Yes! Alright! Good!
My Northwestern application is submitted. I ran just under 6 (yes, SIX) miles this morning. I practiced for a moderate amount of time. M.E.D. is in town. Spareribs and sauerkraut are on the stove. This is an entirely good way to end an entirely bi-polar year.
Seriously. This year was so bi-polar. Parts of it were suckier than I can recall, while other parts were pretty damn amazing.
While we’re talking about last year, here is a rambly collective list of things that I did throughout 2007. Starting….NOW!
In 2007 I…
Performed cello in a rock and/or roll setting; Ran a lot; Gave two recitals in just over one month because I am ambitious and stupid; Had a summer music experience that I not only didn’t hate but loved; Performed a freakin’ sonata for memory in front of a ridiculously large and frightening audience at said summer institute; Said words “drunken clown” in front of that same audience and some of them actually chuckled; Was chased by deerflies, a lot; Learned how to drive manual transmission all over again thanks to the Green Mountains of Vermont; Climbed two of the White Mountains in N.H. — Chocorua and Washington; Celebrated National Ice-Cream Month by actually eating ice cream every day of July; Cut off all my hair; Maintained shortness of hair and intend to continue with that; Won a really stupid bet; Was bitten by a black fly or so I am assuming because there was profuse bleeding involved; Drove a lot; Was really bummed out for an entire month but got over it; Visited Boston independently with my cello; Was a fearless cello student, really I was; Discovered a deep deep love for Joss Whedon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Discovered the ridiculous and expensive world of cameras; Applied to various grad schools; Was occasionally not a social failure or a misanthrope (I mean, not as much as I have been in the past, anyway); Cooked a lot; Obsessed over the internet food community even more; Had poor luck with electronic things breaking; Did not fix that weird problem in my blog layout; Other stuff I can’t think of.
All in all, not a bad year. Let us hope 2008 brings more…stuff. Good stuff. And maybe also things.
Last but not least, my favorite music discovery and song of 2007, if not of all time:
The High Llamas – Up In The Hills
Happy freakin’ New Year.