I'll just wrap up, yes? I'll just squoosh the remaining months together. The rest of the year involved settling back into Chicago life, but that didn't mean that there weren't a few adventures: DC, Las Vegas, New Haven, Madison, LA, and a giant family Thanksgiving in Tennessee. I spent time at the wonderful Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago [including an all-day bird symposium -- if you read this, Josh, I am heading in a birder direction...], spent a gorgeous snowy evening with Andrew Bird, realized that I was in my thirties, and bought an accordion. 2013, I'm ready for you. I'm sure it will be plenty weird, and I'm crossing my fingers for just as wonderful.