Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Epic End of Year Super Quiz 2011

Thanks everyone for participating in the quiz for another year. It's been fun, and I've learned a lot about you all (which is being compiled and assessed by my team of labcoats). I hope you'll give it one last hurrah with the super quiz, and after that you can go and rest up for a few weeks.

By the way, if you're interested in what you answered for these same questions last year and the year before, here's 2010 and 2009.

1. Favourite album, this year (NOTE- doesn't have to have been made this year, just what your fav. was. Same goes with books, movies etc.)
2. Favourite song, this year
3. Favourite movie, this year
4. Favourite TV show, this year
5. Favourite book, this year

6. A global phenomenon you'd like to see not carried into the next decade
7. Most annoying word/saying of the year
8. Biggest eye-roll inducer of the year
9. Over-exposed celeb of the year
10. Interesting world event

11. Highlight of your year
12. Lowlight of your year
13. Something you're proud of achieving this year
14. A disappointment
15. Something you'd change if you had the chance again

16. Describe your year in a sentence or two, bare bones.
17. A way that you are different now than you were in January
18. A way you'd like to be different by next December
19. A hope for next year
20. A resolution

13 comments:

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Favourite album, this year (NOTE- doesn't have to have been made this year, just what your fav. was. Same goes with books, movies etc.)
2. Favourite song, this year
3. Favourite movie, this year
4. Favourite TV show, this year
5. Favourite book, this year

6. A global phenomenon you'd like to see not carried into the next decade
7. Most annoying word/saying of the year
8. Biggest eye-roll inducer of the year
9. Over-exposed celeb of the year
10. Interesting world event

11. Highlight of your year
12. Lowlight of your year
13. Something you're proud of achieving this year
14. A disappointment
15. Something you'd change if you had the chance again

16. Describe your year in a sentence or two, bare bones.
17. A way that you are different now than you were in January
18. A way you'd like to be different by next December
19. A hope for next year
20. A resolution

Pedro said...

1. Nathan Sawhey (dunno name)
2. Hoots lullaby
3. Hard to pick... alot of crap was made...Captain america
4. King of Queens
5. Thrust
6. Homophobia being masqueraded as Christain Ideology
7. adorbs
8. "Homosexual marriage will destroy the sanctity of the institution"
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Yanks leaving Iraq
11. My son's first birthday
12. Being unemployed
13. Starting snowboarding
14. Not getting to the snow more than once
15. get to the snow in season more
16. Hectic as a new parent, building my life with Claire and trying to retain my identity as a father and partner while going through emplyment woes and keep my head high...
17. Patience has been bestowed upon me ten fold trough living each day with my boy...
18. Be the father of two
19. Another child
20. Turn the training up a notch..

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson
2. Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson
3. One day or Up
4. Downton Abbey or Upstairs downstairs
5. The forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (I haven't finished it though so does it count?)

6. all the celebrities who are famous for nothing.
7. can't think of anything
8. Kim Kardashian's wedding.
9. Kim Kardashian
10. The occupy movement

11. Finishing the first semester of my course
12. The lack of ability to find a job.
13. Finishing the first semester of my course.
14. Not having found a job
15. My employment situation

16. This year involved looking for work, doing volunteering, and going back to study. The end of the year was to me about death, relatives and people I know's reatives died.
17. I have done one semester in my course.
18. I would like to have found a job.
19. That I find a job.
20. To get out more and keep in contact with old friends more.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1.'Dark Medieval Times' by Satyricon. Also 'Heaven Up Here' by Echo and The Bunnymen
2.With A Hip (Echo and the Bunnymen),'Dark Medieval Times' (Satyricon)
3. Breaking Dawn pt 1!
4. Party Down
5. Four Seasons of Bonsai

6. Twitter
7. Winning
8. Kardashian divorce
9. Kardashian
10. Death of Bin Laden

11. Climbing a mountain with my brother in Tassie
12. struggling with personal stuff
13. Climbing Mt Eliza
14. same as 12
15. do more personal artistic stuff outside of work

16. Difficult in a lot of ways. Some great highs (Moving in to our new house, going to Tassie) but some very low lows.
17. To be honest, more troubled
18. More hopeful about the future
19. That some things will turn around and that I'll be able to work thru the things that have made this year hard.
20. Pray more, worry less.

Belle said...

1. Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons (I'm a year behind the rest of the universe)
2. You've Really Got a Hold on Me by The Beatles.
3. Midnight in Paris was the first that came to mind, probably because it'd the one I saw and loved most recently.
4. Outnumbered! I've only just discoved it in the last couple of weeks, and I itch for Wednesdays now (8pm, ABC)
5. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Predictable, but true.

6. Inequality in its various forms.
7. "Just... wow"
8. Hmmm, not sure. Probably something Barnaby Joyce said.
9. Have to agree with Pedro and Crazyjedidiah!
10. The Arab Spring

11. Making decisions about next year and finally feeling like we have direction.
12. Working out marriage, post-baby.
13. Staying married...
14. Realising I'll have to leave our beloved apartment soon. :o(
15. Ergh, too much! Mostly involving me doing/saying stupid things.

16. A rollercoaster year of sleeplessness, stress and identity-crisis(ness), with a good pinch of joy and love thrown in.
17. Ditto what Pedro said!
18. More humility.
19. That I'd fall in love with Penrith and make great friends there.
20. To be thankful.

Happy Christmas and things! I hope you and the fam have a refreshing and happy-memory-filled break together. :o)

Gary Ware said...

1. So Runs The World Away - Josh Ritter. (2nd Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars)
2. The Curse - Josh Ritter
3. True Grit - Coen Bros.
4. Love Boat - Channel 11.
5. Thor by Walt Simonson Omnibus.
6. Occupy.
7. 'We are the 99%.'
8. It's hard to go past 'We are the 99%', but Princess Beatrice's hat from the royal wedding holds a special place in the eye-sockets.
9. Anyone with the surname 'Kardashian'.
10. The Arab Spring.
11. News that I'll meet my first grandchild next May.
12. No respite from chronic fatigue symptoms for my wife.
13. Various long-standing cleanup tasks at home.
14. See 12.
15. Not cleaning my house out sooner.
16. Continuing to learn how to live life motivated by my capacities and not my ego.
17. I fit in smaller clothes.
18. I'll have met that grandchild.
19. Well baby, less chronic fatigue.
20. Don't worry so much. It doesn't make any difference, anyway.

Helen said...

1. Michael Buble - It's time
2. Anything from the above album. The only one I bought this year!
3. Harry Potter Number 7 part 1 -
4. Packed to the Rafters
5. A Praying Life, by Paul E Miller
6. The Twilight phenomenon (sorry Ben).
7. 'journey'
8. Kardashian
9. Kardashian
10. Japanese earthquake/tsunami
11. Moving to Mackay
12. Health issues
13. Getting healthier in all respects
14. coming to terms with the fact that our family is finished.
15. I would have spent more 1 on 1 time with my husband.
16. Floods, cyclones, starting school, lots of reading about diet and health.
17. I'm calmer (generally!).
18. Even more healthy!
19. Share more of jesus.
20. The above (by the grace of God!)

KIM said...

1. uhhh ... i'm not a favorite album kind of person?

2. mmm ... same?

3. harry potter part 8

4. big bang theory

5. the wheel of time series

6. skinny jeans

7. the word "totes" for "totally"

8. could probably think of a friend or two who qualify ...

9. eh, not really into celebrities

10. oh, wow, this quiz is not my forte!

11. my best friend's visit to australia in june

12. do we have to talk about it?

13. keeping my blog up?

14. not going home for Christmas

15. certain times of being particularly annoying ...

16. Living life in Australia!

17. basically the same ...

18. mmm, more traveled?

19. the same job all year! (or move to a better one!)

20. that book!!! (needs to get written ...)

Georgina said...

1. Jersey Boys- the musical
2. Walk like a man from Jersey Boys
3. Water for elephants
4. Go back where you came from (SBS)
5. I wouldn't say it was my favourite in a good way, but I just read THe bou in the striped pajamas
6. Such massive world devastation -famine, war, protests
7. More a phenomenon than a saying: that Steve Jobs was some sort of god. Reading the biography, he most emphatically was not!
8. Royal wedding
9. I'm not even going to say her name
10. Fukushima and the tsunami
11. I guess getting to see some longed for places: Boston, Reno, San Francisco, London, Singapore night zoo
12. Pretty much all of September -December - 3 months of battling depression post trip
13. Getting a national teaching and learning award
14. That my trip was more negative than positive
15. I would not do the trip in the same way with the same person
16. Great triumphs, hard year for church and personal life, good year for home life, great year for career
17. I'm a bit more of a world traveller and a bit more confident in my work ability
18. Skinnier, but I said that last year
19. Make better friends at my new church, or at least feel happier about church
20. Keep exercising and swim and dive despite my insecurities!!

Georgina said...

Merry Christmas Ben. Thanks so much for having the second best blog on the Internet! I confess I like kirribilli Kim's just a little more (of course really, seeing as I actually comment on yours, I should reverse my decision!!)

maso said...

1. Bruce Springsteen
2.
3. Drive
4. Toss up between Crownies and Hawaii 50 (embarrassing ... but I can’t lie on the quiz, can I?)
5. no favourite book this year :(

6. Global financial carnage
7. -
8. Shane Warne & Liz Hurley
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Osama being taken out by the US

11. Weekend surf trips to Byron Bay
12. Winter
13. Kicked some goals at work
14. No northerly swell all year
15. probably should have taken a holiday...

16. Started with a big flood, not too much work stress, and lots of surfing, running, and good times with friends jammed in all over the place.
17. I have a new stereo with a digital tuner.
18. more fit and better at surfing
19. overseas trip ... maybe
20. Run more often and further

Helen ... hope you're liking Mackay. I grew up there. Top place!

Ruth said...

1. Ella Fitzgerald - 'Gold'
2. Forgiven - Sanctus Real
3. ?? Nothing comes to mind
4. Big Bang Theory
5. I can't remember reading many, but I enjoyed 'Inheritance' last week.

6. obsession with climate change
7. OMG
8. ??
9. Miranda Kerr
10. Bin Ladin being found

11. being pregnant
12. being sick since April
13. learning to cope better with SN kids
14. seeing kids suffer confusion
15. I would do so much less this year if I could...I was too busy

16. Too busy, pregnant and sick, broken sleep since April, children delightful, husband busy buy fantastic.
17. I realise I hate being busy, and slowly over the year have resented it.
18. I would like to learn to laugh more (Proverbs 31:25-27)
19. Meeting 'sunshine/unicorn' in January and enjoying getting to know this new creation God has made
20. say 'no' to any extra things that require regular commitment!

Beth said...

1. Adele 21
2. Anything by Adele
3. Transformers 3
4. Revenge
5. Two in particular: Legacy and 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel.

6. Twitter
7. Kardashian
8. Anything Kardashian
9. Any kardashian
10. U.S. American's leaving Iraq.

11. Moving in with the love of my life.

12. Difficulty in finding a job in the field I went to college for.

13. Keeping afloat, staying positive.

14. Some disappointments with my family.

15. Part of me wonders if maybe I should have skipped school and gone straight to finding a job.

16. Started dating Dan the fall of 2010, had to endure a long distance relationship while I finished school. May 2011 finished school, moved up to Northern Wisconsin with Dan, have been job searching since. But am happier than ever being here.

17. I believe that I'm stronger now for what I've gone through, and with finally having a partner by my side.

18. I'd like to be working in the Medical field!!

19. That we both get jobs that I know we deserve, are able to get back on our feet, and hopefully purchase the house that we found and fell in love with.

20. To stay positive, no matter what.