Looking back on 2013.

This is a kind of late Christmas gift. We hope you enjoy and have fun reading how we lived our 2013 year. See you in 2014 !

What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

B. : Piercing my cartilage.
M. : Seeing my favorite band at a show.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

B. : I don’t remember them, I make mid-year’s resolutions and never stick to them for more than a week.
M. : I haven’t made any this/last year (2013), so.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

B. : Nope.
M. : Nop.

Did anyone close to you die?

B. : No, but it has been a year since I lost my father.
M. : My godmother.

What countries did you visit?

B. : Italy.
M. : Same.

What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

M. : Moneeeeey.
B. : Same. Or fame, or a private shopping spree, or a call from Jennifer Lawrence.

What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

M. : January the 4th, when B. and I got together. September the 7th, when I was in Paris for Paramore’s show.
B. : For the aforesaid reasons, the same dates, plus July the 16th, for Thirty Seconds To Mars’s gig in Nice. July the 13th, Cory Monteith.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

M. : Passing the first year of my English degree.
B. : Passing the first year of my English & Psychology degrees. 

What was your biggest failure?

B. : Not getting over the things I said I would. Plus, I spent all my money.
M. : Not having eaten more CHEESE !

Did you suffer illness or injury?

B. : Yes. The scar in my back from previous operations got infected and I had to get operated on again to remove my prosthetics.
M. : I passed out two weeks ago at school, and even if it was nothing, I gladly would have done without it.

What was the best thing you bought?

B. : My computer ! (And tickets for the shows we went to together, obviously.)
M. : Tickets for a French musical, 1789, Les Amants de la Bastille. And this year’s Christmas gift for my girlfriend.

Whose behaviour merited celebration?

B. : J.K. Rowling, Chris Colfer and Jennifer Lawrence for thinking about others before themselves.
M. : My friends for staying with me even when I was a bitch *clap clap*. And Jennifer Lawrence’s behaviour.

Whose behaviour made you appalled?

B. : Justin Bieber, by default.
M. : Lorde. Sorry not sorry.

Where did most of your money go?

B. : Where do I start ? I’d say Starbucks, food, nailpolishes and all these kinds of things.
M. : Nailpolishes. And rent. Unfortunately.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

B. : The gigs and Doctor Who 50th anniversary.
M. : Klaine’s engagement. And gigs. Lot of gigs. And girlfriend stuff.

What song will always remind you of 2013?

B. : Don’t Stop Believin’. Or Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.
M. : Sorry, by Naya Rivera, or any version of Let It Go.

Compared to this time last year, are you : (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?

B. : Happier. I think I weight the same and I am as broke as I was.
M. : Happier, thinner, and sososo poor.

What do you wish you’d done more of?

B. : My life. I wish I had done more with and of my life.
M. : Eat more cheese, again. And work, I always expect to do more than I actually do.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

B. : Procrastinating.
M. : Getting to bed very late on school nights..

How did you spend Christmas?

B. : Christmas Eve with my family and the 25th with M. and hers.
M. : I was for Christmas Eve with my parents & siblings, and for the 25th, with all of my family, girlfriend of course included.

Did you fall in love in 2013?

B. : No, I was already in love.
M. : I fell way before.

What was your favorite TV program?

B. : Doctor Who.
M. : Glee.

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

B. : One of my workmates.
M. : I don’t really hate people. I only dislike them very much and consequently, bitch about them an awful lot.

What was the best book you read?

B. : Except for the re-reads, I’d say The Host, The Mortal Instruments, or Percy Jackson.
M. : The Hunger Games. I knew the saga before, of course, but I think in comparaison of the other books I’ve read, it will stay from far the best. Or The Host, but same story.

What was your greatest musical discovery?

B. : Paramore. Of course I knew some of their songs (half a dozen, the best known) but discovering them live turned me into a real Parawhore.
M. : Saez, I more or less knew him before but I listened to all of his albums & songs before his gig at Nice this year, so I really learned to like him.

What did you want and get?

M. : Starbucks coffee shop right in my city. It’s a good change, I don’t need to go to another town to get good chocolates or teas.

What did you want and not get?

B. : Another Sèche-Vite, and time to take time.
M. : Sherlock BBC, season three.

What was your favourite film of this year?

M. : Catching Fire or Frozen. And Blue Is The Warmest Color.
B. : Pretty much the same, except I’d replace BITWC by The Host and add Imogen (now Girl Most Likely).

What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

B. : My girlfriend.
M. : My girlfriend. Living with her.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

B. : A bit of everything mixed to my liking.
M. : A bit of rock in the city-life.

What kept you sane?

B. : My girlfriend and the hope she gives me.
M. : My girlfriend. I had to be for her to stay calm and stop stressing.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

B. : Jennifer Lawrence. David Tennant. Jared Leto. Demi Lovato.
M. : Chris Colfer. Misha Collins. Selena Gomez.

What political issue stirred you the most?

B. : Discrimination made legal throughout the world (yes, I’m talking to you Russia, same-sex marriage opponents, sexists, and all this kind of people).
M. : Same-sex marriage in France.

Who did you miss?

B. : My father.
M. : My best-friend.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.

B. : Love conquers it all.
M. : Humor sucks. Important point, not all people get jokes.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

B. : Turn away and slam the door, I don’t care what they’re going to say.
M. : We can head down this moutain together, you don’t have to live in fear, cause for the first time in forever, I will be right here.

B. & M.