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And that’s why God made the movies

I really sucked at seeing movies, at the theater, in 2013; I only made it to 10 movies.  I must rectify that for 2014 I hope to see more than 10 movies in the theater this year. At least the movies I saw were either, visually beautiful, funny, intriguing or another one in a series I just couldn’t miss.

  • This is 40
  • Jack Reacher
  • Les Miserables
  • Skyfall
  • The Impossible
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Fast and Furious 6
  • Red 2
  • About Time
  • Dallas Buyers Club

2014 already started off good for movie viewing, I saw Saving Mr. Banks and Her this past weekend, Some of the other movies I hope to see in 2014 are, what movies are you hoping to see this year?

Movie Opening Date
Out of the Furnace 12/04/13
Some Velvet Morning 12/10/13
Hours 12/13/13
The Wolf of Wall Street 12/25/13
Interior. Leather Bar 01/03/14
Maidentrip 01/07/14
Different Drummers 01/10/14
Lone Survivor 01/10/14
G.B.F. 01/17/14
Gloria 01/17/14
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 01/17/14
Reasonable Doubt 01/17/14
24 Exposures 01/24/14
If You Build It 01/24/14
Best Night Ever 01/31/14
Labor Day 01/31/14
That Awkward Moment 01/31/14
About Last Night 02/14/14
Adult World 02/14/14
Endless Love  02/14/14
Barefoot 02/21/14
Non-Stop 02/28/14
Draft Day 04/11/14
The Other Woman 04/25/14
Chef 05/09/14
Step All Up In 07/25/14
Lucy 08/08/14
The Expendables 3 08/15/14
Gone Girl 10/03/14
The Judge 10/10/14
Blackbird 11/14/14

Hopefully I’ll be able to see a few of these in the theater, and maybe another one this coming weekend…


So this is the new year. And i don’t feel any different

Camano Island State Park  a 2013 place I visited

Camano Island State Park a 2013 place I visited June 22.

So for 2013 I made a list of things I wanted to do, I was successful at completing 16 of the 31 items I had on the list for me that’s a pretty good ratio, 50% better than I had originally guessed.  I completely failed at completing 12 of the 31 items and half succeed/half failed at 3 of them.  I’ve added all the fails (they are highlighted yellow) to my 2014 list of things I want to do but modified them a bit to make them a little more successful for me.  All the things that involve a hike or long walk will be 100% dependent on my knees if they aren’t happy it won’t happen.  So who wants to help me cross things off my list?



A Sound Garden in Magnuson Park
Attend an Opera or watch an Opera
Attend at least one local Art Walk
Cat Tales Zoological Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Coal Creek Falls
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Figure out how to wear false eyelashes and actually wear them at least once
Find a signature lipstick color; buy and actually wear it
Foster Island Walk
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Go to a Rat City Roller Girls bout
Goldmyer Hot Springs
Highline Botanical Garden
Hurricane Ridge
Japanese Garden
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Lake Chelan
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Log House Museum
Martha Lake Airfield Park (glacial erratic)
Mukilteo Lighthouse
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
Pigs Peace Sanctuary
Reptile Zoo
Sawdust Hill Alpaca Farm
Seattle Chinese Garden
Seattle Pinball Museum
South Seattle Community College Arboretum
Take a cooking class
The Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park
Treat myself to a massage twice a year
Try Dai Tai Fung for dim sum
Try more new recipes
Twin Falls
Viretta Park (Kurt Cobain benches)
W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Washington Park Arboretum
Washington State Horse Park
West Point Lighthouse/Discovery Park
West Seattle Bee Garden
Whale Museum


Make you banana pancakes, Pretend like it’s the weekend now

2013 BrunchesPicMonkey Collage

In 2012 I was in a brunch rut, going to the same places, ordering the same thing over and over again so I decided for 2013 was going to change that and try new places and new things.  And you know what I did and I did a pretty good job of it too with a whopping 38 new places, meaning 38 new dishes.

2013 was the year of the chicken and waffles as you can see by the list of some of my favorite dishes.

  • Café Parco – South for the Winter: A sweet and savory waffle studded with fresh jalapeno is topped with fried pork belly, cheddar cheese sauce, a sultry Southern style, tomato sauce, a basted egg and fresh jalapenos.
  • Duos Lounge – Chicken and Waffles: Cajun Style Chicken with Belgium Waffles and a Chipotle Honey Syrup
  • Piatti – Crispy pork belly, creamy grits, salsa verde, balsamic reduction, soft poached egg
  • Fiddlehead Fine Foods and Café – Biscuits & Gravy: with sausage gravy, spinach and tomatoes
  • Hash House A Go Go – Sage Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles Crowned with Fried Leeks and a Maple Reduction.
  • Brass Tacks – MAD HATCHER CHICKEN & WAFFLES:  buttermilk waffle & bourbon maple
  • Tractor Room – Andy’s house sage fried chicken benedict: on a split fresh biscuit with fresh spinach, hardwood smoked bacon, market tomatoes, griddled mozzarella, chipotle cream and scrambled eggs
  • Portage Bay Café – Goat Cheese Omelette: organic baby spinach, scallions, crimini mushroom, local Two Oaks goat cheese.
  • Salish Lodge – Salish Lodge classic Croque Madame
  • Aunt Emma’s – Chocolate chip pancakes

2014 I’ll be continuing with the new brunch places I still have over 30 places on my list that I haven’t tried and I’m sure as the years goes on there will be more added.  If you like brunch check out any of the above or be brave and join me for one of my new places this year.