Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sometimes We Start Over, And Go Solo...

That's kinda something I think I need to do. Is it weird to take a cue in your life from a Noisette's song? Maybe... but then again, I've been known to have done far crazier things in my short life. And with the new year, the new decade, the new semester I figure--hell, why not. Everyone else is making changes and being positive, why can't I?  2009 was a pretty interesting year and while I don't usually fill out surveys... I thought it would be a good way for me to get back into blogging. 
(I needed a break. This past semester kinda wore me out. Actually, being sick really wore me out, but I'm finally starting to feel better! Huzzahs all around!)

Survey Courtesy of Caitlin...
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Drew a 6x7ft tall picture of myself in 2 days.
Walked a catwalk in scuba gear.
Trip to New Hampshire.
Used all kinds of power tools.
Didn't lose any fingers/limbs using said power tools.
Test drove a KIA.
Zombie party at Penn.
History of Shit Show.
Numerous Acapella shows.
Wagner Museum.
Went to Pittsburgh and IUP, even though fate through all kinds of obstacles in our way.
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I still procrastinate.
But I'm also still blogging, so I'm 1 for 2.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
YES!!!! And they are both adorable!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully no.

5. What countries did you visit?

6.What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Time Management.
A more outgoing personality. Time to live in the "NOW".
7.What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
any and all trips to the diner.
jan 1, 2009. ughhh.

8.What was your biggest achievement of the year?
probably my new found love for sculpture.
I loved every single project I did in that project. And my professor.
drawing final.
9. What was your biggest failure?
poor moral decision. 
(that i don't think I'll ever not regret.)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Oh lord. 
Passing out in the SAC and being taken to Temple Hospital.
Going to Health Services and being told I have one of the top 3 worst 
cases of tonsillitis on campus.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Gold owl ceramic statue from thrift shop in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Girl is a rock.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
any and all "Jersey Shore" cast members.
14. Where did most of your money go?
the colonial park diner.
Temple Star.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Wagner Museum.
Sibling weekend.
Penn Halloween Party.
Eastern State Penitentiary.
Sanford Biggers Lecture.
Getting a piece from every studio accepted into judging for the foundation show.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Halo. Beyonce.
Single Ladies. Beyonce.
anything by the Noisettes.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
way happier. 2010 just feels better.
b) thinner or fatter?
probably around the same.

c) richer or poorer?
we's in a recession.
workin hardy for the party.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
met more people.
gone out with the 1300 ladies more.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
become obsessed with watching tv shows online.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
at 6550 Windmere rd.
with my family.
hot tubbing... in the snow.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
22. How many one-night stands?
23. What was your favorite TV program?
queer as folk.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
i need to

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
florence and the machine.
priscilla ahn.

27. What did you want and get?
diana mini camera.

28. What did you want and not get?
multiple summer jobs.
especially the one teaching art in alison hill.
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
district nine.
star trek.

30. What did you do on your birthday?
pulled an all-nighter.
took an art history midterm.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
simple. solids. stripes.

33. What kept you sane?
this blog.
studio classes.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
zachary quinto.
neil patrick harris.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
gay marriage.
5 states down. 45 to go...
36. Who did you miss?

37. Who was the best new person you met?
studio classmates...
especially jenni, christina, matt, rachel, calvin, liz, ryan.
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
it's a hairflip.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I am an island underneath a setting sun. In an ocean that is churning. For all I know there may be nobody near by, but still the world it keeps on turnin. And when the sun goes down it gets brighter in my heart somehow... Sometimes we start over, and go solo."


  1. I pulled an all-nighter on my birthday too!
    I'm glad I got to know you more in 2009!

  2. Awwww, this is cute, JIMMYYYY. I'm glad Aud made the list :) And JEESH, one of the top three cases of tonsilitis on campus?! Damn boy, go big or go HOME I guess haha. I'll be seeing you soooooon!

  3. Jimmy, Can I be a 1300 lady? They look kinda fun. Aunt Lisa