I'm proud to present:
"How I Spent My 2010!"I have spent over 1 & 1/2 years living in Seattle, since moving from Norwood, OH and I still find myself getting into new adventures and getting out of mischief.
Every good year starts off with the Resolution Run 5K here in Seattle!
For 2010, I wasn't feeling up for the actual run that morning, and for 2011, I'll be at work. :-(
However, I still believe that if you're the first runner and you don't jump in the the water, then you afflictively lost the race.
I did however eat their chili:
Seattle, while not the oldest city in Washington, still does have some interesting cemeteries, and Meetup.com is always good for a last minute random walk/urban hiking group:
Arthur Denny was the leader of the founders of Seattle.
"Things I've Cooked" exploded with the first recipe I made from my New Orleans cookbook: Crayfish Gumbo with Allison.
Sara and I met and had several off and on months, filled with cooking, dancing, fishing (trying to), camping, etc. until ultimately deciding to part ways for good.
"You'll see!" One day we'll get that fishing down!
I saw the tallest light house in Seattle!
While the lighthouse wasn't terribly impressive, the walk along beach was lovely!
Taking a break from work, both Anita and I beat Bruder, the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, at bowling during residents' appreciation day!
Snuggie Bar Crawl!!! for World Concern and donations for Haiti.
My first and so far, only trip to the Arboretum where I also met my friend Chae whom as been a great friend and a wonderful resource for bouncing relationship ideas off of:
Trip to Portland, at the Chinese Garden:
Also, storm trooper at the Top Pot 5K (again a race I avoided, after pigging out on donuts pre-race! Sorry Laura!)
Great Urban Race in Washington, DC with my sister, Crystal! We place in the top 10% of the 500 teams competing this year!
After an all day race, Laura, Johna, Crystal, Io, and I decided to climb rocks and admire the Potomac River.
I rounded off the month by volunteering with UW's Digital Media Team for the Seattle Works Day and uploaded tons of photos and conducted interviews at several of the day sites:
Who runs a race with a brief case?
It's not all fun and games, as we not forget about helping out in Haiti:
I really thought there was going to be fireworks at the Firecracker 5K, midnight race! Sorry to disappoint you, Laura (again) and Michael... :-(
I found Northern Exposure! Cle Elem, WA conference:
Learned how to can for the first time too!
I'm also a super volunteer at Rebuilding Together Seattle and President of the Young Professional Society:
Trip up through Deception Pass after a horse show:
Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett loves our pediatric hospitalist group so much that we were all invited to the "Doctors Prom!" Thanks for being such great arm candy, Anita!
Even Midnight likes to get dressed up too!
"Man being blown away by the wind" and "The US Debt."
Also the month of Movember and cookie baking!
Looking good at the Fred Hutch Gala:
Thanks for helping me put up and decorate my tree Sweetheart!
And lastly, "Have suspenders, will build gingerbread houses."
I hope that next year will be just as great!
Thanks for reading,