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2011 – A Year in Review

January 2nd, 2012 Comments off

2011 wasn’t a terribly eventful year but that’s ok. We spent some money on electronic gadgets, visited a few new states, welcomed three new pets to the household, and said goodbye to two pets as well.

January
I celebrate my 35th birthday with a rollerskating party.

February
I buy Joe the PS3 he’d been lusting after for months and he joins the rest of the world by getting his first ever smartphone.

March
I attend my first ever football game.

April
We take a road trip south to visit Tennessee and Atlanta where we experience some great zoos and aquariums.

Lionfish

May
Amy, Bernadette, and Penny join the family.

Three Hungry Mice

June
I get to see my favorite comedian, Louie C.K., live.

August
We buy an Android tablet, which I quickly grow to loathe.

September
My sweet Templeton passes away.

Templeton in the Tub

October
I finally get the newest iPhone and couldn’t be happier.

December
Amy passes away.

Amy

I think I’d be pretty happy if 2012 was similar to 2011, although I’d like to go on more than one big trip this year and I’d also like to get a hamster once the other two mice pass away.

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Pack Rat

January 10th, 2009 Comments off

We took on a fairly big project this morning – cleaning our master bedroom’s walk-in closet. I am happy to say it looks much better, and even has space for more stuff now.

I am exhausted and plan on doing nothing more the rest of the day except laundry. It snowed last night and was still snowing earlier, so it’s a stay in and hibernate kind of day. Maybe play video games too. I also have quite a few episodes (thank you, marathons) of What I Like About You (a recent discovery) and Forensic Files on the DVR. Party time at Nicole’s! ;)

One of the things I came across in the closet was my old Yamaha keyboard (anyone having thoughts of Ross from Friends here?).

My old keyboard

It’s still in great condition and it’s a good 15+ years old. I took a photo to remember it by as I plan to give it to E and since he’s a boy, I’m not sure it will survive.

Here’s a photo of the box it came in. The price tag says $80. I’m pretty sure I got it at Service Merchandise. Wow. Memories.

The box to my old keyboard

Another thing I saved for some ungodly reason is every single pay stub I’ve gotten since I started working at the age of fifteen, including those from Burger King when I was making $4.25/hour. I’m going to keep a few for posterity and shred the rest.

I also have all my old cassette tapes (see photos @ Flickr – #1, #2, and Singles). I don’t think people collect those anymore, so other than my Cure ones that I can’t bear to part with, I’m either going to trash them or donate them to Goodwill.

We’re also going to donate our old Sony MiniDisc players. They are in perfect condition, just not in use now that everyone has an iPod. I have no illusions that anyone will want to buy them, seeing as how you can get a no-name MP3 player for next to nothing these days, but I just can’t throw out something that isn’t broken.

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