Johnny Michaels Chad Larson Megan Arts Tim Leary Jourdan Gomez Garrett Nitzchke Birk Grudem Dan Oskey Pip Hanson Michael Rasmussen Adam Harness Richy Rivera Jesse Held Christat Robinson Rob Jones Jeff Rogers Shawn Jones Sonya Runkle Gina Kent Peder Schweigert Nicholas Kosevich Thea Sheffert Ira Koplowitz Geoffrey Trelstad Collin Lace Andy Truskolski
#4. Run 12k - I bought myself a pair of running shoes and have been walking and doing a little running on my treadmill. With the weather turning nicer I am excited to get outside and hit the payment.
#6.Lose 30 lbs. (and not find it again). When I started the year I was 208 lbs. As the of post of this blog I am at 195 lbs. My goal is set at 2.5 lbs per month. I am happy to say I am exceeding that goal. I think the combination of using my treadmill, giving up meat for Lent, and be conscious what I eat has all contributed to being 13 lbs down.
#8. Try 12 new restaurants - I have had no trouble finding new places to try. I will be adding posts and photos from my experiences.
|Chicken & Waffles from Hash House|
- The Lowry (Minneapolis, MN) -My Visit -The Lowry
- Swirl (Afton, MN)
- Hash House A Go Go (Las Vegas, NV)
- Eat Street Social (Minneapolis, MN)
- The Town Hall Tap (Minneapolis, MN)
- Create Catering (Minneapolis, MN)
- Porter & Frye (Minneapolis, MN)
- Cafe Maude (Minneapolis, MN)
#11. Meet up with 12 people I know only via Facebook, but have never met. Wow! I am surprised I have only crossed one name off on this list. Yet there has been communication via Facebook in the last 3 months. I should do a quick recap of the names:
I met Tim Kanley, he is a friend of my friend Mitch Nelson. We have chatted a few times on Facebook Chat but never have met. I figure if he knows Mitch he can't be all bad. We decided to meet for dinner and a cocktail at Porter & Frye in Minneapolis. I found out during my conversation at dinner I think I know Tim better than Mitch does. The evening was fabulous and the conversation flowed like we had been friends for years and dinner was a regular occurrence.
- Nate Anderson
- Chris Hawkey
- Adam Vickerman
- Leslie Davis
- Tim Kanaley
- Dave Sniadak
- Nick Koppy
- Scott Pampuch
- Jeff Roemhildt
- Rick Reichert
- Danny Klecko
#12. This will be the Year of the Kitchen! I am going to say this now...There have not been enough people in my kitchen! I have been fortunate to have friends stop by. My guests have included an evening of gross cheese (Ross believes I was trying to kill him...hmm...hasn't he heard of murder mystery dinners?), wonderful wine & cocktails, great conversation and an impromptu dinner with Ross Sveback & Mitch Hildman.
|You know it was a good time when the kitchen a mess!|
Adam Warner came by for another impromptu dinner that got cut short due to other schedule conflicts. Even though we had about an hour we enjoyed a healthy meal of Sauteed Vegetables with Soba Noodles and a touch of Parmesan cheese.
What is next? Get through #11 Meet up with 12 people I know only via Facebook, but have never met. I am already working on a list of more people to meet that I know only via Facebook. As with any of my lists like this there may be things added....ok, that is pretty much a guarantee. I will continue to update my blog with how I am doing with the 12 in '12 list. Sign up to follow my blog and you can be kept up to date on how it is going.