Saturday, December 31

my odd vs even theory + my year of music!!!

I have this theory about odd vs even years. I hate odd years and love even. I promise I have tried to be positive in odd years but things just go to crap every time an odd year rolls around. So I am majorly looking forward to 2012, can't wait.

I am making 2012 my year of music! My goals are to go to more concerts (already purchased tickets to see FUN. and the Head and the Heart), practice my guitar more and maybe dabble in some song writing.

Top TEN favorite music of 2011:
and of course 

Friday, December 30

gossip girl to dawson's creek

Thank god for Netflix adding Gossip Girl to it's collection because I hate being behind on my GG. Season 4 is awesome so far, way better than season 3 for sure. I am loving the villain Juliet, she has just been taken down and all her secrets exposed. I am always disappointed with the men that Serena dates...remember that annoying and fugly artist guy? Oh and that married congressman...also fugly...and now an ex-con? Really S?

I am glad that Blair is at least putting her career and school before Chuck BUT it looks like something is happening with her and Dan. AND I can't help but get that giddy, gushy feeling of actually liking them as a couple. It soooo takes me back to when Joey and Pacey got together on Dawson's perfect. Just talking about "The Creek" makes me feel super old....that show came out 10+ years ago. Sigh...

off the grid

Off the grid, on the lam, major disconnect...that is how I feel every time I move to a new place. You don't have Internet or cable for a while, all your stuff is still in boxes and learning a brand new morning routine is not fun. Plus we moved the day before Thanksgiving! But now things have settled down, the holidays are over and I feel like everything is getting back to normal. Happenings from the past month:

  • My baking skills have far exceeded any one's expectations. Things I have made from scratch in our new kitchen: biscuits, oatmeal raisin cookies, sugar cookies (and the icing), chocolate chip cookies and apple pie. Nothing came from a box! I rolled out all the dough myself. 
  • I've gotten to the point where all I want to do is wear sweatpants to work, I have been celebrating my birthday right into the holidays...need to stop drinking and go to gym more.I joined a new gym that opened up in my favorite hood, Lincoln Square. I love it, they have a sauna the size of our kitchen and NO KIDS ALLOWED. Perfecto. 
  • I have been shopping way to much but you can't beat all these holiday can really get addicting once you jump into it.
  • Speaking of addicting, I discovered the Hunger Games and I am completely obsessed with everything about it. I cried and made faces and noises on trains and airplanes. It's that good and I love Peeta. I am waiting for my friend Erin to read book one so we can read book two together...I don't know how much longer I can wait Erin...
  • "There was a clown in the stormdrain." Stephen King's IT is what I'm reading now. I thought it was appropriate for the holidays especially since I really don't like Christmas anymore. I am a Grinch now. 
  • One thing that I know to be true and I was reminded about this past month is that my sister, Elizabeth, is the best, most amazing person. She is beautiful, strong, funny, kind, generous, the best mom and the best sister in the entire universe. And that is only half describing how awesome she is. Love her.