Thursday, January 06, 2005

2004 Roundup

(From DPF)

What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Graduate with a BA (Politics and History), and a BSc (Geography). Venture south of Christchurch (to Dunedin in September).

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to you die?

What countries did you visit?

What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
A nice flat.

What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 3 - the day Phoebe flew into Wellington to stay for 3 weeks.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
An "A" average in my masters papers, recruiting 900 class reps as Education Vice President, or winning the election as President.

What was your biggest failure?
Didn't get David Zwartz re-elected to the Wellington City Council.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Got the flu just before fee setting.

What was the best thing you bought?
Beer at JJ Murphy's.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
Te Makao Bowkett and Kevin Duggen for voting against the Victoria University Fee Increase.
Adam Maynard for achieving a zero fee increase at Massey University.
Everyone involved in the CUB Campaign.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Brian Tamaki and Destiny Church.
Dale Jones for his speeches in opposition to the CUB.

Where did most of your money go?

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A new relationship, albeit from a distance.

What song will always remind you of 2004?
Man in the Moon by REM.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? fatter
iii. richer or poorer? poorer

What do you wish you could have done more of?
Socialising with freinds, getting fit, spending time with Phoebe, seeing movies.

What do you wish you could have done less of?

How did you spend Christmas?
Christmas Day with Phoebe's family in Remuera, Boxing Day with my family at Omaha.

Did you fall in love in 2004?

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
Blackadder (getting a little old now, bust still good), The Office, The West Wing.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No, not really.

What was the best book you read?
The Fatherland by Robert Harris.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Came rather late, but U2's How to Defuse an Atomic Bomb is great.

What did you want and get?
The above CD and a new laptop.

What did you want and not get?

What was your favorite film of this year?
Shrek 2

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Dinner at Cadronna pub in Mt Eden with extended family. I was 23.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A zero fee increase.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Colour blind.

What kept you sane?
Regular phone calls from Phoebe.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

What political issue stirred you the most?
Civil Unions Bill.

Who did you miss?

Who was the best new person you met?
Indigo Freya, VUWSA's former office coordinator. Nicest person in the world, with an awesome sense of humour.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Always listern to the people.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
That was a wonderful remark. (Van Morrison)
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