Monday, December 26, 2011

I want 2012 to be BIG

I want to try my hand at boxing. Not kickboxing...BOXING! With a bag! I don't want to hit other people, but it'd be cool I think and some form of "self defense" training, which I have been wanting anyway.

I might take a new language. Portuguese? French?

I'm doing the STP, and a bunch of training rides for it. I might invest in a real road bike.

I'm thinking about my next move. It seems the company is moving very slow about potentially making a Portland office. So now, I'm thinking, since 2012 is going to be a BIG year for being HAPPY and adventurous, I want to move to Wallingford. Maybe back to Fremont, but Fremont proper. We'll see.

I would be excited to hear any suggestions you have for making 2012 BIG and HAPPY and ADVENTUROUS! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Birthday 2012

I know it's months off, but I've decided this year's birthday party will be at the Lynnwood Skate and Bowl. They have a party package that includes dinner, two drink tix per guest, an hour and a half of bowling, followed by two hours of roller skating. $35 per guest. Awesome! I'm already thinking about the invitations will look like.

Plus my birthday is on a SATURDAY this year. Hooray!

It's also the first ride in the training series for the Seattle to Portland bicycle classic. I'll spend my morning/early afternoon riding the Seward Park loop (25 miles).


Friday, December 16, 2011

MTME: Allen Stone

I don't think it's any secret or surprise this most recent MTME post is in regards to the hugely talented Allen Stone. Since seeing him play at the Wild Buffalo in early October, I have probably listened to his second album 200 times. Seriously. It's a good thing I bought a digital copy, because I will listen to it 2, 3, sometimes 4 times a day. In fact, as a Christmas present to the fam, I am taking everyone to see him play with the Seattle Rock Orchestra at The Neptune in January.

He has some of the most soulful and catchy songs I've heard in a long time. My favorite on the album is "Satisfaction", but I do love "Sleep" and "Celebrate Tonight", "Say So", and a single (you can find on Spotify), "Another Break Up Song". He can slow it down, too. "Unaware"...I cannot keep myself from rocking back and forth in my chair whenever that one comes on. You can feel everything he's saying.

Live, he and the band are very entertaining. He's got a stellar group of guys, including a brass section. Can't wait for January!