Unlike last year there really wasn’t much to report this year. I graduated with my master’s last December which means I spent this year….ummmm. You know. Relaxing? Anyway, here’s what I did this year, all remembered thanks to Google Calendar and a browse through my flickr snaps.
January: Hmmm. I saw a lot of movies and went to a lot of dinners. And the eye doctor again! Gotta hit up the eye doctor. AND I GOT A HAIRCUT.
February: A lot more dinners and…the Super Bowl? OH! It snowed a ton! And I watched five seasons of Lost in 10 days and went crazy. Good times.
March: SXGR! If you don’t know what that is, just imagine something awesome that involves a lot of liquor. That’s what it was. Also I visited grandma in Florida with my boyfriend for the first time! It’s the closest Grandma will ever see me married so she was tickled. Also, my boyfriend also got his tonsils out, bless his heart.
April: Poor Gummi Bear passed on to the big hamster cage in the sky, to be replaced by the fattest tub of goo alive. Otherwise not a very eventful month. I signed up for the Cherry Blossom ten miler…and then sold the bib. I noted on my calendar TWICE that Target was debuting designer collaborations that month. Can’t forget that! Very important.
May: Now we’re talking! I went to Farm Day at Smith Meadows Farms in Berryville, VA which is everything I love: cute animals that are edible AND raised humanely. They turned the critters into awesome BBQ and I ate pounds of them. POUNDS. Also the Boy and I went out west to Portland, OR and San Diego, CA. I was severely drunk for 40% of that trip. And I saw the San Diego Zoo! They have koalas!
June: A lot of BBQs for various peoples’ birthdays/graduations, lots of dinners out (so that’s where all my money goes) and I had a birthday.
July: I GOT ANOTHER HAIRCUT. And um…Fourth of July, something something. Hot.
August: Once again I ate out a lot. And I went back to visit Grandma in Tampa! My life is a whirlwind of activity and excitement.
September: I saw Lady Gaga in concert (FLOOR SEATS) and celebrated Yom Kippur & Rosh Hashannah with the Boy’s family and went out for dinner some more.
October: Finally something of note! I went to Spain with the Boy, we hit up Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastian and Madrid. And it was amazing. He’s already tried to convince me to go back but I think we need to visit another continent next /white whine.
OH WAIT. October isn’t done yet! First we had another alcohol-fueld SXGR. Then, before we left for Spain I scored tickets to the Daily Show taping in DC in late October and somehow managed to snag the day Obama showed up. That was pretty thrilling. The Daily Show rally on the mall was fun too.
November: I took my boyfriend to Chicago for his birthday where we consumed various meats and hopped-based liquids. (There are no photos of Chicago ready in time for this newsletter because I suck at life.) Naturally after all that fun I needed to spend November sleeping. I also got back into running, ran a turkey trot on Thanksgiving and made awesome pumpkin cheesecake.
December: I procrastinated on buying Christmas gifts and started training for a half marathon which consumed my life. I visited a friend in NYC and smoked cigars and ate pastrami. It snowed and I whined about it.
A solid year. Meanwhile I have big plans for 2011. BIG PLANS. No spoilers though! Stay tuned.