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A-Z of 2008

December 31, 2008

2008 has been an incredible year. And here’s an alphabet of some of the reasons that made it so!

A is for Alice, Aids, & adventures
B is for Betsey Johnson, burlesque, british accents (and everything british, really) and delicious boba
C is for cupcakes & cake (delicious and sparkly or pink and fulfilling), central park, coats
D is for dances of vice, and of course, DFW
E is for elevator dance parties! Elevator etiquette! Elevator awkwardness! Elevator waits!
F is for fall! The gold, red, orange, green leaves. Walking on a path of leaves, and going to Fashion week.
G is for Gaspard Ulliel. Self explanatory. And Goldfrapp, especially live, basically a religious experience.
H is for happiness and hope and having so much of both.
I is for independence, for having the freedom and the ability to do whatever I want, whenever, and knowing that anything is possible!
J is for Jens Lekman, arms out like an airplane and singing “We’re All Gonna Die” and DJing cute indie pop songs
K is for Kevin Barnes. Obviously.
L is for late night laughing fits and long naps
M is for mixes! Ones that people listen to over and over again, ones that convey sentimentality or attempt to impress, ones that take too long to make and even longer to consider

N is for new york city! And nonsense nyc for providing all the ways of occupying my time in nyc! And NaNoWriMo, as always, for forcing me to write a novel in a month.
O is for okcupid, for at the very least hours of procrastination, making new friends, and offering plenty of laughs
P is for pretentiousness, frequenting art museums, name dropping film makers no one else had heard of, knowing that your taste in everything is better than everyone else’s!!
Q is for questions about absolutely anything and everything. Do mermaids have AIDS? How about vampires?
R is for rain! Because even when it’s wet and miserable, even when I’m drenched and disgusting, even when it’s humid and all my clothes are ruined, when it is the most inconvenient thing possible, and the big rain drops are the last thing I want—stepping in or around puddles and the way the park looks after it, is still rather wonderful. & roommates & romance.
S is for snow! The most wonderful, magical and beautiful sight. And singalongs in the snow! And Santas!

T is for tumblr. Because I’m madly in love with obsessed with and addicted to it. And, of course, TEA! Mostly green and white, with various flavored black, and all the little bits in between. Because it’s hard to pass a day without it.
U is for university, because this one’s got it’s flaws, but it’s also quite something. Something in which I can actually learn! In classes! And one that is at one with the city! & unsilent night
V is for vanity, because who doesn’t love walking past a store window, and falling in love with your own reflection? Or spending hours and hours on looking good, babbling on and on about how awesome a certain dress makes you look?
W is for Washington square park, despite the construction, and the abundance of sketchy characters, and for winter, my writer in NY class, and a winter wardrobe
X is for xtc, not necessarily the kind you swallow in a pill, but the kind that fills you up from these little moments and interactions and threaten to explode with so much god damned happiness
Y is for YOU! You the stranger on the subway, the anonymous reader I’ve never met and never will, you the friend from back home, you the new friend I’ll meet in the future, you the countless faces and smiles and gestures and passerbys that make life what it is.

Z is for zhe end of the year. (Yes I really did just type that.) Because 2008 has been an excellent, wonderful year, filled with changes and surprises and magical opportunities. But I am now completely happy with its end and look forward to the new year. And even more adventures to come!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2008 12:26 pm

    great list. i admire your creativity there.

  2. punchlines permalink
    January 4, 2009 4:36 pm


    i’m not exactly sure how i found your blog, (i think we’re friends through or something) but it’s so cute! great end of the year list too. nonsense nyc is the best.

  3. punchlines permalink
    January 4, 2009 4:39 pm

    also, we were both at the jens lekman dj gig!

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