Cutting down the holiday tree.

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After quasi celebrating Hanukkah we decided to cut down a tree, put lights on it, and call it a holiday tree. I am not religious. Kinda of like Thanksgiving, the actual day of Christmas doesn’t have a lot of significant meaning for me. I do enjoy the day off and if we don’t have any food in the house, you will find us at a Chinese restaurant with our chosen friends.

It was fun in the beginning.
Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 8.59.48 PMBut then Amanda had to find one in the middle of this forest.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.00.05 PMWhat is a trail?Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.00.16 PMEventually, we got the perfect (for us) tree.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.00.41 PMStrapped to the car and ready to go.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.00.50 PMCut to size and set up.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.00.56 PMLit.Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 9.01.08 PM

So whatever you celebrate, enjoy the holidays.

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 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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