A new year brings a new blog post. I realize it's been about 6 months since my last post, so this will serve as both a 2012 year in review, my Christmas cards (which I haven't sent in like 4 years), and I guess a statement that I am still alive for those who may have their doubts. This is also for my mom, who claims that I never tell her anything and she learns more about what's going on in my life from reading my blog. I'm not so sure about that, but whatever.
2012 was a good year. Lots of changes and new things happening, the most exciting of which is probably that I'm getting married this year! Linnet and I are engaged, and plan to get married this August. We're still in the throngs of wedding planning, with not much to report yet, but it should be a lot of fun along the way.
I also did quite a bit of travel over the past year. Most recently, Linnet and I went with my sister and parents down to cheer on the Huskies in the Vegas Bowl. Despite what one might think of Vegas being in the desert, that means it's dry, not necessarily warm. The game was in the desert wind and high 40s temperature wise, which was decidedly cold. This was actually our third adventure of the season to follow the UW Football team to away games. We started the season off with a bunch of friends by heading down to New Orleans and Baton Rouge for the UW/LSU football game. Had a good few days exploring New Orleans and painting the Big Easy more purple than it already was. Then we took advantage of our newly re-minted Californian friends Kristen and Mark in the Bay Area for the UW/Cal football game at the beginning of November. Another great time was had by all.
Beyond that, several work trips kept me busy. Three trips to Sweden and one to Boston gave me plenty of flight miles getting around to meetings and such. Midway through the year this year I shifted over into a Project Manager role at work, which has been an exciting change of pace, with lots of new challenges to deal with. (And yes, a healthy dose of cat-herding.) But I'm still at the same company I started at after college, and will be celebrating/commiserating my 10th anniversary this May.
In my spare time, I'm still busy curling twice a week, volunteering at the EMP and MOHAI museums, and making it downtown to see plenty of musicals. Yes, by popular demand I will attempt to resurrect my musical review series of blog posts. I've got quite a few good new shows coming up this season that should be worth reporting on. And travels continue, with another trip to Orlando and Disney World on the horizon in February, as Linnet and I will be meeting up with our friends Kristen and Mark for a week of fun in the Florida sun.
All that and more, coming up this year! Until then, Happy New Year to everyone!