It’s been a few years since I did an annual wrap up post. Where a few years equals seven. While it’s taken me longer than it should have to realize it, however, I miss them. True, the posts are really only relevant to me, but as a sucker for nostalgia, I have always enjoyed revisiting these snapshots years later. The little flashes of memory – I remember that trip – is worth the relatively minimal effort involved.
This year, I’m doing it a bit differently. Having a smartphone has not only killed off my SLR, it’s meant that significant – and not so significant – moments are all documented. Not to mention, conveniently backed up for me online by Google. So instead of a list of links, this is my year in pictures.
Before we get to the pictures, however, a few quick numbers courtesy of FitBit and TripIt (the latter via this little tool):
- From late May, when I got my FitBit flex, through December 31st I took 2,415,119 steps
- FitBit translates that as ~1,170 miles
- I flew 85,886 miles
- 43 of my 62 flights were on JetBlue
- I spent over 2 full days in transit to and from San Francisco
- I actually flew out of Boston (26) 4 times more than Portland (22)
The goal for this year is to travel less than I did last. Which sadly is not likely. But anyway, on to the pictures:
January 1, 2013
January 6, 2013
January 9, 2013
My first book, The New Kingmakers, was published by O’Reilly.
January 31, 2013
February 1, 2013
February 2, 2013
February 7, 2013
February 24, 2013
March 14, 2013
March 16, 2013
March 21, 2013
As a function of their move, my parents finally sold my first car, a ’73 Mustang. It wasn’t one of the pretty Mustangs, and it had a ton of mechanical issues, but I really loved that car. It is missed.
March 26, 2013
April 13, 2013
April 15, 2013
Had to turn down tickets to the Patriot’s Day game due to a conference in Portland, OR. Watched the bombings unfold from there. Coped.
April 27, 2013
Approximately 24 hours before our scheduled closing on the property on the water in Freeport, our USAA-backed lender informed us we would not close, requesting documentation we had provided twice previously.
May 8, 2013
May 9, 2013
May 21, 2013
May 26, 2013
May 31, 2013
June 1, 2013
June 6, 2013
June 15, 2013
June 22, 2013
June 30, 2013
With my brother, took my godson to his first Red Sox game. He made it through five full innings. The Red Sox won.