Happy New Year everyone! Mine started off with a bit of a scramble but it turned out to still be a fun filled night none the less. Originally, Tai was going to fly in and I had bought us tickets to the San Jose Improv which is a stand-up comedy theater. However, that night Tai got delayed, delayed again, and eventually cancelled. We were both super bummed and I wasn’t’ sure if the night could be salvaged. The tickets were non-refundable and everyone already had plans for the night and it was only 2 hours until show time. Luckily, I convinced Diogo to come along. I drove to his house, we took an expensive cab to the theater and our adventure began. It was just what the doctor ordered. Free flowing unlimited champaign (which I must have had about 8 glasses of), some really good stand-up, and free fruit/cheese/crackers platter. I think It’s safe to say I got my money’s worth.
The headliner, Maz Jobrani, was hilarious. I guess he’s pretty famous too. He’s been in several movies including 13 going on 30, guest starred on shows like west wing/24/ER, and of course does stand-up. My dad even heard of him from “wait, wait don’t tell me” which is a radio segment on NPR.
Anyway, they say whatever you do during new years is what you’re going to do the whole year so I guess i’ll spend 2012 laughing, drinking, and eating with close friends.
$11 back for a textbook worth $50? *sigh* better than nothing. There really is no point in keeping bio textbooks tho. New discoveries are being made every day. All the info in those books will be totally obsolete in just a few years. Even the textbooks we use now are usually missing some important discovery or hypothesis. Can’t wait for the day when students will all have iPads or kindles and can download textbooks and readers and whatnot.
Anyway, I got some amazing presents this xmas which I need to brag about. Bogdan gave me an awesome amp for my guitar. It has about a bajillion settings and buttons and sounds absolutely fantastic. My parents gave me an iPhone 4s which i’ve been playing with non-stop. I also got some awesome books for cooking and some lovely marine bio picture books. I also got some freakishly nice asics running shoes which I can’t wait to try out. But it’s not so much the gifts I appreciate most. I appreciate all the thought my loved ones put into my gifts this year. Every gift I received was backed with such consideration and love it just fills me up with, for lack of a better word, gratefulness. Very successful xmas :)
Actually, a successful year. So many great things happened in 2011. The past couple of days i’ve been thinking about some highlights that i’ll be sure to write down later. I’ll be ringing in the new year with Tai. I got us some tickets for a stand up comedy show in SJ at the Improv. Unlimited champagne, a food platter, jokes, and great company. I can’t wait! Happy times :)
lol! This is definitely how Bogdan tries to cheer me up ehehehe
What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (by hellogiggles)
LOVE!!! i didn’t know she played uke! :) :)