The Year in Resistance
"Good march. I wonder how long Trump will last." - Me, after the St. Louis Women's March in January
Even though we attended the Women's March, Immigration March, Planned Parenthood March, Tax March, Science March, Climate Change March, Healthcare Rally, Truth March, and Impeachment Rally, the Pence Regency / Trump Presidency persists. Gary protests virulently on Facebook every day, and we dressed as Russian trolls for Halloween, but other than that the Resistance seems to have gone dormant. I long for a march on the anniversary of the Women's March, preferably one with the brass Dixieland band.
The Year In Music
We went to see Cabaret, BNL, Doobie Brothers / Chicago, Foreigner, missed the Pixies because we are stupid, but saw Katy Perry. I stepped out of my pop music comfort zone to go to the opera with Anne.
The Year in Idle Pursuits
I don't know if Gary will want to revisit the NaughtiGras this year - it'll be on the tail of a pretty exhausting holiday. I know, I know, I just came off of an exhausting holiday at Universal Studios. Next year I'll be sure to space out my vacation time better. Thinking of that, seven years from now I need to be sure I don't visit an escape room and a cave the same week there's a total solar eclipse.
The Year in Personal Growth
Well, I don't know about personal growth, but I know marital growth has occurred. We've started identifying what makes us crazy. We still say "You ALWAYS do that when - " and then later we fill in the blanks. We always do seem to fight tenaciously over questions neither of us know the answer to. Where we are when we're lost, how to hang a ceiling fan, how to use Gary's new iPhone. If one takes an opinion the other (Gary, let's be real) takes the opposing opinion, and then the fight is on.
New Year's resolution: no more of that. More protests and concerts and idle pursuits.