17.12.11

The Annual Recap.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?


i) Reached my 20's. (It feels so WEIRD.)
ii) Got my first paycheck. 
iii) Started using a cycle (goodbye, autos!) 
iv) At one point, I became something close to a pothead and even had my own drug dealer (a lady who owns a beauty parlour). That's over now though and I'm never repeating it again. 
v) Started something I've told only one person about, but it feels pretty special.
vi) Cooked a proper (and edible) meal.
vii) Dyed my hair. 
viii) A back arch. 
ix) [added 20th Dec]: LATE NIGHT BIKE RIDE THROUGH CALCUTTA ROADS IT WAS BLOODY AWESOME!
x) Started watching polo. Next year, I might play. 
xi) A couple of other things which I can't mention here.


2. Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Didn't keep my new years resolutions (surprise, surprise), but I am, as ever, undaunted by my own perpetual uselessness and I have made a couple for next year. 


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No.


4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yerr. 


5. What countries did you visit?

I VISITED NO COUNTRIES I DID NOT TRAVEL I HAD NO HOLIDAYS AND IT BETTER NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. 


6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

The usual inner peace (it just slips further away every year), and more travel, and an iphone that actually works.


7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory and why?

Nothing really. It was a pretty forgettable year.


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Probably passing Hindi. 


9. What was your biggest failure?

Not getting a first division end of second year. IT WILL BE RECTIFIED. 


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I've suffered a lot of injury since getting my cycle. I also battled through illness and emerged more or less unscathed, but in possession of an inhaler. FML. 


11. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

A, for battling a lot of set backs and attaching the prefix Captain to his name. And A.O., for being happy and content which in itself is a huge achievement. 


12. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

I can't say here.


13. Where did most of your money go?

Costa Coffee, probably. :/ 


14. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Planned holidays which always fell through at the last moment thanks to landslides and other disasters. My internship which is just the most hilarious story ever but I can't talk about it here. 


15. What song will always remind you of 2011?

This Year by the Mountain Goats (because it goes like this: I WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS YEAR IF IT KILLS ME).


16. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

I'm not sad, but I was a lot happier this time last year. Oh well, highs and lows, they come and go. 


17. What do you wish you'd done more of?

I wish I'd worked harder, travelled more, and been more careful with my possessions. 


18. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Drunk texting. 


19. How will you be spending Christmas?

I'm going to eat a lot and wear a Christmas hat, and I'm going to spend it with family and friends, giving presents, and being happy. I might even ho-ho all day. And I'm going to bribe my friends with mulled wine and mince pies, trick them into coming over, and force them to play Christmas Articulate. 


20. Did you fall in love in 2011?

Haha. No. 


21. How many one night stands?

Zilch. 


22. What was your favourite TV programme?

I watch them all on my laptop, and the only one I follow on a regular basis is How I Met Your Mother. I really like The IT Crowd though, and Black Books. 


23. What was the best book you read?

I DISCOVERED  F. SCOTT FITZGERALD AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S BEEN ALL MY LIFE. 


24. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Phish, I don't know where they've been all my life either. And I've realised that when I'm feeling all heartbroken and sorry for myself, I can always count on a certain trio to pull me out: Madonna, Adele, aaaaaand Leonard Cohen. 


25. What did you want and get?

The trouble was - and is - that I didn't, and don't, know what I want. 


26. What did you want and not get?

See above. 


27. What was your favourite film of this year?

Dono. BUT NEXT YEAR IT BETTER BE STEPHANIE PLUM BECAUSE I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE MOVIE SINCE I WAS TEN YEARS OLD. 


28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I drank too much champagne, I made the mistake of letting my thirteen year old cousin into my party, I made the bigger mistake of introducing him to Vikram who fed him all sorts of dubious substances, and I turned 20. 


29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I think I just needed to get my act together this year, and I didn't. So that, and also maybe new shoes. 


30. What kept you sane?

Mawii, Mawii, Mawii. And Friend tried.




31. Who was the worst new person you met?


Didn't meet anyone particularly disastrous. 




32. Who was the best new person you met?


Shoi. :)




33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learnt in 2011.


The most important: make the most of something good while it lasts, because it won't last always. And also (Mawii, this one is for you), good friends and hysterical laughter are irreplaceable. 


34. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

As usual, no. 




PS I JUST RE POSTED THIS SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES TO MAKE THE GAPS EVEN BUT THEY JUST WON'T GET EVEN NO MATTER WHAT I DO. And I'm sure there are sticklers out there who are cringing over this like I am, but sorry, there is nothing I can bloody do. This bloody blogspot. I'll move to tumblr. 

3 comments:

blinknmiss said...

Arre na, don't. It's all even only. Tumblr is nasty and spelled wrong. And I'm too used to your little crooked house on Blogger.

Also, early merry Christmas Trisha.

Friend said...

don't move to tumblr. where have i (and you) been the last six months? things haven't been happening. i have been unreasonably (and worse, unconsciously) distant. this is a public apology. i'm sorry i didn't 'try' enough, and next year's going to be so much better.

Anonymous said...

you lied at least once. i know you that well. :)