Lane's Holiday Letter 2014
  I… I went to… I saw… I also… I read… I took a picture of…
January had some friends over for brunch on New Year's Day.   "The Selfish Giant," a small British film that was not bad.   & Sons (David Gilbert) (**)  
February celebrated my birthday with friends at Pritty Boyz Pizza.   Kevin and Linda (for a quick coffee) while they were in Seattle.   Globejotting (Dave Fox) (***)  
March         Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) (**)  
April had lunch with my good friend Sheila, who was in Seattle visiting from Michigan. Piecora's Pizza on their last day. "A Room with a View" at the 5th Avenue Theatre (a new musical with some good aspects). completed motorcycle class and got my endorsement (on a motorscooter). Continuous Delivery (Jez Humble & David Farley) (***) James and Kelly at Nell's on Greenlake (Dining Out for Life)
May went kayaking in the Adriatic. Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. more waterfalls in 4 hours than I'd seen in my entire life up to then. got soaking wet walking around Sarajevo in the rain on what was the best day of my entire trip. A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway) (****) Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
June   Margot's home-makeover housewarming.     The Bosnia List (Kenan Trebincevic) (****) George Takei, grand marshall of the Seattle Pride Parade
July took an online writing class through "One Story."   "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (silly) judged Milk Carton Derby boats at Greenlake The Bridge on the Drina (Ivo Andric) (***) Milk carton boats on Greenlake
August   a Mariners game at Safeco Field in the owner's suite with ArtsFund All Stars. "Boyhood" (my favorite movie of the year)      
September got new glasses. the Washington State Fair with my buddy Peter. "Love Is Strange" (loved)
Both parts of "Angels in America" in one day at Intiman Theatre (loved)
took care of my favorite 3 year old for four days while he got a little sister. We Are Not Ourselves (Matthew Thomas) (**) Peter on a canoe ride at the state fair
October went trick-or-treating, dressed as someone who just got out of the shower.   "Gone Girl" (meh)
"Kinky Boots" at the 5th Avenue Theatre (very fun)
  The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell) (*****) Peter, Heather, Penelope, and me, ready for trick-or-treating
November enjoyed Thanksgiving with extended family New Jersey and New York (for Thanksgiving). "Birdman" (loved)
"Interstellar" (did not like)
"Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" (not so much)
"Whiplash" (good)
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" on Broadway (loved)
was inducted into the 8-year club at work (just after my ninth anniversary working there). The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami) (***) New York on a cold, wet Thanksgiving eve
December played in the District 19 North American Pairs finals (and it didn't go so well). the ArtsFund Holiday Party at the Rainier Club, the POP Holiday Party, Margot's Holiday Pot Luck, and Long Beach Peninsula.   won the Fall Trivia Challenge at Talarico's with my team, Jihad Me at Hello. Rich Boy (Sharon Pomerantz) (still reading) Margot and me at the POP Holiday Party
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