Now I think every year I make a secret resolution to blog more and every year I fail. I’m not going to be a daily blogger, ever, but I really wish I could get back into the swing of things.
I can read near daily livejournal entries from 1998-2005 and marvel at what a stupid kid I was, I wish I had kept better track of the past 5 years, but I guess I can just try to start now.
2010 was a pretty amazing year. I really loved 2009, but as the first four months were pretty awful, 2010 might win for overall happiness.
The first weekend of the year was spent with Keith (unfortunately) sick, but we had borrowed his mom’s dog/his old dog for the weekend, so I at least had Jackson to keep me company while Keith was in bed. We ordered some pizza for my birthday, since I refused to cook, and Keith, under a cloud of cold medicine, gave the delivery guy the money (which I had counted out to include tip) and asked for a 10 back, which the guy gave him. So instead of giving the guy a tip, we ended up short changing him, and oh man was it hilarious. (I was outside with the dog at the time). We never ordered from that pizza place again because I was afraid they had blacklisted us.
I also turned 24 which made me eligible for the good financial aid, and I started to get serious about going back to school. I had to get some loan things straightened out and figure out where I would be going and it was an incredibly stressful few months.
February brought us the gigantic snowstorm that no one from Pittsburgh has been able to forget yet. We also went to NYC again for more basketball and more late night gyro platters! yum!
March brought the realization (thanks to Keith) that I could probably just go back to Pitt. I had been afraid they wouldn’t take me back, but a phone call and a 45$ payment later and I was reinstated! I honestly squealed when I got the letter, I was so excited!
In April, we went to DC to see Elyse and the Cherry Blossom Festival! It was so gorgeous, I am really glad we got to see it.
We also wandered around and went into a few museums. Here’s Keith learning about birth control, hahaha.
Elyse took this picture at the WWII memorial which I think is pretty much the funniest thing in the world.
Our last day in DC, Keith didn’t feel well, so he stayed at Elyse’s and she and I ventured to one of my favorite places in the world, the National Arboretum.
I love DC in the springtime, can’t wait to go back!
We also went to NYC again in April, this time to go to Keith Malley’s annual stand-up show. We got up there on a Thursday, and Keith surprised me with a private performance by Ben Lerman. It was the most thoughtful, adorable surprise ever. I wrote about it here, in case you want to remember how adorable Keith is.
We were also introduced to The High Line thanks to Ben and it is another one of my favorite places, if you go to NYC, you must check it out.
Keith (Malley)’s stand-up show that night was hilarious and the next day we went to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
That night, we went to (part of) a Yankee game, and then walked dozens of blocks in the POURING rain to attend more KATG festivities, including The Match Game (hosted by Ben) and KATG bingo, which I suck at. We sadly had to leave early because we had to drive home at 6 a.m. the next day, I really wish we could have stayed longer because it was one of the best nights.
We left at 6 a.m. to head home for Keith’s grandma’s surprise 80th birthday party! It was a weekend chock-full of excitement.
The next week, Keith and I celebrated one year together!
In May, I did a huge thing and bought a car. I still didn’t have my license at this point, but I found what looked like a decent car for cheap and sprung on it.
June brought my second and worst gall-bladder attack. I threw up for about 7 hours before I ended up in the E.R. I also finally got Keith to go in a photo booth at me (at a Pirate game, where else).
July was probably the most exciting month, I made adorable cupcakes for the fourth of July, I got my license!, I got my gall bladder removed and we got Daisy!
In August we moved into a bigger, newer, brighter apartment! We took Daisy to Sandcastle and I started back at Pitt.
In September, we took the dogs to a Pirate game and Keith turned 25. He had a nearly week long Sports extravaganza, but luckily the only one I attended was the dog pirate game.
In October, Keith and the Girl came to Pittsburgh for a live show that was really awesome, though entirely too short! And I turned Daisy into a banana.
In November, we went back to NYC for more basketball, but also got to see Pee Wee on Broadway and a Harry Potter musical spoof by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade with Ben Lerman, oh and I made more adorable cupcakes for Thanksgiving.
December brought a lovely Christmas, a gorgeous ring from Keith, final grades in my classes (A and B+!), more cute cupcakes, a mohawk! (for Keith) and an adorable NYE dinner at Notion in Oakmont.
If 2011 is half as good to me as 2010 was, I will be thrilled.