This Year Was Fucking Nuts

I wanted to post my favorite photos from this year, but upon reminiscing over the past 12 months I realized a lot of weird and fun shit happened. So I’m posting my favorite moments from this year.

Went to the Caribbean and zip lined in Jamaica. I also let a monkey jump on my shoulder.
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Worked for a few of my favorite designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenberg, Balenciaga, & Peter Pilotto
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Saw myself on the side of a building.
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Saw Bruce Springsteen at Apollo Theater and met some nice dudes.
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Watched too much Twilight Zone.
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Went to Napa for my sister’s bachelorette party.
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Won the lottery.
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Coldest Coachella ever.
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Too many airplanes.
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Sister’s wedding!
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Enjoyed the fuck outta NYC.
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Bought some awesome records.
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Someone loved me I guess.
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Visited Yosemite.
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Ruined Brian Presley’s life. Oops.
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Went to Big Sur!
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Reunited with Kitler.
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Said goodbye to NYC.
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Said hello to LA… and a new manager, agent, and traffic.
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Saw some fireworks from my bedroom window.
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Rode on my first studio lot golf cart.
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Wrote a lot.
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Met this guy who taught me how to smoke cigars…and then became my boyfriend.
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Did some podcasts.
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Saw James freak out when he got Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Went to the Santa Barbara Zoo
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Picked my friend up from rehab.
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Went to Yosemite again and met my sister’s kitten Bagel and went zip lining.
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Saw Ellen!
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Went to the Walking Dead premiere and almost got eaten by Zombies.
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Booked my first movie!
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Started writing for VICE.
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Booked my first national commercial!
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Had an awesome Halloween costume. Howard and Beth!
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Had some adult-like meetings.
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Ate about 100 popsicles from Suck It Sweets
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Had a couple amazing meals from Wolvesmouth.
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Got a haircut and sweater.
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Went to St. Louis for the first time with James and saw snow and the St. Louis arch!

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31 thoughts on “This Year Was Fucking Nuts”

    1. Peter, you sound like such a catch! I’m sure women are falling at your feet. You are a creep, deserving only to be wiped off the bottom of my shoe like dogshit.

  1. Really great pictures (got a chuckle outa “Kitler”!). The highs and lows of the past year = a life being lived. Keep doing what you’re doing – living life.

  2. Fantastic photo’s! I’m impressed that you share so much so honestly to a bunch of us strangers. That’s courageous. Thank you for that. It’s refreshing to read and it’s made me think. Good luck with all your adventures for the next year..I hope you get the opportunities to shine even brighter. World needs a few more folk like you. Don’t worry, I’m not girlcrushing (happily married lady), but I *do* respect what you put out there and have been meaning to say it for awhile. Cheers!

  3. Been following your twitter since the Brian Presley thing and you’re hilarious and wry. Didn’t even realize you were dating James Gunn! Can’t wait to see his GotG. Hell of a year! Glad to be following you and I’m looking forward to what you do next.

  4. Melissa, you made my 2012 a MUCH brighter, happier place. Your writing on Vice, and your jokes on Twitter helped ease one of the worst years of my life. Can’t wait to see what you have waiting for us in 2013! πŸ™‚

    P.S.-Be nice to James, he’s obviously a great boyfriend/supporter in a town full of users/jackals. Much respect.

  5. Well I’ve never commented on anyones blog before but tonight ive found myself truly intrigued by your photos and then spent an hour or more reading your blog. I just wanted to tell you that I think you’re amazingly witty and your sense of humor is on point. But you probably already know that. Anyway, You’ve got a lot more going for you than just a gorgeous face and I really hope you find all of the happiness and success in life that you deserve. Thanks for sharing….I really enjoyed it and I hope to see more of you in 2013

  6. Some of your photos are really wonderful; I must say you are definitely gorgeous. And finally pay no mind to your detractors. I believe they are just jealous of you.

  7. Hey Melissa, great work, youre one of my favorite writers right now. But how come only Vice UK has all your posts? Only four show up in the US version.

  8. You made made me miss LA so much with this post, and the way you recapped your year was amazing, i felt i was reading it out of a diary, which is pretty weird and awesome at the same time, this is the first time i visit your blog, and definitely not the last. loved your blog.

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