Tuesday, December 03, 2013

2013 Timeline

A smattering of events from 2013

January:
  • I started "The Daily Hour" for self-improvement, which lasted about six months.
  • I went to my first gaming convention, for Evil Mike's bachelor party.
  • We tried swing dancing at the Dulles Hilton. Rock-stepping is dumb.
  • Mike and Taje got married!
February:
  • We spent the Super Bowl at the Crane's.
  • I learned how to program in Python.
  • I learned how to play the blues in C on the electric bass.
  • We went to the horrible Luma Theater of Light show at the Birchmere.
March:
  • We took a vacation weekend in Waynesboro, VA.
  • I was sorely disappointed by the newest Starcraft sequel.
  • We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with the Cranes and Easter with the Whitmers.
April:
  • I finally bought a new, expensive office chair, reducing back problems by a factor of 3.
  • We started growing homemade tomatoes.
  • I started writing open-source bug-tracking software, called Bugler.
May:
  • We had a Quatre de Mayo barbeque, which turned out to be one of two barbeques we would have this year.
  • We went to Winchester for a Spellerberg reunion.
  • Rebecca graduated from PTA school!
June:
  • We flew through the air on trapezes.
  • We gained a new occupant in our basement.
  • We met Brianne at the Hungarian Folk Festival and the world did not end. However, she fled the country immediately after she met us.
July:
  • We watched the fireworks at Lake Barcroft.
  • Rebecca took her super-crazy PTA exam and passed with a super-crazy high score.
  • We took a vacation weekend in Solomons, MD.
  • Elisa visited and we went to wineries.
August:
  • The URI! Zone started its 18th year.
  • We went camping in Greenbrier State Park.
  • We went to a wedding at Early Mountain Winery.
  • We did a blind wine taste test with the Smiths and Ahlbins, and learned that Rebecca likes the really expensive stuff.
September:
  • I gave up on Bugler and started Auricle.
  • We hiked the Billy Goat Trail.
  • We watched Miss Saigon at the Signature Theatre.
  • I turned 34 and probably died.
  • We had our Fall Barbeque and met some neighbours.
October:
  • We spent the government shutdown hiking around Harper's Ferry.
  • We went to the Fall Festival at Doukenie Winery.
  • We went to a pumpkin carving party at Katie and Joe's.
  • We passed out candy at Max and Leigh Ann's.
November:
  • We returned to Harper's Ferry for more hiking fun.
  • We traveled to Linden, VA for Elizabeth's birthday.
  • We stayed in a posh cabin for Annie's birthday.
  • We hosted only 1 Thanksgiving, involving 4 children.
  • We had real Thanksgiving with my family.

How was 2013 for you?

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