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I Hate Odd Numbers, but Happy 2013!

Hey there and Happy New Year! Yes, I’m aware that we’re 10 days in to January already, but I operate on my own schedule.  Did everyone have a lovely holiday season? I spent 8 days in PA at my mom and her fiance’s house, and it was a busy week full of family time.  I came home to VA just in time for New Year’s Eve, and then promptly came down with a plague that has kept me down and out for the past week. I’m not going to do a full holiday recap post, because let’s be honest no one really gives a shit, but I will share some of my favorite pics. No resolution post either, because I already have enough to focus on without adding something mundane like “stop saying fuck so much” to the agenda.  Also as you’ve probably noticed, posting here is super sporadic so you’ll have much more luck keeping up with me on Twitter and Instagram (kelster718 on both).

A lot of the East Coast was lucky enough to experience a white Christmas this year, and we were some of them! Not only did we get snow on Christmas Eve, but an even bigger snow storm the Saturday after Christmas. Since I am still six years-old at heart, I was incredibly excited by all of this and ran around in it like an idiot.

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my sister and I on Christmas Eve in the snow. It ruined my hair, but whatevs.

We spent Christmas Eve meeting my mom’s fiance’s extended family and participating in a tradition Italian seven fishes dinner. I don’t eat fish, so I mostly drank champagne and played with my future step nephew. Not gonna lie, the amount of time I spent over Christmas with cute babies did nothing to quell my baby fevah. Gimme.

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what you can’t see is his chubby little (candy cane covered) fingers tangled in the back of my hair.

“here aunt kelly, it’s yummy!”

We spent Christmas day with my mom’s family, played an epic game of Monopoly, and drank a lot. Epic because I lost in what might be the quickest amount of time in Monopoly history. My sister said it’s because I play Monopoly like I live my life, buying all the properties and not paying attention to money. Haha oh well, it is what it is.

Fam on Christmas. (Side note, doesn’t my mom’s fiance look like Jack Nicholson?)

Let’s see, what else what else. My sister and I got shit faced in the hot tub on Christmas night, she head butted me and gave me a fat lip, I was super hungover on the 26th. I got to have dinner with two of my buddies from my old job, got my hair did, and had an amazeballs family day in the city. We saw Jekyll and Hyde at the Forrest Theater, and then dinner at The Water Works, which has some of my favorite views of the city.

more snow!

Mom and her girls

Like I said, I made it back to VA just in time to ring in 2013 with some of my closest friends and it was wonderful. We spent it at one of our regular weekend bars, just slightly more dressed up than usual, and I stayed out later than I had in quite some time.

Yes, I wore the same dress. It was expensive. And fabulous.

In OTHER news, my sister and I just booked an amazinggggg trip for April. The two of us are heading to Ireland for 7 days and I am so flipping excited. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather spend a week exploring our homeland with. April is going to be a crazy month, because the day after we return from Ireland my mom is tying the knot! I expect to be completely jet lagged and barely functioning, but I’m so excited for her and Gabe to finally get married. Now… I just need to find a date.

Anywhoodle, I’m off to go slather Neosporin all over the inside of my nose so I can continue to blow it every 5 minutes without crying. Happy Thursday!

Nothing to Say

So, ummm, I spent the whole ride to work this morning trying to come up with a post today, and I’ve still got nothing.  Except for trying to figure out why yesterday was the most popular day for views of my  blog ever.  I didn’t even write about anything exciting, verrrrry curious.  Does anyone know when Starbucks is going  to stop serving gingerbread drinks?  Because I might go into withdraw when they do, I’ve stopped and gotten my gingerbread latte the past two mornings just in case.

Happy hour was fun as usual last night, and I called it quits at a reasonable hour and was home on the couch by 8 pm.  Apparently there is another one going on tonight, since most of us are off tomorrow, not sure yet if I’ll be going.  I have to run some last-minute errands for roommate Christmas tomorrow morning and New Years Eve festivities tomorrow night.  Originally the roommates and I were planning on buying tickets for an event at one of the local bars, but those lucky ducks ended up scoring two free tickets to the Winter Classic and are leaving for Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon instead.  They’re huge Capitals fans, and couldn’t turn down an offer like that.  So my NYE has all of a sudden become remarkably low-key, but I’m fine with that, in fact I’m pretty excited for what I’ve got going on instead now.  I’ve always thought of NYE as kind of overrated anyway.  Who wants to pay $100 to stand in an overly crowded bar with tons of sloppy drunk idiots, not me.  I could use some help though, help me decide!

Parking garages are still closed here at work, luckily I escaped getting booted yesterday, fingers crossed my good luck continues into today.  Apparently the lack of people working, also means a lack of heat in the office because yesterday I spent the whole day wearing my North Face down puffy jacket, and was still cold.  Today I’m prepared in a super old school, but super warm, Abercrombie sweater.  Not even kidding, it’s probably close to 10 years old.  I’ve also come prepared with some of my home movies on DVD to watch today, since I have no work to do and I almost died of boredom yesterday.

Meh, sorry to be so boring today.  I guess I’ll post another youtube video in hopes to at least provide some entertainment.  I watched this yesterday, and it is seriously one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen.  Enjoy!  Oh and thanks for the condolences and well wishes about my break-up, much appreciated.

 

A year in review

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Obviously since I have plans today that involve public transportation, it is snowing. As soon as we are let out of work today, I am off to NYC to ring in 2010. I am pretty sure that last year I went to bed right after the ball dropped, so fingers crossed I can make it later this year. I thought I’d use this post to reflect back on some of my favorite moments of 2009.

Back in May, I trained for and ran my first road race. 10 miles! It was hard, and painful, and my legs were sore for the next four days but I felt so accomplished and proud of myself. I can’t wait to run that same race this year, my goal is to knock about 10 minutes off of my time. I think I’m even going to sign up for a half marathon in March!

Watching the Yankees win two games, in person, at the new stadium, and then watching them win the World Series. Number 27!

For having the BEST friends in the world around to help me celebrate my 24th birthday. It could have been terrible and depressing, but someone was always there with a hug, shot, or drink. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there no matter what. I love you all, no matter how far away you are.

The JMU almuni boat cruise around NYC, one of my best friends, Danielle’s, 24th birthday limo party, the Britney Spears concert, buying a new car, many trips to the beach. Finally going back to JMU for homecoming, two of my close friends getting married to each other. Actually making good on my many, many promises to visit my best friend Meghan out in Arizona, my baby sister turning 21, and so many other amazing trips and adventures. I am so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life, and to still have a job and money to pay for these fun adventures. I’ve put together a slide show showcasing all of my favorite memories. Enjoy and Happy New Year!