2012.

I realize there have only been two posts here since I did this for 2011, but I don’t feel like it’s a new year without this.

In 2012…
Did you do something you would never do?:
I closed all of my teaching applications and got on with my life.

Did you keep any New Year’s Resolutions?:
Didn’t make any.

Did anyone close to you give birth?:
Dustin & Erica had their first baby, Liliana. A few other friends had babies as well.

Did anyone close to you die?:
We weren’t particularly close, but Esme’s death was difficult. I feel like it shouldn’t have affected me as much as it did, but then I read Summer’s post on it a few days ago and I realized that even if you never met Esme, you should be devastated that the world lost her.

Did you visit any countries?:
Yes! Canada!! For work.

What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012:
A few things around the house - some new furniture mostly.

Will any date from 2012 stay etached in your memory forever?:
May 31, 2012: closing on our first home
September 14, 2012: last day at LN

What was your biggest achievement of 2012?:
Buying a house, getting a promotion

What was your biggest failure?:
Clinging to the past a little too much.

Did you suffer illness or injury?:
Nothing major.

What was the best thing you bought in ‘12?:
Our house! And shoes, always shoes.

Did your behavior change over the year?:
No.

Where did you spend most of your money?:
Mortgage, shoes, yarn.

Are you happier than this time last year?:
I think happier.

What song will remind you of 2012?:
I honestly can’t think of one right now.

What do you wish you would have done more of?:
Knitting and crocheting, baseball blogging.

What do you wish you would have done less of?:
Stressing.

What did you do for Christmas ‘12?:
Christmas Eve at Nana & Papa Taylor’s in Georgetown. Christmas day with Michael’s Mom’s family and my mom in South Austin.

Did you fall in love in 2012?:
Every day.

Did you get your heart broken in 2012?:
No!

Favorite TV program of ‘12?:
Parks & Recreation, Freaks & Geeks.

Do you hate anyone now that you didnt hate this time last year?:
Nope.

What was the best book you read and/or movie you saw?:
I haven’t been reading like I should…

What was your greatest discovery?:
Home ownership.

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?:
I turned 26 and we went to dinner, and my car broke down on the way home.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?:
Less stress. More baseball.  Texas making it to Omaha.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept of 2012?:
Shoes make the outfit.

Friends
Who was the best new person you met?:
Molly didn’t get the nod in 2011 somehow, so Molly.

Who did you wish you did not meet?:
People who shall remain nameless.

Who was your best friend?:
Michael.

Who was your enemy?:
I don’t do enemies.

Who do you miss?:
I miss working with Liz.  I miss Lindsey Royal.  I miss Laura not living across the country.

Who will you never forget?:
Our drunk realtor.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Love more.

What will you always remember about 2012?:
Buying our house, going on a solo business trip, taking Jake to the coast with my mom.

Aspirations for 2013…
What do you want to do in ‘13 that you couldn’t in ‘12?:
Have one W2!

Any resolutions?:
No.

Anything you want to change about yourself for 2013?:
A few things.

Do you want to make more friends in 2013?:
Eh.

Up up up and then two weeks of down. Sick and stressed and now super stressed.

Knowing Michael will always be there next to me when we wake up (and wherever that may be) is keeping me sane.

Forever Lazy Line Painter Jane

Boo to the business world
You know a girl who’s
tax-free on her back
And makin’ plenty cash
You are working
for the joy of giving 

2011.

2011 was an interesting year. I turned 25, learned just how human parents are, put my dreams on hold to be an adult, and thanked my lucky stars every day that Michael is next to me for everything. I feel a lot more grown-up than I did a year ago. Funny how getting screwed over twice in a year will do that. I went from Plan A to Plan B to Plan not even on the radar and lived to tell about it.

In 2011…
Did you do something you would never do?:
Not that I can think of.

Did you keep any New Year’s Resolutions?:
Didn’t make any.

Did anyone close to you give birth?:
Jenn had a baby girl, Erin had a baby boy (Elliott!! I suggested the name - and gave up my former first choice of name too).  Lots of babies to come in 2012 though.

Did anyone close to you die?:
No.

Did you visit any countries?:
No.

What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011:
A teaching job would be nice.

Will any date from 2011 stay etached in your memory forever?:
The last week of August was pure insanity.  Other than that, nothing comes to mind.

What was your biggest achievement of 2011?:
Staying afloat.

What was your biggest failure?:
Putting my trust in people that don’t deserve it.

Did you suffer illness or injury?:
The flu during spring break was fun.

What was the best thing you bought in ‘11?:
My mom’s old car and pretty shoes.

Did your behavior change over the year?:
No.

Where did you spend most of your money?:
Rent, shoes, baseball books.

Are you happier than this time last year?:
Yes or about the same.

What song will remind you of 2011?:
All of The Whole Love.

What do you wish you would have done more of?:
Sleeping.

What do you wish you would have done less of?:
Crying and worrying about things out of my control.

What did you do for Christmas ‘11?:
Christmas Eve at Nana & Papa Taylor’s in Georgetown. Christmas day with Michael’s Mom’s family and my mom in South Austin.

Did you fall in love in 2011?:
Every day.

Did you get your heart broken in 2011?:
Yes, by a principal.

Favorite TV program of ‘11?:
Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Do you hate anyone now that you didnt hate this time last year?:
Nope.

What was the best book you read and/or movie you saw?:
Oh man, so many amazing baseball books. Some okay movies, but mostly it was just baseball books.

What was your greatest discovery?:
The price of season tickets at the Disch.

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?:
I turned 25 and we watched tv and ate dinner and had a normal calm night and I loved it.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?:
A teaching job.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept of 2011?:
Patterns, blues and grays, wonderful shoes.

Friends
Who was the best new person you met?:
I met her in 2010, but got close to her in 2011, so I’ll say Liz.

Who did you wish you did not meet?:
Former retail co-workers.

Who was your best friend?:
Michael.

Who was your enemy?:
I don’t do enemies.

Who do you miss?:
Sherry, Liz, Lindsey Royal.

Who will you never forget?:
The kids in our unit last year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Don’t spend all your time trying to impress one person, because when they don’t notice or care, it really hurts.

What will you always remember about 2011?:
Lake Ocean.

Aspirations for 2012…
What do you want to do in ‘12 that you couldn’t in ‘11?:
Get a teaching job.

Any resolutions?:
No.

Anything you want to change about yourself for 2012?:
A few things.

Do you want to make more friends in 2012?:
Eh.

Attention tumblr-ers

Splitting my tumbling into two tumblrs:

1.  http://cannat.tumblr.com (this one) for life - Texas Baseball (which doesn’t leave a whole lot, admittedly).  If you know me in real life but don’t give two craps about college baseball, stay here.

2.  http://fuckyeahtexasbaseball.tumblr.com (new one) for Texas Baseball.  I’m about to embark on a big project over there about all of the new players for 2012.  If you give two craps about college baseball, go there.

Attention Tumblr Education Community:  I am not teaching. I’m not EAing.  I got screwed again and I don’t really want to talk about it right now.  I am still passionate about education, but I had to make a choice between being paid beans and getting treated like crap or choosing a new job with decent pay and the ability to eat and pay bills.  I chose the latter.  I’ll teach someday, I promise.  Meanwhile, it still stings a little to see education posts and everyone’s stories about their classes when I can’t relate.  Please don’t be hurt by unfollows.  I’ll return someday.

First thing about it — and this seems so obvious that maybe we overlook it — baseball is a beautiful thing. It’s more beautiful in an old park that’s asymmetrical and quirky, but even — and I hate to say this ‘cause it might encourage them — but even in a dome with artificial turf, it’s beautiful. The way the field fans out. The choreography of the sport. The pace and rhythm of it. The fact that that pace and rhythm allows for conversation, and reflection, and opinion, and comparison.
Bob Costas, Ken Burns’ Baseball (1994)
dbish:

If Houston’s going to field a triple-A team, they should update their uniforms. 

Bahahahahahahahaha.

dbish:

If Houston’s going to field a triple-A team, they should update their uniforms. 

Bahahahahahahahaha.

Hey guys, remember last year when a job got posted where I student taught and I thought “THIS IS SO MINE” and then it totally wasn’t mine and I was super depressed for a while?

That better not happen again now that two jobs were just posted at the school I was an EA at last year.

lololololol.

lololololol.

Hang in there guys.  I believe.
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Hang in there guys.  I believe.

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