I resolve to not go on the Internet after 8 PM (spoiler: massive fail). I cross some items off my 30 Before 30 list, including finding a good eyeliner, going on a hike, making an article of clothing, and wine tasting. I get annoyed at Facebook Fan Pages (but later create one for Slice of Pink! The hypocrisy!). I tell you seven random things about me and all about Will's polite contest. I teach you how to make healthy morning muffins.
I almost complete my 30 Before 30 list, and create a 31 Before 31 list. My friend Jenny organizes a perfectly pink Vegas extravaganza for my 30th birthday, complete with pink glittered cupcakes. I blow out 30 candles. I run a 5k, make some decisions, and knit yarn hearts on a chain link fence in Oakland. I get swindled.
Y'all taught me how to buy a dress on E-Bay. I get labeled crazy. My friends and I set up a photo shoot and I take pictures of all of our professors for the annual law school auction. I attend a conference in Denver to discuss the topic of mothering. I make another decision. The lovely Janet and I celebrate a very merry unbirthday at Crown and Crumpet. I introduce you to Greg.
I star in the law school movie. I help throw a bridal shower for my cousin, Katie, and discover the most perfect-ever bridal shower gift. I watch Katie and Greg tie the knot, then do a routine on the dance floor. I am very proud of my hair and dress. I eat at Fat Face, attend Picnic Day (and enjoy some drama), and make Blueberry Cows. I make some decisions. I complete my last law school class and then go watch the Depraved Hearts play for the last time. The law school coffee cart burns to the ground. My sister turns 20.
I take my final final and graduate from Law School (with an awesome hairdo). We make a trip to the Ferry Building, eat at Tartine, and do some shopping. I cross #17 off my 31 Before 31 list, make Fleur de Sel Caramels.
I gather macaron recipes for you. Nintendo throws a Wii party at my house. I launch Pink University, a series of posts from wonderful guest bloggers who cover Slice of Pink while I study for the Bar Exam. I am an Aunt! Apple caused me to fall even more in love with them.
This is the single existing photo of me from July 2010 as I spent the entire month studying for, taking, crying over, and talking about the California Bar Exam. I basically lost a month of my life. I also answered a few of your questions, did some decidering, and told you some random places I've stood.
I celebrate finishing the Bar in Santa Barbara, where I eat fancy figs and drink champagne, then end up at a club dancing to Pitbul. I make Brown Sugar Cherry Cakes and a bracelet. I sell things on Craigslist, do 13 things on Friday the 13th, and overuse the exclamation point. My mom calls to make sure I'm packing boxes. Instead of packing boxes, I go to San Francisco to pick up a bridesmaid dress and eat at a bakery. I eat a piece of bacon. I attend a gorgeous, lavender-filled wedding.
We move to the beach! My couch does not make it into the U-Haul (which just means we have to buy an awesome new one). I invite you over to shower. I eat a lot of Ben and Jerry's, buy a rocking chair and credenza, and live without a microwave (still going strong!). We celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary, late but in style. Some cute frat boys save the day at the annual Margarita and Avocado Festival. Will turns 35. I buy him a bread machine, get involved in a dangerous enchilada incident, and buy a big cake. I start the Black and Gray experiment. I attend the wedding of the beautiful and graceful Femme Curieuse.
I join the Style Lush team. I wear Black and Gray. I help Kickstart Ben's band. I buy an iPhone (and, even better, a Kate Spade case!). I find out that Buster Posey is, like, 12 years old. I complete the Isla Vista Loop and live to blog about it. We get caught in the rain and eat a lot of pumpkin pancakes.
I start teaching myself about wine (and provide you with some lessons as well). I make a Mighty SLO List and start crossing things off by going to the Drive-in. I make Ginger Molasses Cookies. I buy red shoes from a consignment store and jeans with stirrups from Gap. We go to see the 5 Browns. I check out Dinosaur Caves park. A salesperson talks me into some super fabulous sheets. I pass the Bar Exam and Jenny buys me a cherry pie to celebrate.
I guest post at Gen Pink and give you some more wine lessons (and a champagne lesson, too). I buy a defective Ikea dresser (they've since sent the missing part). I am surprised to find out that not everyone eats green Jell-o salad with their holiday meals. I fix my hair into a side bun, go a little crazy on the holiday treats aisle at Trader Joe's, and start re-reading Little Women, one of my childhood favorites. I find gift shopping complicated, as usual, and vow to simplify next year, as usual. I make some potpourri pies and give you a for realz last minute shopping list. I go to Ojai to ring in the New Year.
Good times, good year (minus July). Thanks for reading about all these adventures, dear friends, and for all the sweet comments! You make my world go round! See you in 2011!