2009 was pretty sheer. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being stellar), I'd rate this year somewhere around a 6. Thank goodness I have awesome friends+family+dear people in my sheerniverse that helped me survive the trash. In my life, the only year that was more retarded was 2006. Fuck 2006.
Go ahead, think for a moment about this year: there was a plethora of celebrity deaths, creepy sicknesses, crappy jobs (or lack thereof), and just plain uninsured/unemployed stressful nonsense. MJ died, for God's sake. I have no doubt that 2010 will be much better (if only because Jacko can't die again in 2010). If it does in fact get any worse I might make like R. Branson and move to outer space.
But '09 wasn't that bad. In fact, scrolling through my photos, there are more than a few delightful memories. From a boat named the "Shearwater" to a mystery trip to Jamaica, front row seats at the Maury show to a rowdy family vacay with the love of my life, here are 12 highlights from my year in sheer trash:
January - Winter Hike with Lola
February - Wild Teens on Maury
March -- Britney Spears' Circus Tour (in Newark, NJ, No Less)
April - Hanging out in the Shire
May - Paris in the Spring
June - Field Trip to Chester, NJ
July - The S.S. Shearwater
August - Fire Island
September - Autumn Commences
October - Thrillist's JetMystery
November - Hayden Hatteras Trip
December - Lola and Her Mini Tree