hey, y'all! hope 2012 is off to a great start...i know i'm loving it already. i got to knock off at least a few items from my list, so hooray for that:
23. go to tampa & st. petersburg: PARTIALLY COMPLETED.
i took a trip to tampa last weekend to see my dear friend alissa and attend what is basically a pirate mardi gras known as gasparilla (pictures here). this was my first trip to tampa, and it was so much fun. especially since swashbucklers were roaming freely, i discovered the brilliance that is a dirty shirley, i got like 10 billion beads, and a man giving out free hugs told me i was a good hugger. success!
29: watch 26 new movies, one for each letter of the alphabet: STARTED.
the help, happythankyoumoreplease, something borrowed, and new year's eve. only 22 more to go!
75. laugh so hard i cry: COMPLETED.
i can always count on this youtube diva to crack me up, and i randomly decided to watch this video a few weeks ago. TEARS, child....tears rolling down my face the entire time. i seriously can't handle the genius of qaadir howard. enjoy!
77. find one new song i like each week: COMPLETED.
panic at the disco - "ready to go"
drake - "the motto"
breathe carolina - "blackout"
walk off the earth's cover of gotye's "somebody that i used to know" (in my previous post)
WOTE was definitely my best discovery and i'm kind of a little bit obsessed with them now. but i mean, how can you not love a band that does ridiculous covers of LMFAO and rihanna? also, i may or may not be in love with the long-haired singer who kind of looks like jesus. watch and LOVE!
96. eat at a hibachi steakhouse: COMPLETED.
my friend amy is moving to israel for 5 months(!) and just happened to have her going away dinner at a great hibachi place here in orlando. i don't think i'd been to one since i was like, 8, so it was a ton of fun. the chef pretended to throw an egg at me and we all chowed down on steak/chicken/shrimp/pasta/veggies. good times!