish me luck getting one)

and ugh thank you. I need to hear things like this sometimes. today I woke up and told myself I was going to stop getting so worked up over not having my dream job. let's hope that behavior lasts throughout the year...

Date: 2011-01-04 04:06 am (UTC)
ext_40744: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I love you and this meme. ♥ Wish we lived in the same city, as always.

Date: 2011-01-04 04:15 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (a little bit smarter than i am)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
Ugh me too. Need to add searching for jobs in Atlanta to my list of things to do ♥

Date: 2011-01-04 04:21 am (UTC)
ext_40744: (♥ mouse pair  ♥)
From: [identity profile]
Yes you do! ♥ We would have so much fun. :( Ming would be almost as delighted as me.
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