Posted by: malia | January 1, 2012


okay. when i posted my year-in-review that wordpress did up for me, it told me that it was the 564th post, and that i had “2 more to go.” but hovering over the “2 more to go” gave me nothing–2 more to what? do i get a prize? do i rank somewhere? 2 more? what’s so special about the 566th post? argh! questions, questions.

so that piqued my interest. what will happen if i post 2 more? well, i’m doing this so i can see. 🙂 no fair making me curious and then not explaining why! boo!

from here, another year in review, but not about my posts.

1) Where did you begin 2011?
at my home. every time there’s fireworks, i stay home with the animals that get so freaked out with all the noise, while everyone else goes out and has fun.

2) What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
single. not that it’s changed much, over the years.

3) Were you in school anytime this year?
there hasn’t been a month when i wasn’t at school. 😕

4) How did you earn your money?
i got checks twice a month from the state government. i also earned a few more through a grant from the federal government.

5) Did you have to go to the hospital?

6) Did you have any encounters with the police?

7) Would you re-live 2011 over and over again?
over and over? maybe in like a groundhog day sorta thing where i have to figure out how to be better before i can move on. it might drive me nuts trying to figure out what it is i need to do to be better, but i wonder if i would be disappointed if i do figure it out? then it’d be like, aww. that was it?

8) What did you purchase that was over $1000?
i finally paid off my car. i guess you can consider that a “purchase” even though it took me 5 years to complete! and my mortgage each month is over $1000, so does that count? i guess my home isn’t purchased yet, but i’m in the act of purchasing? or well, it’s purchased, just not owned by me. and won’t be for another 15 years. wah!

9) Did you know anybody who got married?
yes, my cousin got married in november.

10) Did you know anybody who passed away?
no one close to me.

11) Did you know anyone who had a baby?
yes, one of my colleagues gave birth right at the beginning of the year.

12) Did you move anywhere?

13) What concerts/shows did you go to?
none. 😦

14) Are you registered to vote?
there were no elections this past year?

15) Do you still have the same job as you did in 2010?

16) Has anyone betrayed you in 2011?

17) Where do you live now?
same place i have been living for the past 15 years.

18) Describe your birthday:
it was on a weekend (yay!). i think i just did the normal routine of a saturday–drop the boy off at his class, do a couple of batches of clothes, pick him up, and then do some work. i remember there was a workshop that day but i didn’t sign up for it. after, i met up with the family for a lovely steak & salad dinner at ruby tuesday. it was nice.

19) What’s one thing you thought you’d never do but did in 2011?
i never thought i’d drive up haleakalā, after once before swearing i would never do it again. but i did.

20) What has been your favorite moment?
i guess the aforementioned trip, even though it was scary.

21) What’s something you learned about yourself?
i get irritated *very* easily by certain people.

22) Any new additions to your family?
we got a new animal.

23) What was your best month?

24) Were you in a relationship this year?

25) What music will you remember 2011 by?
i really don’t know. i don’t assign music by year.

26) Who has been your best drinking buddy/buddies?
i don’t drink, therefore i have none.

27) New friend?
if you could consider them “friends,” i have a couple of new colleagues.

28) Favorite night out?
any night spent with the whole family.

29) Would you say you’ve changed since the beginning of this year?

30) Do you think 2012 will be better or worse?
i don’t want things to be worse, so i’ll look at the fuller glass for a change.


In The Year of 2011, did you:

Meet new friends? “yes.”
Find that special someone? no.
Lost at least one friend over something silly? no.
Lost someone you loved? no.
Have your heart broken? no.
Broken someone’s heart? no.
Get back with an ex? no.
Get arrested? no.
Go to jail? no.
Go on at least one date? no.
Go to the movies? um. was kung fu panda 2 this year? i saw that.
Go to the mall? yes.
Go Christmas shopping? yes.
Go trick-or-treating on halloween? no.
Go out of state? no.
Get a new pet? yes.
Get everything you wanted? not really.
Gain weight? yes.
Lose weight? yes.
Get something very expensive from the one you love? no.
Graduate? no.
Drop out? no.
Fail a class? no.
Fail a test? no.
Get a new job? no. well, kinda.
Get your permit? no.
Get your license? no.
Get your own car? no. well, i paid off my car. so, actually, yeah, i guess it’s now my “own.”
Kiss at least over 5 people? yes.
Dated at least over 5 people? no.
Move? no.
Move out of town? no.
Move out of state? no.
Move out of the country? no.
Get your own laptop or computer? no.
Get new clothes? yes.
Had sex? sigh.
Lose your virginity? no.
Go to a concert? no.

::The Best of 2011::

What was the best:
um. i don’t really know.
Concert you went to? didn’t go to any. 😦
Band/artist? i don’t know current stuff.
Relationship you’ve had? just family ones.
TV Show? i didn’t watch tv.
Place you’ve been to? maui.
Thing you bought? hmm. i guess my car? i didn’t *buy* it, but i paid it off.
Clothing you got? a cute little dress.
Movie? i think i only saw one movie this year.
Moment for you? the beginning of summer break. 🙂

::Few More Questions::

Did you enjoy the year of 2011? it was okay.
Why or why not? nothing that bad happened.
Do you think it has been the best year for you so far? no.

Stayed single almost the whole year?
try the whole year.
Done something you’ve regretted? i’m sure i have.
Lost someone? no, thank goodness.
Cut class? no.
Were involved in something you’ll never forget? yes.
Visited a different country? no.
Cooked a gross meal? yes.
Lost something important to you? yes.
Got a gift you adore? yes.
Tripped over a coffee table? yes.
Dyed your hair? yes.
Came close to losing your life? probably.
Went to a party? yes.
Read a great book? yes.
Saw one of your favorite bands/artists live? no.

2011: Friends and Enemies
Did you meet any new friends this year?
Did you dislike anyone? yes.
Did you grow apart from anyone? yes.
Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships? hmm. some.

2011: Your BIRTHDAY!
Did you have a cake?
did i? i can’t remember. i think so.
Did you get any presents? yes.

2011: All about YOU
Did you change at all this year?
Did you change your style? no.
Were you in school? yes.
Did you get good grades? well. we’ll find out.
Did you have a job? yes.
Did you drive? yes.
Did anyone close to you give birth? a colleague did.
Did you go on any vacations? yes.
Would you change anything about yourself now? yes.

2011:Wrap UP:
Was 2011 a good year?
it was alright.
Do you think 2012 will top 2011? that would be nice.


1. Where did you spend New Years Eve? technically, that’s not january. but, i spent it at home.
2. Did you have a new year’s resolution that year? no.
3. Does it snow where you live? no.
4. Do you like hot chocolate? yes.
5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop? no.


1. Who was your Valentine? no one.
2. When you were little, did you buy valentines for all of your classmates? yes.
3. Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not? not particularly.

** MARCH **

1. Are you Irish? a smidgen.
2. Did you wear green on St. Patty’s Day? um. i don’t recall.
3. What did you do for St. Patty’s Day? i think i was on break, so i just enjoyed it.
4. Are you happy when winter is pretty much over? well, if only it means that summer is near.

** APRIL **

1. Do you like the rain? yes.
2. Did you play an April fool’s joke on anyone this year? yes.
3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter? no.
4. Do you celebrate 4/20? no. what is this?
5. Do you love the month of April? it’s alright.

** MAY **

1. What’s your favorite kind of flower? jasmine.
2. Do you like the spring? sure.
3. Finish the phrase “April showers”: bring may flowers. i’m unoriginal.
4. What is the first color you think of when you think of Spring? pastel green.

** JUNE **

1. Did you graduate high school yet? yes.
2. Did you realize nothing special happens in June? au contraire! it’s very special! it’s summer break!

** JULY **

1. What did you do on the Fourth of July? stay home with the animals, again.
2. Did you go on any vacations during this month? no, i went during that “nothing special” month, june.
3. Do you blast the A/C all day? i try not to. the electricity bill is quite expensive, even without a/c. but the animals need it, so…

** AUGUST **

1. Did you do anything special at the end of your summer? the end of my summer was in july. boo. and no. i got sick.
2. What was your favorite summer memory of ’11? the vacation in the “nothing special” month.
3. Did you have a sunburn? probably, but not a bad one.
4. Do you go to the beach a lot? i used to.


1. Did you attend school/college in ’11? yes.
2. Who is your favorite teacher? my colleague rocks!
3. Do you like fall better than summer? no.


1. What was your Halloween costume? a witch.
2. What’s your favorite candy? hmm. i go through phases. snickers, butterfinger, or m&ms.
3. What did you do for halloween? stay home. it was a school night!


1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving? my aunty’s.
2. Do you love stuffing? yes.
3. What are you thankful for? family.


1. Do you celebrate Christmas? well, i guess.
2. If not, what do you celebrate? family.
3. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe? yes.
4. Get anything special? no.


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