Meme, Schmeme. Happy New Year.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

Quit my meds cold turkey. I don’t recommend it.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I have no willpower.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My friends are all a wee bit too old for that nonsense.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Does the pet hamster count?

5. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

A waist. Or one chin (as opposed to 3).

6. What countries did you visit?

Bermuda on a family vacation. Same result as going cold turkey on my meds only with more drinking.

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

I have fibromyalgia. I don’t remember much of anything these days.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?


9. What was your biggest failure?

The great hard drive crash.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing major.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Spa days. Multiple spa days.

12. Where did most of your money go?

Nothing fun – the grocery store, credit card bills, utilities.

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My husband bought me gifts for Mother’s Day, my birthday, and anniversary this year. Firsts for all three. (We’ve only been married 15 years. He’s a little slow.)

14. What song will always remind you of 2011?

My son’s auto-tuned version of “Hitler Has One Big Ball”. It’s as awesome as you would imagine.

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? Sadder

ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter

iii. richer or poorer? About the same.

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?


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

Being miserable and bitchy.

18. Did you fall in love in 2011?

I’m married. Those days are long gone for me.

19. How many one-night stands?

Do my naughty dreams about Jon Hamm count?

20. What was your favorite TV program?

American Horror Story and Parks and Recreation.

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

I don’t hate anyone.

22. What was the best book you read?

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (So far I’ve read 125 books this year.)

23. What was your greatest musical discovery?

My son, the auto-tune maestro.

24. What did you want and get?

A Keurig.

25. What was your favorite film of this year?

Bridesmaids and Crazy, Sexy, Love.

26. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

41. Worked then went out to dinner with the husband and kids. Super exciting. *eye roll*

27. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Winning the lottery.

28. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Comfy pants rule.

33. What kept you sane?

Nothing. That’s the problem.

34. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:

Back that shit up. (Computer stuff, that is.)

34. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

The world needs people like you and me who’ve been knocked around by fate.
‘Cause when people see us, they don’t want to be us, and that makes them feel great.

You and me!
Making the world a better place…
Making the world a better place…
Making the world a better place…
To be!

{Schadenfreude from Avenue Q.}

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6 thoughts on “Meme, Schmeme. Happy New Year.

  1. Yep, I’m no longer medicated either, for several years now. My body feels better, but my brain sure doesn’t!

    Wanted to let you know that Emily-Alice in Wonderland, was killed in a car accident on December 15th.

  2. I quit smoking and went off my meds cold turkey. Not easy but more of a chance of success that way. Ten years for the meds and 22 for smoking. And I have very hot and sexy fantasies about winning the lottery.

  3. the hamster so counts .. lol

    A waist would be so good! Or how about boobs you don’t have to roll up like paper towels to look full again?

    Oh man hard drive crash … “Oh Carrie don’t you listen” lol

    He covered all the major 3? Holly Crap I guess I need to wait 7 more years for that!

    K-cups are so my friend!

    Comfy pants … oh lord don’t let Stacey & Clinton here you say that word … lol

  4. Amen! Meds can be hard to quit! I have to say, I am so glad you are back! I’ve missed you!

    I hope 2012 brings you more blessings than you could ever dream of!


  5. Welcome back and Happy New Year.

    Congrats on losing your meds and not your mind. Keep up the great work!

    FYI, I wrote a 58k word memoir. Revising it. Your turn.

    How was your trip to NYC?

  6. 125 books?? I bow down.

    Tell me more about the Keurig. I’ve been tempted to get one. I can’t seem to stay awake reading my *fascinating* textbooks. But I’m too cheap when it comes to having to buy K cups…

    Re: #13 no wonder he forgot Christmas. 3 in one year was probably much too taxing on his mind already

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