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2008 End of Year Meme

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I borrowed this meme from Michelle at bleeding espresso. I didn’t include all of the questions. You can see the complete list over at her blog. I encourage you to answer these questions, too. It’s a nice little retrospective of the year.

What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Grew tomatoes, crocheted a scarf, made chocolate truffles, spun out on a race track.

Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year? Last year’s resolutions were to were more skirts, wear cuter shoes, and learn Italian. I did wear a lot of cute shoes and wore a skirt more often but I didn’t get very far with my Italian lessons. Perhaps I need an Italian boyfriend?

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? An Italian boyfriend.

What was your biggest achievement of the year? I made a pretty good start on two novels that I am writing. When I run out of juice on one, I pick up the other, and vice versa.

What was the best thing you bought? My Ferragamo icon purse and my Macbook.

What did you get really, really excited about? My writing projects.

What do you wish you’d done more of? Took time off.

What do you wish you’d done less of? Worried.

How did you spend Christmas? With family.

Did you fall in love in 2008? Yes, with my cousin’s two children, age 2 and 4.

What was your favorite TV program? Gossip Girl. XOXO.

What was the best book you read? I’ve been reading a lot of Young Adult fiction this year. Some of the best were Uglies/Pretties/Specials and Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld, A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb, and I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter.

What was your greatest musical discovery? The Fratellis.

What did you want and get? Lots of ideas.

What did you want and not get? Younger.

What was your favorite film of this year? Didn’t see many. I kinda liked The Jane Austen Book Club.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Lots of scarves.

What kept you sane? Wine, work and meditation.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Katie Holmes. I’m not a huge fan but her haircuts have gotten me more than 200,000 page views. Runner up for blog traffic: French actress Audrey Tautou, who will be playing in a movie about Coco Chanel.

Who did you miss? My family on the East coast.

Who was the best new person you met? My blog friends, although I guess we haven’t technically met.

What valuable lesson did you learn in 2008? It’s not all about me.

Four Things Meme


I’ve been tagged by Idea Jump. So here goes.

4 places I go over and over
1. the office
2. cyberspace
3. Bristol Farms
4. the wine store

4 people who email me regularly
1. my brother
2. my sister
3. my editor
4. some guy from the far reaches of the earth trying to give me an inheritance

4 of my favorite places to eat
1. my Mom’s house
2. home
3. Brunello’s in Culver City
4. Aimee’s in Redondo Beach

4 places you’d rather be NOW
1. bed
2. Italy
3. France
4. my Mom’s house

4 TV shows I could watch over and over
1. That 70s Show
2. Absolutely Fabulous
3. Gossip Girl
4. Pride and Prejudice, the 6-hour A&E miniseries

4 movies I could watch over and over
1. Star Wars and/or The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Godfather
3. The Turning Point
4. The English Patient

4 more movies I could watch over and over (I can’t pick only 4) These are the guilty pleasure flicks:
1. Bring It On
2. Center Stage
3. Point Break (no, really)
4. Bad Santa

4 people I hope will respond
I have to skip this one. If I tag any more people they’re going to put a cyberwarrant out for me.

I’ve Been Tagged Again. Yay!

Tagged Again

CuriousC tagged me. I’ve done this one before so I’m not going to tag seven people again. But I will write 7 different things than I wrote last time.

Here are the rules (I’m skipping 3 and 4):
1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 things:
1. I’m a Formula 1 fanatic. Yay, Kimi.
2. I collect vintage cocktail glasses and use them quite often.
3. In an alternate universe I drive a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole.
4. I still have my collection of Nancy Drew books from when I was a kid.
5. When I was little I wanted to be an opera singer.
6. Now that I’m a mature adult I want to be a jewel thief and/or spy and/or film noir femme fatale.
7. Purple is my favorite color.

Feel free to write 7 facts about yourself in the comments section.