Since I’ve created a bit of an ongoing tradition by looking back on the photos I posted online through out the year in 2008 and 2007 I thought I’d keep it up for 2009. I feel like this is kind of a good way to reflect on the year through my eyes, in as much as I thought something was important enough to post an image of it online. So here we go..
I started the year much like the ones before, in Berlin post-congress.
And when everyone scattered Tara and I did too, landing in Amsterdam for a few days.
Also I had a pretty crazy beard at that point.
After returning to the US I turned around and went to DC for the inauguration of President Obama. Which was cool and all, but seeing De La Soul was much more fun.
And continuing musical awesomeness I booked it back to LA just in time to see Thorns of Life.
Which I’m glad I did, since they broke up shortly there after. February was apparently pretty uneventful according to my Flickr stream.
In March I rode motorcycles
And moved from Silver Lake to Venice.
That might not seem important to you but, well if you are reading this you should know it’s important to me.
April was apparently cold and windy
So I said screw it and went to NYC for a vegan ice cream sundae
May found me in the woods somewhere around Toronto.
But of course I made it back to LA in time for the opening of the new Intelligentsia in Venice, right around the corner from my new place
In June I saw Jonathan Mann give an awesome talk at Beta Level
And hunted ghosts with a bunch of other web nerds
By July I was back in Tokyo
It’s funny, at least to me, how I wanted to go there for so much of my life, and now after so many trips in the last few years it feels so comfortable and familiar, yet still exciting and fun. I’m sure I haven’t seen everything, but I’m trying
It turned out to be a great time to go because not only was there a solar eclipse
But some crazy bastards built a 1:1 scale Gundam!
In August Stephen Morrissey made me a damn good espresso
We hiked up some rocky waterfall thing
And I ended up in Boat Town Maryland to see my old friend Grampa Clifton get hitched
In September Tara, Jason and I took South East Asia by storm. We rode a long ass escalator in Hong Kong
Went to a bunch of meetings in Singapore
And had our feet eaten by fish in Bangkok
It was a damn fun trip.
In October I went to San Francisco to see Johannes eat something
And see the new Noisebridge
Which pushed me over the line and I came back to LA and demanded we build our own hackerspace here. Before the end of the month Crash Space had it’s first meeting.
In November I helped break a world record by getting tattooed, with almost 900 other people. By one guy, in under 24 hours. Or something like that.
And then went to NYC with Tara for her Birthday and had a Vegan Ice Cream Sundae
December took me back to Singapore
Where I helped organize a conference for Neoteny Labs with a bunch of great friends from all over the world
And when I got back to LA, Crash Space had a physical location and we were moving in
And Tara and I wrapped up the year BBQing in DTLA with the Super Lucky Cats.
And while I broke my “In Berlin for New Years” streak this year, I was able to walk outside in short sleeves and not come anywhere near freezing to death. Which was pretty rad.
And so begins 2010…