In just six months this time I managed to crank out another 100 posts – yay me! So for those of you who don’t love me enough to keep up on all the meaningless babbling, here’s 6 months in short:
I did a ton of trooping with the 501st Legion, even on the news once, and I read WAY too many Star Wars books (more than 20) as well as a few travel journals. I picked up baking again for the first time in years – I’ve mostly limited myself to cakes and cookies thus far, but I’m looking to branch out now that I have my KitchenAid mixer (thanks, Mom.) I also began my quest to discover the City’s best burger and watched a couple outdoor movies in late summer.
I bought a new bike and, for the first time in nearly five years, enjoyed exercising without pain. I saw a Broadway show and plotted out elaborate trips around the world. I discovered a new variety of frozen yogurt, participated in dinner parties, and chased the mailman down the street as he drove away with my Star Wars books.
I celebrated Halloween New York City-style, and Terry and Rebekah took me in for Thanksgiving. Tarzan and I flew to Minnesota for Christmas, where I got to see Lucy and Leo (but I have yet to see the pictures – hint, hint.) I also got to see Dave and his brother and sister, as well as Beth and her brother, and I met my cousin Karolyn at the Mall of America and had breakfast with my old high school friend, Angela.
I worked my rear off in grad school, started having nightmares about my job, and now sit here, waiting to be laid off as the Evil Mayor Bloomberg plays political games with the employment status of every first, second, and third-year teacher in the New York City public school system.
But I also hung out with Santa Claus and a toy soldier, and rode a vintage subway train under the streets of Manhattan. Finally, in my last ten posts, I saw some movies, celebrated the Chinese New Year, acquired a new robot, indulged in some strange and delicious foods, and developed a habit for taking weekend trips to northeastern Pennsylvania, which I’ve already adopted the local habit of referring to as “Nepa”.
And there’s six months in review – yay me! Stay tuned – Lord only knows what I’ll do next. (It drives my mother crazy and keeps my friends on their toes…good times.)
[Me...sticking my tongue out at Darth Yoda.]