Hello everyone and welcome to the 2015 year-in-wrap-up post! This may not be interesting to anyone other than me, but I write these every year as an exercise in tracking-the-time-passing, in reflecting on what we’ve done, and as a way for me to have something to look back on to remember how I’ve been thinking. You can read all the previous years (2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014) if you’d like. *I* think it’s interesting.
One of the coolest things about this year was all the neat people we got to work with. You can read all about them here!
I’m gonna give the highlights of each month of 2015, because it was a big year. BIG YEAR, I SAY. And also emotional year. EMOTIONS, I say. Let’s look at things! THERE ARE EMOTIONS IN HERE GET READY. Continue reading 2015 in The Doubleclicks→
Happy Holidays from Portland, friends. It’s come that time of year again, when I try to get my head around the year that’s ending. A time when I re-read these posts from the end of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and remember what a fool I was in the past, every moment until today. Gosh, past Angela was sure ignorant and silly, wasn’t she? Glad that’s all over.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! Thank you so much for another amazing year, we are just nothing at all without your support and your smiles and your coming to our shows and sharing our videos and just being basically greatest people on earth. Big love. <3
We’ve done this wrap up thing for the last couple years (2011, 2012)—and every year we have more and more to be thankful for. YOU, always, have made our lives so great. THANK YOU.
So what kind of year has 2013 been? It’s been the kind of year where I’m finally getting around to writing a wrap-up post in the late afternoon of New Year’s Eve. Whoops. But we’re here now, so let’s go!
If I had to wrap the year up in one video, I’d do it this way:
Nothing to Prove was by far the best, most fun, most important thing we’ve ever participated in. Thanks to a concept by the amazing Josh A. Cagan and contributions from geek girls and peoples from around the world, this video happened, and it touched people—it inspired people to send us their own stories (and submit them to the Geek Girl tumblr), to buy t-shirts that raised over $500 for AppCamp4Girls… and it felt so, so special. Thank you so much. If that was the only thing that happened this year, we would have considered it a success.
To illustrate, here’s a wonderful bit of photoshopping by Alice Lee:
Happy Christmas from our parents’ house in Massachusetts! It’s time to get all reflective up in here!
2012. It seems like the year went so fast, and so slow – you know that feeling? Like, you set a bunch of fitness goals and “I should really figure out how dry cleaning works” goals and “I should know how to cook” goals – and then 12 months pass like no time at all…. but at the same time… well, let’s just look at a few things that happened in 2012.
In 2011, we came up with our band name, did 6 months of song-a-week, played tons of shows, went out of town for the first time, and met a bunch of people I prefer to not call “fans,” many of whom are now our friends. The Doubleclicks project has gone from “a thing” to “A THING” over the past 12 months. It’s really weird–as in unusual–not everyone gets to do the things we get to do now. We get to create things and share them with people that like them. We get to go to a heck of a lot of nerdy events. Best of all, we get to play shows in front of the kind of people we’d like to walk off the stage and play Zombie Dice with. It is weird. And great. Continue reading 2012: The Doubleclicks-en-ing→