I didn’t start blogging until October, but I wanted to take you on a quick photo journey through the rest of my 2010!
We had snow, which is quite the occurrence for Austin, Texas!
Yes, that is what you think it is.
I got to see one of my favorite musicians, Dessa of Doomtree, perform for her first tour of her first solo album. Her voice gives me chills and she is amazingly humble in person. I was giddy like a kid in a candy store!
My tattoo artist and I began the first stage of the upper half of my sleeve.
My friend Amy won tickets to meet CYPRESS HILL and took me along. They are legendary!
My big brother and his lovely lady made me a raw food feast on my birthday complete with spiralized zucchini noodles, raw marinara sauce, and walnut pate “meatballs.” A-FREAKIN’-MAZING meal!
The bestieroomie and I had a joint birthday party (both of our birthdays are at the end of April) with all of our friends at a small lake where we live.
I also began my mission to eat my weight in Rainier cherries for the short time they are in season. They are one of my FAVORITE fruits of all time.
I joined my first CSA! I had such an awesome time every week making new recipes and eating more vegetables than I probably EVER have.
I also spent a sweaty night out enjoying my friend Paul’s band, Sons of the Beach, at Carlos & Charlie’s on the lake. I am actually going to see Paul’s new and improved cover band, The Hitmen, tonight for NYE!
I ate my first white eggplant (why they are named eggplant in the first place, it actually looks like an egg!) that I received in my CSA delivery.
I also bought a dehydrator and made my first batch of kale chips. The beginning of a snack obsession.
My Lucy-dog had surgery to remove a huge benign tumor on her side. I have a picture of the tumor if anyone wants to see it. 🙂
I also had my first kabocha and pondered why in the world I waited so long. King of all squashes (and I have yet to meet a squash I don’t like!).
A couple of culinary firsts. I made my first pasta sauce, a creamy, nondairy, tomato/nutritional yeast sauce with spinach.
And my first batch of granola!
I also started massage therapy school in September!!
I started my BLOG, with this recipe right here!
I also acquired one of my favorite t-shirts of all time.
I stayed up hella late and went to the best hip-hop show ever EVER.
And I got serious for a minute and remembered my mom.
I got wrapped up like a burrito.
And I got another ridiculously awesome new tattoo.
All in all, 2010 was a great year. I tried a lot of new things, food and otherwise, I finally took the plunge to go back to school, and I started this blog and got to meet all of YOU! I look forward to tackling 2011 and all the challenges it brings. It’s gonna be a good year because I’m gonna make it a good year!
Tonight Alex unfortunately has to work the graveyard shift, but I will be going out with a great friend to watch a great band in my great new shoes. Are you partying tonight? Have fun and be safe, whatever you get yourself into!
Happy new year, everyone!