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It's that time of year again. For previous years, please see: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011.


01. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Adopted a pet ♥

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions? Will you make more for next year?
Last year I said:
Resolution for next year is going to be pretty simple: EXERCISE. REGULARLY. JUST FUCKING DO IT, COURTNEY. JUST FUCKING DO IT!!!
Which... okay, I didn't do it for most of the year. Actually I didn't do that at all. Closest I got was joining several sports leagues throughout the year. Resolution is to cook more and keep a food planner. NOT A FOOD LOG BECAUSE THAT HAS STOPPED WORKING FOR ME. I need to plan my meals for the week so that I'll actually cook.

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not this year, no.

04. Did anyone close to you die?
No, and hopefully I'm not jinxing anything by saying this.

05. What countries did you visit?
god how depressing. I didn't travel at all this year? Yay sick pets???? I almost went to Hawaii!

06. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Less stress. Ha ha ha work towards the end of the year was excruciating. I've made some new friends so for once that's not on the list.

07. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Getting Nana, having Nana's surgery, etc etc.

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Making friends!!!! Who text me!!!!! And call me!!!!!! And ask me to hang out with them after work!!!!! What is life, how did this happen.

09. What was your biggest failure?
Managing my money. I'm making more than I ever have and yet I haven't saved a dime this year???????????? Goddamnit Courtney. Let's add this to resolutions for 2013.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, but I did fall in a knee-deep hole in the middle of downtown and fucked up my knee for like a month and a half. GOOD JOB COURTNEY. Also allergies, possibly some asthma earlier in the year, but that all seems to have gone away.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
It feels weird saying "my cat" because SHE'S NOT A PURCHASE SHE'S MY LITTLE BUNDLE OF JOY so instead I'm going to say iMac. ♥_♥ it's so pretty.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hahaha I don't know!! My mother, as always. Christy, because I don't know how she puts up with half the shit that gets thrown at her. Jeffrey for convincing me to go out and do things. Stephen for moving forward in his life and dating someone new.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
awjfeiowfjaoihg THIS GUY. JUSTIN. I won't go into details but when I had that rage spiral on twitter it was a delayed reaction to him telling me we should be something similar to "friends with benefits". Like. Why would you pay for shit when you're on a date with a girl if all you want is friends with benefits? THANKS FOR THE MIXED SIGNALS YOU DOUCHEBAG.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Fast food......................... iMac.................... MY CAT'S MEDICAL BILLS.......................................... :/

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My cat.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2012?
Gangnam Style.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Sadder, probably. But like lsdkfj I mean last year I had just gotten a full time job!! And my grandmother's health has taken a major spiral downward in the past month, so that's been especially hard.
ii. thinner or fatter? Sooo much fatter :( gained 20 lbs, gained a lot of inches, can't fit in most of my old clothes, it's wonderful.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer. Goodbye portion of my savings, I'm sad to see you go but my cat and my iMac were worth it skjdfgh now just to rebuild the stash in 2013.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Save... money......

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stress. God why did I let myself get so stressed out.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
At my parents' house. Mom and I are probably going to see Les Mis together.

21. How will you be spending New Years?
No idea yet! I think "the gang" is considering doing something, but I'm just as content to spend the night home alone.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
No.

23. How many one-night stands?
Nope, but I guess I could had one with Justin if I'd really wanted......................................... ha ha ha

24. What was your favorite TV program?
CSI: Crime Scene Investigations. HA HA HA HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, oh right. Morgan Brody/David Hodges, that's how this happened. Also, Elementary. What can I say, I love crime shows. I nearly said "I love crime" but that sounds wrong.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No.

26. What was the best book you read?
Eternally by Kiersten White. MY GOD YOU GUYS. THIS YA SERIES WAS SO GOOD AND SO EMOTIONAL. It's about this girl, Evie, who can see through the glamours of paranormals. It starts with Paranormalcy, and ahhh she's just such a likable protagonist, and her development with her family is really, really beautiful. It's just such a powerful story, which I was not expecting.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
PSY!

28. What did you want and get?
Friends to hang out with on the weekends who lived inside the loop in Houston.

29. What did you want and not get?
I don't feel like I really wanted anything else?

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Ummmmmmmm AVENGERS!!!!!!!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I worked. Then felt really sad about my life because I was going to spend the day alone after work, so I texted some friends and they weren't free, so I spent the evening with my parents. My mom even baked me a cake, which was really sweet--we haven't done cakes since I was in high school. I turned 24.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not getting propositioned for friends with benefits and instead getting a real relationship...

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
"No no no no nononono I didn't gain 20 lbs there's no way NOPE I REFUSE TO BUY NEW CLOTHES NOPENOPENOPE NOPE.JPG oh fuck fine I'll buy 14s."

34. What kept you sane?
My cat. Hilariously my cat also kept me insanely stressed out.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Lucy Liu, probably.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Women's right to choose, "legitimate rape", birth control, etc etc. Making sure Romney wasn't elected.

37. Who did you miss?
Vanessa, who moved away. Still Naomi a lot. It's just not the same when your friend has a young child, doesn't answer the phone, etc. lshgdh I shouldn't complain about it but I JUST REALLY MISS MY FRIEND OKAY. We've made arrangements so that I've got a monthly playdate at least with her son, hopefully that makes things better.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
It's a combo this year, Jeffrey and Jeremy. Jeffrey because he forces me to GO OUT and DO THINGS and NETWORK, and Jeremy because oh my god, he just has the biggest fucking heart in the world and he wears it on his sleeve. It makes him very easy to become close to quickly. Also I recently found out that not only does Jeremy love The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon A Time, he also once wrote FANFICTION. Omg.

39. What was your worst month?
June, considering the loss of Aditi (she moved from Houston to Chicago) sent me into an anxiety spiral that left me terrified for two months straight that somehow I was GOING TO DIE. I JUST WAS. WAS THAT A HIVE? ON MY FACE? NEAR MY LIPS? IS MY THROAT CLOSING UP? I seem to be okay now that I have a friends group in Houston again, butttttt I don't want to repeat the experience and obviously if it happens I should really see someone. I STILL REALLY SHOULD SEE SOMEONE ABOUT IT. I SHOULD HAVE SEEN SOMEONE WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING. I have no excuses.

40. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Heartburn happens. Stress happens. You can't control everything. You need people in your life to keep you anchored. The "you" in these sentences is all about me, these life lessons won't apply to everyone.

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