This Christmas weekend, I:
-Watched Inglorious Basterds and the Hangover with my family. (First time my mom has watched anything that’s not Turkish in almost 2 years.)
– Ordered Chinese food on Christmas day.
-Watched Extract and Julie & Julia by myself in my room (at my parents’)
-Did NOT work out.
-Did NOT murder my family.
-Spent the weekend seeing friends and then bumming with my boyfriend.
-Gave him his presents, which he LOVED, and watched more movies. (District 9 and Up In the Air)
– Got my first Christmas present from him…which I LOVED and then broke by accident…almost cried…but he had a spare chain so it’s all good.
– Played around with my BRAND NEW BLACKBERRY! If you want my PIN, catch me on FB or send me a DM on Twitter
-Enjoyed the peace of celebrating our first Christmas and our 3 month all in one weekend (Looking forward to much much more.)
– Realized that I am pretty much a homebody and am quite content doing low-key things as long as I’m with people I love.
I can’t wait for…
– THE CINNABUNNEH REUNION
– An epic weekend with some of my favorite people.
– Entering a new decade with the love of my life.
– Starting school full-time again.
– Getting my bonus check.
– Starting up some of these projects I have in mind.
– Rocking the shit out of 2010.
And now…for some #best09 answers
Trip – BOSTON!! I’d never been to Boston before so my Halloween trip up there was awesome! (Cheers to Beantown)
Book – A Time Traveler’s Wife is definitely a book that stood out this year…I read it two times in about 5 days and look forward to reading it many more times during my lifetime.
Blog Find of the Year – Just one? No…I couldn’t pick just one. All of my DC lovahs, my CINNABUNNEHS (see above) and all the awesome people I’ve found through 20SB, other blogs and random chance.
Challenge – Moving out. I already wrote on this prompt here
The Best Place – The Starbucks in Chinatown. It’s the place where we first met, the Starbucks that’s open the latest close to my house and an escape.
New Food – This isn’t really a fancy cuisine…it’s simple, it’s comforting and I love that I discovered it…
What’s the best change you made to the place you live? – I left.
Rush – When I almost died
We were enjoying ourselves when we looked back and saw that we were getting pretty far from the shore so we decided to swim back. Now, usually, I can handle a strong current but I think I underestimated just how tired my body was physically from this past week. We started to swim back but it felt like no matter how much I swam, I was going backward…when I looked up and saw Stephanie about 20 feet ahead of me, I started to panic and tried to swim harder. When I couldn’t move closer at all, I went into a full panic attack and saw Stephanie waving to the lifeguard. I couldn’t breathe and I was kicking hard, trying to stay above water and it felt like the lifeguard didn’t come next to me for an hour (even though it was just a couple of minutes). He pulled me back to shore but my panic attack didn’t stop until I hit my towel so the swim back was painful and hard. Stephanie said the entire ordeal, from us going in the water to me getting pulled back to shore took only 16 minutes. It definitely felt like a lifetime…That had to be one of the scariest moments of my life. Needless to say, I didn’t go near the water at all for the rest of the day.
Word or phrase – Metamorphosis
Car ride – My first road trip EVER!
New Person – My LiLu
When I moved into the city, she didn’t hesitate for a second to gather all the local bloggers in a “Freedom Happy Hour” for me.
When I was freaking out and got hurt, she was there to listen to me endlessly…making me laugh and showing me support.
She is humble, honest, and real. Sometimes intimidating, sometimes downright scary if she’s upset.
She is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing, down to earth, motherfucking real women I have met in my entire life. I’m honored to call her vulgar ass a GREAT friend…Slowly becoming one of my best.
I love her to the moon & back…Farting and telling poop stories on the way.
Learning experience – I’m allowed to feel pain. I’m allowed to let go. I’m allowed to retreat and most of all…I’m allowed to be selfish once in a while.
Gift – I gave myself a chance to take a risk and live.
Insight or aha! moment – Everything falls into place when the time is right…all you have to do is wait for the timer.
Social Web Moment – Meeting some of my favorite bloggers during various moments over the year. Just look at my DC Living tag and check out the good times.
How was your Christmas? Get anything good? Give anything good?
What are you looking forward to in the next few weeks?
Any plans for NYE?
Best part of blogging is supporting each other when life throws us curveballs. Please read Brandy’s plea and keep her and her guy in your thoughts this holiday season.