Um hello last day of 2008...when did you get here?!
In 2008 I...
This year was finally my year to turn 21! I said goodbye to the fears and anxieties of fake ids and said hello to many more hungover mornings. My brother graduated high school in May and started his first semester in NYC. It's kind of surreal to think that all the younger people I grew up with are graduating and college-bound.

I learned that, to some, the word "friendship" doesn't mean much. It kind of sucks to be so easily de-friended. I guess I don't understand how someone just stops being friends with another person. But you live and learn, and with that comes new friends. This year I made a lot of new friends (both in person and through the blog!). They are people that I treasure and I'm so thankful to have found.

I've had some trouble writing this post because I feel like 2008 was mainly a filler year for me. Sure, there were some big events, but for the most part, it was the transition from college to the real world. I've been preparing myself mentally for life after college all year long. It's difficult for me to think that this time next year I will only have a few days for Christmas and New Years, if that. I won't be spending three weeks at home. All my friends will be spread out across the country and we'll all be heading in different directions. For some, it's medical school, others law, and some others will be getting jobs like me.

All in all, I consider 2008 to be very successful. I look at my life and see all the treasures I'm lucky enough to be blessed with and I'm so so thankful for everything God has given me. I hope that 2009 continues to be full of life lessons and growing. I know it's going to be a whirlwind of a year, and I'm excited for what is to come.

Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas from the Ohmygoshi family to yours!
I'm sitting here in the family room, with all the lights out, and the Christmas tree is glowing in the corner. I have a glass of wine to my right, and my favorite Christmas songs playing on napster. It's so peaceful and calming.

In this very moment, everything is perfect. I hope it never ends.
How do you like them apples?!?!

Success never tasted so sweet.

Has anyone heard about this?

Pretty much, DC bars are getting special permission to be open til 5am during inauguration week. While I do appreciate the extra time to drown my sorrows celebrate the "change", I'm not sure if it's really the smartest idea.

Emotions + alcohol + millions of people crammed into a small district does not a happy ending make! They're estimating up to 5 million people swarming the district for the week. 5 million! holy crap. Who wants to start a betting pool as to how many accidents there will be? I get that everyone's excited, but dude, those of us that have to conduct normal every day lives here will not be excited to see you.

I haven't decided if I'm going to venture out of my apartment that week. We get the actual inauguration day off, and the day before is MLK day, and the day AFTER I don't have classes anyways, so I pretty much have a 5 day weekend. haha are you jealous yet? I've also considered renting part of my apartment out. Hotels sold out around November 5th, and people are willing to pay huge amounts of money. I've seen houses going for $11,000 for the week. People are going as far out as PENNSYLVANIA, like the state, not the avenue. I live in the district! I could at least get $500 a night with a three night minimum. I think I'm going to conduct experiments and see just how much I could get.

And for an extra $50, I'll even decorate it from ceiling to floor in Obama paraphanalia.

Oh the things I do for a free month of rent!
Taking the idea from kelly, I'm doing a "five things" day...

1. A time turner
2. A caffeine drip
3. "A+" on my two finals and three papers
4. For it to be Dec 16th already
5. A brain that comes fully loaded with everything I need to know about Marketing Research and Macroeconomics...
oh hai.

I'm sorry i haven't been around much. I looked at my calender and my eyes bugged out as to how much I have to do and how little time I have to do it. I miss you all very much, and my reader is approaching the 150 mark, so please bear with me here as I finish up this semester.

Keep me on your readers! I promise regular posting will resume shortly!

Happy Holidays!
Aaaaand we're back! I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing Thanksgiving! I did! I've got all the pictures to prove it and I can't wait to share the awesomeness that was the Ohmygoshi Thanksgiving!

But here's my newest choice for Movie Monday:

Staring: Clive Owen and Julia Roberts
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Release date: March 20, 2009

It's so fresh, there's not even a movie poster for it yet! Two former spies share a steamy night in Rome and decide they could get used to a life like that, and come up with a huge con for $40 million. {Trailer!}

What's not to love?

Julia Roberts - Good!
Comedy/romance/spy goodness - Good!

Will it win an Oscar? Probably not, but it still looks like a good movie. What are your thoughts?