All Wrapped Up

3rd January 2012

Happy new year! For me, 2011 was awesome! I got to travel and be introduced to so many amazing new people and new adventures and new music!

Some highlights (and photos I took) in 2011 included:

  • Walking around Chicago in the rain
  • Trying migas for the first time in Austin, TX
  • Jumping on tons of other peoples beds
  • Surviving the Rapture
  • Surviving Los Angeles
  • Having something I started in New York, get displayed all the way in Norway

  • Screaming until my throat burnt when Halloween came around
  • Having two of my photos put into a gallery show
  • Having my photo published in AP magazine
  • Teaching myself Illustrator enough to start playing with my food
  • Breaking my addiction to Puzzle Quest
  • Finally getting a big kid WordPress blog up
  • Creating the perfect cookie recipe

  • Learning the easiest and most efficient way to clean out a blender without a sponge
  • Finding fun things to make out of hand turkeys
  • Going to Disneyland twice!
  • Learning how to break open a sea urchin and eat its fresh delicious insides
  • Being introduced to Death
  • Learning how to curl my hair with a flat iron
  • Creating a fake religion
  • Learning how to let go of jerks

  • Learning to draw with light
  • Learning how to make .gif files
  • Embracing the humor from being sporadic and random
  • Being in New York for a hurricane scare, after having lived in Florida
  • Singing silly songs
  • Dancing silly dances
  • Videoing silly videos
  • Getting through hard times with the help of packs of cigarettes, whiskey, and Matt
  • Getting through my enjoyment for whiskey and chain smoking immediately after that
  • Renewing my passport
I’m SO excited about 2012. I’ve been compiling a list of goals for the year. Some are serious but most are silly. I did it last year and didn’t even realize that I not only accomplished almost everything I had written down, but I’ve become in love with the things I challenged myself to do.

One of my goals for 2011 was to order something off of a menu that I couldn’t pronounce. Because of this, I now LOVE guanciale! Now I always find myself ordering unknown things off menus.

Some silly ones for 2012 include:

  • Take at 10 photos with my 35mm camera that I’m really happy with
  • Try new teas
  • Make a new hoodie that fits me perfectly
  • Walk around barefoot in a place where I probably shouldn’t
  • Do a cartwheel in a different country
  • Make something fun with stop animation
  • Take pictures of intimidating strangers
  • Learn to use a pogo stick
  • Play hide and seek with a ton of people
  • Take part in an activity thats fun and will make it sweat profusely
  • Host an event that involves making invites and party favors

In 2011, I made a mix for myself every month. It consisted of new music that was shared with me, songs that I forgot how much I loved, songs that I could never get enough of, ect. The other day, I made 2 compilations of the music I pulled from those 12 individual mixes as an ultimate mix of songs that will remind me of 2011, to share with you!

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8 thoughts on “All Wrapped Up

  1. Sabrina

    It’s nice to see you had an amazing 2011, mine was shit… But I’m sure 2012 will be nice. I hope everything will be great with you. Thank you for the mixes. Have a nice day! :)

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  2. Frank

    On my occasional glum day it is a real joy to read an unabashed testament to the joys of simply being alive. Thanks for the uplifting post.

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  3. Danielle

    Great to see you had a delicious 2011! Here is to 2012! Also with one of your goals of taking part in an activity and sweating a little, have you thought about doing the MP3 Experiment? It is sponsored by Improv Everywhere…yes those same people that do the annoying No Pants Subway ride. The event I mentioned is better!

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