I did this in 2011 last year, and thought I’d do one again this year. Here are my answers from last year. The questions remain the same, and they originated from the marvelous Stephanie. Under the cut are the best books I’ve read this year (#26!), and a bunch of other things!
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Went to Sydney. Saw Best Coast. Tried pot brownies. Said goodbye to my friends and life in Melbourne. Quit a job. Started doing podcasts, sometimes. Wrote a thing for Cass’s zine, Chew #2. Travelled to Europe - Paris, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Liverpool (for the first time). Met my brother-in-law for the first time. Watched & finished Twin Peaks. Spoke French, badly. Ate escargot and horse meat. Consumed various types of alcohol in various forms. Got tipsy in the Spanish sun. Travelled to a foreign country just me and my best friend. Went to Optimus Primavera in Porto, Portugal and saw The xx, The Drums, Yo La Tengo, Rufus Wainwright, The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Jeff Mangum, Wilco, Saint Etienne, Beach House (briefly - enough to hear Zebra) and Atlas Sound. Started a new job. Became obsessed with One Direction. Had Cass stay with me for a week in Malaysia. BECAME A PART OF ISSUE MAGAZINE. Made a panda puppet for a kid’s theatre show. Got a Brazilian wax. ATTENDED THE WEDDING OF ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS.