I've cheated a little bit, of course.
It's quarter past five in the morning. The birds are waking up. It's 2005, somehow.
Still alive despite parents' best efforts to encourage otherwise.
So, today I'm going back into college for the first time in a couple of weeks.
See, my mum loves me. She went through the paper and happened to come across an article about Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant and all that. No manatees for her.
...but then my phone died, as well.
I've just been watching Jam, which is both the weirdest and the most brilliant (in much the same way) thing I've seen since Urban Gothic.
Gay suicide electro cabaret tomorrow night anyone?
No matter what I wind up doing this week, what's going to be on my mind is Friday; Friday because on Friday morning I'm going to go and visit the therapist my mum's seeing, in order to meet him and give him some idea of who I am so he can better help her, hopefully.
Hello. I've been telling a couple of people about this film that's going to be out sometime around the end of the year. It's just been brought to my attention that I need to tell more people. Specifically, EVERYONE.
They appear to have made goth Bratz dolls. Reason #745 why I need to ring the student loan people again.
I spoiled myself quite, quite terribly yesterday - I finally got around to buying some of those lovely Parisienne-esque plates they have in some of the shops at the moment, I spent far too much money on some impossibly gorgeous eyeshadow, I found a range of stunning cards (notintheseheels, can you e-mail me with an address so I can send you one? You have to see them), I picked up 'Snakedance' by The March Violets in its original beautiful snakeskin sleeve (plus a very strange-looking single by an 80s drag act that I've not dared listen to yet) and topped it all off in sheer self-indulgence by buying a few sheets of that wonderfully OTT flock-wallpaper wrapping paper they have in Paperchase at the moment. Materialistic joy fills my soul and I am very happy.
As predicted, the world is back in place this morning and I feel much less dreadful. Sometimes you do just have to give up and go home.
Which, apart from lack of mention of That Band, is a fairly accurate reflection of my year, actually.
1) Was 2005 a good year for you?
- Mixed. A sight better than last year, though.
2) What was your least favourite moment of the year?
- One I can't really talk about here. Although the whole having-to-leave-college business wasn't great, either.
3) Where were you when 2005 began?
- St. R
4) Who were you with?
- Many, many people, but perhaps especially slightlyfoxed and spyinthehaus, at the time.
5) Where will you be when 2005 ends?
- I've no idea. At home, perhaps.
6) Who will you be with when 2005 ends?
- If I am at home, I'll be with my mum, assuming she's still awake.
7) Did you keep your new years resolution of 2005?
- I never make them. Ever.
8) Do you have a new years resolution for 2006?
- Hence, no.
9) Did you break up with anyone in 2005?
- Sort of, yeah.
10) Did you make any new friends in 2005?
- Yes, most notably in real life notintheseheels and sparksoflight. And Chris, I suppose, if I can count him as a friend.
11) Who are your favourite new friends?
- Ah. I should read these things through before answering them, really.
12) What was your favourite month of 2005?
- November. Full of money, pretty things, and That Band.
13) Did you travel outside of the UK in 2005?
- Yes, went to Florida in the summer. :)
14) How many different places did you travel to in 2005?
- Apart from that, and Cambridge, and home, barely anywhere, I don't think.
15) Did you lose anybody close to you in 2005?
- In the sense of not being close to them any more, yes.
16) Did you miss anybody in the past year?
- An awful lot, yes.
17) What was your favourite movie that you saw in 2005?
- Oooh. In cinemas, pretty much definitely Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. But it was a good year all-round.
18) What was your favourite song from 2005?
- Heh. 'Discotheque Francais' by The Modern.
19) What was your favourite album from 2005?
- It's probably turned out to be Supernature by Goldfrapp; I'm loving it.
20) How many concerts did you see in 2005?
- Let's see...Shoreditch, Camden, Cambridge, Metro, Arts Theatre, Underworld, Wimbledon, Scala...have I missed any?
21) Did you have a favorite concert in 2005?
- The night at the Underworld was incredible. Really, really incredible.
22) Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2005?
- No. :)
23) Did you do a lot of drugs in 2005?
- Possibly more caffeine than EVER BEFORE, and a lot of painkillers, but otherwise, no.
24) Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
- Yeah. A few things.
25) What was the biggest lie you told in 2005?
- "It's fine. Everything's fine."
26) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2005?
- I've no idea. Well, I could make a joke here, but it wouldn't go down too well, so. I've no idea.
27) Did you treat somebody badly in 2005?
28) Did somebody treat you badly in 2005?
- Really, yes.
29) How much money did you spend in 2005?
- Dude. Lots. For me, anyway. :)
30) What was your most embarrassing moment of 2005?
- Oh, probably babbling at The Modern after the Wimbledon gig. If it wasn't that, I don't want to think about what it might have been.
31) If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 and change it, what would it be?
- I'd have gone and seen the band as close to the beginning of the year as I possibly could have. I want to have spent the whole of 2005 surrounded by those songs. And people.