my memory is terrible, but for some reason i try to give it a kickstart at the end of every year and list out my top ten highlights of the year. last year was a spectacular one, but this one was a lot more lowkey. Let's see how it compares:
1 - Oh the midwest
Although my family has roots in the midwest, I'd only been out there a handful of times. This year, however, I was there three times. Once for Blogher where I met so many amazing folks and had one of the craziest nights of my life . Once to join anneh at a wedding - we also hung out with erin and josh. And then once to visit my grandma and dad and play in the snow.
2 - Happy anniversary vacation staycation
This year randall and I celebrated our first married year together by heading up to napa for tasty foods, delicious wines, bike rides and kayaks. It wasn't staying home, but it wasn't going far away either.
3 - The whole gang went to portland, randall and i went twice
Juju and Wes were visiting scottel and so randall and i jumped on the bandwagon and joined them there. Our car broke down on the way, so we went again a week later.
4 - Five words: Award Winning Mac and Cheese
Anneh came up with the recipe, i just made it look pretty. Either way we walked away with an achievement.
5 - I saw more movies this summer than I have in the last three years.
Special thanks to DK of the DK & Sabs Summer Movie Series.
6 - I became a tourist in my own town
This year I didn't go on a lot of trips out of town, but I did spend a lot of time exploring the town. From the Seward Street Slides (twice) to Alcatraz, there was a lot of fun to be had in town.
8 - I got crazy sick
This is not a highlight, but I spent a good chunk of March sick so I thought it was worth mentioning. I hadn't been that sick for that long in quite some time.
10 - The househusband makes me dinner
This one is a mixed bag, on one and it's a highlight and on another it's not. Randall joined the ranks of the dotcom 2.0 bubble bursty economic downturn unemployed (part of the reason it was a lowkey year) which was a lowlight. However, this gave him a lot of extra time to cook, which was a highlight in that there were many many delicious meals to partake in.
While much more lowkey than last year, this year is still difficult to sum up in just 10 bullet points. Some honorable mentions include: reuniting with a very old friend, top model photo and videoshoots, my favorite haircut in years and years, jarvis cocker shouting out to bean and stef, finally making it to the alameda antique fair, dancing at my leisure, a warm summer night walking home from dancing all the way from soma, octopus garden costume, the state reunion, a cake with a face on it, karaoke birthday, three years at sugar, all the old friends with new babies, and finally, a entire summer filled with delicious lunches.
well folks, that's my list. I hope you had a great 2009, and here's to a fantastic twenty-ten!