January was really dumb. There was a blizzard (I think it was January, not sure). I watched “The Human Centipede.” Nothing good happened. Oh yeah we started The Tangential so that was a good thing, but at first it was kind of dramatic.
We also got really drunk with Das Racist in Northfield and I passed out complaining about how I didn’t get enough Taco Bell.
I don’t remember anything about February other than that I went to Bryant-Lake Bowl on Valentine’s Day and it was better than a couple other Valentine’s days I’ve had (where I’ve done nothing or gotten too drunk).
I thought I had good security settings on my Facebook but then one day at work a graphic designer was like “look at this!” and it was this picture of me and Sarah Heuer like pretending to kiss.
Don’t remember anything about March. On the night this picture was taken, my friend Jason like talked about dicks in front of my boss at First Avenue and that was really funny.
I don’t remember April but I think it was ok.
I had a really bad breakup and I felt really cynical all month.
That is me at The Tangential’s ravetreat maybe at like 6 a.m.?
I went on a couple dates with my current boyfriend (pictured wearing his favorite hat) and work started to get 8x busier all of a sudden so I felt more “purposeful” about my life.
I went to Pitchfork music festival and that was fun and one night I smoked cigarettes by myself outside of the hotel until 4 a.m. and some like 19-year-old boy told me I was “chill as fuck.”
I had more dates w/ boyfriend but I think he was out of town most of the month on tour.
I went to St. Louis for work a couple times and once got my own room at The Four Seasons and it had little L’Occitane soaps and I took them all home and felt pretty rich.
My co-worker told me 24 was “a nothing year,” and I turned 24. My boyfriend took me to Iowa/Nebraska to go to the Zoo and see Bon Iver and my boss said we were so hipstery that we might as well have gone on “A Tom’s Shoes Walk for Freedom.”
October was pretty dumb. My boyfriend was on tour and I was kinda stressed out.
I decided to move out of my apartment with 5 other people and a dog because it was loud and I also had enough money at that point to afford to live alone. The move was stressful and finding a subleaser was hard.
Then things got cool because living alone was great and I like my boyfriend and job a lot and I have a cool niece and nephew who I got to see a lot and I felt less broke and watched a lot of Netflix.
Summary: I think 2011 was a year that laid low and then dropped and then spiked up at the end.