Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter ride

I took my boys and dogs for a winter ride this morning. We found this frozen section.IMG_2603

I rode across some frozen sections. This one didn’t hold me, so I kept pedaling to get back to the dirt before I got wet.

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My boys and I went to Marty’s to make charcloth.  I hadn’t heard of it until about two weeks ago.  We made the charcloth on the BBQ and started a fire with flint and steel.  It was manly and I pounded my chest.

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Penguin drawing

My daughter drew this for me for Christmas. It’s (24)

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2014 was a good year

I have been horrible and blogging for the last six months, but I wanted to wrap up a few things.  I feels like 2014 was a turning point.  I decided to focus on being positive and trying new things, which led to some great things.  I went back to E*Trade and was promoted to the Stock Plans team.  I spent a lot of time being quiet and listening.  I had a goal to try or accomplish 12 new things.  I think I hit 37.  Here they are:

Oscillating spindle sander
Japanese pull saw
Lathe project- ice cream scoop
Swim with nurse sharks
Play marbles
Coyote hunting
Conquistador facial hair
Drug bust assist
Red Lobster’s Lobsterfest (Lobster Lovers Dream)
Waxed mustache
Giving up something for Lent- energy drinks
Wood berm on Juniper downhill trail
Drive to end of Ophir Canyon
Camping in Ophir Canyon
Cutting a basketball in half
Run a 5k
Book end ordinances in the same day- baptisms and sealings
Concert at Silver Lake ampitheater- Nashville Tribute Band
Ride a Harley
Ride a Vespa
Shoot a Beretta FS
Ride at The Canyons
Ride a huge ferris wheel-  Lagoon
Sliding Rock in Alpine
Caveman cooking- egg in a pepper, hamburger in onion, biscuit in orange peel
Join a book club
Join a Fantasy Football league
Ride at Trailside in Park City
Make a slingshot
Wear a mustache for one year
Work in Stock Plans
Blue Velvet cupcake
Shoot a crossbow
Ride a 27.5″ tire mountain
Wear a beard
Make a bike bracelet

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