31.12.16

The Annual Recap.


1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?

- Drank wine in Portugal with Mawii which I am putting here because it was always on my bucket list. Portugal, especially.
- Had my first film shoot, aaaand as a by-product, padded around my own suite in a white towelling robe before having a cold beer while soaking in a bubble bath in very expensive hotel. (Another bucket list dream ticked off.)
- Got addicted to something I am never ever (it doesn't even need a resolution) going back to.
- Bought myself a very expensive present.
Cannot talk about the other stuff, which include good things and not-so-good things and things I cannot remember.

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

No. But I did roll cigarettes some of the time. Next year.
1. Write more and, specifically, update this blog regularly. 
2. Control my temper. (Something I failed miserably at this past year.)
3. Stop being lazy.
4. I will not say yes to things I ought to say no to. 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No.


4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes and yes.

5. What countries did you visit?

England and Portugal. :)

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?

A better temper.
A better immune system.
More action. (I am not talking about sex, I am talking about doing things I keep saying I'll do.)

7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory and why?

It's been an intense year, I'll remember much of it. 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Not crawling under my bed and staying there. 
Not that I currently have a bed. 

Oh yes, and taking a risk. I'm usually averse to risks. 



Oh, and giving up marijuana and vodka. 

[Added later]: FORGET ALL OF THE ABOVE, I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO ADD THIS. IT PUTS EVERY OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT TO SHAME. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED:

Me and a friend I call Shitface decided to go drinking. Plan B, Happy hours, weekday afternoon. We reach there around 2. 

We start drinking beer. 

At 7 pm, our waiter comes up to us and says: I don't do this, but I have to tell both of you that I have never, in my career, seen two people put away so much beer in one sitting and still seem so sober.

*Pause*

And neither of you have beer bellies. 

9. What was your biggest failure?

Making plans, and not following through.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Oh yes. 

11. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

No one's really. 

12. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

The majority of the human population.

13. Where did most of your money go?

Food. 

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

The summer holiday.
And the risk mentioned earlier that I don't want to go into. 

15. What song will always remind you of 2016?

Nothing in particular. 

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

I don't know. I think whatever happiness I currently have is optimism for next year.

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

Not sitting around doing nothing. 

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

Sitting around doing nothing.

19. How will you be spending Christmas?

Christmas has come and gone. I was in Calcutta and it was the usual Christmas but it was okay, this time, not fabulous. 

20. Did you fall in love in 2015?

No.

21. How many one night stands?

None. 


22. What was your favourite TV programme?

Suits, until it became crap. 

23. What was the best book you read?

I read a lot about contemporary India this year for a project I was working on - definitely a few of those. 

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Nothing. 

25. What did you want and get?

Freelance work. 

26. What did you want and not get?

Stuff that would make this post seem fairly interesting.
(To be fair, this has been one of those years I'll remember, for better or for worse, but I can't actually talk about it.) 

27. What was your favourite film of this year?

A bunch of thrillers. 

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

I turned 25 and had the most epic party I have ever had which is saying something. 

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

Being able to start over from the beginning. 

30. What kept you sane?
My medication.
Haha. Ha. 

31. Who was the worst new person you met?

No one!

32. Who was the best new person you met?

Ditto.

33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learnt in 2016.

Do NOT go with the flow.

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

As usual - no.