Favorite events of 2007, in chronological order:
Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl: I got especially geeked-out about this, I loved the excitement and pride that glowed throughout the City.
Chez Pez on tour: My PEZ collection was on display at two public libraries. As someone who credits the library with changing my life, I got teary-eyed preparing the displays.
Visiting Cliff and Marilyn in Nebraska: This trip was fun for many reasons. Of course meeting the Morrows was a blast, but I also really enjoyed hanging out with Jerry. Hours in the car and we're still friends!
Purchased a 'real' camera: I love it for illustrating the blog and it is really helped with my music column.
Took the first (on purpose) picture of my feet: It has turned in to one of my favorite ways to illustrate my stories. I'm hoping to to hang of series of "my feet" photographs in my house.
Indiana State Fair: I got to see David Cassidy and ride in the Tractor Parade. Two childhood dreams come true in one week. Almost too much to bear.
Posted every day in October: Posting every day really cemented my commitment to blogging. Thanks to all of you who suffered through it.
Tonic Ball: Best day of the year, hands down.
Things that happened this year that made me feel like an adult:
Got promoted: The job is perfect for me and I love it. It is the first job I've had in years that does not feel temporary (even though I held some of those temp jobs for seven years).
Bought my house: I went from having no debt and being a tenant to having a mortgage and being the landlord.
Money: I spent the year with a chunk of money in my savings account, hell, I had a savings account for the first time in years. I got a significant raise. The raise just covers the amount of money that I'm paying over rent I was paying, plus what my tenant is contributing. So, my standard of living is exactly the same. And I have no savings account.
Things that did not happen like I thought they would:
Writing: I vowed at the beginning of the year that I was going to quit writing for this paper. It was starting to feel like a chore. Boy, did I misjudge that one! I started writing more, and pitching stories to them. I seriously considered (and was encouraged to) applying for the music editor job when it came open in November.
Quitting a part-time job or two: Still working all of them. I tried to breakup with the clothing store, but they offered to reduce my schedule even more (and I still get the discount). The Red Key is part of my social life - they'll have to kick me out.
Dating: I'm not sure that I had an actual date this year. A couple of almost/are we on a date-dates. It does not get any easier. Ugggh.
Weight: No more, no less.
Organized basement and garage: No comment.
I can't wait to see what 2008 brings.