Hey there! And happy January 2015! It's effing cold out there, people! It is currently listing that the "feels like" temp is 14 degrees (scratch that...it just dropped on my weather app to say "feels like 11 degrees")...actual temp is 25 I think. It's too cold even for snow at this point...and btwn 7 and 10pm tonight it'll drop from 22 to 8 degrees. So, basically while I'm at the dog run that fast drop is going to be happening. Hmmm...I wonder if I'll be the only one there...LOL!
Welcome to 2015...I ended up having a lovely Christmas and a fun night on NYE...not amazing, but fun. It was great to see Tom Shear again (Assemblage 23) and give him a hug after he performed an amazing set on stage. I actually got a non-blurry picture of he and I this time around so...woot! Here we are...and yes, I'd had 3 drinks at this point so if you think I look a bit buzzed and sweaty, you would be correct!
Other than that...I got a few pics of his performance...
And is it just me, or does he remind you of Paul Butterfield in a way?
|Jennifer and Paul|
I think part of it was in how he's built and how he moves (plus the cheeks). It hit me during a song he was doing and I had to fight crying. I've been having trouble lately...missing Paul a bit more...crying more often than I'd like.
ANYWAY...We won't go down that path...let's talk holidays and fun!
Here's Lauren and I that night:
Other than NYE...Christmas was lovely! I slept in until I heard the two-some in the back of the apartment start to open gifts. So I toddled out with the dog to show him/teach him about his stocking (my roommate Emily has the whole thing on video...we really should post it), and then I opened things. I got warm socks, dress socks, tea, tea pot from Teavana, a air popcorn maker, a thing for Kadin's stuff to hang on the wall, and....FINALLY...A NEW FRIGGIN COAT!
|Me and the new coat!|
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes...after gifts I put a casserole together, opened my big gift from my step-mom (she surprised me with a hip length black, down jacket!) and got ready to leave. THEN my family face-timed me and I had to admit I'd opened already because I was almost out the door. But I got to see them open their stuff from me instead of just hear it as usual, that was really cool.
After that, we all headed to Brooklyn to meet up with friends to see "Into the Woods" and then I sat down with them for a lovely dinner. I didn't get home until late and it was lovely to just lay around the next day.
However, I think the best Xmas photo was taken a few nights later at my friend Josh and Sarah's apartment (after Kadin had spent the past 24 hours in Connecticut to play with other dogs in wide open spaces...it was lovely).
Cutest. Thing. Ever!
Anyway...the holidays were great...as was my mini-vacation from work...which I'm back at now, so I best go work on that spreadsheet now that lunch is over. I'll have more pics from our trip to CT and I'll have my thoughts on my biggest happy moments of 2014...so stay tuned!