Balance Sheet – 2008

Taking the cue from Sulz here; I took this up about almost a week after New year’s day. A balance sheet of sorts of the past year.

What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Met a whole bunch of strangers and became friends with them 🙂

Did you keep your New Year resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Did not make any and no have not made any 🙂

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My close friends from school. Seems like a season for girl babies – both had girls.

Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully  – No.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Job, love, happiness, peace of mind… long list eh?

hat countries did you visit?


What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why:
June 10 for the most memorable conversations I have had in my life.
June 25. Well, not ready to say why yet here!

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Staying alive?  managing to smile?

What was your biggest failure?
Last year? not finishing what was started…but I don’t know if it was entirely my failure 🙂

Did you suffer illness or injury?
No. Does depression count as illness?

What was the best thing you bought?
My “bike” 🙂

Whose behavior merited celebration?
All my friends who have stood by me and my moods. A for being an exceptional kid! (Guess all mothers would say that about their kids?!)

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Quite a few.

Where did most of your money go?
A’s school 🙂

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
June 25 and the promises offered! 😀

What song will always remind you of 2008?
The world to change  by John Mayer (well, at least my tiny world…this song is more for the title I suppose 😀 )

Nobody’s perfect by Miley Cyrus

Compared to this time last year, you are:
Living with no expectations or hope.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Lots of  things on that list!

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Impulsive actions &  whining

How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
Spent it on the train coming back to Chennai

How would you sum up your 2008 in one word?

Did you fall in love in 2008?

How many one-night stands?
No way!

What was your favorite TV program?
House MD

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate is a strong word. No….no one.

What was the best book you read?
Unfortunately did not read much last year…mostly fiction if I did. All were to pass time, so don’t really want to rate them!

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nothing significant.

What did you want and get?
Want & get ?  hmmm….

What was your favorite film of this year?
Watched quite a few – liked all. 🙂

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you (optional)?
Nothing much on my birthday. Turned 32

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Tied up all the loose ends?

What kept you sane?
My son A

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Nope – never fancied celebrity/public figures!

What political issue stirred you the most?
Terrorism in India.

Whom did you miss?
Still do….hoping to get a word! and probably will not

Who was the best new person you met?
All my blog friends 😀

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Do not trust or believe people as easily.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Again have to think about this one…
Maybe Find yourself by Brad Paisley!?

I guess a lot of things did happen and yet did not last year! 🙂