Remembering Why Im a Badass - 2011 Adventures Tally
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
My 2011 Bragging Rights
pounds lost: 5 (did not realise I was at 179 on 1/1/11)
sizes lost: 2
Inches lost: 12
Bra cup sizes lost: 1 (D to C)
17204 Fitness minutes (which is an average of 47 minutes per day)
Ran/walked/strolled 973.7 miles
158 popular blog awards
8 half marathon distance runs (not races)
I beat my body against a rock wall with Joshua for my bday and got addicted
bigger office in the executive wing with ace coworker (despite no raise)
Shot 12 bands and 16 shows
Had 11 photos published in various media including a guitar endorsement for Paul Reed Smith Guitars on their website.
And the promo shots for sold out shows at the famous Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, Sullivan Hall, Tammany Hall, Highline Ballroom and Gramercy Theater.
And was IN THE THICK OF IT for two sophomore CD release parties, one of which I did the cover art for and got my name credited with the track listing.
I got to attend the last rock show at Crash Mansion EVER
I carved my name in the wall at old CBGBs
spent my birthday weekend/9/11 on a yacht trip around manhattan island taking amazing pictures
I had 20 first dates, 9 second dates and 5 third dates
I learned the G line, the D line, the J line, the M line and the Q line and now getting around the city is way easier
I spent Memorial Day at a bbq on long island like youre supposed to
I spent the fourth of July and the entire summer in a bikini in Far Rockaway
I spent Labor Day weekend grilling burgers and watching football.
My college football team is undefeated and warming up for the BCS-SEC smackDOWN!!!!
I got to roadtrip and go to Fright Fest Dead and Local Halloween concert at six flags with my adopted family
I shot the band Saliva and then ended up consoling the lead guitarist when his girl dumped him right after thanksgiving
I shouldered Alec Baldwin getting out of a towncar at Madison Square Garden so i could catch my train to the Jersey wilderness
I shot Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center from the photographer’s pit at the runway behind Vogue and Bazaar photogs for several of my favorite designers
Including Gwen Stefani and Vivienne Tam, both whom I was able to meet and photograph
I was able to shoot the progess of the new World Trade Center as well as Occupy Wall Street, both of which will become part of history.
I got to shoot pictures across eastern America as I roadtripped from bon temps to brooklyn
I took a chance on dating again and did the hold hands, have emotions BS risk, and lost
But I stood up for myself and walked away when someone couldnt give me the bare minimum of what I needed, much less wanted.
I had the first tests of my friendship with Joshua and we lived through it and know each other much more, and know we can weather the storms.
I moved Jen to NYC.
I went through hell this past summer and still havent bailed on this life and started new and anonymous elsewhere
This is the longest I have lived in one place since I moved out of my parents house
I wore an itsy bitsy teeny tiny sparkly dress on 3 occasions,The August Infinity’s CD Release at Irving Plaza, the Scarlet Carson CD Release at Starland Ballroom and the Hate the Hate Benefit Concert (a charity event created by a dear friend of mine, for a cause I hold dear as well) at Sullivan Hall.
Sat on the jetty at night on Coney Island and watched the fireworks from the ocean
upheld our end of summer tradition of swimming out past the breakers, and watch the world die
I was able to see my parents for the last time and tell them goodbye
I made countless breakthroughs in my own mental blocks
I was able to tell a boy that I was crazy about that I couldnt see him ever again because I found out he had a girlfriend, and that took more self-respect than I had
I went to a Cyclones game and we won
I got to see Incubus with my best friend on Jones Beach for my birthday!!!
I learned Brooklyn soooooo much better
I dated a lawyer/pilot and a super cop, and now a French boy straight off the boat whom I now fall asleep kissing at night
I built an 8 foot snowman with Tom, and my dear friends got engaged in the snow and lights beside it on New Year’s Eve
Our Halloween decorations were featured in the New York post (OWEN BONEMAN SHOUTOUT!!!)
I survived the Great NY Blizzard of 2011, the Great NY Earthquake of 2011 and the Great NY Hurricane of 2011 and HEATPOCALYPSE NY 2011…
I get laid an average of 3 weekends per month.
Your turn, biznatches, BRAG TIME. no humility allowed
I reserve the right to update this as the holidays get closer.