2009 – the easiest sum up

The day of the year: 21st June, an evening of redemption.

The season of the year: Autumn

The film of the year: Watchmen, Inglorious Basterds, Zweiohrküken

The book of the year: Fit For Life by Harvey Diamond, The Death Of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave, Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac

The crush of the year: The usual…those I can never have

The regret of the year: That April ever happened. The worst month of the year.

The concert of the year: NIN at Hurricane Festival

The band of the year: NIN, KillWhitneyDead, Darkest Hour, Stabbing Westward, The Cure.

The musician of the year: Bryan Adams

The song of the year: “Hurt,” “So far away,” “On a day like today,” “Into the grey,” “Lullaby.”

The new album of the year: “The Eternal Return” by Darkest Hour

The conversation of the year: 6 hours+ with Dan, haven’t talked that much again since.

The friend of the year: That’s tough

The arsehole of the year: That bassist

Something you learnt in 2009: Healthy eating, be nice to my mum, control my hopes

Which doctor did you visit the most this year?: My dermatologist – once a month since 2007.

How was your birthday?: It was very quiet and not many people remembered, but I don’t care, not as much as you care about your birthday

Your darkest hour in 2009: The night I wrote that 4000-word blog and the day I found out I didn’t get the scholarship

The most unforgettable moment of 2009: Trent’s arm around me, the moment of heart cleansing and that kiss (Note: those are three different moments)

The most significant realisation: That I always rip my arse off for people, now I’ve stopped

The biggest burden of 2009: Driving lessons, job hunting, family issues and uncontrollable wrath.

Did your plans work out?: To keep fit – yes. To go back to uni – no.

Your biggest accomplishment of 2009: driving license, part-time job, writing “The bystanders” and “Laurie’s Cottage Pie,” keeping up my blog

Have you changed in the last 12 months?: I’ve become more detached and lack sensitivity; I like it that way; it makes things easier.

Your new year’s resolution: Work hard, and no one will get in my way

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