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Hello, 2015

Last year was a pretty fun year. I was pulled on stage during a clown show, went stand-up paddleboarding, and went wakeboarding. I attended Katie and Matt’s wedding. I started doing yoga this summer and have stuck with it consistently. I switched to a bodyweight workout routine and have been doing that regularly. San Diego Comic-Con was a lot of fun, and for the first time, the roles were reversed; people asked me for pictures. (I was in my Aquabats costume.)

I attended a ton of concerts, including but not limited to Reel Big Fish, The Maxies, The Originalites, The Aquabats, Koo Koo Kangaroo, GOGO13, Half Past Two, Sugar Stems, The Interrupters, The Holophonics, The Skatalites, Suburban Legends, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Los SuperSpies, and so many more. I watched a bunch of improv, mostly at ImprovCity and Spectacles. I attended some Risk! Live. I went to a Teenage Mutant Pizza Party and the Scott Pilgrim Picture Show with CinemAttack! There was Dapper Day, Walking with Dinosaurs, a Civil War reenactment, The Great Gatsby party, the OC Fair, and LA Kiss. There was some Yadi Presents burlesque, a performance of Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Big River – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Man of La Mancha, and other performances. Lots of fun stuff.

Edit: Oh, man, how can I forget the Tall Ships Festival or being a guest on the Twisted Nether Blogcast?!

Work continues to go well. I cleaned out my closet. And yes, that’s worth mentioning. I attended Henley’s first birthday party and gave him a big smile with his present. I finished off Mists of Pandaria and started Warlords of Draenor. Sorry, but a little video games had to leak into this too. I got my backlog (my list of games, books, movies, etc.) that were purchased but never finished down to 340, which is pretty good. When I started counting in April, I had 471 items that needed to be beat/watched/read. I got rear-ended while driving for the first time. That’s not really much of an accomplishment, but I handled it at least. It was my 10-year high school reunion a few months back, and that was a lot of fun. I also cooked a bunch – stuffed bell peppers, pizzas, calzones, salads, salami wraps, pork chops, steaks, a cake, lemon bars, brownies, and more delicious things. I, a straight man, went out for a drink with a man I met on a dating site. I got stung by way too many bees.

It was a cool year.

2015 started with a party with close friends. Just a minute or two into the year I got to witness a friend propose to his girlfriend.

We’re off to a good start.

CAMS Class of 2004 10-year reunion

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Last night was the CAMS Class of 2004’s 10-year reunion in Redondo Beach. It was held at HT Grill, a great venue in a beautiful location near the water. Thanks so much to Marghee for planning it! (Sorry that photo is dark. I like it anyways.)

My favorite family

I hadn’t seen many of the people there in years. Others, like three of my favorite people pictured above, I get to see regularly (if not as often as I like). Henley seemed to enjoy splashing before dinner.

For dinner they served clam chowder or salad, chicken or salmon, and a brownie. Everything was incredibly delicious.

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“Then and now” photos were projected of people in attendance, and each person took turns standing and letting the group know what they’ve been doing. It was wonderful to learn how great everyone seems to be doing. Sure, they likely leave out the negative, but I enjoyed learning about marriages, soon-to-be weddings, children, children on the way, and impressive jobs.

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There were also a few games, including naming classmates from their old photos, answering trivia about our time at CAMS, and answering pop culture questions from 2004. As far as I know, the planning was all Marghee, which is really impressive considering she also had her five-week old there!

I’d love to get together more often, because it was a lot of fun. Maybe a 15-year reunion should be in the cards!