Pages

Friday, December 31, 2010

End of the year end of the years year end end of the year stuff

Everyone seems to do a "best of" post at the end of the year - not me since that would involve posting every single post all over again - if you have any favorites you might remember what they are and you can go back and look on your own, nope for me its a day just like any other day - sort of. January first is the exact day I moved to New York City - I did that so that I would never forget, I planned it that way and waited outside of the Holland Tunnel so that I could drive in just a little after midnight (it took a little bit to get through the tunnel.) That was 1985 - some of you were not even born yet and some of you were cute little pre-schoolers and some of you were already over the hill - me I was 24 years old and fresh from New Mexico (well I did turn 21 in Paris and I had lived in Texas and Florida so I wasnt that fresh from New Mexico)...

Yes, I have changed a lot on the outside but not too much on the inside - for many, many years I had very long hair, in fact I only got rid of the long hair when my son was 2 and that was 2000.

This is how I look now - New York has given me much and I have given NY much in return. So there you go - the best of issue for 2010. I HOPE EVERY ONE HAS THE MOST ABUNDANT AND GENEROUS 2011 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

29 comments:

Sara said...

NYC is by far my most favorite place in this world. It gives, but it also takes. I dig that.

Happy NY! Look forward to more great posts in 2011.

wReggie said...

Thanks to Mic...you are on my must read list. Happy new year.

Belinda said...

What a neat mini-photo journey! Love the care you took into everything. I miss living in NYC, too, often. Wish I had the snow right now. Happy new year!!

Claudia said...

Born and bred in NYC, it will always be in my blood. You arrived circa the era when I left. Journeys are grand and I have often thought of settling in New Mexico... happy 2011 - who knows what the next journey is?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy new year Christo. I look forward to more good eats from ChezWhat in 2011. New York New York (like Sinatra) seems to be your kind of town.
Sam

spabettie.com said...

what a FUN post... I love it! and I LOVE NYC...

happy to have found your blog this year...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Tangled Noodle said...

This January 1st is a symbolic turning point for us as well, as it represents our hopes for new opportunities in our new home. Onward and upward!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your personal journey - so handsome throughout the years! Happy New Year!!

doggybloggy said...

I am my past and I am my future and I am right here right now....

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I like those black and white photos of you. Very stylish.
Happy 2011!
Angie

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Happy New Year to you, Christo, and to your son as well. Looking forward to being inspired by your cooking in 2011 as much as I was in 2010.

Jeannie said...

Happy New Year to you too...thanks for taking us down memory lane with your photo combos :D

starrlife said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Christo! It is always something special when more is revealed! I love seeing how people evolve. I moved to LI from Vt when I was ten and while I think that the experience added to my life and identity I am happy to be back where I belong and miss NY not one tiny bit! Well, perhaps the south shore beaches :)

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Happy New Year Christo! Loved the photo journey. I've never been to NYC and would love to take a foodie vacation and visit some of your fine restaurants.

Melody said...

You have had an interesting life. Write a book!

Vickie said...

Cute photos - great post! It's been fun getting to "know" you, Christo. Your writing, your cooking, your photography . . . all really top drawer. Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Happy New Year to a very, very Hot man!

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Christo - I sure got a kick out of your new year post! I was 29 that year, not quite over the hill! Ha!

Wishing you a delicious 2011, and looking forward to seeing what you create in the new year...
LL

Marjie said...

Happy New Year, Christo. I never make resolutions either, because if I find something amiss, I want to fix it then. Funny, I've never aspired to life in the big city, but I always want to be 2 hours away, so I can choose not to go there! Hope to see you more in 2011!

Magic of Spice said...

Happy New Year :)

Velva said...

The hair! Wow.
Happy New Year to you! Your passion and creativity for all things food is inspirational to me. I am Looking forward to following you in your "virtual" kitchen in 2011.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Cheers.
Velva

teresa said...

great post and great memories!

happy new year!

FOODalogue said...

Always the unique approach. :)

Best wishes for a great 2011.

theUngourmet said...

1985 was a very good year! I was a senior in high school and having the time of my life. I've never been to Paris or NY. Someday. Happy New Year to you!

Victoria said...

Happy New Year, Christo! I love those pics, haha. I was 2 when you moved to NYC :) It's great that you planned your move to be so epic in starting a whole new year in a new city. Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year darling.

Stacey Snacks said...

LOVE the head shots!
Fabulous!!!
Happy New Year my fellow New Yorker.

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh, those shots are so great! I love seeing some classic pics...I was 9...to be 10 that year. Man, time flies!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow those were some long locks you had. Loved seeing you through the ages, but I have to say you never looked better than you do right now.

Momma Cupcake said...

I just have to ask.....did you ever do the mullet. Inquiring minds want to know.

I loves the head shots. You take a pretty picture dahling.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin