a train of thought - lost

I felt like doing it once more..

What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
I bought a portable hard drive.

Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I promised myself to never grow up. I didn't.
This year I am hoping to eat less chocolate and to get rid of that flab slowly forming..

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Soph did. But we're not that close.

Did anyone close to you die?

What countries did you visit?
China, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Sweden, Holland, France and the US.

What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Patience, respect and an open ear for others even when I'm stressed.

What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Long conversations on skype with James pre Euro summer. Especially the one the night before my birthday. I fell for something there.
Summer in Europe - Fusion Festival in Germany. Spending time with James in BERLIN, my hand tracing his hip bone, his hand resting on mine. That night with Mark in London and the day that followed. Seeing Nicolas Jaar three times in perhaps as many weeks. Spending time with Petra in Halle. Swimming in the Rhein with Fabi, Daniel, Bettina, Joki, Julia and Francois on three separate occasions. WHY? Because Fusion cannot be described. James is all and nothing I ever wanted in a man. London was just beyond.. (even words). Nicolas Jaar.. reason enough! I miss my German posse soo much!
The night I first saw the temple at Burning Man and the night said temple burnt.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting to spend two months with family and friends in Europe and allowing myself to fall in love with Berlin once again.
Moving in with one of my best friends and two other friends again.

What was your biggest failure?
Staying at South Cres for so long. Living with strangers really does suck!

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Tummy issues, bowel issues.. Nothing too serious..

What was the best thing you bought?
My jellyfish dress.

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Fabi's, Petra's, Joki's, Katja's, James', Stef's, Tim's, Deike's, Marcel's and many more..

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
No ones..

Where did most of your money go?
Rego, rent, groceries, booze, pt cards, postage.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Being back in Berlin.

What song will always remind you of 2009?
Envision - Ame Remix

Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder? thinner or fatter? richer or poorer?
I am happier, fatter and probably as rich or poor as I was last year.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Partied more at festivals.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Slept less at festivals.

How did you spend christmas?
With Stef at his dad's property in the mountains.

What was your favourite tv program?
I watched "Tatort" and "Midsomer Murders" on the net as I don't have a TV.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

What was the best book you read?
John Waters - Role Models

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Nicolas Jaar.

What did you want and get?
Go to Berlin.

What did you want and not get?
To fall and stay in love effortlessly.

What was your favourite film of this year?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Rudi and jimmy organised a huge party in the park for our birthday. I turned 29. I spent the whole night before my birthday in bed talking to James on skype while he cooked Moussaka in Berlin. Then I spent the night after my birthday in bed with Tim, creating the Danger Treasure cave..

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

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Bright tights, no denim. More skirts. Less skin..

What kept you sane?
Have I ever been sane? Wine perhaps..

11:25 p.m. - 2012-02-02