I want to live life "deliberately"; writing a year in progress/review helps me inspect my life and make changes. Here is my 2012 Retrospective
Took McCall on her first New York City Subway ride and saw Newsies; had my standards raised again; watched Warm Bodies; saw aunt Jil get married; went to MassMoCA and fell in love with Sol Lewitt; got addicted to cornbread pancakes (thanks Thies and Jiffy); took a day off and went to DiaBeacon with Erin; saw BYU lose in the NIT semi-finals; tried (and fell in love with) Taco Bell's Doritos Taco Loco; watched the Phillies beat the Mets in Queens; pushed code to my AWS; read far too much ZeroHedge; made my computer desktop background a "trompe l'oeil"; ate at Grammercy Tavern; had to go to Times Square; went to the true happiest place on earth: the International Contemporary Furniture Fair; hosted some Russians; started drinking herbal tea; surprised my mother for Mother's Day; saw Elder Oaks speak at the Beckett Fund; left OpenSky; went to a wedding in Connecticut; had "broasted: chicken and went to the "Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania" with Dane and Tanner; traveled to Utah with Erin; Cheered on the USA with Nathan Wigglesworth and saw Jozy Alitodore (and Nathan's favorite player, Michael Bradley) beat Honduras; went back to BYU for the first time since graduation (and stayed for a sum total of 20 minutes); went to Davanzas on Main Street in Park City with Sam White and Erin; kicked it with Nate in Provo 'n Orem; Took the midnight train from Salt Lake City to San Francisco (18 hours of glory); while the car broke down outside Gilroy; I finally got to Big Sur (and it is big); went to Baiting Hollow and Montauk with Erin; saw a rainbow of the coast off Ireland; played with a Harris Hawk; took a train from Aarhus, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden (where I purchased a lamp; went boating in Old Lyme, CT; had a "welcome to the pros" weekend with Lunchbox in Baltimore and watched a 15 year-old win the GT3 race; hit up my grandfather's 90th birthday party; went to Vegas (not that cool); hiked Angel's landing twice; explored the Valley of Fire in Nevada; saw my cousin Marta get married; watched Brenda run the Hamptons half; took the train to Montreal where I saw the botanic garden/Insectarium; started watercoloring; saw "Birds of America at the Beinecke Library; hiked all over New York and Connecticut with Andrew Fryer; explored City Island on foot; started a new job; learned SQL; visited the Tate Modern; watched Sunderland and West Ham play at Upton park in a relegation dogfight; saw Les Mis and Dirty Dancing on the West End; flew business class to India; danced my heart out at a club in Pune; learned part of "Will You Be There" by Michael Jackson on the piano.
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Special thanks to Andrew Fryer and Erin Brown for pushing me to do and see more than I could have without them.