Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 in 10 sentences (more or less)

I love choosing not to resist these.

1. 2010: How do you pronounce it?

Twenty-Ten. No, Two Thousand Ten. No, maybe I do say Twenty-Ten. Okay, I'm not even sure.

2. Make a facial expression that shows how you feel about the year.

(Picture me sticking my lips out deep in thought).

3. The best thing I bought was some new shirts for the summer.

4. For me, 2010 was
a total mix. [Answer with three words]

5. I totally cringed this year when my friend's son got diagnosed with leukemia .

6. The best thing on the Internet by far was NaNoWriMo.

7. I'm pretty sure I overshared on Facebook this year when I . . . nope, got off Facebook over a year ago and haven't missed it, so no oversharing on Facebook for me.

8. The best day of the year was witnessing Ellie's birth.

9. The best place I visited was Rehoboth Beach, DE. (The 2nd best "place" I visited was the Michael Bublé concert).

10. Next year, I'm planning to use the Internet less.


the emily said...

Use the internet LESS? Whaaa???

Dr. Mark said...

Great post! I'm just going to put my answers in the comment section for you.

1. Twenty ten

2. Picture me unconscious from utter exhaustion.

3. The best thing I bought was the Michael Buble concert tickets.

4. For me, 2010 was largely a success.

5. I totally cringed this year when my friend's son got diagnosed with leukemia.

6. The best thing on the Internet by far was this picture.

7. I'm pretty sure I overshared on Facebook this year when I . . . actually, I hardly ever post on Facebook so no worries there.

8. The best day of the year was tough to choose with so many great ones.

9. The best place I visited was Rehoboth Beach, DE. (What a great vacation!)

10. Next year, I'm planning to finish a few things I've started.

Boquinha said...

Em, I guess I should've said use the computer less. I love blogging and emailing, but would like to limit my use otherwise and enjoy the non-technical world around me more. :P

Mark, GMTA. Awesome list. :)

J Fo said...

I think the best part of this post was "I love choosing not to resist these." Choosing not to resist may be my motto for 2011. - Twenty eleven. :) Great post.

Vivian said...

I love these. Am I too late?

1. after a decade of oh-1, oh-2. . oh-9, I started the year saying oh-10. What a dork. I say two thousand-ten.
2. one expression can't convey the wildly swinging ups and downs
3. best thing I bought was a new yard
4. for me, 2010 was wild & crazy
5. I totally cringed when I saw the workmen pouring a sidewalk through my lawn
6. best thing on the internet: family blogs
7. Facebook: happily, not on it
8. best day: too many great ones to choose just 1 best
6. best place I visited: Utah. I went there 4 times-Zoe's birth, Zoe's blessing, high school reunion and annual mother/daughter get together
7. next year I plan to have more diversified travel :)

Jimmy said...

1. Two thousand ten.
2. Biting lower lip, kind of smiling
3. A 10-person tent for family campouts
4. A growing experience (3 words!)
5. My wood floors got wet and bowed
7. I didn't do this, but my teenage daughter and her friend did--they posted pictures of my white feet when we walked across the Rio Grande. (They make fun of my white feet. I hate to be barefoot.)
8. Thanksgiving Day. It was perfect this year.
9. Villanueva State Park. If you come to NM, it's the best place I've ever camped, rafting down the Pecos River on inner tubes was the highlight of our summer. And the town of Villanueva is like walking back in time when Spaniards settled NM.
10. Make another spiritual resolution. I've made one the last two years and kept them. It felt good to keep them.

Boquinha said...

Awesome. Thanks for playing along. I loved reading your lists!

Boquinha said...

P.S. Vivian, how was the high school reunion? Mark and I are trying to figure out if we even want to go to ours.

Vivian said...

I *absolutley* think you should at least go to Mark's reunion. (That would mean you'd come here:) But seriouly, I really did enjoy it. The mean girls were nicer and the popular girls actually talked to me. It was fun sharing memories even though everyone remembered the same incident differently--even that was a hoot. It was great to reconnect with friends I haven't talked to for years. I know people today do a lot of facebook, email, check each others blogs, etc, but there is nothing like a real, live visit. Do it.

Boquinha said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. If we go to our reunions, it would be to see old friends--that part sounds nice. I don't care about the popular kids having changed or anything like that (part of why Facebook does nothing for me, I guess), but seeing old friends? That's always neat. So, maybe. Had you stayed in touch with many of them? I've kept in touch with a small handful and that's been nice, too. Mostly the same ones I was close to back then. I also keep in touch with a favorite teacher.

We'll see (and keep you posted, of course). The biggest obstacle for us is, and always has been, cost. We almost weren't able to swing the reunion for the same reason--we really had to finagle that one and we learned a lot from that trip. And that was just this past year, so the "sting" is pretty fresh. Totally worth it (we had a great time and got to see everyone), but it was huge for us to do that and it's difficult to imagine doing it again anytime soon. Who knows. I do know that Mike King, Steve Moretti, and Mark are talking about an East Coast reunion (all 3 are on the East Coast). In fact, Mike is only a couple of hours from here, so hopefully we do something with them soon.

Anyway, glad you had fun at yours. Had no idea you'd even gone to it. High school reunions are on my mind since I incorporated one into my novel this year. It was the scene of a big, climatic, and ugly confrontation! Didn't see that coming until I was writing it.

Oh, one more question -- how did you find out about yours? I think a lot of them are being announced on Facebook, but I wonder how they reach people otherwise.

terahreu said...

Buble and Rehoboth???? You are such a lucky sucker! I don't remember the Buble post? Where is it????

Boquinha said...

Heheheh. So glad you found it, Terah!!