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Twenty-three was a good year.
I didn't have to go to school for the first time. I got paid. I didn't have to work for 3 months out of the year. I traveled to DC and San Francisco. I paid my dues on a successful campaign. I got my dream job. I lived with wonderful people.

Songs I couldn't live without in 2006:

Just a Thought - Gnarls Barkley
Last Time - Gnarls Barkley
In Terms of Love - SheDaisy
River - Sarah McLaughlin
Save Me - Dave Mathews Band
I Hope - Dixie Chicks
Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
Dr. Mr. President - Pink
My Town - Montgomery Gentry
Hell Yeah - Montgomery Gentry
From the Cradle - Wide Spread Panic
Blind Man in the Dark - Gov't Mule
Leave the Pieces - The Wreckers
Starts with Goodbye - Carrie Underwood
Anything by Girltalk
Yours to Keep - Teddybears
The Tide is High - Atomic Kitten
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Augilera
I Dare You - SheDaisy
Suds in the Bucket - Sara Evans
Stealing Kisses - Faith Hill
Bring Me Down - Miranda Lambert
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
Stevensville, TX - Jewel
Makes Me Want to Pray - Christina Aguliera
Breathe Me - Sia


Oh and my semi-moving went okay.
It was a nice day, which eased the situation. And when you have a Dad who works at the transfer station, everything that should go there, gets there. Like all the (broken and it was all broken) furniture that wasn't mine (including your broken bed Jessica:).

So now, the only furniture (and the only place to sit) in my apartment is my bed.

Today we cleaned the carpets with Dad's steam cleaner. He got out all the stains! I couldn't believe it.

Most of the crying was PMS, that's done now. Oi.


Shepherd's Story
Remember when I said I wanted the Shepherd's Story for Christmas? Well, I downloaded it on iTunes. Now, I'm spending the end of my Christmas Eve listening to it instead of watching my usual Midnight Mass.

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Fantasy Legislature
I started a Fantasy Legislature Team. (Yes, I am that Dorky.) It's kinda like Fantasy Football, only with legislators. MPR is sponsoring it and I'm not using much strategy to draft legislators except those that I have heard of and mostly from outstate Minnesota, hence my team name is "The Outstaters".

You can have 6 legislators on your team and must have at least 2 from each party. You earn points for legislators who introduce bills and for every level that the bill passes you get more points.

We'll see how it goes.

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TV on the Internet
They have recently added the Style Network, including "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?" to iTunes. This makes me very happy. Well, if it was free I'd be happier. Like, how I can watch Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty (sadly not Boston Legal) on the ABC website. (When I can steal enough bandwidth from the neighbors).

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This is why we have to live together
I forgot to mention the red bags. Jessica and I both, independently, purchased lovely large red purses for each other's Birthday/Christmas gift. Perhaps, it was from spending every second of July through November together, but we seem to have morphed into the same person.

Not only that, but she also made me the most amazing scrapbook of our summer. AND remembered a book that I mentioned I wanted in San Francisco! Plus, about a million other little presents that I just love and are all things I would have bought for myself.

I always think that I'm not that obvious, but apparently, everyone can figure me out. I on the other hand, cannot think of good gifts to get other people. Things that they actually would want and appreciate.

It may be part of the "no employment (i.e. cash) since November" thing holding me back.


Packing Rant
I suck at packing.

I get caught up in trying to organize things and end up in a mess and overwhelmed. Not to mention, trying to decide how to separate the stuff to move now and not be completely unhappy because I have zero pictures on my wall and no socks. Then, I get distracted and forget what I was doing in another room.

I worry that my dad is going to be mad that I don't have enough things ready for him to help me move tomorrow. I don't even really have a place to put things yet. And I'm not moving it all at once. So, most of it is going to my parents house for the time being.

After Christmas, I work for three days and then rush back up on Friday for Hutchinson Christmas on Saturday, and move the rest on New Year's Eve Day. I'm doing this cause, I don't really want to move back into my parent's house for a week. Which gives me hope for this move, because 10 months ago I was sobbing over moving out of their house.


There is all this stuff in the apartment that isn't mine. Like the Laz-E-Boy, the futon, the broken TV and the broken computer. I'm really tempted to just leave it here. And I don't technically have a lease, so I don't think I have to have the carpets cleaned (it seems like I am always the last to move out and thus the last to clean). But, I can't remember if I put down a deposit that I should be trying to get back. Or, did the landlord just use it for the second month's rent? Or, did I never put extra down?

I hate that I'm packing alone. I need a good influence around or someone to motivate me or bring me pizza or SOMETHING. I hate packing and moving, but I HATE living alone even more.

My other dilemma is whether or not to keep my couch. I used to think it was nice. But, I was mistaken. If I'm not going to keep it, I should probably take it to good will tomorrow. But, then I have no couch.

And how do I pack my crazy lamp (above) without crushing it?

And I'm PMSing, so I randomly cry for no obvious reason.

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I Finally Got a Job!
I was hired to be a legislative assistant for Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL 6). He was the only one who called me, the only one who interviewed me - twice and I was really counting on it to work out. And it did!

I am so excited to be working at the capital in St. Paul. Now, the only problem is finding where to live (*cough* Jessica).


I wish I had Jess-i-ca
Jessica moved down to the cities on Saturday. It's really sad not having her around anymore, but hopefully everything works out for us to live together in St. Paul in January. Here we are on Friday night at 209:

I just cut all my hair off
I donated 10 inches of my hair to "Locks of Love". It was a spur of the moment thing. I was just going in to talk to them about it and they said, "Do you want to do it right now?"

I am still getting used to it and the way the girl curled it makes me look like I'm either five or fifty-five.

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