December 5th: Night Out: Did you have a night out with friends or a loved one that rocked your world? Who was there? What was the hightlight of the night?
Starting with an easy one! I would have to choose C and my joint birthday party at the end of August. We always throw a party together because our birthdays are so close together, but we normally do something small, including a BBQ, maybe bowling or just hanging out with good friends. This year, C really wanted to get a large group of people together and go to a local club, so that's what we did. We got all of our friends together and spent the night drinking, dancing and having fun. We booked a private table in a semi private area so we had a place to sit at all times to rest from the level of dancing that we were doing. I don't think I can narrow it down to one highlight. The entire night was awesome, spent with the people I love most and don't see that often.
December 6th: Workshop or Conference. Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial. Where was it? What did you learn?
I don't go to workshops or conference, I go to classes, so we're going to pretend that that are workshops. My favourite "workshop" this year would probably be a lecture that my books and bookmaking prof gave. He was discussion the life of publishing now that we have certain tools such as ibooks and was making the claim that this kinds of internet online tools could harm the publishing industry. I found this lecture interesting as my favourite part of buying anew book os spending hours in a chapters searching through shelves and shelves of books, and almost always leaving spending way more money than I should have. This lecture made me think, as if all of the books begin to be sold on ibooks, and not in stores like chapters, my favourite part of reading will be taken away. What will that do for my love of books as a whole?
December 7th: Blog find of the year: The Gem of a Blog you can't believe you didn't know about until this year?
I didn't start blogging until this year, so I guess you can say all of the wonderful blogs that I dutifully follow. In light of answering the question I will list a couple of my favourite blogs and why. My first would be Miss Mojito over at With this ring, I Thee Blog mainly because I am obsessed with all things wedding and she keeps all her followers constantly updated on her fast approaching day. My second would be Christine at Lost in Transition She is so creative and is constantly updating pictures and the processes of things she makes or does for her own house. I simply like living vicariously through her blog because I would NEVER be able to create the things she makes, but would rather try, fail, give up and go out and buy it. :)
December 8th: Moment of Peace: An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of you breath? The state of you mind? How did you get there?
hmm...This one is difficult. I rarely relax alone, and between school, work, and wedding planning, my time of solitude is getting less and less. I guess I would have to say when I'm looking for quiet, alone time I take a hot bath (preferably with bubbles) and curl up with a good book. When I get a chance to do this, I often lose track of time and find myself sitting in cold, bubbleless water.