2013: A Banner Year (an instagram retrospective)

2013 will go down as one of my all-time favorite years (along with 2005 and 2011), for so, so many reasons.

WINTER

It started with a brutal and snowy winter which carried on well into the spring. Minnesotans love complaining about winter.

WORK

In February I got a job at a goddamn Minnesota institution, and eventually got my first shot at Art Directing.

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Also in February, an Anglophile dance party at Brit’s Pub, “I Heart UK.”

ALANBIRTHDAY

In March we celebrated Alan’s birthday (which also falls on St. Patrick’s Day).

TRANSMISSION

Transmission, my weekly dance night of choice, and my standing poster gig for 4 years strong, celebrated 12 years in the First Avenue mainroom in March where I sold t-shirts.

MORRISSEY

Morrissey canceled his concert but he released an autobiography.

MADMEN

In April we rang in the new season of Mad Men with an annual party at Jax Cafe.

MYBIRTHDAY

On May 7th at 12AM I was ready to turn 25….

ENGAGEMENT

… And ready to start a new adventure with Alan…

LONDON

… Which also included going to LONDON for the first time, seeing the house from Spaced, Abbey Road, and my all-time fav comedian, Stewart Lee…

MANCHESTER1

MANCHESTER2

… And celebrating Morrissey’s birthday in Manchester.

ART

We did art galleries and poster shows.

SUMMER

And then Summery things, with lake houses, state fairs, grilling, giant birthdays.

JULY4

And the annual 4th of July Kickball Game, in true MURICA style.

HOBBIES

I got some new hobbies.

POOLTABLE

And we got a pool table, essentially making our very own basement dive bar.

BEER

I drank a lot of good beer…

BLOODIES

… And a lot of bloodies…

COFFEE

… And a lot of coffee.

SHOWS

Saw a ton of amazing shows….

CHICAGO

… Including in Chicago, for Riot Fest!

FALL

Had a kick-ass fall, with beautiful falling leaves and being “that house” on Halloween.

CHRISTMAS

Closed out the year strong with a Christmas blitz of movies, good food, family time, and cozy festive houses.

ARYA

And Arya was there for all of it.

I hope your year was as good as mine was. Thank YOU for making it spectacular. Here’s to even more adventures in 2014!

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Hi! I'm a graphic designer, photographer and female person. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Alan and our baby son Alexander and baby cat Arya.

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