Sunday, January 01, 2006

Another Year Gone, Another One to Come

Last night was perfectly good and perfectly bad at the same time. But nothing is perfect.

Rang in another new year with the comrades, as we have done since tenth grade. We started out at Cecilia's house making dinner, as is tradition, but this year we went out since we're all now 21 and celebrated at the Sandbar with a lot of people from our high school. It was so weird to see all these people I have not seen since we graduated. And even weirder that some of them remembered me and I sadly had forgotten their names. I felt kind of bad. But I gave and received a lot of cheek kisses so it was all good.

Nevertheless, 2005 was overall a good year, I'd have to say. Some highlights and lowlights of the year:

Went to Kenya once, New Orleans once, D.C. twice, NYC once, and Philadelphia once.

Made a lot of great new friends (but kept the old).

My dad and stepmom got divorced.

My mom got married.

Spent my first (and hopefully only) summer in Waco.

Discovered some of my passions - ending world hunger, living wage issues, AIDS awareness, despising Wal-Mart, calling my representative, pants, avocados, newspapers, crossword puzzles, tea, and orange juice.

Bought entirely too many cds and books.

Discovered my love for Bruce Springsteen.

Turned 21 and had my first drink.

Worked at Damon's.

Saw U2 for free from the inner elipse.

Did not play enough tennis.

Things to come in 2006:

Graduate with my BSW in May.

Possibly move to DC.

Go to San Fransisco and Spain.

Get a job.

Start applying to grad schools.

Attend Davra's wedding.

Try to implement a living wage at Baylor.

Run a half marathon.

Be happy with my life.

8 comments:

Chestocrates said...
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Golda said...

Ah, but what am "I"? And maybe in knowing nothing we know something.

Golda said...

dop·pel·gäng·er or dop·pel·gang·er Pronunciation Key (dpl-gngr, -gng-)
n.

A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

Golda said...

Sober me apparently seems to think that you're pretty alright too. But who's sure of anything?

Cecilia said...

there are so many things that I do not know about my comrade! we need to talk, especially about other things... sorry I couldn't talk to you last night, but I was making so many phone calls and I was so tired. I saw that Charee called, but I had gone to bed literally five minutes before she called and I think that I was too asleep to hear my phone (right next to my bed) ring. Perhaps sleep was more important. Please talk to me...

Cecilia said...

Did you like the books that I left for you? I was going to leave other ones (like What's Happening to My Body Book for Boys) and my sister said that she would be happy to lend Diet for a New America, but she forgot it. She can still send it over if you like. And what about our massive book swap? Let me know when you get to Waco.

Cecilia said...

I will also send you cd's. Can I send them as mp3 files instead of as music? It would be very helpful for me (and would reduce the number of cd's from like 10 to 2) and you can still load them onto your computer and then ipod. I did it for my sister.

Cecilia said...

I am reading a book about time travel (The Time Traveler's Wife) and he talks a lot about his doppelganger, especially when he sees himself while time traveling. It's a good book, kind of girly though.