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Posted on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Dave!For those who only read one of my posts each year... or anybody wanting a recap of the past year here at Blogography... this post is for you! As usual, I've jettisoned loads of the usual junk so this entry is "mostly crap" instead of the "total crap" they usually are.

It wasn't the greatest year for me, but there were some definite highlights worth remembering. I'll probably stick mostly to those...



• Wrote a five-star review for one of the greatest books ever written...

Curious George Goes to the Hospital


• Made a case as to why Scotty (from Star Trek) is one of the baddest mutha-fuckers in the galaxy...

Scotty fires!



• Threw my tall hat into the ring in an effort to become the new Pope...

Dave for Pope 2013


• My second tattoo! Had the first part of my forearm band inked...

Tattoo One


• Partied like a rock star at Jester's birthday party.


• Had one of my photos appropriated by the disgusting homophobic bigots at the "National Organization for Marriage."



• Wrote a rap about my bitter disappointment in receiving a Eggo waffle that was half missing.


• Finally found a broadway musical I didn't hate in The Book of Mormon...

Book of Mormon Poster


• Took my first of two trips this year to one of my favorite cities on earth... New Orleans, Louisiana.



• Celebrated the earliest years of my impeccable fashion sense...

Fashionable Baby Dave


• Flew to Salt Lake City to take in the latest brilliant tour by one of my favorite bands, OMD, with Marty of Banal Leakage fame.


• Flew to Los Angeles for a job and ended up getting to be Virtual Iron Man at Disneyland...

Iron Man Me!



• Took a quick work trip to Washington, D.C. and ended up wandering around the city... and fighting Mr. Shiny over hummus.


• Flew to Pittsburgh to spend time with one of my most favorite people on earth...

Dave Becky PNC Park Pirates!



• Had a life-changing experience when Becky and I went to see Ke$ha LIVE in concert...

<nobr>Ke$ha</nobr> Dances


• Flew to Boston for one day to attend a party for a friend... and find a few surprises.



DAVETOON: Lil' Dave in a Blackhawks Jersey



• Flew to Atlanta for some work... and say a farewell to Dante's Down the Hatch restaurant with my bloggity friends...

Dante's Down the Hatch Sign


• Had a stop-over in DutchyLand for a trip to Maastricht and one of my most favorite foods on earth...

Patatjes Met!


• Finally made it to the city of Helsinki for a quick vacation (and another Hard Rock Cafe visit)...

Jean Sibelius Monument


• Took a day-trip to the city of Tallinn in Estonia (and visited The Depeche Mode Bar at long last)...

Tallinn Old Town Gate



• Flew to Las Vegas for my very first Elvis Wedding Experience...

Vegas Welcome Sign at McCarran Airport


• Back to San Francisco for Part Two of my forearm band ink...

Dhamacakra Tattoo


• Found out that if the heterosexual thing doesn't pan out... apparently, I've got other options...

Hi Tops Sports Bar San Francisco



• Off to Tampa to see my favorite band of all time, Depeche Mode, with a Certifiable Princess and her prince...

Depeche Mode Delta Machine


• Off to Philadelphia to see my second-favorite band of all time, The Pet Shop Boys, and hang out with some bloggity friends...

Chris and Cone Heads!


• Ran down some of my favorite recent video finds on the internet...



• Took a vacation to Southeast Asia... starting in Saigon, where I became a millionaire (and got to check another Hard Rock Cafe off my list)...



• Flew north to Hội An to experience an all-new culinary adventure...

Hoi An Market


• Went on an amazing photographic adventure in the Vietnamese countryside...

Fish Washing in Hoi An, Vietnam


• Explored the famous caves of the Marble Mountains...

Marble Mountain Cave Light


• Flew to Hanoi, where I learned how to do tai-chi...

Tai Chi Master


• Flew to Laos, for a bit of relaxation... and to see the beautiful sights...

Temple Climb Sunrise


• Finally had the opportunity to check Cambodia and Angkor Wat off my bucket list...

Banteay Kdei

Srah Srang


• At long last got to see P!nk live and in concert...

P!ink in Concert!


• Cry me a river, next-gen video game adopters. Wrote about videos games THEN vs. video games NOW...

Video Games THEN vs NOW



Lil' Dave Loves Red Sox



• Money NOT well spent... my five most regretted purchases... EVER.


• Ranted against a massively flawed attempt at anti-GMO legislation.


• Disclosed Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Me.


• As if flying wasn't bad enough... I'm completely against allowing mobile phones in-flight. The homicide rate on planes would suddenly be horrific...

Mobile Phones on Planes



• Was devastated that Saltalamacchia left my beloved Boston Red Sox for Miami...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Boston



Flew back to New Orleans, again, because I just can't help myself.


• RW and I closed out our third stellar year with our ninth issue of THRICE Fiction magazine!


And... that's a wrap for 2013!

Thanks to everybody for stopping by. I hope your 2014 is a very good year!

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  1. seals says:

    See, you can wear another jersey! I totally forgot about that Pirates game.

  2. i loved, loved, loved having you in pittsburgh. thanks so much for letting me be a part of your wonderful year.
    and speaking of thanks, thank you for sharing your life with us the way you do. i love reading of your adventures. your photos always bring me joy.
    you are appreciated. and loved. happy new year, dave.
    now take your ticket with you and dance, dance!

  3. martymankins says:

    Thanks for the year end flashback. Your many posts never get old, even on second and third reads.

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