Year 2007 personal retrospective

What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

I visited Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond.

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

I didn’t make any.

What countries did you visit?

England and US.

What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?

The opportunity to work on some great products / solutions.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

My blog has really taken off in 2007, traffic is way up, posts are way up and it’s proving to be a useful reference for myself and others :)

What was your biggest failure?

Not shipping any major projects.

What was the best thing someone bought you?

I got so many great things for Christmas – a lovely new giant laptop bag, some great DVD’s and books too!

Whose behavior merited celebration?

My girlfriend Steph for being so understanding about how much time my hobbies take up.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Nothing that strong in my life!

Where did most of your money go?

In the bank!

What song will always remind you of 2007?

I must confess I’ve not been paying any attention to the music industry for a while. I guess Radiohead’s Rainbow will stick in my mind for 2007 not for what it sounds like (I didn’t listen to it) but for the attention it got by putting it out direct for consumers to name their price.

Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • Happier or sadder? Same.
  • Thinner or fatter? Same.
  • Richer or poorer? Richer.

What do you wish you’d done more of?

Put up more samples on my blog, more adventure in life and more discussion and development of ideas.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

Less idle browsing of the net, less sleep ;-)

How do you plan to spend Christmas?

I spent it with my family including a 24-person lunch which my mother, sisters, step-sister and aunt managed to somehow co-ordinate to great effect.

What was your favorite TV program?

Takeshi’s Castle although The Mighty Boosh was also great.

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

Who has time for that?

What was the best book you read?

Gateway by Frederik Pohl.

What was your greatest musical discovery?

I’ve been listening to Podcasts more than music.

What did you want and not get?

Career development but I’ve only myself to blame.

What was your favorite film of this year?

Hot Fuzz.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Spent the evening with Steph and enjoyed a relaxing 33rd.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

More Esprit less skater :D

What political issue stirred you the most?

National ID database in the UK. As if their fiasco with the child database wasn’t evidence enough of this ticking time-bomb of an idea.

Who was the best new person you met?

I met some great people out in Redmond including Jonathan, Aaron & James.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007?

Opportunity might come knocking but it still needs chasing down.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

Bouncy bouncy, ooh such a good time Bouncy bouncy, shoes all in a line Bouncy bouncy, everybody somersault Somersault, summertime, everybody sing along Bouncy bouncy, ooh such a good time Bouncy bouncy, white socks falling down Bouncy bouncy, stilettos are a no-no Bouncy bouncy, ooh, bouncy bouncy ooh Every time I bounce, I feel I touch the sky!

— The Bouncy Crimp, The Mighty Boosh


3 responses

  1. Avatar for Stephanie

    xxx Thanks

    Stephanie January 3, 2008
  2. Avatar for steve

    Yay for the Mighty Boosh :)

    steve January 3, 2008
  3. Avatar for Annie1oo

    Glad your laptop bag was near the top of your favs list and lunch was good

    Annie1oo January 13, 2008