The best way I can knock this out is to just throw some pictures here from last year and maybe captions. All of these people and events deserved posts of their own, but that just didn't happen last year! I'll try to frequent the blog more often in 2014. I have a few things I'm excited to write about, but we'll see if time allows before the excitement fades.
2013 was a good year, but I have greater expectations for the current one. I'll be on my sabbatical from work for the entire month of August and the first week of September. Unbelievable! I've been employed with no breaks since I was seventeen years old, and the longest I've had off at a time is two weeks. Five weeks off in a row seems fantastical. More exciting is where I plan to go for part of that time. More on that soon! Hint: It required passport renewal. Oh--and I will turn 40 years of age in that place. 40?!
Here are some pictures that I took last year. They tell a little about my 2013, I guess.
|Saw the Ai Weiwei exhibit|
|Also caught the film 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.' Lots of food for thought.|
|Anyone else see it?|
|Exhibit of Islamic art. Those letters are made of tiny words. Look!|
|More from same exhibit--funded and put|
together by Brigham Young University.
|I have volunteered at a local art gallery for|
two years. This was a temporary window
|She's super creepy, and scared the shit |
out of me on numerous occasions in the
back supply room. I was assigned the
duty of taking her apart and packing
|Happy Bird--my niece Ava in mouse glasses|
with no lenses. :)
|The homestead. I grew up here, and my parents have lived here for nearly |
50 years. They have been married for 58 years. Dad was very ill
and hospitalized for several weeks in the summer, but is much better.
|Cousin It at the Arch.|
|For Gaiman fans...this felt very American Gods-y.|
|Sat in the 11th row center to see this lady...|
|...with this gent.|
|My great nephew Brett (very great, Mitch) at the wedding of my |
nephew (his uncle) in west Missouri. This event allowed for the
visit to the Arch on the way back. Didn't get to go up this time,
due to the bad timing of the government shutdown.
|Party...hosted by nephew. Dancing happened.|
|Loved this musical in Indy! Friend Amanda|
worked the show and got me in (as she does
a lot) I loved it so much that I incorporated the
logo into my Halloween Poe wreath.
Nevermore! Written, composed, directed,
and lead acted by an Indy boy.
|Still the one--my bff for 19 years and counting.|
|Love my little Santas.|
|Favorite gift received. Oh, shoot! Just|
remembered...my VERY favorite gift
was from my bro--snuggie that looks
like a Hogwarts Gryffindor uniform. Love.
|Favorite gift given. Barbie defying gravity, and|
the gal I gave her to--niece Ava again.