Sunday Social


1. What is the best New Years Eve you’ve ever had?

The year I fell in love with N! It was New Years Eve 2006/7 and I had been planning on going to Greeley with my best friend to her boyfriend's frat party. There was a guy there I was *kind of* seeing but didn't have actual feelings for. That morning my parents gave me the big "oh hell no" to that plan, so I had to stay home. Instead of pouting all night I decided to send N an AIM and ask him what his plans were. Because his friends were all 21 and he was still 20 they were going out to a bar and then meeting him at a party. We decided to go to Village Inn together for dinner while waiting for everyone else, and it was at that dinner that I realized I was in love with him. He was laughing at something I was saying and the realization just hit me! We started dating a few days later and didn't exchange official "I love yous" until many months later when we had been living together for awhile, but that was the first night I knew!

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?

We don't usually have plans except for a nostalgic dinner at Village Inn- we both end up falling asleep long before midnight, but this year my dad got us tickets to the Avalanche game! I'm really excited!
3. Name a book we should all read come January?

Well I just finished The Brothers Karamazov (it's been on my reading list for probably 10 years!) and it was good enough to recommend but I'm still upset about the epilogue. :/

4. What are your new years resolutions?

Continue to be proactive about my health. My GI issues have been rapidly declining and despite my unwillingness to spend MORE money, I need to get this stuff figured out and get back to the doctor. I'd also like to try going gluten-free as a trial some time within the next year, but I also REALLY don't want to so we'll see. ;)


  1. Hello Lauren! Your NYE plans sound awesome as well! I'm so glad I found your blog! I love how authentic you are and I look forward to reading more!

    Happy early 2014!

    1. Thank you and thank you! Happy early '14 to you as well! :)

  2. I remember loving Brothers Karamazov but don't remember the epilogue.. I may have to bust it out. So sorry about the health issues you are dealing with. That does make everything else harder. Hope things improve in 2014!

    1. It just cut off so abruptly and I had wanted to know what happened to all the characters! I read online that Dostoevsky had intended it to be the first part in a series so subsequent books would have likely contained more of the story, but he died not long after publishing it so it never happened.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your GI issues giving you even more trouble :(

    I hope you two have fun at the game tonight!!


    1. I need to give my doctor another call, uggh! I hope the game is fun tonight too because N is super sick! He says he still wants to go so we'll see how he does!