Hey everyone! If you’ve been checking up on me, THANK YOU!
I’m a-okay and unfortunately did not take a 12-week break from blogging because I hit the Super Lotto.
I overindulged for the entire 2011 holiday season….
…. then headed to the California coast until the holidays were officially DONE.
I took complete and total advantage of the time off from work…off from blogging…off from all responsibility. And, it was glorious.
To ring in the new year…I headed to the desert. Some people find the desert bare and ugly. I find it amazingly beautiful. The Palm Springs / Palm Desert area of California is one of my favorite places to visit.
Hello Desert! Oh how I have missed thee…
The battle of the UNs #10 and #11 were conquered bright and early on this mountain.
Next up was the Rose Parade…
There are two things that are not shown during the TV broadcast:
1) The before-parade craziness….
and 2) the after-parade mess….combined with religious fundamentalists on roller skates, dodging the trash and crowds.
And then came….2012.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the paper placemat at your local Chinese restaurant, this is the Year of the Dragon….which, according to my previous co-worker Linda Sun, is supposed to be a great year for me. I distinctly remember talking to Linda 12 years ago about how 1999 was such a bad year. She asked my birthday and said not to worry, because 2000 was the Year of the Dragon and I would have a super year. It follows the absolute worst year, the Year of the Rabbit.
I don’t know much about the Chinese Zodiac other than what Linda told me and the tidbits on the paper placemats at China Garden. Regardless, if the Chinese are right, the worst year ended and the best year began….and it’s been a fierce 6 weeks so far. I’ve been working intensely, playing intensely, and ready to start blogging again. Most of all, I’m super excited to find out what you’ve all been up to!
Oh….and I almost forgot to tell you about the final, top-secret, #12 task that I completed to officially Battle the UNs.
…it will take a while to explain, so be sure to check back for the next post.
How has 2012 been treating you so far?