Okay I am WAY late to this, but I felt compelled to throw something together tonight. Here’s my 2017 year in review.
Quick 2017 Stats
- Freestyle Dance Videos Shot: 7
- Number of Marches and Protests: 3
- Number of Pies Baked: 5
- New Hobbies Acquired: 1 (rock climbing)
- Dance Competitions Entered: 5
- Countries Visited: 1 (South Africa)
- Theme Parks Visited: 1
- Conference Presentations Delivered: 3
- Kouign Amman Consumed: NOT ENOUGH
And now on to the highlights…
Best Trip: South Africa!
Runner Up: Disneyland for Dapper Days
More about the Disneyland trip.
Dance Highlight: Competing with the Shimmy Shakers at ILHC and CH
Runner Up: Shooting Freestyle Videos in SF
My most produced dance video shoot.
Best Pastry Outing: Birthday Pastry Tour
Runner Up: Kouign Amman Tour 2017
Best Meal – A TIE! Chicken for Two at Zuni Cafe and La Tête in Cape Town
The incomparable “chicken for two” at Zuni Cafe in SF, celebrating five years at the Cal Academy!
More about La Tête and other meals in South Africa.
Best Outfit: the Stretch Suit
Runner Up: Gaff from Blade Runner Costume
Best Photo shoot: the Abandoned West Oakland Train Station
Other 2017 Highlights
Dawn Hampton Celebration
Learning to Make Pie, So Much Pie
Spam musubi pie!
Coconut flan pie!
Learning to Follow in Lindy Hop
Dance Jam at Lindy Focus
Miscellaneous Fun Pics
The ray tank at the California Academy of Sciences.
Chiara and Krystal doing the choreo I created for the Shimmy Shakers routine.
So many shoes, for so many activities!
Crushing my health goals in 2017!
Wonderful family picnic with the cousins.
Breaking it down at Day Breaker event in Oakland.
Skyping with my mentors Eve Gaus and Barry Joseph.
My best buddy Mole Negro.
On the set at SwingNation.
At the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
Best Lindy Focus pic ever with my buddy Miranda.
Juliana is goddam fantastic as a dapper dame.
I’m so grateful for all the blessings in my life, the wonderful people in my community, and the many gifts that I’ve been given. All in all, not a bad year at all.
Here’s to 2018!