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Friday, December 30, 2011


Over Christmas I was in a bit of a weird mood, so I only have a few camera phone pictures. I got to meet up with a few old high school friends and I'm sorry we didn't get more pictures. Maybe at the 15th!

I also got to see the old 97's two nights in a row. And you can see me in the orange in the front row:

For Christmas I was a little short on present ideas, so I gave my parents the gift of yard work and I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I diced up a cord of wood then stacked it. Quite the project.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boise, ID

Before Christmas I made a trip out to Boise to see Mallory. It was quite the relaxing time that involved a lot of cooking and eating. More eating on my part.

The food alone was worth the trip. In order of appearance:

Mini Quiches

Curry Pork Chops

Lemon Layer Crepe cake

Brunch supreme

In between courses we had a lot of fun. We played disc golf; met her friends at a kareoke bar; went to a dinner party; and went out for drinks.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bend, OR

With my new temporary position in Portland I was sent to Bend, OR for a training. Bend is great town, even though it's a little corrupted by money. It was nice cold and clear and the view of the mountains was great.

Mallory came out to see me and make a weekend of it. On Saturday we took a hike to Tumalo waterfall. It was frozen over and looked really neat. After a quick snack we hiked back out.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


For the 4th year in a row, Kristina and Aaron hosted Thanksgiving at their house in Portland. As usual, we had a great time.

Our first night we went out on the town and had sushi.

Thursday was a day of cooking. Kristina started in the morning finishing the pies. Then we all rotated through cooking up our dish.

And I got to meet up with a few college friends. Again, never enough photos, but at least there was one. And I'm sure there will be several other times to meet up, since I'm going to be in Portland for a few months.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I went back for homecoming and Kappa Sigma's 125th anniversary. I had my camera, but never found a good time to take a picture. So all I have are these two cell phone shots, but really I think they capture the experience. Always good to see great friends.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

West Virgina

I had a meeting in West Virginia and the colors were amazing.

On my way back to the airport, I stopped by Harpers Ferry and to my terminus of the Appalachian Trail. I was shocked to find out they had re-routed it down a different block. I did a little re-creation of my finishing photo. Hopefully I'll put that on line some time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New York City

I had a conference out east, so went a few days early to see my brother in New York.

I stopped by washington square and there was a piano player. He was there for four hours. I don't know how he got out that piano out there, but he rocked for four hours. I also bought a jacket at the best thrift store I've ever found. And I went to my favorite coffee store. It was a great trip of highlights.

Blake and I got to hang out and went out to see our cousin and new 2nd cousin.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

House update

This is a little compilation of updates on the house.

At the beginning of the year I pulled up the gravel that was there and put in grass.

Over the summer the tumpet vine was in full bloom.

And my mom came out to help paint the front foyer.