2015 Recap

I have been terrible about blogging for the past year. 2015 was a tumultuous year for me. It had a ton of ups and downs and life changing events.

Here is a non-extensive list of good and bad things that happened this year. I’ve omitted some bad things that I don’t want to talk about, but I caught most of the good things, I think!



-I saw Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Insiya.

-My arm touched Andrew’s. It was wonderful.

-I went to paint and sip for the first time.

-I had one wild, eventful evening out.



-I had 3 job interviews in one week and one of them offered me a job! But it was too far of a commute…

-Parks and Recreation ended so Mallory, Ryan and I ate waffles and watched. It was sad.



-I saw Taking Back Sunday with Tara.

-Saint Patrick’s Day was quite the event.



-I went to Bayside’s 15 year anniversary tour with Meghan!!

-I went to Boston alone.

-I went to the aquarium.

-I started dating Randy.



-I hated my job.

-I finally got to attend Tulip Fest!

-I went to the Schenectady Library book sale with Mallory and bought lots of books!

-I walked in the Freihofer walk.



-I despised my job and cried myself to sleep almost every night.

-I screwed up my voice, almost permanently. Luckily it seems to have made a full recovery.

-I went to Montreal one evening for dinner.



-I saw Motion City Soundtrack and The Spill Canvas.

-I taught high school special education for the first time. It was a huge step up from teaching in May and June but high school is HARD. 

-I watched a lot of animals and people (cat/dog/kid-sat for 14/31 days!)



-I saw Brand New play live at Ommegang Brewery!

-I visited Charleston, South Carolina.



-I started my new job in a completely different field than what I went to school for.

-I saw Bayside with my brother in Rochester and got to spend the weekend with him and his friends at school!

-I saw Breaking Benjamin with Tara!

-I saw Zac Brown Band with Kerri and Schuyler, after spending the day at the track!



-I turned 27 years old. My 10 year high school reunion is being planned. I am old.

-I moved to a new apartment by myself. I am enjoying it greatly.

-I went apple picking and to the pumpkin patch.

-I got to go through a corn maze.

-I attended Kerri and Schuyler’s wedding. I am so happy for them!

-My grandfather got diagnosed with lung cancer. Luckily it was stage one and they managed to catch it very early and remove everything.



-I went to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness alone! What a concert!



-Randy turned 26!

-I took a state test.

-I saw Bayside for the third time this year with Randy in NYC! We went for the day and got to see our friend Frank that moved there this year.

-Our first book club was held!

-I started getting serious about going to the gym again, and I started running!



Looking back, this year was incredibly eventful.

Here’s to 2016!

Alkaline Trio and Bayside

Three weeks ago now, I went to Rochester. It’s every bit as awful as people say it is. At 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon, there was no one outside. A few people waiting for busses, but other than that there were relatively few people walking down the street. So unlike Albany or Schenectady when there are people everywhere you go! The weather though, was gorgeous.

I got off track. The reason that I went to Rochester was to go see my beloved Bayside. This time on tour with Alkaline Trio! When I found out that they were on your together I screamed, then grabbed my phone to text Meghan immediately because I WAS going to this. Unfortunately they were not playing in the Albany area so we had to travel.. But luckily we’re becoming old pros at this.

So we hopped in the car Memorial Day weekend to head off on our journey. No road blocks, except we learned there is no street parking in Rochester. Only parking garages (sounds even better to me!) We also stayed in a hotel that was under construction, and while they weren’t working while we were there, it was still a mess. But it was a place to sleep.

And it was lovely. The venue was the most unique that I have ever been to.. An old factory type buildings with huge windows that let lots of light in, which was helpful for taking pictures, which of course I did not do! I wish that I had.


So, for #78: See five of my favorite musicians/bands live, I have seen two (one of them twice) as of May 25th.

I couldn’t find a good video on youtube at all of Alkaline Trio, so I decided to make a list of my favorite of their songs. It’s tough because they have been around forever and have so many, but here is a list:

  • I Lied My Face Off
  • Dethbed
  • Burn
  • Radio
  • I Wanna Be A Warhol
  • I’m Only Here to Disappoint
  • Good Fucking Bye