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1. What did you do in
2005
that you’d never done before? went on a second date, took Brooks on our
Cubs Trip, ate at an ESPN Zone, anchored a Ball State Tcom production,
rejected a girl

2. Did you keep your New Years’
resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I dont care enough
to make new years resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No

4. Did anyone close to you die? No

5. What countries did you visit? None.

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? a girlfriend

7. What date from 2005 will
remain etched upon your memory? October 15th, the date of the greatest
college football game ever that I WENT TO, July 26-28, the days of Cubs
Trip V2.

8. What was your biggest
achievement of the year? Making anchor for Cardinal Sportslive and Newslink at Nine.

9. What was your biggest failure? Not getting involved in WCRD

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing serious

11. What was the best thing you bought? Cubs tickets

12. Whose behavior merited
celebration? No one’s

13. Whose behavior made you
appalled and depressed? Anyone who let partisan politics get in the way of paying attention to what we should be caring about

14. Where did most of your money go? In and out of my new checking account

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? ND vs USC, Oct. 15, 2005

16. What song/album will always
remind you of 2005? Move Along by The All-American Rejects

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
         i. Happier or sadder? happier

         ii. Thinner or fatter? a little fatter

         iii. Richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Getting out of my dorm room

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

20. How will you be spending
Christmas? I spent Christmas at my mom’s, at my dad’s, and at my grandparents’.

23. How many one night stands in this last year? none of course

24. What was your favorite TV program? Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother

 25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don’t believe so

26. What was the best book you read? Now I Can Die in Peace

27. What was your greatest
musical discovery? Hmm…nothing really

28. What did you want and get? ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, a Notre Dame green jersey, and all sorts of other crap

29. What did you want and not get? a girlfriend (as always)

30. What was your favorite film
of this year? Wedding Crashers

31. What did you do on your
birthday, and how old were you? I turned 19, and I hung out with my
family on my birthday – because it was Friday and there was nothing
else to do

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? a girlfriend (as always)

33. How would you describe your
personal fashion concept in 2005? Same as last year – a lot of cargo pants and t-shirts

34. What kept you sane? School

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most? Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn

36. What political issue stirred you the most? None particularly, although gay marriage would be tops if I’d been stirred

37. Who do you miss? My home friends

38. Who was the best new person you met? Probably Katie

39. Tell us a valuable life
lesson you learned in 2005: Sometimes one little screw-up can set you back 3-4 years (not joining WCRD has screwed me severely)

40. Quote a song lyric that sums
up your year?  “When all you’ve gotta keep is strong, move along,
move along, like I know you do.” – Move Along, All-American Rejects

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Christmas gifts:

  • Panthers long sleeved T-shirt
  • Gift card to get an ND green jersey
  • Best Buy gift card
  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia
  • ESPN25 The Book
  • Friends Scene It?
  • Texas Hold ‘Em set
  • ND Fiesta Bowl T-shirt
  • 2 pairs of pajama pants
  • Inside the Irish Huddle DVD
  • Clothes
  • Assorted candy and stuff

It was a really good Christmas for me, seeing the family and just
generally getting a break from life for a while. I feel really good
because of it and not even the hell that has been work the last couple
of days can ruin it.

I’m pretty much bored otherwise.

A. Bob

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To all my readers!

In the next few days I will post the 2nd annual ANDY Awards for Movie
Excellence and will have my year in review survey. So stay tuned for
that. Till then – happy holidays and I’ll see you guys later!

Brooks got an Xbox 360!!!!

Tonight, Mark and I are headed to the crib to have a giant Xbox
360/Madden marathon orgy. And I find no guilt whatsoever in that.

Have a great day!

A. Bob

Well, I’m home. The first couple of days have been fun.

I just chilled out on Saturday, then on Sunday I watched the Panthers
win, then I worked, which was surprisingly not annoying and not boring.
I’m sure I’ll feel differently when I work 10:30 to 6 on Wednesday
however.

I’m going to update my sports blog Xanga, so check it out.

Everyone else’s breaks going well so far?

A. Bob

Only one more lonely Friday night left…

My dad has bought tickets for me, him and Mark to go to the ND/DePaul
basketball game on Saturday, January 7th. I hope Mark can get off of
work that day. The game is at Allstate Arena outside Chicago. It ought
to be a fun time. I just hope that Carolina’s first-round playoff game
does not conflict with it.

I hope everyone has a really great weekend. I’m taking my computer tower home for break so it will be hooked up.

See my sports blog for my NFL picks.

A. Bob

Ever feel like you’re being sent all sorts of signals but you don’t really know what to do about it?

I don’t know, that’s my random question of the day.

Anyway, just one final to go, political science. I need to cram today
and hope I do well on it. I hope I did a good job on my term paper to
make it a little easier on me to possibly get a B.

I really can’t wait to go home…make some money, watch the Bulls, hang
out with Mark and Brooks at the crib, play some poker…it’s going to
be so much fun.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

A. Bob

PS The Saints are benching Aaron Brooks…if we lose to Todd Bouman, I give up.