I’m stealing this from Aimee as a quick and easy post for a travel day – I’m flying home today, sadly. These are some exciting (ha) awards for 2006:
1) DRINKING BUDDY OF THE YEAR
Holy crap. Um, well, I really don’t drink very often, and when I do, it’s pretty much always one drink with a meal or something. I have a foggy recollection of some sort of party, with friends, but I can’t really remember. Really. Don’t ask. I DON’T. REMEMBER.
2) LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD - LONGEST FRIEND
Makayla’s Mommy. I think we’ve known each other by name since third or fourth grade, but we really became friends at the end of seventh grade. And she’s still like family to me. I love her to death. :)
3) HIGH POINT OF THE YEAR
Getting accepted to my teaching program.
4) LOW POINT OF THE YEAR
My birthday (can that be a holiday?). I had a super fun picnic with some of my close friends at a park near my house. It was low-key, but good times with the people I love, including Mom and Seeser, who flew out for the weekend, and Bubbers, who greatly enjoyed the park's play area.
6) ANTHEM FOR 2006
Um, “I’m a big fat idiot and I deserve to be run out of town and abandoned by all who once loved me”? No? No one knows that song? Well, if not that one, then I have no idea.
7) ANY REGRETS
So many. So, so many…
8) BEST NIGHT OUT
Very tough call. I had a good time at the Ball in February, especially because I’d just found out that afternoon that I’d been accepted to my teaching program, so I ran around excitedly telling everyone the news.
9) WORST NIGHT OUT
R’s anniversary ball last month. I burst into tears while talking to an innocent bystander at least six times, including while saying goodnight to the host and hostess. I just couldn’t seem to hold it together that night.
10) WHO DID YOU SPEND VALENTINES WITH?
J. (And this should read, "With whom did you spend Valentine's?")
11) BEST RELATIONSHIP
12) WORST RELATIONSHIP
13) BEST DECISION MADE THIS YEAR
Not saying “please,” even when I’ve wanted to. It’s a decision I make pretty much every single day, even now.
“Asking for help does not make you weak. Let people help you when the time comes. You will know when the time comes.” I gave it to myself in my “Dear Lara…” letter. I have not been following it very well. Even though I have amazing friends completely willing to help.
15) BEST NEW FRIEND(s)
In person? OP, no doubt. As I’ve told him many times, he came into my life at *just* the right time. He’s amazing.
16) WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR
Not to be such a f*ck-up.
17) MOST STUPID IDEA WHEN DRUNK
I don’t have ideas when I’m drunk. My mind pretty much just goes blank and I giggle a lot.
18) MOST LOYAL FRIEND
I have a whole lot of reason to say Lady M. She’s stood by me and helped me more than I can say through a whole lot of craptastic crap. And, though I doubt it even needs saying, J. probably takes the taco (and that's from a movie - anyone know which one?) J. has loved and supported me much more than I ever deserved - stands by me to this day. I don’t know how I got so lucky.
19) BIGGEST CHANGE OF THE YEAR
Um, I don’t think there’s even any reason to answer this. You know. You already know.
God, the year started out so well. And then it all went to shit. So fast.
Day 28 of LaBloShoeMo: Super-Cute Flats
First pair of Day 28: The Sporty Mary Janes
These are sort of like sneakers, except they have a MJ-like strap, except the strap doesn’t just go straight across… so I dubbed them my “sporty Mary Janes.” They’re very comfortable, and I like that they’re unusual in design. They still look cute with a variety of outfits, yet they’re different.
Second pair of Day 28: The Sailor Flats
Okay, I know that, like, everyone and their mother has these shoes. When I was trying to decide whether or not to buy them, I realized that I’d just be going along with the crowd if I did it. But I went and did it anyway, ‘cause damnit – they’re cute. I already know, even without having worn them yet, that they’ll give me blisters for a while. But a well-placed band-aid can fix that easily, so no worries on that score.