2012 happy

We returned last night from a weekend away with friends to Philadelphia, which was fantastic. The above photo is of J, standing in a pile of discarded streamers, coffee cups, bagels (I can only assume) and silly string. We were at the Mummers Parade, in case you were wondering. New Years day in Philadelphia is a sight to behold - I've never seen a city usher in the new year with so much enthusiasm (and drinking on the streets) then Philly. It's pretty wild.

Philly, I really like you. I can sense that you have a bit of an edge and that intrigues me. I also sense that you have delicious food to offer beyond the scope of cheese steaks, but those are pretty great too.

We spent a lot of time walking around, a lot of time eating and drinking, and a scandalous amount of time watching The Food Network when we should really have been out exploring the city. I found that South Philly reminded me of both Pointe-Saint-Charles and Greenpoint at the same time, which was oddly comforting. 

I had an amazing time, but the holidays have disappeared way too quickly. How is it possible that it's January 3rd, 2012, and I'm already back at work? This boggles my mind. 

But that week off? It was gooooood. I took relaxing too a whole new level over the holidays, and I hope you did too. My body and waistline are feeling it a bit, but I know that once I'm back to a regular routine, all will be back to normal.

2011 and me, we had our ups and downs, but overall it's been a good time. I'm really excited for what the new year will bring.

2012 is going to be a good one, I can feel it.

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