End of the year survey

And now, a survey regarding 2008 and all it was:

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
I went to Hawaii.  I went snorkeling with turtles.  I went into a shark cage.  I went to a luau.  I flew first class.  Those were all new great adventures.  I also became engaged which was the most significant never done before thing.  Met Ric Flair

2. Where did you begin 2008?
At a hotel in Joliet because the weather sucked so bad.  Stacy and I did dinner at Red Lobster and then got the hotel across the street because it was too treacherous to go anywhere else.

3. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I’m not a resolution kind of person.  I tend to shoot for the moon with the resolutions and then get super pissed when I don’t keep to them…solution = don’t make them

4. What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Very taken

5. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Brent Blades became a father.  Cash Flo became a father.  Brent and I used to be real close back in the Charlestown/Clarksville IWA days but not so much now that we live so far apart and have other things going on.  Same with Cash.

6. Did anyone close to you die?
My Aunt Faye’s boyfriend died and then my Grandma Ada’s sister died.  Hopefully I don’t have to change the answer to this question.

7. Were you in school?
No…but I continue to think about going back to school and maybe becoming a history teacher/football coach.  I have just been out of school for soooooooooo long that I can’t get myself motivated enough to attempt to go back.  I don’t even know if I could keep up with the work now especially when I see how badly Stacy struggles with it.

8. What countries did you visit?
I didn’t leave the US this year.  Stacy and I went to Mexico for an hour the year before though.

9. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A steady stream of income from something that I enjoyed doing and didn’t drive me crazy due to stupid rude asinine people

10. What moments from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Going to Hawaii…Picking out the engagement ring…Showing all my friends and family the ring…Giving Stacy the ring.   I will never have a more significant event in my life.  I will also always remember the day Mitch Page and I went to visit Rollin and watched most of the UK/Florida football game with him.    Meeting Ric Flair.

11. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting engaged.  For the longest time in my life, I never thought I’d get there.

12. What was your biggest failure?
Legal troubles.

13. Did you have to go to the hospital?
Yeah…Ian and Mickie in the hospital…had to take Stacy to hospital for her back and her doctors’ appts.

14. What was the best thing you bought?
Stacy’s engagement ring.

15. Where did most of your money go?
Stacy’s engagement ring and Hawaii.

16. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Hawaii.  Getting engaged.  Meeting Ric Flair

17. What song(s) will always remind you of 2008?
I have no idea…I didn’t listen to many songs this year

18. What concerts/shows did you go to?
I went to a lot of IWA shows.  Stacy and I went to see Ron White.

19. Compared to this time last year, are you:
I. happier or sadder? Happier.
II. thinner or fatter? Fatter.
III. richer or poorer? About the same but I at least had steady income starting.

20. What do you wish you’d done more of?
earning money

21. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Grabbing people.

22. How will you be spending Christmas?
Christmas Eve I spent with Stacy’s family.  Christmas Day I spent with my Grandma & Aunt Faye; went to Ian’s; went to Stacy’s parents; went to my Grandma Doe’s and Aunt Sharon’s

23. What was your favorite TV program?
The Shield; Big Bang Theory; How I Met Your Mother; The Office

24. What was the best book you read?
Tuesdays With Morrie

25. What were your greatest musical discoveries?
I didn’t listen to very much music this year

26. What did you want and get for Christmas?
A Redskins throwbackish leather helmet hat to wear to Morris games next year.

27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Stacy and I went to a luau and snorkeling with turtles on my birthday in Hawaii…I turned 32.

28. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I had won the Megamillions

29. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Lots of suits…Polo sweaters…or dressing comfortably

30. What kept you sane?

31. Who did you miss?
I miss a lot of my friends that I don’t hang out with as much anymore…Nick Maniwa, Bull, Mitch, Brent.  I’m thankfully that James Christopher and the Rottens live closer now so I get to see them more often.

32. Who was the best new person you met?
Well I haven’t really met too many NEW people.  I’m not open to meeting too many new people.  Bob & Gayle might be the only “new” people that I met so they win by default LOL.

33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
That I have a lot of quirks and issues and I’m luckier than hell that Stacy loves me enough to put up with them even when they drive her crazy

34. Did you move anywhere?

35. What’s the something you thought you would never do but did in 2008?
Shark cage.  Never in a million years did I think I would do that

36. What was your best month ?
November was pretty good because of Hawaii.  August was pretty good too with the engagement process finalizing on September 1st.

37. Any regrets ?
I shouldn’t hate talking on the phone so much that it keeps me from keeping in touch more with friends

38. Overall, how would you rate this year ?
Pretty good.

39. What did you like most about 2008 ?
Taking a big step towards creating my own family.  Feels grown up.

40. Other than home, where did you spend most of your time ?
DeKalb with Stacy

41. Change your hairstyle ?
Sort of but not really.

42. Get a new job ?

43. Do anything embarrassing ?
Legal troubles

44. Get married or divorced ?

45. Did you get sick this year ?
I’ve had a few ailments.  I’m getting older and my body is starting to break down a bit.

46. Start a new hobby ?

47. What are you wishing for in 2009?
Stacy and I living together to cut down on travel and a prosperous year for IWA






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