im sick and staying at the chaco with nothing to do.... gonna fill out this fancy quiz that i stole from kate and william....
1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
get married, not wash my hands for over 24 hours
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i typically hate resolutions, but i promised my suegra that this year i would work on not taking things personally
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
holy balls. people back home are pushing out babies like crazy
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
united states, argentina
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
air conditioning, a job with more structure and higher productivity, hot water
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
27 de september- kinda got married, wicked good time, many people fell into trash pits
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
cecilia brushes her teeth regularly, kati yells at people for littering, people in my site use condoms.... all of the small changes add up:)
9. What was your biggest failure?
getting rejected by the municipalidad for fogon project funding
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
i was probably sick for 90% of 2008
11. What was the best thing you bought?
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
teo- because he lives in a shack with no water and no bathroom
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
im not quite sure.... i have no idea whats going on in the states, and life down here is tranquilopa:)
14. Where did most of your money go?
pretty jewelry in buenos aires, wedding stuff
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
juice hour, wedding, booking travel plans to patagonia
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
better than ezra- king of new orleans
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happier. much happier.
b) thinner or fatter? fatter.... i think i had giardia or some stomach thing last december
c) richer or poorer? ha ha ha ha. i have $1.00
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
studying, keeping up with the news back home
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
following mate with terere and thinking that i wouldnt get sick
20. How did you spend Christmas?
with the liboons
21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
kinda a lot
22. What was your favorite TV program?
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER IS THE BESTEST TV SHOW EVER
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
probably not. everyone has kinda grown on me, even if i didnt like them when we first got to paraguay
24. What was the best book you read?
still life with woodpecker
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
26. What did you want and get?
liboon family vacation, my parents and sibling coming to paraguay to see my site and meet my host family
27. What did you want and not get?
koi sunglasses, world peace
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i turned 28.... hung out at the chaco?
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
nothing. im content
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
i officially look like a campo señora, complete with spandex, faded tank tops, and no make-up
32. What kept you sane?
juice hour, cecilia, teo
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
neal patrick harris on how i met your mother
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
35. Who did you miss?
best friends from the dub, liboons, derdoskis, former labmates
36. Who was the best new person you met?
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
making time for people that you care about isnt as difficult or time consuming as people in the states make it out to be
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
its the end of the world as we know it