Oh hello! It's been a hot minute (and by hot minute I mean over a month...) since I checked in last. I missed you! 2013 has been good to me thus far, and 2012 wrapped up preeeety well. Here are some highlights from the last month or so.
I just got back from a week in Puerto Rico, which was a vacation that consisted of fried meat with (literally) every meal, squealing at every iguana I saw while everyone rolled their eyes (they're basically the equivalent to squirrels in terms of NBD everywhere all the time creatures,) demolishing 4 books that I'd been meaning to read FOREVER, drinking teeny tiny 7oz beers on the beach, and grocery shopping at Walmart. There's ice cream for sale at every corner so I can honestly say my trip was pretty perf.
A few days before 2013, my boyfriend José and our mutual friend Kenneth signed a lease on a warehouse with a storefront with the intent to turn it into an art gallery/recording studio/show space. Needless to say, it's been a really cool process to watch. The past 3 1/2 weeks have been a flurry of ceiling painting, 4 am dinners, fervent emailing with landlords, electricians, and bands, and an UNREAL amount of support from friends and other venues in the community. Starting this month, I'm hosting a free monthly market featuring local vendors selling vintage clothing, records, art, crafts, and treats on the last Sunday of every month, and I would love to see you at the first one!
Nerd alert, but I'm crazy stoked on the bike I just bought! Way back when I was a fearless teen I rode my bike in little dresses to school every morning, but slowly let myself get intimidated by riding around. I've decided to (slowly, surely) get comfortable on a bike again. Big ups to 20/20 Cycle for being the coolest, kindest bike shop in Seattle. I also ordered a hot pink cheetah print helmet which should be arriving this week, so I'll be riding in STYLE. Obviously.
There are a lot of things I'm looking forward to in the coming months, including a birthday weekend in Portland, a trip to NY in March, food to cook, crafts to make, some Vivi Dot designs to finalize and create, and whatever adventures create themselves. Happy 2013 to you!