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2014 Was Okay

I'm thinking 2014 was a pretty good year. Let's see if I can remember some of the stuff I did, in no particular order.

  • Witnessed the first sunrise of the year from the top of Jō Yama.

  • Watched fireworks from beaches in Japan, Ecuador and Canada. This included carefully sequenced underwater fireworks in Shizunami, unregulated chaos, and a private show, respectively. In total, I probably watched fireworks about a dozen times.

  • Ate a borderline irresponsible amount of crabs in both Guayaquil and Dương Đông.

  • Replaced my passport twice.

  • Bought a car and a motorcycle.

  • Drove a rickety open-top 4x4 up a mountain in Quito to the Swing at the End of the World.

  • Built many many things out of wood. Multiple tables, boxes, etc.

  • Acquired a 5L sausage stuffing machine; stuffed sausages.

  • Spit-roasted a suckling pig in my backyard with a homemade contraption.

  • Celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the Izu Running Club. And I ran another 1/2 marathon.

  • Hung a pre-owned sea turtle on my apartment wall.

  • Rick and Morty.

  • Made ginger beer and yogurt from scratch (separately).

  • Didn't ride a bicycle. Not even once. Weird.

  • Rode in boats into a cave in Dogashima, down an Amazonian river in a wood canoe, and around Georgian Bay near a town called Tiny.

  • Likely more.

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