2015 in a Long Glance

A year of cats, food, and friends both new and old

As promised, my review of 2015, at least in terms of what was documented on my phone. After selecting what I liked from that collection, there’s definitely no room for the stuff I legitimately documented on my camera.

Even without the official camera pictures, I sure did a LOT of stuff this year. I almost feel accomplished with how much fun I had.

Initial impressions, I took a lot of animal pictures. IMG_20150626_005414

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There was also a very brief yet intense Alphabears period. Barbecue was very much in evidence, along with the surprisingly popular #farmjokes on instagram. Also I went to a lot of food trucks for lunch, and I really wish I wrote down more of what I thought of them.

I also reconnected with many old friends, and made many new ones. 2015 was a good year, and not without its challenges of course.

Here’s a selection of pictures, 2015 at a glance.

Dinner at night in the park. Spooky.

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Credo, a fancy place for a first date.

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Lunch with a friend in Santa Cruz.

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Trying Amici’s for the first time.

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Yes, that’s a latte in a dog bowl.

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HRD, a standby in the going out for lunch rotation.

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Balboa Sushi House, a very cool sushi spot. Looks like a greenhouse/toy shop.

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Great sushi too.

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Dessert. Very cool place, lots of toys as well.

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I really only needed the pie in hindsight.

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Received Daniel Swensen’s Orison!

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One of the food trucks.

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Great stuff.

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Tried a “salted Vietnamese squid” for the first time. I love it.

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Breakfast in Portland with friends.

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Drinking the best latte ever once again.

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Requisite happy cat picture. Yes, she liked that, weirdly enough.

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A great birthday present from my cousin.

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Beef marrows for my birthday. Thanks coworkers!

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The maiden voyage of the barbecue that served well throughout the summer.

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You know it.

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The aftermath of lunch at Claw Shack with my friend Suzanne.

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Random ladies who were glad to take a selfie with me to get some of the cupcakes I made for Jody Lyon’s birthday.

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I had no idea there were so many varieties of Malort.

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Hung out with Icelandic band members.

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Yeah, my life is weird.

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All you can eat.

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Oh yeah.

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Met a Mayoral Candidate.

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And one of my food heroes, Chris Cosentino

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Made chocolate truffles…

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For Marié Digby

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A tasting flight at Russian River.

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And bottling my first batch of beer.

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Skeptically trying out Taco Bell Cantina on opening day.

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Spit roasted an animal for the first time.

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Scarlet City is a pretty great coffee spot.

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Beers on the spot near my office. Very cool place.

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And let’s just end it here. I’m not going to say it can’t get much better, but this is pretty great.

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