2017 Year In Review

Previous Years: 2016 | 2011 | 20102009

1. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

March 17th – I turned 33 this year.

Spent the day celebrating a St. Patrick’s Day potluck at work, and then out to dinner with Charlie at Burntwood Tavern in Fairlawn. K, Kenny, Charlie, my parents and I went out to celebrate K’s and my joint birthday at Gigi’s and The Speakeasy.

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Joint birthday celebration with K.

2. Did anyone close to you die?

I lost two wonderful people this year: DadZ’s friend, Rob Smith, on Valentine’s Day, and Hooman’s wife, Vera, to metastatic breast cancer in July.

3. What vacations/trips did you take?

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With Charlie at the finish line of the 2017 Flying Pig Marathon.

4. Where did most of your money go?

  • Mortgage
  • Amazon
  • Eating Out

5. Favorite / Most-Watched TV Shows:

6. Best Books / Books Read

I also read Nemesis, by Jo Nesbø, but I had a hard time getting into it, and finishing it. I think I’m done with the Harry Hole mysteries. I don’t think I have the patience for them.

7. What was your favorite film of this year?

Book of Life, and it was absolutely my favorite film.

8. Podcasts in Rotation:

9. What was the best thing you bought?

I celebrated paying off one of my student loans by using the payment for a pair of Randolph Aviators. You may recognize them from this fine piece of television.

Don Draper Aviators