Yearender 2016


  1. Countries visited: Austria, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Lebanon, France, Israel, Croatia, Czech Republic (and Disney World, which may as well be a different country)
  2. Bears seen while hiking: Still zero, getting pretty angry about this one.
  3. Significant accomplishments: Leaving Prague and moving back to DC, newfound ability to do pushups (thanks personal trainer!), planning an elaborate internet-themed party, finishing up my Swedish Chef series, overcoming some super stressful shit
  4. Significant arguably good or bad decisions: 4
  5. Ranking of year compared to other years: 2015, 2012, 2016, 2014, 2011, 2013, 2010
  6. A list of some other things: Living with a Shiba Inu, great friends across multiple countries, receiving fun things in the mail (bad TV, sweet art, anonymous vampire erotica), watching friends get married <3, bikes, asking for what you want
  7. Party dresses inspired by TV shows or pop stars purchased: 2
  8. Hopes for next year: Be healthy, create things, literally become a superhero

Yearender 2015

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  1. Countries visited: Spain, Czech Republic, England, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia, France, Belgium, Italy.
  2. Tickets to countries purchased but flaked out on for good reason: Canada
  3. Significant accomplishments: organizing a bike race, starting a Swedish Chef video series, walking to quite a few DC boundary stones
  4. Significant arguably good or bad decisions: 5
  5. Best food: khachapuri (across three different countries!)
  6. Ranking of year compared to other years: 2015, 2012, 2014, 2011, 2013
  7. A list of some other things: Strangers with Shiba Inus, photobooths, holding a key to the city of South Bend, the farmer’s market, photo sharing and wine, long walks, teenage vampire lit, the Good Wife, gchat and snapchat and other chats.
  8. Large wheels of cheese purchased: 1
  9. Music: Frank Turner, Taylor Swift, the Magnetic Fields, and Corrine Turke’s 2015 playlist.
  10. Hopes for next year: Good friends, justifiable choices, muscles that let me perform superhero moves.