Happy New Year to all our beloved readers! As a start to 2015, we wanted to share with you our staff’s and fellow contributor’s hopes and wishes for the New Year, along with our favorite gift that Santa brought to us this past Christmas.

 

 

Favorite Christmas Gift: Cheap Monday booties (from my parents):

 

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New Years Resolutions: to get through the semester (and finish my thesis paper) and graduate, better my sewing and design skills, and launch my clothing brand. I’d also like to work on giving back to my parents since they have provided so much for me.

Becky Bacsik

 

 

Favorite Christmas Gift: my badass great grandmother got me this furry blue coat from Urban Outfitters. It’s my favorite Christmas present because I love to see that my kooky style has been passed down from someone I respect and love so much. Plus it’s super warm and soft! Can’t wait to go full cookie monster at the Lenny Kravitz concert in Dallas next weekend!

 

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– Amanda Hendrix-Black

 

 

Favorite Christmas Gift: Despite being away from my family during the holidays(away in another continent, no less), I was fortunate enough to spend Christmas with my boyfriend and his family. Reading graphic novels has been a favorite pastime of mine ever since I dug into Charles Burns’ Black Hole back in 2010. I lent this one to my boyfriend near the start of our relationship for him to read, so receiving a Charles Burns graphic novel from him that I’ve been anticipating for quite some time definitely marked my favorite Christmas gift!

 

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New Years Resolutions: I feel since the start of 2014 I’ve been proud of what I’ve accomplished, namely finding my passion for booking and promoting shows, as well as writing and editing for ANON Magazine. I sense only positive things on the horizon for these projects and my future – if I had to make any changes, it’d be to find a way to make a career out of my passions, and continue to instill my creativity and love into my shows and into ANON Magazine. Also to take up playing the drums again.

– Trish Connelly

 

 

Favorite Christmas Gift: As a gift to myself, I bought a Ricoh GR Camera with GV-1 Viewfinder.

 

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New Years Resolutions: Obtain Media Press Passes to Austin Psych Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

– Ismael Quintanilla