Other highlights included going snowboarding for the first time! I fell on my tailbone, hard. Like if you were there, you would have heard a crack. I also jumped on a trampoline. Luckily, I didn’t snap my ankle or bounce off and hit the ground. I witnessed two of my friends get married, at Vegas and at West Point. I won 20 cents in Vegas! I did not cash in my voucher yet. I’m waiting until I have a whole dollar.
|Pig roast feast.|
Two family members passed away and our family was reunited twice. I traveled to Ethiopia, Germany, Thailand, Mongolia and back and forth from NY to SF five times.
|Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Holy crap, right? I’ve reach Silver status with Delta! That means absolutely nothing. I’m still a second class citizen when I fly.
Now looking ahead to 2012, I started this year in New York City at a bar in Harlem with my cousin, her boyfriend, her roommate and Chris.
|I’m a walrus.|
All I can hope for this year is that everyone remains healthy. My New Year’s resolution will be to not move and stay in the same job; basically be stagnant. And maybe lose three pounds. We’ll see how that goes.
I am getting ready to head to Boston today! I had a lot of fun at home. My mom made her Butter Nut Cookies that we all go crazy for. She got the recipe from a coworker. They’re so good right out of the oven, so buttery and crumbly with a nutty texture.
|Nom nom nom.|
Butter Nut Cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
- 1 6oz bag of chopped walnuts
- powdered sugar (for rolling)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper.
*Sift flour, sugar and salt. Work in butter and vanilla until well combined. Fold in walnuts.
*Roll dough into balls (about a tablespoon of dough) and place on baking pans.
*Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned.
*Let cool for 5 minutes or until the cookies are not hot but warm.
*Roll in powdered sugar. Place in small baking cups (1 5/8 or 41mm).
Enjoy! Happy New Year!