On the wall around Graceland, during my birthday trip there in 2011 with Jonathan, Alissa, and Kate. (After this picture was taken, I can clearly remember Kate saying, “Was the hand thing really necessary?” Yes. Always.)
On the grass near the port in Galway, on one bright, sunny Irish morning. (So green.)
I got inspired to take a look back at my year in pictures. 2012 was a crazy year.
January: Jonathan and I traveled to Florida for a friend’s wedding in West Palm Beach. While in-state, we also celebrated his birthday, met up with his parents at Harry Potter World, took a boat tour of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, visited the Kennedy Space Center, and took a bike tour of Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. We were .thisclose. to alligators.
I recently finished book #20 of my reading goal for 2012. Since leaving DC, I’ve found that I have less built-in time for reading every day (no more metro rides/waiting for the metro — it’s bittersweet). My pace has also slowed down due to George R. R. Martin and his absurdly long epic fantasy tomes. (But I love them, so I can’t really complain!)
Here’s what I’ve been reading, in reverse chronological order.
20. The Glass Castle – so. good.
19. A Storm of Swords – the longest, most action-packed Martin book yet
18. Eragon – meh
17. The Handmaid’s Tale – LOVED the ending
16. Girls of Riyadh – bought this one at the Arlington Library book sale (which is the best book sale EVAR), pretty good