Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The year I didn't see Book of Mormon

Last year around this time, I fell into the trap of doing a recap of my year because all the cool bloggers were doing it. But really what is the point of it? I ended up just writing about the same stuff twice and some of it had just happened. It was like one of those flashback episodes on sitcoms that everyone always dreads in re-runs. Those of you who do want to recap my year are welcome to do so through the handy archives feature. For the rest, let's just move on to new, exciting 2012 things, shall we?

My sister was here (in both New York City and Astoria) to celebrate New Years. In the meantime, we kept trying to do things like ice skating or going to the Book of Mormon lottery (we tried and failed not once, but three times to get tickets) and deciding against it while marveling at the sheer number of people in the city also trying to do fun things. We had fun though, if for no other reason than because for the first time in four New Years that I've now spent in this city, it was not bitingly cold. In fact, up until this morning, it didn't even feel like winter. We New Years Eve'd at a bar in Manhattan (making this oddly my first non-Brooklyn New Years since moving to the five burroughs--next year Astoria, for sure!). There was an open bar, crowds, and questionable food stuffs, but overall it was a fun way to ring in 2012.

Here are a couple of photos from this part weekend. These were actually all taken in 2011, but henceforth all posts will contain nothing but the new, exciting, 2012 stuff I alluded to earlier. So far I guess there isn't a lot of 2012 stuff. All I've done is eaten tapas and lost at trivia night by not remembering that Peter Brady's real name, in full, is Christopher Knight. Nevertheless, I'm hoping for good things this year!

Walking through Central Park, shadowed by an iphone toting photographer.

You can't tell in this picture, but we're standing on a castle.

We made an important stop at the "Little Lebowski" a small shop in Greenwich Village devoted to fan merchandise of the film The Big Lebowski, of which my sister is a devoted fan. They seemed to be running low on merchandise (perhaps there was a Christmas rush?), but she got a couple of bumper stickers and a weird collection of movie tschotskes that included, among other things, a severed toe with green nail polish. Not that those are hard to find...

Hope you're all having a happy first few days of 2012!


  1. I keep seeing the word tschotskes lately. I would love to know how to pronounce it.

  2. Your comment made me realize I'd copy pasted that word at the bottom (for spelling purposes) and forgotten to erase it. That's what I get for not proofing, I guess! Anyway, I pronounce it "chotch-keys"

  3. I'm lucky to have such beautiful, fun, smart nieces (hope I spelled that right)

  4. I like that Central Park shot.
    We had such a good time in NYC while were there. I wish we could have seen you but it was just all to fast.

    Happy New Year Susan!!! xo

  5. Thanks, Sharry--we have some wonderful aunts as well :)

    Happy New Year to you too Elaine! I'm glad you had such a great time--your pictures were beautiful. Next time if you're in the city for longer, we'll definitely hang out!

  6. So glad your sister got to visit you! And I remember your post last year that was re-capping 2010. I felt like it was not that long ago, which doesn't make sense since it was one year ago. This past year went by so fast. Here's to a great 2012!