November 30th – Everyone reading this.

Thank you for taking the time to read what I wrote. I have found this month that I am very lucky. I have a lot to be thankful for. My guess is that most of you look like this most of the time. Especially when the Biebs was innocent.

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November 28th – Trekking Torres del Paine.

Leo and I headed south from his house on the beach. We ended up in Ushuaia, Argentina. This is the starting point for trips to Antarctica. Being too poor frugal for that sort of motorized adventure, we opted for the human powered walk around Torres del Paine. We could not have done it without the help of our hostel, Erratic Rock.

The towers.Screen shot 2013-12-01 at 1.34.08 PMIt was nice not having to carry water.
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Camping with a view. And some mice. And some wind.Screen shot 2013-12-01 at 1.34.32 PMWe heard falling snow and ice every few minutes. Made it tough to sleep.Screen shot 2013-12-01 at 1.34.46 PMWe really liked not carrying water.Screen shot 2013-12-01 at 1.35.17 PM

November 27th – My buddy Leo.

My original climbing/snowboarding/adventure friend. If one of us had an idea to do something dumb/fun/crazy/scary/fast we knew that the other one would be fully supportive and encouraging. We spent a lot of time rock climbing together and the bonds that form during those scary moments last forever.

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Who else will pull into closeout shorebreak with you and think it is fun?!Screen shot 2013-12-01 at 12.20.39 PMThanks for being you, Leo.

November 18th – Music.

I am not musically inclined. I also cannot imagine a world without music. Music is a big deal here in Seattle. There is a Jimi Hendrix statue outside of my school. I see the Pearl Jam guys pretty regularly. One day, I should make it to the EMP. My dad taught me the ukulele when I was in Hawai’i. Kanikapila on his lanai was a good time.

Here is a jam session in a pub in Ireland.

November 17th – Technology.

I am thankful for technology. As much as I like to be in the woods, a river, or the snow alone, I am happy that we have the technology that is available today. I am thankful that I have people to read this website. People all over the world are keeping up with my escapades. I have a way to look back at all of the things that I am thankful for. I can see all of the cool things that I have done in my life. Sometimes, I think that life should be blogworthy.

I still have the old iPhone 4. Siri is not in my life. Somehow, I survive. I do not own a tablet of any electronic kind. I did, however, get a Pebble.

For all of the technology that we have. I still think that he human body is one of the most amazing things in the world.

Here are some things I found in my urine.


November 15th – My Uncle John and Aunt Linda.

This is a continuation of things that I am thankful for. This month, I will be adding one thing every day that I am thankful for, happy about, or lucky to have experienced. I hope that it helps me realize how happy I am.

My aunt Linda and uncle John. These two have done so much for our family. Without them, my father most likely would not be alive.

Here we are at a USC football game. To say that they are fans is a bit of an understatement.

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My Dad had cancer. He has annual check ups every year. Linda and John made sure that we had the best treatment.

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November 10th – Food.

Here is a recap of what the onslaught of posts have been about this month:

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday. People celebrate it for many reasons. Being thankful is probably one of the better reasons. I don’t give thanks to a spiritual being. My thanks come from all of my real world experiences. I would like to try and focus on one memory or experience every day this month and highlight them here. I (and most people reading this) have many things to be thankful about. Life can almost always be worse. The healthcare world is a fierce reality of death and dying. Especially when you are at the bottom of the barrel like a nursing student seems to be sometimes.

So today’s post is about something very important to me. Food.

A cheeseburger is one of my favorite things to eat. Here is one from Tamarack Brewery in Missoula, Montana. Rock Creek, I love you.

Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 11.17.54 AM Raclette from Paris.Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 11.15.49 AMBreakfast in Napoli.
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Pot muffins in Amsterdam.Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 11.16.38 AM

Crème brûlée because I can’t find anyone that makes it as perfect as my ex step..nevermind. Patricia, yours is still the best.
Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 11.16.02 AMThe good thing is that my enabler makes a spread like this for camping!

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