In going through the files on my phone the other day, I discovered that I had nearly 1,000 files in my Instagram folder. That’s a lot of pictures and it doesn’t even count the ones I’ve posted from my other phone and from my tablet. In fact, to date, I’ve posted over 1,500 pictures and videos to Instagram profile. I wouldn’t expect you to sift through them all, but these pictures do a good job of summarizing the year that was.
To see a larger version of any of the photo mosaics below, simply click on the images themselves to get redirected to the appropriate Flickr page. I’ve largely restricted these collections to photos I actually took, eschewing some of the screenshots and random Internet re-shares that I also post on Instagram from time to time. Let’s see what I had to show you in 2013.
January to March
I’m not really one to seek out retail therapy, but I do like to post some of the kitsch that I find along the way. Those bold t-shirts from Walmart were something else and I really did like the giant head hockey player I found at a local thrift store. I did indulge in some Funko Pop! vinyl figures, though, including “Khaleesi” Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, shown here.
April to June
The second quarter of the year was largely dominated by my trip to Europe. We ate stroopwaffel in Amsterdam, explored the Heineken Experience, ascended L’Arc de Triomphe, philosophized with the Greeks, and indulged in so much gelato. I also went on an impromptu trip to Los Angeles for E3 where I met Jimmy Wong and played Killer Instinct.
July to September
The summer months were both busy and relaxing. We took in the Canada Day celebrations at Jack Poole plaza, hung out at LANcouver with the NVIDIA SHIELD, and went on over to PAX Prime in Seattle for a little more gaming action. It was also around this time that I went on a surprise trip to New York City, which was the first time I’d returned to the Big Apple in many, many years.
October to December
You could say that 2013 involved a fair bit of travel on my part, both for work and for pleasure. We went on that quick Caribbean cruise, because it was so inexpensive. I took in a concert in Seattle, attended the first ever Vancouver Tea Festival and returned to Las Vegas one more time before returning to a couple of great Christmas presents. And yes, that’s me in a Throwback Thursday in the bottom-center photo. I never did learn how to fly a plane.
Right smack in the middle? That was a teaser leading up to the “soft” launch of my Beyond the Margins book. The Kindle version is available now and the print version should follow soon. After working on and off on that project for three years, I’d say finally publishing the book was a huge highlight of my year and it came right at the very end. Go figure.