Just looking at how bleak 2016 is unfolding and how I might have reached my peak, financially, physically and emotionally, I decided to look back and acknowledge what I can say as the best four years of my life. I used to rate all years in a scale of 1 to 10. I rated the year 2011 as 9.5. Then 2012 came and it broke the scale. The stale summary:


January – Celebrated New Year with Jason in Vegas. B.O.B concert at LAX. UFC.

February – Got introduced to Poker. Wins two tournaments. Panorama skiing with Jason and Heather.

March – Launched Hockey pool at work which was well received.

May – One week road trip in British Columbia with Jason. Salmon fishing in Campbell River, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Bon Iver concert at the park

June – West Edmonton Mall – Packin, LostLucCam ***

July – Golf tournament, two extraordinary shots in group with Barrett. Carly Rae Jepsen and Dragonette at Stampede.

August – London Olympics!

Late August – Brockolic

September – Begins Masters at University of Alberta. Celebrates birthday at Speargrass with Jason and Heather at camping and Vern and Barrett at golf.

October – Back again in London for company meeting. Had an awesome time with Louis, bar hopping, museum trips and Billy Elliot at West End

December – Off to Houston for work meeting. Edmund went and had awesome time at the Blues Bar and the Comedy Club. Ate alligator meat and the cocktail “The Swamp Thing”

Late December – Vegas and San Francisco. Dav Ashton***


February – Superbowl and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Accidentally saw free concert with Frankie Valli and Soul Asylum. Awesome time with Louis watching all the free concerts, Lady Marmalade at Bourbon street, blues acts, Cajun food – Gumbo, Catfish, Jambalaya.

March – CFO conference in Norway. Took the train to Stockholm.

April – Went to San Diego and took a road trip to Palm Springs. Watched Alex Claire’s concert at House of Blues.

May – Went on work trip to Bakersfield, CA. Valet for my car. Road trip to Kern county. Met Ray.

June – Great time at Golf tournament at Boulder Creek.

July – Work meeting in Houston.

October – Halloween party, dressed as “The Joker”, Ray dressed as “Pirate”. Wins prime Hockey tickets and watch it with Ray. Gets hard hat with lights on top.

December – First Winter road trip. Gets unexpected surprising hot episode at Boise.