…Goodbye 2010…

And hello 2011! The year before the end of the world! haha

While jammin’ in my car this past weekend… I reflected over this past year and I was thinking… Man, I did SO MUCH this year I’m having a hard time remembering it all! And this year was so MEMORABLE that I want to remember everything that has happened! So here I sit on my rumpus and I will jot down some of the FANTASTIC things and not so fantastic things that have happened this year in my life (not in any specific order). I shall add to this as I remember… So this list might grow! hehe

-Quit my job of 2.5 years for the unknown

-Packed up my little Corolla as much as I could fit my life into that metal shell with two friends in tow and made a bee-line from California to Tennessee. Stopping by every single “Welcome to…” state signs. It was a whirlwind!

-Moved into a house that looks like its out of a story book with two almost strangers in the middle of the woods.

-Learned what a corn is REALLY meant for… SQUIRRELS!

-Felt the season changes of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter for the first time.

-Witnessed a “man makeover” 3o,ooo feet in the air… on a plane.

-Got my first EVER ticket and my first EVER parking ticket within 3 months of each other.

-Saw my first praying mantis & leaf bug.

-Heard the sound of ice hitting my windshield for the first time.

-Was in a house that almost caught fire from the siding melting from the BBQ!

-Went sideways in my car sliding on snow.

-Met Taylor Swifts mom

-In route to an interview (at my now employer), I stopped by to get some good ‘ol Chick-Fil-A. My trunk just so happened to be opened. And in the middle of the drive thru, a lady got out of her car, shut my trunk and tapped on my window to let me know what she had done. Southerners. Gotta love ’em.

-Kissed in a vineyard.

-Visited family from California I haven’t seen in YEARS… in Clarksville, TN go figure.

-Attempted to start my first John Deere lawnmower.

-Crossed a miniature river… in heels.

-Was on TLC’s What Not to Wear & Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

-Saw a car go reverse all the way up the on ramp to the freeway.

-Was in attendance at the Nashville Rising Benefit concert.

-Assisted in a minor turtle rescue.

-A snake came across my path for the first time.

-Fell in LOVE with lightning bugs!

-Witnessed a man, in his bathing suit, washing his car, during a horrible lightning storm.

-Almost hit so many deer I have lost count.

-Saw a bicyclist and a person walking on the freeway… In two separate occasions.

-Spent my first holiday with my Father’s side of the family.

-Stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.

-Was a bartender for the first time.

-Saw a chick from high school… At the Bridgestone Arena.

-Adopted Y’all & Fixin’ as part of my vocabulary.

-Landed a job… or two… or three… or four… ALL AT ONCE.

-Began my efforts at finally starting my own business.

-Learned what it truly means and feels like to miss someone.

-Had a deer blow its boogers at me.

-…ate my first deer burger 😉

-Purchased my first professional camera.

-Learned that the salt they put on the snow also is horrible to get off your car windows.

-Went to the Altamont Craft Fair & the Taste of Atlanta events.

-Purchased my first, super, ubber, comfy bed.

-Have driven to 9 different states in the past 9 months & has successfully driven my car completely across the United States of America!

-Almost was in a lawsuit with a car dealership over a lemon.

-Have been pulled over, in Arkansas, at night, drilled on who is in my car and what is in my car, then proceeded to be hit on.

-Been to all four major hubs of Tennessee: Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga & Memphis.

-Got my 3rd set of braces off… on to the 4th set! grr…

-Went to my first concert.

-Witnessed my first tornado.

-Had my first EVER white Christmas.

-Lived through a historical flood.

-Went through 12 dates in 2 hours. My first speed dating experience.

-Was flipped off and cussed at by a person in a car – for NO reason. I have witnesses.

-Backed into a parked car.

-Graduated CASA.

-Shot a gun for the first time.

-Gave Tim McGraw a big FAT hug!

-Took Scuba diving lessons.

-Completed a 5k walk/run for charity in 26 degree weather.

-Ate snow cream for the first time.

-Slipped & fell at work… in front of not only my co-workers but also our customers.

-Lost a hubcap off of a freeway.

-Almost died when I stepped on two LIVE mice that were stuck to sticky glue at my desk at work!

-Found out how difficult it is to buy ethnic food at the local grocery store.

-Ate at Centeral BBQ in Memphis, TN which is listed in the “1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die”

-Had my sweater stolen from my car – and nothing else.

-Ran a half mile in a torrential downpour and lightning storm.

-Ate black-eyed peas for the first time.

-First New Years Eve not seeing the ball drop at midnight – due to an intense WII game competition.

-On behalf of my 2010 New Years resolution (to learn football), went to my first football game ever on New Years Eve.

Brianne Geiger
  • ally

    dude im going to have to save this post and look back on it everyday until i get the balls to move to new orleans. i fell in love with it when i visited and i want to just pack up and go. but its scary!

  • Leelee

    Wow! What a year but you know there is still 3 more days left and knowing you a lot can happen in that short timeframe. Hahahha.