Dennis' Year in Review Part I
As 2005 comes to an end, I’ve decided to take a moment and reflect on the last 12 months of my life. So for anyone who cares here's part I of a two part month by month recap of my life in 2005.
2005 began in a cabin near MT Hood with some of my closest friends. After a night of celebrating the new year it was off to the slopes of Timberline for New Years Day. Not a great day for me because I was a bit under the weather that day, those of you who were there know why. After a day of skiing all I wanted to do was get back to the cabin and relax, due to an ice storm it took something like four hours to go 15 miles. On January 10, I celebrated my 28th birthday. That night I hopped on a scale at the gym and it read 310 pounds. I made a pledge that night that by January 10, 2006 I would be no more than 225 pounds. I’ll let you all know at the end of part II whether I’m there yet.
Nothing exciting in February but I did extend my streak. The streak of not dating anyone on Valentines Day. It’s up to 28 now, will 2006 be the year it all comes to an end? Only time will tell.
Once again another March Madness without my beloved Oregon Ducks, I have feeling 2006 will be the same. I also made my tenth trip to Mexico with the First Baptist Church high school group. It’s was great to see the work that God is doing in the Mexicali Valley. I’m already confirmed for trip number eleven in 2006.
One the most humiliating moments of my life took place in April. I had to wear a Pig suit and hand cookies out in the lobby of my work. I survived two hours in it and I am a better man because of it.
I jumped back into the world of internet dating, I began communicating with Andrea. You’ll find out in June how that worked out. May was also the month that my friend and former roommate Aaron Geist got married. I had a few too many glasses of wine at the reception and by the end of the night I was out on the dance floor. Now me and The Duck are the only former residents of the Chesterfield address that are still single.
I finally met Andrea and after two dates she kicked me to the curb. Pretty much the story of my dating life. Two dates and done! June is also the month that I started running and I haven’t stopped yet.
Well that’s the first half of my year, please stay tuned for the second half.