So how was my 2013? After two weeks of reflection, I can say it was a mixed bag. I decided that since my job has entered into the world of boring and uninspiring, I should spend more time on my social life. The funny thing is my boring little office job turned unbearable for a serious three-month stretch and I really had to force myself to go there everyday. A trick a friend and I developed years ago while in boring positions was to give yourself something to look forward to every week. This could include something as small as a pedicure and something as grand as a fabulous vacation. So what were the highlights? In honor of my Super Secret Book from 1986, here are the things I can remember.
I had some good support this year especially as my stress levels increased. And some people really went above and beyond. I am truly grateful.
Well, only one but so far, so good.
Favorite TV Shows
Parks and Rec – The one where Leslie announces her candidancy and the crew slips on the ice is awesome.
Orange is the New Black* – Cliché, but so much fun
Arrested Development – I know some people were disappointed but this was such a weird and ingenious concept of storytelling.
The Good Wife – Although I admit that Alicia is getting on my nerves
Nashville – My actual preferred soapy indulgence over another one word female-lead ABC show
Dallas – Great clothes, great cars, beautiful homes. It’s the prettiest thing on TV
*Also serves as my favorite new show
Social Media takedowns
I suck at remembering these things until two days later
This may be the year I gave on sports. Oh yeah, except the absolutely wonderful March Madness, my first love never disappoints.
Well, I liked a ton of women this year: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Janelle Monae, Emeli Sande. Plus a few guys: Gregory Porter and Robert Glasper
The best thing about this year are the awesome concerts I attended. I rang in the new year with Nas. I saw the gorgeous and just plain good Legends of Summer tour. Janelle Monae gave me one of my funnest moments in life. I also twerked to Big Freedia, screamed to Babyface and rocked with The Whispers.
Okay, this was a slow movie year for me. I usually see at least two movies a month, but significantly slowed down. So I really liked Gravity and The Butler. Twelve Years A Slave was so haunting that I will probably remember it for the rest of my life. That is all.
That crazy lady meltdown in the Kingston airport will be added to my amazing collection of stories, no lie
Redacted to protect the guilty and horrible
And missing Stevie. Lawd Jesus, I missed Stevie!!
Janelle Monae is everything
Cruising on Route 3
So I lost my Cheers. I guess my liver is happy.
I plead the fizzifth.