Another year has already flown by and today we start a new one! In 2011, I decided to do a recap of my year through photos and I really enjoyed the process of reflecting on everything that I experienced over the year – so I decided to do it again this year. I noticed that Facebook implemented a feature that does just that this year as well – highlighting key moments from your year.
The funny thing is that I used to be the guy that barely ever took any pictures, but over the last several years, I’ve found that I take way more pictures – obviously social media has had a lot to do with this, as has Homorazzi. You’ll also notice some of my photos have filters and that’s because I used Instagram a lot more this year.
I’ve broken down my year month-by-month and included a little montage of pictures from that month along with a little description. Happy New Year, everyone!
In January, the most notable thing for me was that we filmed our first Homorazzi episode for OUTtv. It’s been a huge learning curve since then and I’d cringe if I watched that first one again – LOL. Another fun event was a friend’s Mad Men-themed birthday… and that was a messy one for me. Those are my two dogs Max & Lucy… I had taken a photo of them having a tug-o-war. So cute.
In February, I randomly met Sam Neill from Jurassic Park (and countless other things), had a blast at WinterPRIDE in Whistler with friends and where I also caught up with Jake from 1 Girl 5 Gays. The picture on the bottom left is with my Dad, I believe the day after I found out I was adopted…crazy right? The top right is myself, my business partner Jamie, and former NHL star Trevor Linden after we had been awarded Best Online Marketer by Small Business BC for our business, MASC (shopmasc.com).
March is my birthday month, but with so many of my friends away, it was pretty low key. I got to spend some time with my mom after the adoption news, which was really nice. That’s her and I in my store in the bottom left photo. Pretty chill month, but in April I kicked things up a notch…
I had never been to White Party Palms Springs before, so I thought Tyrell and I should go on a spontaneous adventure and check it out. We met a lot of people, including Jojo, Rodney Santiago, and many more. I plan to go again this year – it’s nice to go somewhere warm while it’s still chilly here in Vancouver. In March, Homorazzi also attended the Real Housewives Of Vancouver premiere with all of the ladies. From this point on, you’ll see a lot of pictures with them. I partied way too much with those ladies in 2012. LOL.
In May, I went back home to Terrace to film an episode for a show called Shocking Family Secrets where they interviewed my family about the whole adoption secret. This wouldn’t end up airing until December and it only aired in the U.S. on Discovery Fit & Health. As you can see, there was also more RHOV crazyiness carrying forward in this month.
In June, Donovan and I went to a crazy neon party at a friends house in Seattle. That was a crazy night and I ended up losing my wallet. One night in Seattle with Dono and look what happens LOL… just like old times. The rest of the month was more partying (with the RHOV ladies, old friends and I also went to a pirate-themed party with Adam.
In July, I met Amanda Lepore, Carly Rae Jepsen, and attended yet another neon party. I went sailing with Donovan, my other business partner Jamie and a few other friends, and also took part in the Underwear Affair run here in Vancouver… our team was called The Boardroom Briefs.
This month was the VQFF, Vancouver Pride, and the final month of soccer for my spring/summer league. A bunch of us also went to Adam’s Cabin and played our own version of Big Brother while we were there – hence the wall of photos on the top right. LOL. Video yet to be edited… ;)
In September, I spend some time with my brother and my nieces and nephews. Donovan, Tyrell and myself also went to a red carpet party for the Vancouver Film Festival. The soccer picture is from a tournament we had with Seattle and Portland here in Vancouver. More sailing this month and I also joined a new “elite” bootcamp… hence the sweaty “selfie” picture above.
In October I got a new camera (hence the top two photos of Tyrell and myself), dressed up as Three Blind Mice for Halloween with Tyrell and Adam, went to a friend’s wedding reception, and had a big gay Thanksgiving dinner at Donovan and Brian’s house.
In November, I went to the annual Prairie Fowl Supper party with Tyrell, Adam, Jonny and Kodie, another party with Adam where we decided to wear onesies (for no apparent reason), and filmed some more OUTtv. Oh, and there’s me lifting up a tire, being a goof at bootcamp.
December was one of my favorite months. A busy month at the store, included a few television appearances (one shown on the top left), the Shocking Family Secrets episode about my adoption aired, and I spent a week over Christmas in Hawaii… where I got a shark tattoo. I just got back home on December 30.
An that’s a wrap on 2012. I hope you all had a great year and have an even better 2013! It all starts now and it will only be what you make of it – so enjoy each and every day and thank you for continuing to visit Homorazzi.com. We are so grateful and appreciate of all of you.
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