The things we did in 2014

Whenever we go somewhere that involves buying a ticket we save the ticket stub, and every New Year’s Eve we look at them to reminisce and remember that we really do get out of the house occasionally. Here are some of the things we did in 2014.


January 4th. “Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon,” at the Seattle Art Museum. This exhibit had a lot of interesting historical information to accompany the objects on display, and visiting docents in Peruvian folk costumes.

Richard II

February 2nd. “Richard II,” at the Seattle Shakespeare Company. We were completely unfamiliar with this play, which made for more suspense than you usually experience watching Shakespeare. See how his crown doesn’t fit?


February 20th. “Miro: The Experience of Seeing,” at the Seattle Art Museum. Lots of women. And birds. And women with birds. This painting is titled Woman Bird Star.


May 10th. “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture,” at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. A lot of beautiful and just plain old pretty objects, including ordinary objects like cigarette labels and advertising posters. Delightful.


May 29th. Northwest Folklife Festival, an event we try never to miss. This is Nae Regrets, via, and that guy can play the bagpipes!

dorothy lake

July 12th. A six mile hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness (you wouldn’t think the wilderness would give us a ticket stub, but it did).

mariners vs orioles

July 27th. Baseball. This was our first major league baseball game. Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles. Orioles won.


September 10th. “Waiting for Godot,” at the Seattle Shakespeare Company. A play where nothing happens. Twice. Impossible to read, very possible to watch.

cape disappointment

September 12-14th. Camping at Cape Disappointment. Not as dissatisfying as I expected. We go there just about every September.


October 5-25th. Vacation in Germany, Finland, and Russia: Alte Pinakotek, Residenzmuseum, Ateneum, Hermitage, Russian Museum. View separate post here.


November 12th. “Twelfth Night,” by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. This is a play I’ve seen in several productions. Seattle Shakespeare’s version was strangely melancholy, with an excellent fool and remarkably twin-like twins.


December 4th. “Pop Departures,” at the Seattle Art Museum. Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and others. I grew up with pop art, and I think I understand it; it’s an ironic broadside on commercialism, and is burdensomely copyrighted to maximize profits.

It seems we didn’t get any ticket stubs in March, April, and June. We’ll have to work on that. But overall, I think we were rather spoiled for riches this past year, and this isn’t even counting the movies.

What fun things did you do in 2014?

~ by Rick on January 3, 2015.

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