Note: for the sake of clarity when I refer to my "husband" George, below, it is in the romantic and not in the legal sense. Yet.
1. Was 2012 a good year for you?
2. What was your favorite moment(s) of the year?
a. spending 2 weeks in the UK with a bunch of friends, most of whom I hadn’t seen in 19 years.
b. every moment I spent with my husband, George.
3. What was your least favorite moment(s) of the year?
I can’t think of any.
4. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Fell head over heels in love.
5. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Resolutions are like New Years’ Eve. Strictly for amateurs.
6. Where were you when 2012 began?
Home alone. In bed by 12:05 a.m.
7. Who were you with?
See: 6, above. Alone.
8. Where will you be when 2012 ends?
I *was* out to dinner with my husband George at the Lambertville Inn, overlooking the Delaware River, near New Hope, PA. At midnight we were home in our jammie-jams watching the ball drop in Times Square.
9. Who will you be with when 2012 ends?
See: 8, above. With George.
10. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My niece Becky. To my grand-nephew, Logan. He’s a doll.
11. Did you lose anybody close to you in 2012?
No. Unlike the previous 3 years.
12. Who did you miss?
My dad. My friend Merrell. My friend Craig who took good care of me in early sobriety. My English friends Tom and Robin.
13. Who was the best new person you met in 2012?
OMG, THAT'S A NO-BRAINER... my husband, George.
14. What was your favorite month of 2012?
Two. May and June. I’ll never forget either.
15. Did you travel outside of the US in 2012?
Yes. England and Wales.
16. How many different states did you travel to in 2012?
17. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A house and a dog.
18. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 9th. George and I had our first date. Dinner at the Americana diner and a movie (“Snow White and the Huntsman”).
19. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finishing my 9th Step and landing a husband. It was a banner year!
20. What was your biggest failure?
Didn’t have any.
21. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not in 2012. Knock wood.
22. What was the best thing you bought?
23. Whose behavior merited celebration?
24. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
In the words of my old buddy Bev Sykes, Congress. Hands down.
25. Where did most of your money go?
I wish I knew, although George is frugal and is proving to be a good influence on me.
26. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
27. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2012?
28. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2012?
29. Did you treat somebody badly in 2012?
Probably and for that I’m truly sorry.
30. Did somebody treat you badly in 2012?
Not that I recall.
32. What do you wish you'd done more of in 2012?
Not a thing.
33. What do you wish you'd done less of?
35. What was your favorite TV program(s)?
36. What song will always remind you of 2012?
We are Young by FUN.
37. How many stage shows did you see in 2012?
1. Avenue Q. Still funny has hell.
38. Did you have a favorite stage show in 2012?
39. What was your greatest musical discovery?
See: 36, above. FUN.
40. What was the best book you read?
Books. Plural. I’ve started reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy fiction novels. I’ve finished 3. There are 13 (I think).
41. What was your favorite film of this year?
I’m not allowed to pubicly espouse favorites. The Screen Actors Guild frowns on it.
42. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Not much. 64.
43. What did you want and get?
There’s an age beyond which people should get over the fact that everyone forgets their birthdays. And that age is 7.
44. What did you want and not get?
See: 43, above.
45. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I can’t think of a single thing. My life is immeasurably satisfying just the way it is.
46. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Lands’ End meets Brooks Bros. It used to be the other way around.
47. What kept you sane?
Work, surprisingly enough.
48. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Oh, Lindsay Lohan, of course. She’s the most fascinating trainwreck of the millenium. So far.
49. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
“Life can change in a minute, when you least expect it.” That’s not mine. It’s Bev Sykes talking. And she nailed it right on the head. That’s exactly what happened to me on June 9, 2012.
50. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
No single lyric would cover it. My heart is full of song these days.
I am blessed.