I did it. Well, mostly anyway. The "it" in question? Taking a photo every day for a year. By my crackulations, I missed seven snaps in 2012 (1/17, 2/1, 3/27, 4/21, 7/4, 9/1 and 12/23 for those of you keeping score). Between you and me, I'm shocked the "miss" number was so low. Granted, there are a lot of crap, 11 p.m.-I-forgot-to-take-a-picture-today-Goliath-hold-still photos, but man... 51 weeks of a year recorded. Pretty cool.
The year kicked off with Death Star pancakes and ended with buttermilk biscuits, with lots of life in between. Here are a zillion links for proof...
Ah, January. The halcyon days when I actually did daily pixels instead of big batches of snaps.
|Early morning flight to Arizona. The school year started way too early for my taste what with the university cutting several weeks off of Christmas break. Waa, I know. The best part of January in my estimation? Going to Disneyland with my mom and sisters!|
|Life has taken me strange places since experiencing an emergency landing on Southwest Flight 812. In addition to appearing on Good Morning America and the Discovery Channel, I flew to Germany to "reenact" the flight. Pictured is a castle on the Rhine. Next time I fly to Europe, I'm staying for more than two days, dammit!|
|A procrastinator's dream fortune.|
|Soooo, I started the front yard garden project in March and finally finished it in June. What can I say? Life in grad school is busy. (Before, during and after snaps here.) |
|The year's travel highlight? Visiting Alaska, my 42nd state! We did some land adventures on the Kenai Peninsula for a couple days (see here, here and here) before catching a Princess cruise ship and journeying to Glacier Bay (pictured), Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. I saw bears(!), flew in a helicopter, walked on two glaciers and turned 30. Pretty damn cool.|
|July featured a boatload of flying- for research, for fun and for this beautiful wedding! |
Congratulations again Max and Geeta!
|The flying for fun mentioned above included my second trip to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where Mr. T flew in a 40-ship formation! To see more airplane pictures and learn about KOSH, click here, here or here, or visit the Hopscotch Honeymoon archives here.|
|After a couple cool summers, Sacramento sizzled this year, so much so that I wondered if I'd accidentally brought Cactus Land home with me!|
|August felt up and down. Dissertation data collection reached a high point (yay!) and I spent quality time with fam and friends. But we also had to say goodbye to some good people including Bud Goodall. Still haven't quite made sense of that yet.|
|Birthday sushi! September is a month of birthdays for our family. |
|The sizzling summer continued into October and we found ourselves wearing shorts to an early Fall picnic. Weird. |
|Despite the triple digits, I busted out the Fall decor. And yes, I, too, caught owl fever. October posts I liked most included this one about advanced directives/dying with dignity (super cheerful, yeah?) and some political confessions.|
|November is always a nutty month thanks to holidays and the annual gathering of the National Communication Association. This year's conference took place in Orlando which to me (a Florida-hater) meant only one thing: Harry Potter World! I visited the park by my lonesome and had a simply magical time. Photos? Of course. Click here. |
|Incorporated a little more color in the Christmas decor this year. And spent a ridiculous amount of time hot gluing beads in Christmas tree formations, thank you Pinterest. |
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