1. tales of new year’s festivities
We watched football and ate pizza, and then we listened to all our favorite start a new year songs. It was the best NYE I’ve had in a long time.
2. accounting for some unfinished business
if you didn’t like me then
you probably won’t like me now
3. envisioning the year ahead
More fun, less household unemployment. A lot of women’s basketball and baseball of all sorts and adventures with shep. and adventures with Trav and visiting a lot of people we love in places they live. And eating. I’m going to eat a lot in 2016.
4. any sort of resolutions
Perfect recipes for pasta puttanesca and pasta carbonara.
Pay off one credit card.
Shoot Tay Tay and the Black Keys.
5. an extended and unfortunately eloquent harangue
Insurance companies are garbage and being a grown up is fucking hard.
6. a final thought composed in silence
’cause others may know where you’re going / but honey, i know where you’ve from
I remain, as always, grateful for Travis, the goddamn love of my life, my favorite person, who is weird enough to want to spend the rest of his life with me. And also for shep., my one true partner in crime; and the axis, Allie, Adam and Sheila, all my fandom girls from all over forever, the Carls, the Speakers kids and all my Hopscotch family reunion crew, the tiny bad kittens, Nikon lenses, press passes, the back room at the Cradle, Josh Ritter and Mason Jennings and Frank Turner, the college football playoff, my house, live music, swimming pools both full and empty, running, the Shutdown Fullcast, naps, and Angry Orchard cider.