2012 Retrospective


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Ran round the Bays and the Sculpt 6k and played Munchkin

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

As usual, I didn’t quite succeed in them all, but I still want to achieve them so they’re back on the list for 2013.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Kane’s sister had a baby girl called Beth.

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What places did you visit?

I actually left Auckland twice and went to Hamilton and Waitomo. I saw glow worms, native birds and a Kiwi bird.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

Gardening prowess!

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

My new Niece Beth was born, my parents and Kanes parents both came to visit

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year

I was accepted as a full member of the Institute of IT Professionals

9. What was your biggest failure?

I didn't achieve the level of running fitness I wanted.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yeah, I pulled a muscle in my calf and reinjured it twice so I'm now in physiotherapy.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

A House!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

I have awesome friends

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

I avoid the news!

14. Where did most of your money go?

Buying a house and then buying house related stuff like ladders, lawn mower, leaf blower, lampshades etc

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

iPhones. I bought a house at auction

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?

Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton - it's my ring tone

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?

b) thinner or fatter? Same

c) richer or poorer? Poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?


19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas in 2012?

With my parents and Aunty Betty eating, drinking and then watching movies

21. Did you fall in love in 2012?

My new label maker

22. What was your favourite TV program?

New Girl, Castle and the Mentalist

23. What did you do for your birthday in 2011?

I saw the ballet Cinderella

24. What was the best book you read?

I listened to a whole bunch of management and work related audio books and there were 2 quite good ones but I can't remember the titles

25. What did you want and get?

iPad and my own home.

26. What did you want and not get?

A fitter body!

27. What was your favourite film of this year?

Judge Dredd - I met Karl Urban! Skyfall, Bourne Legacy, The Avengers

28. Did you make some new friends this year?

Yes, a good bunch at the Auckland Star Trek club

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

Getting fitter without getting injured all the time!

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?


31. What kept you sane?

Sims 3

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Karl Urban - I met him!

33. What political issue stirred you the most?

The American elections

34. Who did you miss?

No one really.

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

I ran a race on 2 weeks training and while I did finish, I really injured myself and now I'm in Physio. I guess the lesson is that there are no shortcuts. You need to put in the time and effort to get the results you really want.