Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Part One: Review of a SPECTACULARLY QUIRKY Year!!

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2011 was SPECTACULARLY QUIRKY!! While going through all of my photos, I discovered that this past year was jammed packed and I loved every second of it. As much as I love the idea of a brand new year with a clean slate, I also hate to let go of all of the wonderful memories from the previous year. I thought it would be fun to write an homage to 2011 by reflecting on everything that happened during the year. Instead of overloading your senses with a GAZILLION pictures, I decided to make some photo collages and split up my year into two parts. So without further ado, here is PART ONE of 2011 in Review:
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January

January was an amazing month. I went on an awesome shopping trip with my sister, participated in a bridal expo with my friends, built an owl at Build-a-bear, discovered my allergy to cherry tomatoes, and went through my first attempt to groom George at home.
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February

February was a rough month. I received a dress that has defined my style: Librarian Chic, went to Miss Hattie's for an extremely fancy Valentine's dinner with Zeth (creme brulee included), surprised Zeth with a Wizard of Oz scarecrow plushie, travelled on choir tour to Austin & San Antonio, went to the Alamo Draft house for the first time, saw Wicked, and napped with Apollo during all of me spare time due to extreme sleep deprivation.
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March

I spend most of March up at my school. Some of the photos above include Apollo's first at-home bath, Zeth falling asleep during our FAME choir concert, proof of my pasta obsession (aka my comfort food), a picture in costume during a performance of our school's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the  surprise birthday party for Zeth, a spring break getaway with my closest friends, a snap of my sister at our choir's opera concert, and evidence of my iphoneography on flickr! 
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April

I was in a non-stop whirlwind of busyness during April. I participated in a baby expo as Snow White, went with Zeth to his first graduate conference to present one of his papers, built a Dopey hat with one sheet of foam, some purple felt, and a glue gun, threw a surprise party for my sister complete with fake moustaches, and performed in our choir's GLEE concert.
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May


I absolutely loved May. I continued to work on my photography skills while walking all over the city, received the most beautiful lilies in the world from Zeth for our 11 month anniversary, travelled to Scotland on a study abroad trip, re-visited my favorite garden in Scotland: The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, discovered a swan family during one of my walks in Scotland, re-visited the Rosslyn chapel in Scotland, and found the Tardis in Glasgow. If you want to read more about my travels in Scotland, look here & here.
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June

June was by far one of my busiest months. I climbed a mountain in Scotland, got a fish pedicure with my sister, travelled to London with my study abroad group, saw David Tennant & Catherine Tate in Taming of the Shrew, went to the London zoo & aquarium, re-visited all of my favorite places in London including Shakespeare's Globe, travelled to Paris, explored Paris with my sister, travelled to Cannes, spent 5 days in a tourist resort, sunbathed on the beach & swan in the Mediterranean, and celebrated one year of dating with Zeth. Read here if you want to read more about my adventures in London.
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Books I read in 2011: Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Trumane Capote, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Ella Enchanted by Gale Carson Levine (re-read! I read it every Christmas season),We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates, and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Favorite 2011 Movies: 50/50, The Muppets, Super 8, Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, Fright Night, Friends With Benefits, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, Thor, Limitless, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sucker Punch, Bad Teacher, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, 
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Stay tuned for part two of 2011!!

Lots of positive vibes & warm fuzzies,

2 Lovely and Quirky Comments:

Lauren said...

Cute post! I need to do one on my blog too!

sherixfirefly said...

I just found your wonderful blog <3 and saw that you had been to beauuutiful Edinburgh, hooray! I'm ever so lucky to live there ^_^
Oh and... pssst! You are a very pretty kitty!

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