OH HI INTERNET FRIENDS!
I’m here! I’m alive! I’m a blogging slacker. I keep meaning to start logging my life here again. I always tell people that the biggest reason I blog is to be able to look back in 40 years and remember what happened.
I was going to make a The Notebook/Ryan Gosling joke here but instead I got lost in a sea of HEY GIRL images. STOP SIDETRACKING ME, GOOGLE!
So, Christmas! It happened! And so did New Years! So here, past self, is how we spent the 2013 holiday. I’ve also included pictures to remind you what you looked like before you ROCKED those stunning gray locks.
This was the year that you plugged in the tree to find that several of the strands of white lights had stopped working leaving dark patches on the tree. This was completely unacceptable for you for Control Freak reasons so you decided to remove the lights from the pre-strung tree. You never really liked white lights on the tree and no matter how hard Ben tries to convince you that you were using this as an excuse to get rid of them, it really wasn’t that. It really did just keep you up at night and instead of sleeping you were thinking about all the lights that were out and how are you supposed to sleep when this drama is happening right downstairs and threatening to ruin Christmas for everybody!?
It only took three and a half hours to completely remove them from the tree and then three and a half days for the feeling to come back to your finger tips.
The new color lights looked great though! Plus, LED! This was when LED had just started to become really popular. Cars didn’t drive themselves yet and Hoverounds didn’t actually hover!
You got a few new ornaments this year to add to your now extensive geeky ornament collection. The highlight was the Yoda tree topper. The very one you are still using to this day because OMG YODA TREE TOPPER THAT WILL NEVER GET OLD.
You know that adorable sweater you wear to the retirement home’s Christmas party every year? At one point people didn’t appreciate your artistic genius and this is the year that it won your work’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!
You got some pretty awesome gifts! Including an iPad Mini that Ben “wrapped” in pretzels and cheeseballs!
Cassidy got a guitar and then we didn’t see her for a month straight but we were always able to hear that she was at home!
Ben got some cool gifts too! Including a ride in the Millenium Falcon!
All in all it was a fantastic holiday and you really enjoyed yourself! It wasn’t as good as that year that Ben bought you a Ferrari but it was close!
You spent New Years Eve with the always awesome Julie, Chris, Kim and Melanie. I’m not sure how you managed to get together with Julie and only get two pictures. I know, it’s UNTHINKABLE. But there are only two.
This one would have been MUCH cuter if you hadn’t gorged yourself on a 10 ounce filet mignon at dinner at Shadowbrook in Capitola. Then you wouldn’t have immediately ran upstairs to change out of your jeans and into your fat pants as soon as you got home.
You only made one resolution this year and it was to blog more. Hopefully you stuck to it and have a lot more memories documents for Ryan Gosling to read back to you from his little notebook!
PS – Ben, don’t make this entire blog post a lie. Buy your wife a Ferrari!