I’ve never been so excited to open emails as I have been over the last two days. I know everyone has seen most of these (or variations of them) already, but I don’t really care because I lovemyfriends to pieces and I had the best birthday with them.
this vegas trip could not have come at a better time. i really, really need this. i try not to think about it too much just because i get so emotional. these girls are my heart. they accept me for who i am and support me no matter what. my heart hurts with how much love i have for these three women.
In 13 days, I’ll be in my new apartment. In 14 days, I’ll be 26. In 15 days, I’ll be in Vegas with myfavoriteladies.
I’m currently sitting at the laundry mat, waiting for my clothes to dry. I have a job interview in just under three hours. Then I have to jump on a train to San Jose for the Sharks/Red Wings game. To say that I have a million and one things to do in the next two weeks is an understatement. I still have to talk to my roommates about my housing situation. I have no clue if they found someone to take over my lease. I’m going to be staying at my mom’s house for two nights next week, because of the holiday. So there’s three days of potential work down the drain. And I haven’t even started packing yet. There are still boxes from my initial move that I never bothered unpacking, but still. So much to get done, and yet all I want to do is watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer and drink tea all day long.
This is so, so important. The way adults react to a child’s passions and ambitions can often shape the way the child sees themselves. It’s crucial to encourage them wholeheartedly, especially if the child is prone to beat themselves up about the little things anyway.
Gordon Ramsey is a treasure
he comes off harsh to adults, but I respect people that respect children. I love this man.
he comes off harsh because those adults are in the culinary industry, they’re not supposed to mess up, they are trained, he understands that for these kids, this is very often a learning opportunity, so he is going to be much less harsh, and even sweet to them because its often that they dont know better when they mess up.
Yeah, I’m a bit late, but whatever. Every January I get so nostalgic. The holidays are officially over and everyone goes back to real life. 2011 was a year I’ll never forget. The following is everything that I can recall.
March: New York with Allison and Brad. Seeing my dad and his side of the family after almost a whole year. Witnessing Brad eat an entire slice of pizza in three bites. Watching every Zach Galifianakis video on the internet. Staying up for 24 hours straight talking with Allison.
April: Getting a job. The Sharks making it to the playoffs. Allison and Kate coming to SF. Meeting Tiffany, finally. Railroad Revival Tour. I Am Donald Tour.
May: Memorial Weekend in Vegas and Phoenix with Emily. Pool parties. Sharks playoffs.
July: Moving into SF. Strobe Fancy Friday. Skype chats, all of the Skype chats.
August: Outside Lands 2011. Strobe outing to Monterey. Zip lining. Motion City Soundtrack , two nights, four albums.
September: Last minute trip to LA for Labor Day weekend. Spending every waking second with Helen and Viri. Drinking just about every night for two weeks. Brand New at the Regency. VIP at Two Door Cinema Club. Finally learning to ride a bike.
December: My big 26 in Vegas. Moving, again. Christmas with the Family. The Kooks at the Fillmore. Sharks vs Oilers and Sharks vs Canucks. All the drinks with friends all the time. Cutting all my hair off. Mr. Smiths for New Years with champagne and pizza.
Clearly, I skipped months. I tried to only put the interesting, positive things in. Honestly, this year has been a roller coaster. I take the good with the bad. There has been a lot of sadness and heartache this past year, but overall, I’m happy the way things have all played out. Overall, it’s been a good year. I accomplished a lot, sufficiently grew as a person. Everyone I love and care for made it through the year, with the exception of my uncle. When you’ve had the year that I’ve had, and you can still look back with a smile on your face, you really can’t ask for anything else.