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  • Rang in the new year from our apartment in East Nashville
  • Spent a few months as a remote worker in a downtown building while the office lease was being worked out
  • Attended the 2016 NHL All Star Weekend in Nashville and witnessed one of my top sports moments ever
  • Went to two rounds of Nashville Predators playoff games, including a thrilling triple-overtime Game 6 win
  • Attended a comedy show at Lipstick Lounge
  • Hung out in Chattanooga for a 5K and met up with friends
  • Bought our first house and moved out of our apartment of five years
  • Assembled way too many pieces of IKEA furniture
  • Learned the intricacies of digging a french drain, repairing drywall and demolishing a yard shed
  • Found out that the house came with a pair of stray cats
  • Paid more money than I ever care to to replace an HVAC, water heater and move an electrical panel
  • Went to Home Depot more times in consecutive days than I ever have before
  • Rode a lot of rollercoasters for the third time to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio with a college friend
  • Put plate number three on the ceiling at Flying Saucer
  • Saw Paul Simon and the Indigo Girls at Memphis in May
  • Celebrated 10 years of marriage
  • Watched slightly less hockey in the new season
  • Saw a Ghostbusters movie
  • Traveled to New York City for a conference, had my first subway ride and toured the September 11 Memorial
  • Attended two weddings
  • Spent a fair amount of time in a friend’s brewery that opened this year on the eastside
  • Played a lot of pinball at work, as the office now has more than 20 machines
  • Saw a few friends move away from town
  • Lost count of how many large buildings were added to the Nashville skyline
  • Worked with a group of friends towards reviving a familiar blog
  • Went through the most trying time professionally as I have ever experienced
  • Began taking mental health a bit more seriously than I had in the past
  • Voted in the quadrennial election, spent the next month paying much closer attention to the news than I had the previous six
  • Spoke for the first time professionally at DevOps Days Nashville about UX for the colorblind
  • Saw a Star Wars movie
  • Went to a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at church
  • Left a startup after five years and a half years this past Friday
  • Took my first break between jobs before the new one starts in January
  • Rang in the new year from a friend’s house in West Nashville while watching a bootlegged copy of The Star Wars Holiday Special