2013: Looking Forward “The Year of Russell”

5201105546_748c5a3472Well, the world didn’t end this year. It kept on spinning just like it always has. Last year (on this exact very date, as fate would have it) I wrote a blog about what the next year would be like. Funny enough, most of it came true! I did start going back to the gym and kicked all kinds of ass. I did happen to move to America and eat a really good sandwich. I didn’t do NaNo this year, but I did watch a ton of End of the World movies and got even closer to Mr. Cage. Being a bad ass isn’t easy. We need support just like anyone else.

Since it worked out so well last year, I thought I’d try it again. So, strap yourselves in, the year ahead might have turbulence.

Jan. 1, 2013 – I ring in the New Year from my living room in Austin, Texas. This city is full of crazy drivers and I don’t want to be on the streets with any of them on NYE. Instead my sweetie and I share a bottle of champagne and watch Big Trouble in Little China.

Jan. 3, 2013 – Back to work. Sad face. I was beginning to enjoy sleeping in and wearing pajamas all day.

Jan. 8, 2013 – I start working half days. My disposition improves greatly.

Jan.11, 2013– It’s my Birthday! I go out to dinner with my friends, and see a movie.

Jan. 14, 2013 – I start going to the gym again. I am overly enthusiastic.

Jan. 15, 2013 – I am sore all day.

Jan. 25, 2013 – I remember that I got ten books for Christmas. I stop playing Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook and begin reading.

Feb.8 – I cook a birthday dinner for my man. He is happy and thinks I am rad. We invite friends over to play Star Trek Catan. I am an awesome girlfriend.

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day. We go to Alamo Draft House for a dinner date. We see something romantic like “A Good Day to Die Hard”.

March 16 – I have been working out for three straight months and I look & feel great. I still enjoy watching The Biggest Loser while eating hamburgers, though.

March 17 – I resume studying for my Personal Trainer certification.

April 3 – Spring time in Austin! I begin to enjoy Austin a little more every day but secretly start fantasizing about moving to Colorado, or Hawaii…

April 27 – The song “My Baby Takes the Morning Train” gets stuck in my head. Not for the first time, either. It stays there for two whole days.

May 8 – I go to the gym and get offered a job as a trainer. I say yes, and wiggle a happy wiggle.

May 22 – My boyfriend and I make mexican vanilla ice cream – from scratch. We are awesome.

June 16 – Send out Happy Anniversary cards to my friends in Prague who got married last year.

July 28 – It’s hot here. I am cranky.

August 4 – It’s still hot and I am still cranky. I realize I have been back in America for one full year. Although I miss Prague, I decide that you can’t have an adventure if you stay put. It’s good that I left.

September 12 – We get a kitten! We name him Plisskin. (What, it could happen.)

October 1 – Plissken is so adorable that I start a Tumblr about him.

October 23 – I remember that Halloween is in a couple of days and scramble to think of a costume.

October 31 – I end up staying home and watching scary movies. It’s much easier and there are no drunk frat boys. We put a tiny witch hat on Plissken.

November 1 – NaNoWriMo begins and I am off to a great start!

November 30 – I complete another National Novel Writing Month!

December 2 – I call Nick Cage to remind him how much he loves me. He says thanks, but he doesn’t have time right now.

December 3 – I decide I don’t need Nick anymore. If he doesn’t have time for me, I don’t have time for him. Plisskin gives me an idea.

December 4 – I begin watching Kurt Russell movies and walk around saying “Call me Snake…”

December 25 – Christmas Day! I leave a voicemail for Nick (it’s Christmas after all) and send Kurt a singing telegram. It’s me. Dressed as an elf. He thinks its hilarious.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve. This year we all go over to Kurt’s for some a little Star Trek Catan, and Buffy marathon. When midnight comes I am smiling, happy and covered in kisses from my fella. Happy New year everyone!

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