Wednesday, December 17, 2008

more about ME!!!!!! cause ya love ME!!!!!


My pal Michelle has this meme going on, and since I got up at 4 something and glazed pots, trimmed and finished pots, made chili for dinner, did the dishes and cleaned the cat box, made omelette and espresso and caupucino plus walked two miles with the beagle in the dark, and bloggggged, well, I am ahead of my plans for the morning.

It is all about looking back at the year, and it was a heck of a year wasn't it?
If you wanna do this yourself, go to the bottom of this post and copy and paste.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? took a pottery class! well, the first since 1987
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolution(s), and will you make more for next year? I did keep those resolutions: drink only GOOD Scotch and the second is a secret having to do with pottery and it remains a secret and I did pretty well with it, say 95%
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? um, NO
4. Did anyone close to you die? my dog Jack
5. What countries did you visit? Canada!!!!!!!!!! Kingston, Ont for a little blog meetup with some of my wonderful Ontario pals in July!!!!!
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? good lord, I don't think I am lacking in anything except a certain level of common sense and politeness--I should be more polite
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? election day! woohoo!
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 500 plus items sold off the blog---a whopping big number that is twice last year's! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
9. What was your biggest failure? um......? maybe nothing?
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? a cold a month, per usual, and falling on the ice twice causing a recurrrrrrring wrist injury, dammit
11. What was the best thing you bought? Moby, greatest hits!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Obama baby
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and/or depressed? hahahahahaha! maybe my parent's dog--she is a bit of a challenge
14. Where did most of your money go? groceries no doubt
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Obama baby!
16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Shut up and let me go by the Ting Tings!!!!!!!
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? I am always a happy little clam
b) thinner or fatter? probably thinner by 2 pounds--that little beagle keeps me going
c) richer or poorer? richer baby!!!!!!!!!! in love, friends and mirth!
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? more????? POST MORE BLOG ENTRIES!!!!!!!!!!
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? shoveling snow dangitall
20. How will you be spending Christmas? mmmm, I think 2 sisters are coming and I will probably be shoveling snow and making the traditional burritos and chocolate cookies. Or calzones.
21. Did you fall in love in 2008? oh yes, smoochy smooch, but we've been in love and together almost 17 years.
22. What was your favorite TV program? blitzed a large number of The Office and 30 Rock off Netflix online last summer :)
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? AHEM.....
24. What was the best book you read? oh so many, but sure am enjoying this mystery about Dublin by Tana French and liked her first book when I read it last summer
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Camera Obscura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
26. What did you want and get? I WANTED A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, HARRRRRRR!
27. What did you want and not get? 60 democratic seats in the Senate too
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Son of Rambow and JUNO!!!!
29. What did you do on your birthday?I dunno. No recollection whatsoever. My 17 year old cat Sammy died on my birthday the previous year, and the year before that I turned 40.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? my wife's NEW SILK PJs, YEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's cuddly!
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? The same since 1986: flannel shirt, jeans
32. What kept you sane?as much coffee as possible
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? aw shucks...Susan Sarandon has probably topped that list since 1975
34. What political issue stirred you the most? kicking republican a$$
35. Who did you miss? I threw a shoe at a politician and I missed, next time I'll get him ;^)
36. Who was the best new person you met? oh rats, so many, but my pal Katie whom I wrote about below comes to mind quickly, PLUS of course, Cm's new boy toy Ben--he is my long lost twin brother or something
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
"GARY, TRY TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT YOU STUPID FOOL". Probably make that a resolution for 2009, plus the good Scotch too....

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolution(s), and will you make more for next year?
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
9. What was your biggest failure?
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and/or depressed?
14. Where did most of your money go?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
b) thinner or fatter?
c) richer or poorer?
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
22. What was your favorite TV program?
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
24. What was the best book you read?
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
26. What did you want and get?
27. What did you want and not get?
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
29. What did you do on your birthday?
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
32. What kept you sane?
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
35. Who did you miss?
36. Who was the best new person you met?
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:

10 comments:

cm said...

He's a little old to be a boy toy, but he shares your sentiment. ;-)

Lynda said...

Minnie Ripperton? *faint* You are a hoot, Gary... really!

Michelle said...

Susan Sarandon is one hot lady, good choice. And a bit of useless trivia...she and I are both October 4th babies. Go Libras!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Tim sure likes Susan, that is for sure!

fiwa said...

Gary, I love that you are so happy with your life. It makes me happy to read about it. My husband and I were just discussing this last night - the way humans will take a situation and find something to be unhappy about. I'm including myself in that - and I'm hoping that your good example will rub off on me some day.

I can't believe all that stuff you did this morning!

love,
fiwa

Karen said...

That is a great MeMe and I might steal it. Um, election day will forever stay in all our minds. Though, it is probably a much happier thought for some than others. But no matter what, it was certainly history in the making.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

STEAL THIS MEME!

kcinnova said...

No time for meme stealing, Gary, but I am having an open house right now - c'mon over! I've got coffee! ;)

(But hurry, I've got a band concert tonight.)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

A pottery secret?

I must know it.

Mother of Invention said...

You're planning to get married Christmas Eve or was that when you guys did get married?!!

Have a great Christmas at any rate!