A year ago today, Taylor and I arrived in Dallas. We had a potted plant, our summer clothes, and whatever else could fit in our 2 door car – so, not much. Everything else wasn’t coming for 5 days – I think we regretted telling the movers we were okay with that once we got here and had to buy an air mattress and cheap sheets to hold us over. We accomplished a lot in those 5 days – got our driver’s licenses (the DMV is what hell will be like – sitting in a sweltering room with 50 other people for 5 hours watching court TV), Taylor signed some work papers, I prepared myself for having less than 24 hours to find my work clothes once the movers arrived, and we watched many episodes of The Office – one of the few DVDs we had – as stealing our neighbors internet proved to be unsuccessful. But that was only 5 days! Here is a quick recap of what happened over the past year:
I started my first job out of school and will be celebrating my one year anniversary on Monday.
Taylor started a teaching position, quit at the end of the year (3000 students all in 11th and 12th grade is as terrible as you think), and was hired at a much cooler school – they have PEACOCKS – starting next month.
We went to the State Fair where Taylor had a corndog and we passed on the fried frito pies, fried beer, and fried margaritas. I was adventurous and had a root beer.
I went to a Cowboys football game and we went to a Yankees / Rangers game (there were more Yankees fans).
We went to Austin and realized it’s way cooler than Dallas. One of my coworkers said someone told him Athens, Georgia is like Austin. I vomited.
We began riding our bikes including a 30 mile bike ride in Italy, Texas. I was incredibly slow and was passed by pretty much everyone including a man that had 1 arm and a false leg. I am not exaggerating.
Very recently we got a kitten named Luna. We have found that she is as crazy as her namesake.
There have been many other occurrences but let’s look to the future. To commemorate our 1 year anniversary of being here in Texas we are actually going to keep up this blog – we heard the first three posts weren’t enough to hold you over. We have topics for every day of the week so you’ll have to come back tomorrow!