Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: A year a lot of things happened.

A lot of things happened in 2010… and for posterity I feel like a year in review type of post is in order… and I hope I finish this post before 2011 but I still have a lot to do this year like shop for the party I am hosting tonight, figure out what I’m wearing, go to a friend’s dinner and remember to pay my January rent.  Part of me, however, wants to curl up in a ball on the couch and pretend that if I stay there 2011 won’t happen because as much as it’s approach excites me, 2011 marks my entrance into the most uncertain period of my life.  After 21 years marked by semesters, school, and classes, in June of 2011, I will finally be entering “the real world.”  But that is still 6 months away, I guess we will just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.

That being said, a lot of pretty great (and some not so great) stuff went down in 2010.  Like, 2010 was the year I studied abroad in London.  That was pretty epic.

There is no way to even remotely begin to sum up that experience so I think I will just leave you with this.  Really I promise I’m not the only one singing.  Just, I’m holding the camera, so that’s why I’m louder.

Also see here for some pretty good summaries, with pictures, of my travels.  From an overview of my semester of travels (with pictures) to my walk to class that one time I took pictures of it.

Also abroad, I discovered my inner clown, and hung out with a bunch of other awesome clowns as well.

 

I caught the travel bug, and went to Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam (wow that sounds like a lot of places) even though  Eyjafjallaj√∂kull prevented me from going to Madrid and Barcelona.  When I got home, I still couldn’t sit still and ended up traveling to Evanston and Chicago, and then eventually Austin, Texas.

In 2010 I also said goodbye to one kitty, and hello to two adorable new ones. Casper

Darwin and Orwell

I watched a whole bunch of my friends graduate, turned 21, celebrated gay pride, got my picture in the New York Times, became a senior, moved into an awesome apartment, and played Rebecca in Our Town for the second time.

I also got some great new blogging tools which I hope to make further use of in the new year: A Cannon Rebel and a new Inspiron laptop.

I could probably go on about 2010 forever,  but instead I will just say that I hope 2011 will be just as great a year, if not better, and that I will strive to be my best and do my best as I make my way into that crazy place that some call the real world.

Happy New Year.

Regards,
Freddie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A New Computer, {almost} a New Year

So I got a new computer.  I suppose you could say it was for Hannukah/Christmas but really it was because I needed one… for the past 6 months or so my old laptop has been putt-putting along at frustratingly slow speeds, overheating easily, and the battery is “reaching the end of it’s useable lifespan” as it likes to tell me every time I turn it on.  Although I was reluctant to make the leap – it feels like such a big commitment, my dad basically said “just get one while I’m still willing to pay for it” and so after much deliberation I upgraded to the newest version of the Dell inspiron.  At the time I was worried that oh, it’s just the newer version of my old computer, it’s not really an upgrade but boy I can already tell I am wrong!  It is so shiny and sleek and new looking (though I’m sad to report they no longer make them in yellow – my new computer is red) and FAST  so FAST.  It’s going to take me a little time to learn Windows 7 but I can already tell I’m gonna like it.  It also comes with Windows Live Writer… all I do is click “internet”  on my desktop then “blog” and oh hey here I am writing this post right on my computer… maybe it will encourage me to become a more frequent blogger again.  I think I’d like that.  Anyway mostly I’m writing this to test out live writer, exciting stuff.

Here’s a picture (just to make sure I know how to insert pictures) from the adorbz windows “character” theme I’ve got going on right now:

 

And anyway if you’re looking for some real content I have been updating my tumblr a little bit these days.

Until soon I hope.

Regards,
Freddie

P.S.  I can even preview the post directly in writer… so cool!  … I also have a feeling I’m really behind the times on this whole blogging on your desktop thing, haha.