Dennis' Year in Review Part II
Here’s part II of my year in review and in case you missed it here's Part 1
The month began with one final email from Andrea (the internet date). It read something like “I’m sorry it’s taken so long to call you or email you but I’ve been really busy, I enjoyed our time together and you’re a really nice guy but I just don’t see our relationship going beyond friendship”, translation: “I was hoping by ignoring you for the last two weeks that you would just go away, I found someone better and just wish that you would go away”. One week later my two fake teeth fell to the bottom of Triangle Lake, it took four days before the dentist could have a new set made. For three days I had to go to work without two of my front teeth. The last significant event in July was “the missed opportunity”. I was sitting in the hot tub at my apartment complex minding my own business when an incredibly beautiful young lady got in. Amazingly, she started to talk to me, after a half an hour of talking about almost everything we went our separate ways. I enjoyed talking to her and I would have loved to have gone out for coffee or something , but there was one small problem I didn’t even get her name.
My current roommate Dan got engaged, that makes seven roommates (Anthony, Jon, Dustin, Tim, Albert, Aaron, Dan) who have gotten engaged while living in the same residence as me.
Always one of my favorite months of the year. It began with the start of Duck football season , a 38 to 24 win over Houston to start things off. The second weekend of September I returned to Mecca (Autzen Stadium). The Ducks only loss of the season happened in September, I never thought in my wildest dreams that we would go 10-1. I also met someone in September, several weeks later I got the courage to ask her out, there will be no more details though.
The Ducks got on a roll in October winning four in a row. A friend of mine volunteered me to help her lead line dancing at a youth group barn party. That was an interesting experience to say the least. October also marked the one year anniversary of my triumphant return to Eugene.
At the beginning of November I saw a legend. One of the two living members of the greatest band ever , Sir Paul McCartney. On stage for nearly three hours he performed a total of 36 songs spanning his entire career. He dazzled the crowd with a mix old Beatles favorites such as Blackbird, Hey Jude, Magical Mystery Tour, and Let it Be and songs from his post Beatles career such as Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Maybe I’m Amazed and the brand new hit Jenny Wren. He even sang one song from his pre Beatles days, In Spite of All the Danger written in 1958 by him and George Harrison when they were a part of a group called The Quarreymen, it also happens to be the first song he ever recorded. At 63 years old he’s got it , I just wonder what he’s going to do when he’s 64?
The Ducks continued the roll that they were on beating Cal and Washington State . On November 18 in the greatest game I’ve seen, the Ducks opened up a can of whoopass on the Beavers 56-14! After the game I stormed the field and danced in the “O” like I was still in college.
As expected the Ducks got jobbed by the BCS again, a terrible injustice that inspired me to come up with the DCS. After numerous Christmas parties the big day came and went. A great day with family and a time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas day also marked a major accomplishment for me, I ran twelve miles in 1 hour 28 minutes. If you do the math that’s under a 7 and a half minute mile. I never thought I could run twelve miles that fast.
Well that’s it for 2005, all in all not a bad year. I wish all my readers a happy new year. As for the pledge I made on January 10 2005, as of December 27 I weigh 220 pounds. Mission accomplished as long I don’t pack on another six pounds in the next two weeks.
Goals for 2006
1. Lose another 20 pounds
2. Run a marathon
3. Find a wife