“Have more fun in 2013” – Nas
I spent my last day in 2012 at Radio City Music Hall listening to Nas. The concert was amazing (a little too short) and being in NYC on NYE is an experience all its own. It was the end to a unique, but not quite, year. 2012 occurred with no major life changes: no new job, romance, accomplishment. That could be why I was so disenchanted with it. 2012 marked a significant birthday as I graduated from the cool kids club, without feeling it at all. I spent the aforementioned birthday at the opening of a new supper club, that I am not sure still exists. I wasn’t impressed and didn’t check on its progress.
I decided that I needed to push myself more, personally. I am the kind of person who can stand up to a 6’4” screaming E9 in the office or climb a mountain in a foreign country, but won’t speak to a stranger at a party. Thus, I vowed to go out more and take chances. None of these things I like, by the way.
To recap my year, I am using the same system I’ve employed since 3rd grade. It first starts with best friends and new friends. I did make a few new friends, so go me!
Favorite TV Shows:
- Parks and Recreation
Least Favorite Show:
Who has time for that?
Favorite New Show:
- Ridiculous VH1 Reality Shows
- over-the-top nails,
My Pistons weren’t good this year and my Tigers were swept at the World Series
So difficult… as I went to a lot of great shows, but I’ll give it to Nas, since he was last
Summer Spirit Festival, since I went free and Sharon Jones is awesomeness
This was not a great new music year for me, meaning that I really haven’t been exploring music like I should. That should be something I vowed to change in 2013
Honestly, the only movie I thought about a week even after viewing was The Silver Linings Playbook. I just loved it.
The Avengers, because I was so amazed that they pulled it off
There will be a ham. This line represents the ridiculousness of my work environment perfectly
That awful wind storm in June, plus I was stuck driving in it
Having my car towed, darn it
- All the moments on this blog, of course
- The annual Boo Bash
- Finally visiting South Beath
- Panera, which shouldn’t be shared but I eat there once a week, lol
- My beloved yoga studio, a good one is hard to find
- Queen Makeda/1920, who knew I’d be happy going to the same spot every week
Drag Brunch in Miami, honey
- Achieving a headstand in yoga, I joke that this is my single biggest accomplishment this year
- Completing The Warmth of Other Suns, as that was a long book