Happy 2006, everyone! I went up to Stowe, Vermont, where a bunch of friends and I had rented a house. Surprisingly, the house was bigger than we expected, which was a bonus, because we packed 20+ people into it. Stowe and the surrounding area were beautiful, just like a snow-covered New England countryside postcard. The weekend consisted of much drunken mayhem interspersed with eating, sightseeing, and lounging around. Highlights included a late-night hiking expedition through the woods, watching four of my friends sled down a hill on a hot tub lid, and an ugly sweater contest, complete with a Zoolander-inspired Walk Off. And of course, spending time with friends, many of whom I don't get to see very often. I think everyone had a lot of fun, and we are definitely still the funniest people we know. Yesterday, we left the house and I spent all day at my parents' annual Chilifest, the only bad part of which was watching the Irish lose to those stupid buckeyes. They played like crap, especially in the first half, and seriously, ABC way overdid the Brady Quinn's sister dates the Ohio State linebacker storyline. So annoying.
Today I am still in recovery mode, trying to do laundry and finish up some stuff at work before I leave for the cross-country road trip this Thursday. I will post a few photos and some more New Years tidbits once the fuzziness departs from my brain.