Vaccinations: are they all just in vein?


Okay duders, Christmas has come and gone and we’re nearing the very end of the year. Which, of course, is often my favorite part of the year as it involves all the end-of-the-year reviews, summaries, and reflections.

I like that sort of stuff.

So let’s kick it off with that end of the year survey I’ve done the past few years.

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
Lived in Alberta? I’d actually written “lived in Canada” until I realized, y’know, I’ve lived in Canada before, haha.

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
There will soon be a blog post regarding this!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
I don’t think so.

Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.

What countries did you visit?
I moved back to Canada!

What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Less loneliness.

What date from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Can I say the last month and a half? ‘Cause yeah. :)

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I got a math degree. I never, ever, ever, EVER thought I’d have a math degree.

What was your biggest failure?
I had a LOT of failures this year, but the one that’s sticking out to me is Stochastic Methods. That class and I did not get along and it was the first time in my entire college career where I really struggled to even pull of a mediocre grade. I know that’s not a *huge* failure in the grand scheme of things, but it was frustrating for me, since I’d never had a class go that roughly for me.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I get sick about once every five years, and since 2009 was the last time I got sick, I figured I was up for it this year. And it happened, but I POWERED THROUGH IT because my immune system is an unstoppable force.

What was the best thing you bought?
I didn’t really buy much this year.

Where did most of your money go?
Haha. School, rent, broccoli.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Moving to Calgary!!! Well, I was excited about it until everything started to go wrong…but it all worked out in the end.

What song will always remind you of 2014?
OK Go’s I Won’t Let You Down.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Panicked. There was no need to panic. Everything worked itself out.

How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas in Moscow with my mom, the cats, and my grandma.

Did you fall in love in 2014?
100%.

How many one-night stands?
Hahahaha. None.

What was your favourite TV program?
I think Metalocalypse has been my answer each year for this question. It’s no different this year.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Nope.

What was the best book you read?
I re-read both The Great Gatsby and Antognazza’s Leibniz bio. I don’t think I can choose between the two.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
That will be revealed on the 31st!

What was your favourite film of this year?
I didn’t actually watch any new movies, so I’m going to stick with my old favorite, Sunshine

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 26. I can’t even remotely remember what I did. Give me a break, my birthday was way back in February!

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably satisfying?
While the middle third of the year was pretty crappy, I’d say that the last third of the year was fantastic enough to make up for it and then some.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
What is this “fashion” you speak of?

What kept you sane?
What is this “sane” you speak of?

Which celebrity/public figure(s) did you fancy the most?
I didn’t fancy any of them. I enjoyed Achievement Hunter, but that’s nothing new.

Who did you miss?
I missed my mom when I moved up to Calgary.

Who was the best new person you met?
Nate!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:
The universe is a strange but wonderful, wonderful place sometimes.

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