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December 31st, 2006 
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I haven't really been cameara-happy lately. Here are ALL the photos I've taken since going on Christmas vacation.

Wine and cheese, before guests arrived.


spread

Spreadable Cheeses

Soft Cheeses

Meat Spreads

Hard Cheeses

Before the Cranium Showdown

Pat in the Hat

The new Fridge Contents - Preparing for 2007

Fridge of 1007


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1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
Got married and bought a house.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any resolutions for 2006...

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Kerry had an adorable son that I swoon over everytime I see him and my brother in law had a daughter but I'm not really close to him.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No

5. What countries did you visit?
I stayed in my own country this year.

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
My driver's license. A vegetable garden.

7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Oct 21st for getting married and the surrounding dates for hanging with the cool peeps.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Painting 95% of a house in 3 days and somehow not killing myself.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Procrastination on key issues.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had a gross bout with food poisoning that has reminded me of this fact: I am not a phone person normally so calling me when I'm sick just makes me (temporarily) hate you.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A house..other than that...awesome bedroom furniture.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
naughty_bride with flying colours

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
More than a couple people.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Downpayment on the house and furnishings.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I got super excited the first time it snowed but then it didn't snow for like...2 months WTF?

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
I don't know yet.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier -I've moved forward in a fewkey areas
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter and I can't even believe it.
iii. richer or poorer? Richer for sure, in many ways.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
I wish I had explored my neighbourhood more on foot before it got too cold out.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating crap.

20. How will you be spending Christmas/New Year’s Eve?
Eating crap.

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
ummm.  I can't say.  I hate talking on the phone so it's a toss-up between multpl short phone calls (Brent) or few long phone calls (naughty_bride)

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?
no, I already was

23. How many one-night stands?
None

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Heroes.  I'm obsessed with it and Gilmore Girls is really on it's last leg.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't hate anyone.

26. What was the best book you read?
Probably Wicked

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don't discover anything really.  My finger is not on the pulse of new music.

28. What did you want and get?
A detachable shower head and a buckwheat pillow.

29. What did you want and not get?
A bunch of DVDs of shows but I'm not dissapinted or anything.  I can get them myself.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
ummm.. I think the only thing I went to see in theater was Jackass and i wouldn't call it the best film of 2006.  I guess An Inconvenient Truth enven though I only got to see it a few days ago.  It's awesome and I don't understand how people feel hopeless after watching it.  It tells you things you can do (only the tip of the iceberg of things you can do actually) and I felt hopeful after seeing it.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 25 and took the day off work waiting for Brent to take me to the War Museum, which he never did.  He took me out to a fancy dinner the day before my birthday because the restaurant was fully booked by MPs on my birthday. I think he also got me some Gilmore Girls DVDs.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
It was all good.  I try to take satisfaction from everything.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Tiana v2006

34. What kept you sane?
Getting back to cooking great meals from scratch and learning about preserves.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Parker Posey

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Pretty much everything.  Click my "politics" "feminism" or "racism" tags to learn more.

37. Who did you miss?
My dad and naughty_bride

38. Who was the best new person you met?
hmm I didn't meet many new people but lumpy_lia is pretty awesome and tells great stories so I vote her.  I also met a few people at my wedding (girlfriends of Brent's friends) who are pretty cool and who I look forward to getting to know better.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006?
I don't need instant gratification.  I can be satisfied by the small steps towards a goal.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Don't Deflate Yeah!


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