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2016: Year of The Rock

This past weekend, I had a friend staying with me for New Year’s Eve. K and I tricked her into stretching out her visit out way longer than she had planned, and the three of us spent most of the weekend holed up in my tiny studio apartment, playing out an extended version of a 12 year old’s slumber party. We even watched The Craft!

Amongst the many conversation topics it takes to fill two straight days of talking, we spent a good chunk of time going down an Enneagram* rabbit hole. (If you’re not familiar with Enneagrams, think Meyer’s Briggs, without being a complete piece of shit like Meyers Briggs. Don’t try to put me into one of 16 discrete boxes, you reductionist survey! YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE!) Comparing our personality types quickly devolved into comparing the worst, most unhealthy aspects of our personality types, and boy was it fun. Here are some choice excerpts from my profile, Five:

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My Adventures with #DCNelson

Three months ago, I decided to move back to the States. Two months ago, I decided to move back to DC. And shortly after that, I decided, hey, why not, I’ll just be a professional baker now. Which is how, one month ago now, I have come to be living on my friend Pats’ couch, conveniently located four blocks from the job I have to start at 3:30am every morning.

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Making an Example of Myself

Wisely abandoned

Happy New Year Everyone! This year, I’m trying to make resolutions I can actually keep, like eating a vegetable every day (I know, I know… as a life-long vegetarian, that should really go without saying. But sometimes I get to the end of the day and discover that all I’ve eaten is Peanut Butter Puffins, Mac & Cheese, a bagel and some pizza pockets. Hence the resolution) and blogging once a week. It’s sad, but I actually set up this blog months ago. And before that, I spent another couple months thinking of a title. And ages before that, my sister tried to convince me that I should start a gardening-themed blog called ‘Vegetalix’ which is a terrible idea as a) I don’t have a garden and b) that’s an abysmal name it sounds like a disease.

So here I am, almost two years after the Vegetalix incident actually writing my first blog post. Why did it take so long? Well, besides being a master procrastinator, I’m also pretty good at thinking of excuses not to do something. Excuses like, “I don’t have anything good to write about as a first blog post” and “But I haven’t had a chance to make the blog pretty.” But for 2011, I’m throwing caution to the wind! Partly because it’s a new year and a time for self-reflection bla bla bla, but mostly because I’m trying to set a good example for my best friend and her fiancé (!!!! that’s new and weird!), who decided to start blogging the same time as me but have done virtually NOTHING about it and I really really want to read your blog, so get to it, F! I know you’ve made it through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, and probably some others in the past week, and yet I see nothing on your blog. I want you to be the next Julie and Julia, because you’re WAYYY less annoying than that Julie chick and will almost certainly be a better girlfriend/fiancée/wife/person than she ever was. Can food from around the globe bring this adorable couple closer together? What regional cuisine will be their breaking point?* Will shape memory polymers be involved??** What controversial countries will be included in the UN list (coughTibetcough)?? And most importantly, who will play F in the movie version?! Inquiring minds want to know!

Now that I’ve gone and made my inaugural post almost entirely about someone else’s blog, without further ado, I think I’ll hit publish and think of something better to write about next time.

*Hopefully none, just needed some drama up in there
**Inside joke for the happy couple!