Friday, January 04, 2013
Guys, I'm all about New Year's resolutions. And nothing makes me happier than to see people doing the thing that is apparently impossible for me -- following through. But for realsies, I was driving home tonight and I saw a jogger. This is not a strange apparition, especially not on Provo's Upper East Side, but then I realized something. It was 11:37 and according to my parent's Chevrolet, the outdoor air temperature was a nice balmy 4 degrees. Sweetheart, you need to go home, find some fluffy socks, and get in bed.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
You might be surprised how often I ask myself that. Scratch that. That shouldn't be surprising. Still, the signs are all there. I mean, I am wearing the same outfit I had on yesterday. I've left my house exactly once this year. I've already finished four books and watched three movies--this year. As I write this, I'm sitting on my couch wrapped in like seven blankets. Plus, I have my cat on my lap. What's scariest about my fear that I am indeed a crazy cat lady is not really how anti-social I've become. It's how little I care. Happy winter everyone!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Almost two and a half years ago, I wrote one of my first posts about the magic of Les Mis in London. I'm happy to say that now, the dream lives on. I saw the movie with my family while we were all together for Christmas, and I loved it every bit as much as I loved the musical. In fact, I was reminded why I fell in love with the story, with the music, with the characters, with the Revolution, and of course, with Enjolras. Just go watch it. If you don't like it, I won't consider us friends anymore. It's really that simple. Go see the movie. Granted, I spent a solid ten minutes debating whether I could trust Tripp van der Bilt. Good news, I got over it. You should have no more reservations. Go see the movie. I always get sentimental. I thought about adding "at the end of the year" to that sentence, but if we're being frank, I always get sentimental. It was a year full of firsts and lasts for me. Full of some tremendous wins and some disappointments. It was a year of celebration as my big sister got married, I finally got out of high school, and got to travel to Baltimore, Washington and Vegas with ProStart; and to Greece, Germany, France, and England with my dad. I listened to some good music, and some crappy. I watched plenty of TV and movies, and read many a book worth reading. I got new glasses, finished American Heritage *finally*, and found a new home in the dorms. I was a little disappointed that the world didn't end this December, because I now need to figure out what to do with my life. But mostly I just loved every moment with friends, families, and strangers. I really do love this world. Here's hoping 2013 brings love, happiness, adventure and great food to all.