*Not really if you're going by the actual definition of EXTRAVAGANZA.
So, 2010 is ending and I can't complain. I've had a pretty decent year. I lost (what I thought was) a good friend, but I've made a lot more. I've been remarkably healthy (did I just jinx the shit out of myself?) and so has my dad (I'm sure I just jinxed him). I got my apartment Extreme Makeover-ed, ok, not technically, but I did get nice new carpet, paint, windows, and furniture. Hell, I have HEATED STEPS up to my back porch, so yeah, that's awesome and nothing to sneeze at. I've met some Pajiban/Facebook friends this year. Maybe had sex with one or more of them. That was fun! And I tried a whole bunch of stuff I've never tried before (that's not related to the last sentence about sex). Turns out that macaroni and cheese is pretty damn good. WHO KNEW? Oh, right. Everyone. But, just for the record, I still haven't tried that fluorescent orange shit in the blue box and I don't intend to. I also tried a few fancy beers and it turns out that I kind of like them a little and would maybe want to try more. This coming from the girl who didn't like Bud Light because it "tastes too beerish".
What else? I got a new cat, because why not? He's chatty as hell and oppressively affectionate, but he's nice to have around since the other one only pays attention to me when she wants food. Willow hates him, but I think she'll warm up. She's too nosy to just ignore him, so I suspect he'll grow on her after a bit. Speaking of, Thirteen has become not only tolerable, but actually likable. I certainly didn't see that coming! Oh, and Coke Zero is still delicious, despite what CERTAIN people (*coughKolbycough*) say.
I never imagined that I'd be 40 and single and living in Ohio, it's not like it was my dream as a child, but turns out, it's not so bad. Just a few years ago, I couldn't imagine making enough money to live comfortably, having a career I'm good at (and mostly like, though I'll deny it), and enjoying my life. Enjoying my friends. Enjoying my comfort with myself. It's actually kind of neat.
So, I hope 2011 is as good or better for me than 2010 was and for my friends who had less delightful years, I hope 2011 kicks the shit out of 2010 for you!
Thanks for coming around year after year! Especially you folks who keep searching for "what's the opposite of exciting" and winding up here. You have NO idea how much that amuses me.
Cheers and Happy New Year!