House of Cards: I didn't need another show to watch but now I do. Finished the 1st season in 1 week. Kevin Spacey is at his best. To sum it all up in one word...POWER.
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch bourbon: A 100 proof Valentine's Day gift from my love.
Sound City: Reel to Real - It's for f***ing real!!!
History of the Eagles: At 3 hours in length it's an incredible look into the history of one of America's greatest rock bands. Their vocals blow me away. I've already watched it twice.
Sound City - If you don't LOVE it...I feel sorry for you.
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey - Possibly the smoothest 94 proof I have ever had. Unfortunately you can only get it in Colorado.
Justin Timberlake: Suit & Tie - Hate the intro. LOVE the rest of it.
Empire Magazine - Lovin' the iPad app version.
Old Chicago World Beer Tour - On a quest to finish my third beer club...this time it takes 110.
1. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Zero Dark Thirty
5. The Avengers
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
10. People Like Us
The Queen of Versailles
Trouble With The Curve
Still Want to See:
Killing Them Softly
Silver Linings Playbook
Well, to start, I completed most of my 2012 resolutions. I didn't read 4 books, I read 5 (Delivering Happiness, Drinking With Strangers, Beer Is Proof God Loves Us, Brand Like a Rock Star and Dream Team. Sara and I went vegetarian for 30 days in May followed by 5 months of pescetarianism. One of my goals for 2013 is to do better with my daily devotions with Sara.
Sara and I took more trips. We went to Omaha for Easter to see the Carlson family with a stop in Kansas City to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I flew to PA for the Purple Door fest but got to spend some quality time with the fam before I went to NYC for a showcase. Together we drove to Asheville, NC in May for Sara's birthday to take in the sights of the Biltmore and enjoy the local craft beer scene. In September Sara met me in Orlando after I finished work at the CMB Momentum conference for a few days at Disney and Universal. We took a road trip to Joplin to surprise Pam for her 60th and I flew to Cali for work and enjoyed my first time in Phoenix. And like last year, I saved up vacation time so we could go to Maui again. This time we went for 2 weeks, along with Pam and our friends Ben & Amanda who joined us for our last week there. We took many walks on the beach, got in some early morning runs, visited our favorite towns, coffee shops, enjoyed more time on the beach, happy hours, sunsets, Maui Brewing Company and I ended it with a new tattoo.
The Marienthal and Moist families spent more time in TN this year. The Marienthals moved to Joplin and were able to come in town more often for things like Sara's birthday and Christmas. My parents stayed at our place for a week in July, the hottest week in the history of Nashville but stayed cool with trips to Sweet Ceces. For Christmas my parents, Brandon & Sam and Eva & Aslan came to town to join Sara and I for Christmas. It was a memorable Christmas 2012 with each of our families including one night with both. It was the first time everyone was together since our wedding.
I co-directed my 1st music video with Nathan Corrona of Dustbrand Films for Jamie Grace's song "Come to Me". We were blessed to film most of it at the Cash Cabin Studio, the personal studio of the late great Johnny Cash, and feature his sister Joanne Cash in the video. It was in incredible time being in a place that recorded so much music that has impacted my life and spend time with Cash family.
In June Sara and I started running together with the use of the Couch to 5K app in order to run the Titans 5K in August. We completed it together and have continued to run. Since June I have run about 235 miles. On Christmas Eve day I ran a max of 4.16 miles. It has been one of the most fulfilling things I have done in recent years because I haven't been this active since about high school.
Here's to an even more killer 2013!
1. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
2. U2 - U22
3. Fun - Some Nights
4. Paper Route - The Peace of Wild Things
5. Mumford & Sons - Babel
6. Family of the Year - Loma Vista
7. Linkin Park - Living Things
8. Muse - The 2nd Law
9. The Killers - Battle Born
10. GOOD Music - Cruel Summer
Butch Walker and the Black Widows - The Spade
Gotye - Making Mirrors
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
The Heavy - The Glorious Dead