2005: Year in Review

I apologize for the massive lack of originality these days. Got a lot on my plate at the moment. Well, mainly my finals coming up. Dreamweaver I have absolutely no problem with. Flash, now THAT’s kicking my ass…

Okay I’m just shock full of MeMe’s these days. This one is from Rachael, again. That girl’s got a lot of these!

Here’s my year in review according to a MeMe plus a link back to each of the 2005 month archive.

~January~

1. did you have a new year’s resolution this year?
To learn Dreamweaver and perhaps Flash.

2. If so, what was it and did you go through with it?
Indeed. One resolution easy enough to keep!

3. Does it snow where you live?
No

4. Do you like hot chocolate?
Yep.

5. Have you ever been to times square to watch the ball drop?
Nope. Want to but probably never will. Too damn cold.

6. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
My brother Ake. My high school choir teacher and mentor Mr. Benjamin. My friend Katie and Cheech. And our friend Lupe.

7. BEST memory that January
Repeat of National champion. We kicked the crap out of the Sooners. So much fun!

~February~

1. who was your valentine this year?
Brandon, of course.

2. what did you get your valentine?
We don’t do Valentine’s day here.

3. what did your valentine get you?
See #2

4. when you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?
I didn’t buy ’em. I made them. I’d use the Ferrero Rocher single piece as the center and build a card around it. i.e. a friend who plays basketball, I set the card out to look like a basketball court, and the chocolate is the ball. That sort of thing.

5. do you or anyone you know have a birthday this month?
My friend Zak and Tommy Reynolds. My high school host mom Bonnie. Brandon’s sister Jacqueline.

6. BEST memory that February:
I quit the job at the “Abandoned Hope PR”. Y’all may remember. Also found out my mom has cancer. Not the best memory but I thought I’d mention that.

~March~

1. are you Irish?
Not so much

2. Do you wear green on St. Patty’s Day?
Yes

3. what did you do for St. Patty’s day?
I made Guinness Stout stew and fed Brandon and Shane.

4. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
Brandon’s buddies Paul, James, and Brenda. My home girl Joy. Brandon’s sister Stephanie. And my dear ol’ dad…and his twin brother.

5. BEST memory of March that year:
I started working for the current Non-Profit. Also began MY OWN STORY workshop.

~April~

1. Do you like the rain?
Absolutely.

2. Did you play an April fool’s joke on anyone this year?
Didn’t this year. But next year, watch out at work!

3. do you get tons of candy on easter?
I GIVE candies.

4. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
Coworker Celeste. Silver Girl Amy. My former manager Angela. My best friend Nora. Brandon’s niece Lauren. And my “cousin” May.

5. BEST memory of that year’s April:
ASIAN VOICES! Yep. That one takes the cake. And Ren Faire was fun too.

~May~

1. What’s your favorite kind of flower?
Daisy and Gebera daisy.

3. Do you like the spring?
Yes. It’s a sign that summer is coming!

4. Finish the phrase: the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain?
What’s there to finish? Okay. This question is defective.

5. What would you think of as a spring color?
Pastel green

6. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
My “cousin” Nicky. Our friend Steve. Brandon’s goddaughter Serena.

7. BEST memory of that May:
I hosted a PartyLite candle party.

~June~

1. Did you go on any vacations last June?
Nope.

2. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
This is crazy birthday months for us. Brandon himself and his dad, niece Cheyenne, brother in law Jim, and best friend Justin. My brother Onk. My high school host dad Bob. And our friend MacDaddy Matt.

3. BEST memory of that June:
We went to see TRON on big screen on Brandon’s birthday.

~July~

1. What did you do on the 4th of July?
We were in Red River, New Mexico. Went to the town’s parade in the morning, and out to Eagle Nest lake to watch firework with Brandon’s family.

2. would you consider yourself patriotic?
To Thailand, I think so. To the US, it ain’t my country yet. 😉

3. do you go on any vacations during this month?
See #1.

5. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
Frency Chris Holland. My Trojan brother Joel. Our friend Toni, Ben, Joyce, and my friend J.C.’s husband Erick.

6. BEST memory of that July:
The entire trip in Red River. Always one to remember! We also saw The Princess Bride on big screen. It was like an interactive theater! A lot of fun.

~August~

1. did you do anything special to end off your summer?
Saw Office Space on big screen.

2. what was your favorite summer memory of ’05?
Trip to New Mexico…on Amtrak.

3. do you go swimming a lot in the summer?
Not so much.

4. do you go to the beach a lot?
Not so much.

5. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
My friend Terrence, Nick, and Jessica (not THAT Nick and Jessica). Our friend Jim, Lee, Bowl (Mark), Greg. And Brandon’s nephew Barrett.

6. BEST memory of that August:
Office Space.

~September~

1. Did you attend school/college in ’05?
Yes. Starting my online classes at Fullerton College.

2. who is/was your favorite teacher?
None of these.

3. do you like fall better than summer?
Nope. Love summer.

4. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
Our friend Aurora and Irena. My former boss back at USC Nancy. Aunty Tim. Brandon’s mom. And my friend Veronica.

5. BEST memory of that September:
Not much to remember…

~October~

1. what was your favorite halloween costume ever?
Rikku. Put a lot of effort in to that one. Heh.

3. what’s your favorite candy?
Twix.

4. what did you dress up like this year?
Vampire at work. Inara from Firefly at home.

5. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
My friend Tong and the NY monkey boy Nalin.

6. BEST memory of that October:
Halloween was a LOT of fun! And the awards event at work. Lots of work and craziness but it was thoroughly fun. And of course, who’d forget USC beat notre dame!

~November~

1. who’s house do you usually go to for thanksgiving?
Depends. This year’s it was at Shane’s.

2. Do you like stuffing?
Yes.

3. what are you thankful for?
Roof over my head. Food in my fridge. Brandon with me. My mom’s spirit to fight cancer.

4. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
Me. My mom. My friends Elan and Christine. Our friends Vanessa and Shane.

5. BEST memory of November:
Partying it down with Shane for our birthdays.

~December~

1. do you celebrate christmas?
Yes. And I’m buddhist! Go figure. ;-D

2. have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?
yes

4. what’s the best present you ever got for Christmas?
A pair of ice skates. Back in Bangkok when I was young and ice skating was THE craze. My best friend was of a extremely wealthy family and she wanted hockey skates but they gave her figure skates. So, I lucked out. 🙂

6. do you or anyone you know have a birthday in this month?
My best friend Lily and Brandon’s grandmother.

7. BEST memory of this December?
Decorating the office space.

1 Comment

  1. Rude Cactus   •  

    Wait. Hold everything. You’re not Irish? 😉

    I’d do something like this but I don’t even remember what I was doing last week! 🙂

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