2007 in Review

It’s been a long year. I don’t know that I have ever worked this hard day in and day out to make it through a year. But at the same time, I gave me the opportunity to do a lot of great things. Among the highlights:

  • I started a new job at MBC, which became DigitasHealth, and really liked it. Great people and a job voted one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia area. Plus, I got to actually make a difference, something that was agonizingly rare at my previous positions.
  • Went from a 1.5 – 4.5 hour a day hellish driving commute to a 1-hour a day commute on the train. More convenient, I didn’t have to drive, saved a ton of money on gas and could actually relax and do things on the train every day. I don’t know that I can ever go back to commuting in a car again…
  • I celebrated my 5th anniversary with my wife in Cape May – and we had a great trip.
  • We got a new addition to the menagerie: Jazz, our crazy fat cat
  • Got to do some traveling again – a trip to Texas, and a trip to Vancouver, BC. Both trips were great – and I want to go back to both places.
  • I had a good year of nature watching: we made our extended trips, as well as our many trips to Barnegat (4), Forsythe (8), Palmyra Cove (8), FDR Park (5) and Tinicum (5). My different lists also got larger:
    • Birds: 239 species, 60 new in 2007
    • Butterflies: 69 species (25 new)
    • Dragonflies: 32 species (16 new)
    • Damselflies: 16 species (10 new)
  • Got to meet 3 of the fellow Flickr people that I communicate with: Hearman, Sylpics and Greg7.
  • Joined the ranks of the MRSA‘d after an infected spider bite.
  • Saw 3 of my projects from GSI go live, and completed 2 side projects for the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Did my first stint of jury duty.
  • Created a couple new designs for my CafePress store (IA, Jersey Birder) – which to this point has sold nada.
  • Finished my softball season – my first real athletic endeavor in years – with a .556 BA, 2R, 3RBI. Alex Rodriguez, I’m not.

Here are some of my best shots from 2007:

Woman Scorned MiG I'm Watchin' You, Buddy. Don's Eagle American Wigeon Up Close and Personal Crooner Gummi Seance Fly Like an Eagle Against the Sky Smiles Like These Are Why I Love Her Good morning Sitting Pretty King of the Beach Discovery with Pop Pop and Mom Mom Don't Let the Freeloaders Get You Down Always Carry The Club® Glad to Meet You, Hearman! Don't Make Me Jump! When you say 'they breed here', you mean... Make sure you get my best side. King of the Fence (Crop)Show Off I am Thrush, Here Me Chirp


2 Responses to “2007 in Review

  • Some, you have a zillion other amazing photos! Lets just say your whole photo stream are amazing photos! Great list and you had a wonderful year for sure! Thanks for sharing so many great moments with everyone through your blog! Might 2008 bring you just as great of a nature year!

  • You had some great changes in there and spent some great time with your family, and on your hobbies. Can’t ask for much more than that.

    By the way, I like your T-shirt designs, but they are both such niche markets that I imagine you’d have to do a little targeted promotion to get the right people to see them.

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