Thursday, January 02, 2014

2013 (& abit of 2012, because I apparently forgot last year...)


1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

- (2012) travelled to the USA for a conference (San diego)

- (2012) moved to Belgium to live (Liege)

- (2012) started a PhD in Genomics

- Explored parts of Belgium

- Visited Lake Tekapo

- Spent a week in New York (conference and a couple of days in NYC)

- Spent 3 weeks in Seattle! (Courses)

- Couple of days near Chicago

- Tried to learn French...

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for the next year?

- As always the one from 10 years back to make no new ones

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

- (2012) J&J

- Friends from work (S&J)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

- No

5. What countries did you visit?

- Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, USA

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

- A published paper

7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched in your memory, and why?

- None

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

-Lots of Travel & PhD work

9. What was your biggest failure of the year?

- Getting the 1st paper written & learning French

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

- Nothing significant.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

- A very nice Camera :)

12. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

- Politicians as usual

13. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

-  Nothing specific

14. Where did most of your money go?

 - Living costs

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

- My PhD and some associated research

- The new Camera

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?

- None

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?

- Much the same

b) fatter or thinner?

- Much the same

c) richer or poorer?

- Much the same (being a student slows things down) $ wise, Richer in experience

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

- Travelling around Europe

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

- Procrastinating, sitting in Air planes

20. How did you spend Christmas?

- (2012) With new friends in Liege

- With an old friend from High school days

21. Did you fall in love in 2013?

- I wish

22. What was your favourite TV programme?

- Psyco Pass

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

-No one specifically

24. What was the best book you read?

- To many to count

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

- none

26. What did you want and get?

- Camera

- New friends

27. What did you want and not get?

- GF

- A paper published

28. What was your favourite film of this year?

- Probably the second Hobbit

29. What did you do on your birthday and how old did you turn?

- Nothing, turned 29.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

- gf probably hard to know though and life is good as it is

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

- Merino

32. What kept you sane?

- Animals.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

- Didn't meet any.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

- Stupidity of current ideologically driven government actions

35. Who did you miss?

- The Kiwi (and NZ) crowd

36. Who was the best new person you met?

- Lots of people in the Lab

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.

- Travel!

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.


1 comment:

Katherine said...

10 points to you for question 31 :)