Jamie Sinz

wanderer extraordinaire

2011 Will Be Forever Known

December 31, 2011

The eleventh year of the twenty-first century will be forever known as the year Nikolas Daum was wed by law to Jamie Sinz. That will be what the world remembers most, and that is okay with me. Fortunately for you, I am in the habit of reviewing the entire year in all of its glory as seen for 2008, 2009, and 2010, and this year will be no different. It was a year of wedding planning, long drives, great food, professional ups and downs, minor exploration, “only in San Francisco” moments, sunsets by the beach, and life as a newlywed. It is always fun to look back at the little things that happened over past year to write this post!!

In January…
Nik searched for geo-caches all over the city,
We visited the main branch of the San Francisco public library for the first time,
I started a monthly quilt project with my mom,
I went to a birthday party on the beach with a bon fire,

We spent the first of the year in Dallas, and*

We went to the Pie Ranch Barn Dance.*

In February…
Nik and I discovered a few new hikes,
We went to the Alameda Flea Market,
We went Arizmendi’s in the Sunset for the first time,

Nik ate raw oysters for the first time,

We took a long drive thru Sebastapol, Petaluma & Bodega Bay with friends, and*

Garlic & Avocado plants were growing on our back stoop.*

In March…
I took my first of seven licensing exams for architecture, and passed,
A photo of mine was purchased to be included in an economics book,
Nik & I both were offered full-time positions,

We bought a couch, and*

Three small tomato plants found a home in our living room.*

In April…
I found out that I am an ENFJ according to Meyers Briggs,
My brother moved from Denver to Atlanta
My mom & sister came to SF to help me finalize wedding stuff,

Kayaking on Tamales Bay

We were "rescued" while sea kayaking trip in Tamales Bay,

We witnessed a bunch of naked people riding bicycles, and*

We picnicked in Golden Gate Park, and*

In May…
Nik bought a new camera…and I inherited his old one,
I went to Death Valley & Monterey for work,
Nik got his first traffic ticket on the way to the Maker Faire, and

We made the trip to City Hall to obtain a license to marry,*

We used our new sleeping bags for the first time at Rob Hill with the Presidio Volunteers.

In June…

We spent an amazing day with 60 of our closest friends & family and have the rings to prove it, and **

Oaxaca was graced with our honeymooning presence for 10 days.

In July…
We rode the big dipper in Santa Cruz,
I hung white curtains, and let out a huge sigh of relief because the mismatched mini-blinds were driving me bonkers,
Nik spent most of the month in Europe for work,
I saw the final Harry Potter movie with 14 friends-of-a-friend,
I turned 30,
I took exam #2, and passed,

We saw Neko Case at Stern Grove, and*

We took the ferry to Angel Island & watched fireworks from the Presidio on July 4th.*

In August…
I went to the coolest back yard concert ever,
I had my first dentist appointment in 3 year and came out with no cavities,
Nik bought a unicycle and rode it twice,
I took exam #3, and passed, and

I met Nik in Prague for a long weekend.*

In September…
I went to a Giants game with coworkers,
I took exam #4, and passed,

We took a drive to Big Sur for Labor Day, and

We went to the Sing-a-long Little Mermaid at the Castro Theater, and it was one of the best things to do in San Francisco.*

In October…
We spent a weekend in LA with friends,
We had our first dinner at Cookhouse,
We got a flat on the Vespa,

Nik bought a bike, and*

Nik and I made a video for his Kickstarter project.*

In November…
My last day work was on the 4th,
I took exam #5, and passed,
I finally took the driving test to get a California Drivers License,
Our wedding albums arrived,

I gave my iron a run for its money,*

We had Friendsgiving at Maggie's,*

We had Thanksgiving in Tennessee.*

In December…
I took exam #6, and don’t know if I passed yet,

I enjoyed the home maker's life of cooking, cleaning & sewing while avoiding thoughts of what my next job will be,

I drove the Vespa for the first time,*

We had Christmas in Dallas,*

We took a drive on the last day of 2011 in search of Edgerley Island,
And then I wrote this blog post.

Now, 2011 is over, and it is time for the NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Photos by Nik

**Photo by Steepstreet

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