Greetings from 2013

When I post this it’ll still be 2012 for most of the people I know, so, hello from the future!

2012 has been a strange year. Lots of up, and lots of downs. I have a tendency to focus on the negative, so for this post I’m going to go through each month and focus on only the good/fun/interesting thing(s) that happened.

-Rang in the New Year in New York City.
-Visited NYC again at the end of the month to celebrate Tara’s birthday.
-Celebrity sightings: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Radcliff, John Larroquette, Harry Conick Jr., Alan Rickman, Jerry O’Connell, David Allen Greer, Audra McDonald.

-Visited London where I was able to spend a wonderful few days with Sally, Orla, Michelle and Aideen.

-Spent lots of time with Miss Lily and Tara.

-Drove to New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival.
-Met Jenna Fischer(!), a few times.
-Other celebrity sightings: Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Lee Kirk, Malin Akerman, Rich Sommer, Zach Woods, Michael McKean, Kelly Ripa, Matthew Broderick, Gary Marshall, Jessica Hecht, John Slattery, Fred Armisen.

-Successfully finished term two of my grad program, and started term three.

-Went to see Joel McHale live with Gen.
-Successfully finished grad course work (internship credit excluded).
-Spent a few days with Sara and Jenn in Toronto/Niagara.
-Saw my first baseball game.
-Sally arrived in Canada for the start of our epic summer adventure.

-Roadtrip. States seen: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine.
-Roadtrip. Cities visited: St. Louis, Memphis, Boston, New York, Cape Cod.
-MTT New York City gathering.

-Lily’s first birthday.
-Amy threw a fantastic goodbye soiree.
-Moved to London.
-Visited Herstmonceux for the first time since 2006.

-Started temp work around London.

-Amazing Idina Menzel concert in London.
-Got lost in The Natural History Museum after closing.
-Start of The Angela Kinsey #boxtrade excitement.

-Orla came to London for a holiday.
-The Who Shop.
-Finally met Claire in person and had awesome hangouts in London.
-Conclusion to the #boxtrade excitement.

-Visited Belfast.
-Mom visited London for Christmas.
-Lovely birthday party thrown by Sally, Michelle, and Sophie.

These have definitely been the highlights of 2012, and what I’m choosing to focus on tonight, rather than the not-so-great bits. It’s pretty much all travel and celebrity based, but, I think that sums me up pretty well!