2013 will go down as one of my all-time favorite years (along with 2005 and 2011), for so, so many reasons.
It started with a brutal and snowy winter which carried on well into the spring. Minnesotans love complaining about winter.
In February I got a job at a goddamn Minnesota institution, and eventually got my first shot at Art Directing.
Also in February, an Anglophile dance party at Brit’s Pub, “I Heart UK.”
In March we celebrated Alan’s birthday (which also falls on St. Patrick’s Day).
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 canceled his concert but he released an autobiography.
In April we rang in the new season of Mad Men with an annual party at Jax Cafe.
On May 7th at 12AM I was ready to turn 25….
… And ready to start a new adventure with Alan…
… 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…
… And celebrating Morrissey’s birthday in Manchester.
We did art galleries and poster shows.
And then Summery things, with lake houses, state fairs, grilling, giant birthdays.
And the annual 4th of July Kickball Game, in true MURICA style.
I got some new hobbies.
And we got a pool table, essentially making our very own basement dive bar.
I drank a lot of good beer…
… And a lot of bloodies…
… And a lot of coffee.
Saw a ton of amazing shows….
… Including in Chicago, for Riot Fest!
Had a kick-ass fall, with beautiful falling leaves and being “that house” on Halloween.
Closed out the year strong with a Christmas blitz of movies, good food, family time, and cozy festive houses.
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!