it’s a new year, obviously

So far in 2015 I’ve put together a 4,295 piece Lego set and registered myself for Bloomsday.  I think we can all agree it’s been a really productive few days.

“But how was 2014, Rochelle?  You haven’t updated your blog since June, really, and we’re all getting concerned!”  Listen, the four of you that read this blog who I know, I’ve seen you and told you what I’ve been up to, and the rest of you stalkers will just have to resort to secretly facebooking or twitter searching me.  I know you’re out there, because I’ve been stalking you too.

2014 was a success and I am pleased to report I have no regrets from this past year.  Except that I may have spent a little too much on various Legos but they brought me joy and mild bemused entertainment to those who witnessed my Lego obsession so it wasn’t a complete waste of funds.

Reviewing the last 12 months in my brain I’m trying to decide what is most noteworthy to report.  I learned the most about North Korea this year from what I hope are reliable sources (but also secretly hope they’re not because the stories I’ve heard and read in the last year are terrifying and heartbreaking and I really wish everyone’s life was as easy as mine).  I recommend reading Camp 14 and Nothing to Envy and I’ll get back to you on The Two Koreas because I just got it for Christmas and it’s ten years long, and it’s mostly for context.

On a lighter note, the funniest thing I’ve seen all year was this video of my Aunt Tracey imitating me in all those Ironman videos I posted.

In summary:  Training, video blog, Bloomsday, Lake Chelan, Moses Lake Triathlon, Ironman, June 30th, Fourth of July, Lake Chelan again, painting, Race the River, SoCal, Titanium Man, Indian Summer Half, Bolts, Legos.  2014, #nailedit.