Day 597: Surveys

Rachel, Day by Day

Survey Time

I thought I’d fill out a few surveys from 2012. Sometimes these are fun!

 

New Year Survey

Are you excited for the new year? Yes. I think 2013 will be awesome!

What was your favorite thing about this past year? Hanging out with friends and family, going to Gulf Shores, going to Michigan, and seeing Jonathan Toews with Sydney

Did you fall in love this year? Already was in love

Did you get your heart broken? No

Did you get a new car? No

Go somewhere exciting? Gulf Shores and Michigan

Did you have a resolution for this year? Probably to not worry so much

Did you keep it? Nope. I worry too much. I think I mostly worry about everyone else besides myself.

Did you dye your hair? No

Lose any friends? No

Make any? I don’t think so

How much do you think you changed? I guess I feel a little bit more like an adult this year. I probably haven’t changed much, though.

Was your birthday special? Yes, it was a good time! I went to Boltini with Scott and friends, went to Cream and Flutter for some cupcakes, and then to Destihl for a drink.

Do anything you regret a lot? No

Anything you regret NOT doing? Not really

What are you most thankful for this year? My friends, family, and fiance

Did anyone you love die this year? No, thank goodness

Did you get in trouble a lot? Yes, I get in trouble all the time. Ok, no, not really.

Who are you going to kiss at midnight? Maybe Jonathan Toews? Nah, I’ll kiss Scott!

What is your resolution for next year? To stop stressing and worrying about stupid little things. And to stop worrying if those I love are judging me. And to stop wondering if everyone is mad at me ALL THE TIME.

Who’s house are you going to party at? Christina’s!

Going to watch the ball drop on TV? Yes

If you could replay last year again, would you? Yeah!

Will this year be better than last year? Hard to tell, but probably, since I’m getting married and stuff

 

Another Survey

+ did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: Probably not. I’m not going to make resolutions anymore. It seems like we just forget about them by January 2nd!

+ did anyone close to you give birth?: Yes! Nicole had a girl named Eleanor and Andrea had a boy named Jacob.

+ did anyone close to you die?: No

+ what places did you visit?: Gulf Shores and Michigan

+ what would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?: I’d like to see my friends up north more often. I miss them a lot.

+ what date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?: July 14th. I moved in with Scott that day.

+ what was your biggest achievement of the year?: Falling backward into Scott’s arms just yesterday. It’s a long story, but I am REALLY afraid of falling backward. In 7th grade, we all had a do a trust fall and I was the only one in a group of about 30 who didn’t do it. But, I finally did it yesterday!

+ what was your biggest failure?: Eek, I hope I didn’t fail much this year. Maybe spending too much time on the computer like right now.

+ did you suffer illness or injury?: Well, I found out this year I have asthma. Awesome.

+ what was the best thing you bought?: Christmas lights!

+ where did most of your money go?: I don’t know… did you take it???!!!

+ what did you get really, really, really excited about?: Seeing Jonathan Toews, going on trips, getting West Side Story tickets for Christmas from Scott

+ what song[s] will always remind you of 2012?: Gangdam Style and We Are Young

+ compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? about the same
iii. richer or poorer? about the same

+ what do you wish you’d done more of: see friends and call people more

+ what do you wish you’d done less of?: worry

+ how will you be spending the holidays?: Wow, you are behind, question. My family came over to our house on Christmas Eve and I spent Christmas Day with Scott’s family.

+ how will you be spending new years?: Dinner for my Uncle John’s birthday and then Christina’s party!

+ what was your favorite TV program?: How I Met Your Mother or Revenge

+ do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?: Probably Kim Kardashian. I didn’t know much about her last year and I don’t like her now.

+ do you like anyone now that you hated this time last year?: I don’t think so

+ what was the best book you read?: Outdoor Program Administration. I proofed it at work. Hehe.

+ what was your greatest musical discovery?: Mumford & Sons and Fun

+ what did you want and get?: a house! Woo!

+ what did you want and not get?: $1000 a week for life. I keep buying those tickets and nothing happens!

+ what was your favorite film of this year?:

+ what did you do on your birthday?: Went out to dinner with Scott and friends and got cupcakes at Cream and Flutter.

+ what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: Getting a hug from Jonathan Toews and I wish there was a hockey season

+ how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?: Casual and lazy most of the time. I love pajamas.

+ what kept you sane?: Scott and sleep

+ which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: Gerard Butler, Johnny Depp, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and a few more

+ what political issue stirred you the most?: The election. And I can’t stand guns. We should try to limit who can buy them. Not sure how, though

+ whom did you miss?: my family members and friends who live far away from me. And my dad, Uncle Pat, grandma, and so on.

+ who was the best new person you met?: Watching Sydney meet Jonathan Toews

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New Year Surveys

I usually fill out surveys at the end of the year, and here are a few of them for you!! Enjoy!

New Year Survey

Are you excited for the new year? Yes, because I think it will be a better year.

What was your favorite thing about this past year? Seeing my sisters in Utah and hanging out with Scott

Did you fall in love this year? Yes

Did you get your heart broken? No

Did you get a new car? No

Go somewhere exciting? Michigan and Utah

Did you have a resolution for this year? Probably to not worry so much

Did you keep it? Sometimes I did. I think I’m better about it.

Did you dye your hair? My cousin puts highlights in my hair. He did make it darker recently.

Lose any friends? No

Make any? Yes

How much do you think you changed? I’ve learned a lot about myself as a person this year and how to better myself. There’s always more to learn, though.

Was your birthday special? It was nice, but not as great as others in the past

Do anything you regret a lot? No

Anything you regret NOT doing? Not really

What are you most thankful for this year? My friends, family, and boyfriend

Did anyone you love die this year? Yes

Did you get in trouble a lot? No

Who are you going to kiss at midnight? Scott

What is your resolution for next year? Everyone stays healthy and be positive about things

Who’s house are you going to party at? My mom’s

Going to watch the ball drop on TV? Yes

If you could replay last year again, would you? I’d repeat the last half, but skip July

Will this year be better than last year? Yes, it has to be

Another Survey

+ did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: I probably wanted to worry less, which I think I did for the most part. Mine this year are for everyone to stay healthy and for me to be positive about things. I think I can do it.

+ did anyone close to you give birth?: My cousin, Christine, had a boy named Brandon.

+ did anyone close to you die?: Yes, my Uncle Pat. I’m still having a hard time with this.

+ what places did you visit?: Salt Lake City, Utah and Escanaba, Michigan

+ what would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?: I’d like to see my friends up north more often. I miss them a lot.

+ what date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory?: I threw a party for the first time in November. That was fun!

+ what was your biggest achievement of the year?: starting the photo blog

+ what was your biggest failure?: not calling my friends enough

+ did you suffer illness or injury?: I think I had the stomach flu for a couple of days and lots of allergy problems this year. I also had pityriasis rosea. Don’t ask.

+ what was the best thing you bought?: a Wii and a couch

+ where did most of your money go?: rent and probably Comcast

+ what did you get really, really, really excited about?: seeing my sisters in Utah

+ what song[s] will always remind you of 2010?: Teenage Dream and The Only Exception

+ compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? a little thinner
iii. richer or poorer? about the same

+ what do you wish you’d done more of: see friends and call people more

+ what do you wish you’d done less of?: worry

+ how will you be spending the holidays?: My dad’s side of my family came over to our house on Christmas Eve and I went to my grandpa’s house on Christmas Day.

+ how will you be spending new years?: With my wonderful family. We are going to The Clubhouse restaurant for my Uncle John’s 50th birthday!

+ what was your favorite TV program?: Modern Family, Amazing Race, Glee, and The Office

+ do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?: I don’t think so

+ do you like anyone now that you hated this time last year?: I don’t think so

+ what was the best book you read?: Lovely Bones

+ what was your greatest musical discovery?: Ingrid Michaelson and Katy Perry

+ what did you want and get?: a better apartment

+ what did you want and not get?: a billion dollars

+ what was your favorite film of this year?: Easy A and Inception

+ what did you do on your birthday?: Went out to dinner with work friends and then went to Cakes on Walnut for some cupcakes.

+ what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: seeing family more and I wish my Uncle Pat got better

+ how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?: It’s better than it used to be. Maybe because I care a little more about clothes!

+ what kept you sane?: Being able to relax occasionally. And my family, friends, and boyfriend

+ which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: Gerard Butler, Johnny Depp, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and a few more

+ what political issue stirred you the most?: maybe the election

+ whom did you miss?: my family members and friends who live far away from me. And my dad, grandma, and Uncle Pat.

+ who was the best new person you met?: new work people

Looking Back on 2009

Looking back on 2009

+ did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: Probably not.  I don’t actually make resolutions, though.  Maybe I’ll try to eat healthier this year.

+ did anyone close to you give birth?: Yes, my friend Bre had a beautiful baby girl, and my cousins Gary and Aimee had a beautiful baby girl, too!

+ did anyone close to you die?: Yes.  My grandma

+ what places did you visit?: I went on two road trips.  On the first one, we went through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California!  On the second one, we went through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois.  Both were amazing road trips!

+ what would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?: More time with family and friends, and more time to read and work on projects of mine

+ what date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory?: Maybe July 19.  That’s when I left for our fun road trip to California!

+ what was your biggest achievement of the year?: Working on a few books at work as a developmental editor and an assistant editor

+ what was your biggest failure?: Not reading enough for fun!  And not keeping in touch or seeing friends enough!

+ did you suffer illness or injury?: I was achy after the car accident I got in and my thumb turned red, but nothing serious happened.

+ what was the best thing you bought?: My 32 inch HDTV!!

+ where did most of your money go?: It probably mostly went to my landlord, Comcast, and Target.

+ what did you get really, really, really excited about?: My two road trips and playing with Lawna, the bunny

+ what song[s] will always remind you of 2009?: Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble

+ compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter, just a bit
iii. richer or poorer? Not sure.  Around the same

+ what do you wish you’d done more of: I wish I read more and bothered people about visiting me more!!

+ what do you wish you’d done less of?: I wish I worried less and stopped stressing out. I think too much about things, too. I need to stop that.

+ how will you be spending the holidays?: My dad’s side of my family came over to our house on Christmas Eve and my grandpa and uncles came over on Christmas day.  I got to spend a week up north, too!

+ how will you be spending new years?: At Christina and Wes’ new house!

+ what was your favorite TV program?: The Office, Amazing Race, and Glee

+ do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?:  Not that I can think of

+ do you like anyone now that you hated this time last year?: Nope

+ what was the best book you read?: Maybe the last Twilight book in the series

+ what was your greatest musical discovery?: Definitely Michael Buble!

+ what did you want and get?: Lots of great things!

+ what did you want and not get?: I don’t know

+ what was your favorite film of this year?: Maybe Julie and Julia

+ what did you do on your birthday?: I played softball and then a girl from work and I went out for ice cream!

+ what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: Seeing friends and family more often

+ how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?: It could be better.  I want new clothes but don’t want to spend the money!

+ what kept you sane?: My friends and my family

+ which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: Michael Buble, Hugh Jackman, and Gerard Butler

+ what political issue stirred you the most?: I don’t know.  I’m not really into politics, but I like Obama.

+ whom did you miss?: My grandma, my dad, and my family and friends when I’m in Champaign

+ who was the best new person you met?: Dena and Liz

2008 Survey

Looking back on 2008

+ did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: I’m not sure what mine were for last year, so maybe I didn’t. I have a list for this year. Some of them are work out more, stop stressing, etc. The usual.

+ did anyone close to you give birth?: yes, my sister did. She had a girl named Bailey.

+ did anyone close to you die?: my aunt

+ what places did you visit?: Ixtapa, Mexico and Laredo, Texas

+ what would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?: less worries and not being scared of certain things.

+ what date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory?: Graduation week

+ what was your biggest achievement of the year?: getting a job as an Assistant Editor

+ what was your biggest failure?: maybe not being a good enough friend sometimes

+ did you suffer illness or injury?: I broke a bone in my foot three days into 2008.

+ what was the best thing you bought?: a bed

+ whose behavior merited celebration?: umm… everyones?

+ whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?: nobody

+ where did most of your money go?: rent

+ what did you get really, really, really excited about?: getting a GPS for Christmas, going to Ixtapa, my brother surprising me and being home from Laredo when I didn’t think he would be yet, and lots of other things. I get excited a lot.

+ what song[s] will always remind you of 2008?: Shattered, I’m Yours, Say What You Need To Say, and lots of others. Those three popped in my head right away though for some reason.

+ compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? happier
ii. thinner or fatter? I’m about the same
iii. richer or poorer? maybe richer since I have a real job now.

+ what do you wish you’d done more of: See friends and call people more

+ what do you wish you’d done less of?: I wish I worried less and stop stressing out. I think too much about things, too. I need to stop that.

+ how will you be spending the holidays?: My dad’s side of my family came over to our house on Christmas Eve and I went to my Grandma’s on my mom’s side on Christmas day.

+ how will you be spending new years?: I went to Christina’s apartment! It was fun!

+ what was your favorite TV program?: Definitely The Office!

+ do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?: not that I can think of

+ do you like anyone now that you hated this time last year?: Nope

+ what was the best book you read?: Outdoor Adventures: Kayaking. Ok, I’m kidding. Probably Twilight.

+ what was your greatest musical discovery?: Sarah Bareilles maybe? I can’t remember if I knew about her in 2007.

+ what did you want and get?: gift cards, clothes, a GPS, and dvds!

+ what did you want and not get?: nothing

+ what was your favorite film of this year?: The Dark Knight

+ what did you do on your birthday?: I worked, but went out to lunch with my department. I walked to Smoothie King and bought a smoothie after work. I had a drink with my aunt later, too.

+ what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: maybe getting a job closer to home. I shouldn’t complain too much… it is a little cool living in Champaign.

+ how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?: it’s fun wearing business casual clothes to work. I love pajamas!

+ what kept you sane?: my friends and my family

+ which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: James Marsden

+ what political issue stirred you the most?: The war

+ whom did you miss?: my family members who live far away and friends I didn’t see very often. And my dad.

+ who was the best new person you met?: Pat and Nicole

I’m sorry I haven’t updated recently. My computer is being fixed, so once I get that back, I promise to write more!

Are You Listening…

1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:52… yes I’m weird
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
4. What is your favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls, Friends, Amazing Race, sometimes Grey’s Anatomy, and I’ve been addicted to The Office lately!
5. What do you usually have for Breakfast? A granola bar
6. What is your middle name? Ann
7. What food do you dislike? corn
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? The new Backstreet Boys CD… yes I’ve gone back in time
9. What kind of car do you drive? 2004 Honda Accord. I love it!
10. Favorite sandwich? Oh that’s too hard… I could eat sandwiches every day!
11. What characteristic do you despise? Judgmental and selfish people
12. Favorite item of clothing? Pajamas!
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy, France, Spain again, Ireland, England, (basically everywhere in Europe) Australia, Austria, Cuba, and probably more
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Whatever fits
15. Where would you retire to? Hmmm Arizona maybe? I’ll think about it later in life.
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 21st birthday at Doc Ryans with friends and family 🙂
17. Favorite sport to watch? Baseball
18. When is your birthday? July 9
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? night person
22. What is your shoe size? 9
23. Pets? None, I would love a bunny, though
24. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with us? The first book I worked on at work was released last week! It’s called International Games: Building Skills Through Multicultural Play
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher
26. How are you today? Tired and in a weirdly happy mood
27. What is your favorite candy? Reeses
28. What is your favorite flower? Roses
29. What day on the calendar are you looking forward to? Right now? Thanksgiving and Christmas
30. What is your full name? Rachel Ann Elizabeth
31. What are you listening to right now? A Switchfoot song
32. What was the last thing you ate? Goldfish
33. Do you wish on stars? Sometimes
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Aqua
35. How is the weather right now? Probably nice outside and a little chilly
36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? my mom
37. Favorite soft drink? I don’t really drink pop
38. Favorite restaurant? It was Bennigans… 😦
39. Real hair color? a light brown
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? my care bears stuffed animal. I named it baby
41. Summer or winter? How about spring and fall?
42. Hugs or kisses? Both, and often!
43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
44. Coffee or tea? I’m trying to drink more tea. I like both, though
45. Do you want your friends to email you back? Sure!
46. When was the last time you cried? My eyes watered a minute ago from yawning… does that count? Umm seriously, probably last week sometime
47. What is under your bed? Carpet
48. What did you do last night? Watched Aladdin with Pat!
49. What are you afraid of? Robbers
50. Salty or sweet? both
51. How many keys on your key ring? 3
52. How many years at your current job? About 3 months
53. Favorite day of the week? Friday or Saturday
54. How many towns have you lived in? 4
55. Do you make friends easily? I’m not sure. I love my friends though!

I’ll give you a real update soon!