Top 10 of 2011

a completely unrelated pic of my cats, Spot and Squeak

It's time for this year's Top Ten list.  I've stolen this idea from my friend, Daniel.  He came up with this over 15 years ago, and I've compiled a Top Ten every year since becoming friends with him.  He got tired of everyone complaining that nothing had happened or that nothing good had happened during the year, so he would make all of his friends do a top ten.  I find it's a great way to look back at the year and forces you to find 10 noteworthy things that happened.

The rules: Come up with a list of 10 significant things that happened to you in 2011.  They don't necessarily have to be good things or major things, just things significant to you.  You can only have 10 things on your list, no more-no less.

This year's list is in no particular order and is actually pretty lame* compared to 2009 (getting engaged, taking a trip to Mexico, getting laid off) and 2010 (finding a new job, getting married, bachelorette in Las Vegas, Kristee's wedding in Myrtle Beach, honeymoon in New Orleans, turning 30, getting tattooed with Mom and Heather), but not every year can be a winner.  I'm going to own 2012, though.

01.  fun weekend trip to Sherwood Faire with friends (hope to repeat this in 2012)
02.  Thanksgiving trip to the ER with Den to get him stitches (this was actually kind of fun)
03.  going an entire year without doing any theatre (can't let this happen in 2012)
04.  starting my blog and my other blog
05.  having my family completely fall apart
06.  saving money for a down payment on a house (now we just need to find a house to buy)
07.  not getting pregnant and finally seeking fertility help
08.  spending Christmas in Houston with my in-laws for the first time
09.  Den, Roger, & Ron starting the Royal Coin Mint at the Texas Renaissnace Festival
10.  birthday trip to Washington on the Brazos

So, what are your Top Ten lists?

*this list started out way more cynical and bitchy than it ended up (thankfully--Daniel taught me well about top ten list making), and while 2011 was certainly lackluster event wise, 2010 was a hard act to follow

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