The Happiest 56 Miles on Earth!

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Well, I’m back from “The Happiest Place On Earth”. ‘Twas a tremendous vacation packed full of perfect weather, relaxation, shows and rides, shopping, and fireworks. Oh, and I almost forgot- FOOD! amazing food. Lots of food.Every meal was incredible, and I pulled back from every one of them all smiles.

But if you ask people who have been to Disneyworld, they’d all probably tell you the same thing, and most of it is rather expected. What was not expected, was just how much walking I did!

Thanks to fitbit, I was able to track my daily/weekly activity during my vacation. And let me tell you, it made finishing those desserts so much easier! Now I expected to walk a while, but never in my wildest dreams did I expect the stats that I achieved!

imageThat’s more than two marathons, and over 125,000 steps walked on this so-called “vacation”. So you can now add health and fitness to the million other reasons why you and your loved ones should go to Disneyworld!

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“What are you doing for the holidays?”

It’s that time of year again folks. The holiday season is in full swing, and travel is at its highest peak. As many places as there are to travel in this world, during this time of year, the majority of us all pack up are things and arrive at the same destination.

We’re going home…

It is at this time that we forget about our daily struggles, our stresses, our differences, and we enjoy those that have been with you through it all. Our family and our friends, our pets and our favorite dining, our photo albums and our memories.

Here, we take a second to just breathe. To do…nothing…and be ok with it. We reminisce on our childhood, we laugh and we cry (tears of joy), we clean and we fight, we eat and we love.

My home is my family. My home is right here with my better half and Iris . My home is all of the taco shops and In N’ Outs. My home is my best of friends.

I hope that during this holiday season, we can all go “home”…to wherever and whatever our homes may be.

So what is your home?

Throwback Thursdays: The Polaroid Camera

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You’re at that event that you’ve been waiting all year for. Game 7 of a championship series. The concert of your favorite artist. Maybe you’re on the vacation of a lifetime traveling across Europe. How about a relatives’ newborn that you can’t get enough of? Or, that INCREDIBLE meal you MUST document and share with all of your acquaintances.

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You pull out your smartphone, snap all the pictures and videos you want. You then crop, filter, upload, tag, post, tweet, and comment for the whole world to revel in. Easy, right?

Hmm…I wonder where all of these pictures/videos on social media are actually stored?

Polaroid-camera

Now tell me how you’re going to do that with this gem of a throwback…and how long it would take to do…and how you’re going to carry the thousands of photos you’ve taken…?

Throwbacks often remind meof the good ol’ days. In this instance, I’m wholeheartedly thankful for 2013.

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After this, my bracket is officially busted. Of All the possible outcomes, pretty sure nobody called this year.

But seriously, how many possible outcomes? I plost count at 4.3 billion…ish after round one…

#MarchMadness
#BigData

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Montreal Checklist, Eh?

-How many “aye’s” will we hear?
-How many moose will we see along the way?
-Will we find Putin?
-How much French can I pretend to speak?
-Will we play life-size chess on St. Catherine’s?
-Does Montreal run on DD?
-How many times will we get lost?(LITERALLY as I was typing this point we realized we’re on the wrong freeway!)
-…Will we make it to Montreal?

To be continued…

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Happy (Lucky) ’13!

Looking forward to the new year! Lots of exciting stuff on the horizon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about 2013 plans/New Years Resolutions.

Here’s what I have so far (in no particular order):

  1. Take a cruise and/or trip to Europe
  2. EDC
  3. EMC World 2013
  4. Harpoon 5 Miler
  5. Falmouth Road Race (7 Mile race on The Cape)
  6. Attend a few weddings
  7. Eat
  8. Help others
  9. Make a difference
  10. Smile
  11. Breathe

Let’s see how many I can cross off 🙂