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It's that time of year again. For previous years, please see: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010.

01. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Had [ profile] unrequitedangst and [personal profile] pea in the same room together! Worked at a non-consulting job. Traveled to LA! LIVED ALL ON MY LONESOME.

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions? Will you make more for next year?
Last year I said:
(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.

I moved out (check), I... might have been SLIGHTLY less bitchy but I'm gonna call that a loss, I exercised SOME but yeah still a loss, and certainly did not cook once a month. But I was happy at all three of the positions I worked this year :)

Resolution for next year is going to be pretty simple: EXERCISE. REGULARLY. JUST FUCKING DO IT, COURTNEY. JUST FUCKING DO IT!!!

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My best friend Naomi gave birth to a beautiful baby boy :)

04. Did anyone close to you die?
I'm very blessed to say no.

05. What countries did you visit?
Let's change this to where did you travel and I can say: NYC & LA.

06. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
More friends that live inside the loop? Who I actually want to call up and invite out to happy hours. I have some like that, but for the most part the people I know out here I don't feel comfortable asking that.

07. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Hahahaha you are all tired of hearing this but DECEMBER 19TH!!!!! FIRST DAY FULL TIME AT THIS COMPANY!!!!!!

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

09. What was your biggest failure?
Beating myself up over stupid shit? Not managing money better.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
The saddest allergy induced cold that I've just been making worse by not medicating properly. Figured I was STRONG ENOUGH to not buy any mucinex (wtf Courtney, you should ALWAYS listen to [ profile] unrequitedangst, YOU KNOW THIS) and then I was like, "Hey mom, what does it mean if I've got a wet cough?" hoping the answer is you're getting better.

"That it's moved into your lungs." OOPS

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Well I didn't technically "buy" it but my apartment is really really awesome. Otherwise I'd say my PS3.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Can I just gush a little more about [ profile] feldspars? This girl got a full time job before her graduation AND negotiated higher pay. BOOYAH. Ahhhh all the awards, ALL OF THEM.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
No one?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, clothes.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
GETTING HIRED FULL TIME!!!!!!!!!!! Also just this year in general, like, each new work opportunity that came to me was just better and better and I was very lucky.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2011?
Perhaps Not Alone... I listened to it on repeat for a week while reading the first Sookie Stackhouse novel and now it has a horribly cemented relationship in my mind with Bill and Sookie having sex. UGHHHHHhhh

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner! Lost another 10 lbs at the beginning of the year.
iii. richer or poorer? Sliiightly richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Inviting Aditi's friends to hang out so I could build that inner loop network I mentioned above.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastination, reading Kindle novels at work.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Not sure when the immediate family is opening gifts, but Naomi and I will probably see We Bought A Zoo.

21. How will you be spending New Years?
PARTYIN IN A-TOWN WITH MY BITCHESSSSSS aka hitting the bars in Austin with Audrey & Alicia (and Audrey's friends Melanie and Madison, I think), relaxing at our sweet ass country style hotel afterwards.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
What Not to Wear . . . . . .

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Aaaaall the Rick Riordan. ALL OF IT. (But especially Son of Neptune? Maybe? I just really love Nico di Angelo.)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
My yearly rediscovery of AAA.

28. What did you want and get?

29. What did you want and not get?
Boyfriend. I expected if a boy popped up I'd just, idk, LIKE THEM but I guess chemistry is hard.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to work... Stephen and Naomi called me and we chatted. Yup. I turned 23 this year.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not gonna touch this one. I wouldn't change a thing.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Business casual super star!!!!!! Sans any accessories whatsoever l o l.

34. What kept you sane?
My apartment.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
This is so hard... maybe George Takei? Also the usual suspects, aka Ryeowook, Ohno, and Henry.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

37. Who did you miss?
Not so much a who but... Being able to call Naomi whenever I wanted to. It's weird the things you take for granted.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I recently reconnected with an old coworker I met at the beginning of the year and YEAH it's her. Kym. She's just... an amazing person. She always invited me out with her friends and is really good at making you feel included and at home with her. She's probabaly the only new person I've met this year who I feel comfortable just sitting with alone at my apartment, chilling and drinking a glass of wine. (Which is what we did on Wednesday. Hehe.)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
When you try to control things, sometimes all you get is stress and nothing to show for it... let things go and you might actually be less stressed and get what you want. BUT I REALIZE THAT'S A RARE THING AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL IT WORKED OUT FOR ME. Still like. Idk just. Calm down. Things will happen when they happen, there's no read to overly stress about it if you can help yourself.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
fuck song lyrics why do I even keep this question on here

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