1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before? Well, I got married; I visited another country; I spent far too much time in various hospitals; I composed music for 2 short films.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I made none. Resolutions aren't really my thing. I have goals, and plans, but they aren't dependant on the December 31st/January 1 switch.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, actually - my friends Greg and Janna just had a baby about 2 weeks ago.
4. Did anyone close to you die? No, but the Yankees choked to death in October.
5. What countries did you visit? Kath and I went to Cancun for our honeymoon.
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004? A drummer, a new apartment, a puppy, and perhaps a new job.
7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? May 23. It's hard to top the whole marraige thing.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? See #7.
9. What was your biggest failure? Didn't write that much music.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Had a kidney stone in late August. And it SUCKED. Also, got my wisdom teeth taken out.
11. What was the best thing you bought? Probably my acoustic guitar, although my pedal board has come in handy.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? All my friends happen to be fantastic people.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Every single person who voted for George W. Bush.
14. Where did most of your money go? Rent; video games; DVDs.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Getting married was pretty goddamned exciting.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004? It's gotta be our wedding song, Mitch & Mickey's "When You're Next To Me".
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier, probably.
ii. thinner or fatter? Pretty sure I've lost a few pounds, what with all the water I've been drinking.
iii. richer or poorer? About the same.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Definitely more music.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Probably could have cut back on the gaming.
20. How will you be spending Christmas? With Kath, her parents, my mom and stepfather, in our apartment.
21. Did you fall in love in 2004? No, but that's because I already am.
22. How many one-night stands? None, obviously.
23. What was your favorite TV program? Arrested Development, hands down.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I still hate the Republican Party, but I guess I hate them more.
25. What was the best book you read? This is a tough one, because I read about a zillion books this year. Probably "Microserfs".
26. What was your greatest musical discovery? This is also a tough one. Arcade Fire, Dungen, Sufjan Stevens. Also, "SMiLE".
27. What did you want and get? I got everything I wanted, actually; lots of games, dvds, books and other various material objects, sure, but I also got a wife. I also got over my fear of flying and my fear of dentists.
28. What did you want and not get? See above.
29. What was your favorite film of this year? I just saw Hero, which was fantastic. I loved Anchorman. I'll have to think on this a bit, though, because I feel like I'm forgetting something rather major. I didn't really see as many films in the theater as I'd wanted.
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 29, and Kath and I went to see The Life Aquatic. She's taking me to see The Pixies on Thursday.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? A Kerry/Edwards victory, followed by George Bush accidentally setting himself on fire.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? Clean clothes.
33. What kept you sane? Kath, really. And when she wasn't around, my Xbox.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Scarlett Jo.
35. What political issue stirred you the most? I can only pick one? How about everything Bush did?
36. Who did you miss? jongre moved out of NYC and up to cooking school; my brother moved down to North Carolina to work on the Kerry campaign.
37. Who was the best new person you met? Not sure I really met anyone I didn't already know; this wasn't a terribly social year for me.
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004: Drink more water.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: "When I used to go out, I'd know everyone I saw. Now I go out alone, if I go out at all."