I was talking with Kristin the other day about the upcoming year and I started getting quite excited. But also quite a bit nervous. 2006 is indeed off to a great start, what with all of the incredible snowfall we've been getting and the fact that the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl.
But we also have quite a few other things going on. Here's the brief rundown of what I can think of off the top of my head.
February: A wedding in Portland, Oregon to attend. Should be a bunch of fun, despite the fact that I will know nobody except the groom.
March: I'm supposed to spend a weekend in Colorado snowboarding with my brother. When, I have no idea.
April: Going to Costa Rica for a friend's wedding. Will be there for a week and are splitting a 3-bedroom villa with several friends.
May: My mother and sister are coming to visit for several days in the early part of the month.
May: Then there's the trip to E3. I haven't been to E3 the past two years on account of work and a wedding to attend, but I'll be there this year.
June: Two weeks after E3, Kristin and I will be heading to Europe to take a cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Nuremberg, Germany along the Danube River. We were supposed to do a similar trip on the Rhine River last summer with her grandmother, but we couldn't make it. There's no skipping it this year.
June: Two weeks after returning from Europe I will be heading to Sun Valley, Idaho for a week of camping and mountain biking with 20+ members of the BBTC.
August: The annual baseball trip with a dozen of my longtime friends. I start looking forward to this trip the day after I sober up from the previous one.
And then there are one or two other weddings I know about, one of which will likely involve a flight to NJ. It's going to be a great, fun-filled year with a lot of firsts.
It's a good thing I'm already working on my 2nd book of 2006, cause this is going to be a hectic year.