My Life as a Dog

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year in Review 2014

Sure I don't blog much any more but I do like to take a look back at what happened over the last year as it comes to a close. It reminds me of just how much things can change in a year and just how blessed I am to have great family, friends, work, and many opportunities. So here is my year in review:

PLACES I'VE VISISTED

New York City, New York (April)

Las Vegas, Nevada (May)

Zions National Park, Utah (June)

Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Wyoming (July)

Oahu, Hawaii & Las Vegas, Nevada (October)

Southern California (November)

SHOWS I'VE SEEN

The shows I saw this year:

  • Matilda (NYC)
  • Kinky Boots (NYC)
  • Pippin (NYC)
  • If/Then (NYC)
  • Catch Me If You Can (SLC)
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (San Diego)
  • Divas (Las Vegas)


BOOKS I'VE READ


One of the few New Year's goals that I stuck with was to read more. 10 books this year. Hope to top that in 2015.

PORTRAITS I'VE TAKEN

CONCERTS I'VE ATTENDED
It was the year of divas in concert:

  • Cher 
  • Cyndi Lauper 
  • Carrie Underwood 
  • Katy Perry 
  • Sara Bareilles 
  • Lady Gaga 
  • Tegan and Sara
Oh and a few non-divas too:

  • Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • American Authors
  • The Script
  • OneRepublic
  • Erasure

HIKES I DID
It's not a hike unless I take a selfie. Here's a list of some of the hikes that I did this year:
  • The Narrows in Zions
  • Kanarraville Canyon
  • Ferguson Canyon
  • The Y (over and over)
  • Y Mountain Overlook
  • Stewart Falls (twice)
  • Lake Blanche
  • Squaw Peak (twice)
  • Dry Creek Canyon (several times)
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Silver Lake Flat
  • Hidden Falls - Tetons
  • Makapuu Point Lighthouse - Oahu
  • Glen Canyon to Dry Creek Canyon

NEW FAMILY MEMBERS
Me and Marv (Maverick)

FUN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS


THINGS I DID FOR THE FIRST TIME
Road in a stretch limo

Attended a kickboxing class

Wrote an iOS application

Watched a movie at a luxury cinema theater

Road city bikes in SLC

Went road biking with my brother

Attended the SLC Greek Festival

Rode an electric bike in Irvine

Swam with dolphins and sea turtles & went whale watching
Other firsts without photos:

  • Hot yoga
  • Padding boarding
  • Lava Hot Springs
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