Favorite Unique Things To Do In 2010

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

2010 has been a great year. I have gotten to do some amazing things and met a ton of awesome people.

I wanted to highlight some of my Favorite Unique Things To Do In 2010.

  • Drink Coffee: There is something about a great hot cup of coffee and the internet in the morning that makes me smile. I absolutely look forward to these moments every day. Coffee has risen to the top of my list as one of my favorite things to do in 2010.
  • Watch 60 Minutes: This is indeed my favorite show on television. 60 Minutes does an amazing job of telling stories and capturing their audiences with compelling cotent. I look forward to every Sunday night around 6pm and the newest stories that are about to hit the airwaves.
  • Drive: Well, I cannot say this was my favorite thing to do. But the results of my drive led me to some of the more favorite things in 2010. Traveling to Atlanta, Nashville, and Chicago just to name a few, made my 2010 a great year. I got to meet up with a lot of old friends and new friends.
  • Read Blogs: This has to be on my list. Maybe because I do this every single morning (its like my morning paper, coffee and blogs) but more because I love to read from others. I love to get their thoughts, ideas, struggles, and joys. Who knows how much longer blogs will be relevant, but as long as you write them I will read them.
  • Listen To Talk Radio: Call me an old man, I do not care. Talk radio is one of my favorite things to listen to. Every morning I spend hours listening to sports talk, NPR, and podcast. I typically go to sleep each night with talk radio going, when I take road trips I listen to podcast or talk radio on my iPhone. There is something that entertains me when I learn about something or someone.
  • Watch Slow Motion Clips: There is something about watching a video slowed down with dramatic music that makes me stop and watch. I am a sucker for these videos. So much so that I have started to save for a D7000 so that I can take amazing HD footage and then slow it down all I want and just enjoy.
  • Mow the Grass: As a teenager I absolutely hated to mow the grass. Maybe because we had a push mower and a huge backyard. But this last year I would mow the grass every 3 days. It was peaceful, outdoorsy, and allowed me to listen to more talk radio (see above). It might be a while until I have a house of my own, but when I do I will have the nicest yard on the block…or at least the best mowed lawn.
  • Learn Code: I can still remember the day I got my own self-hosted blog. That was in August of 2009 and since then I have grown a ton in my blogging, design, and dare I say coding. I have learned the basics of HTML and CSS, well enough to code other peoples blogs and design them to how they want them to look. I owe a lot of this to the guys at 8BIT and there awesome theme, Standard Theme (Affiliate link). If you would have told me that I would have coded and developed and designed this guys blog, this blog, this blog, this blog, this gals blog, this blog, this ministry, this college ministry, and this companies site I would never have believed you. This has become somewhat of an obsession to learn more and do more. Every time I do a project I learn something new, that makes this one of my favorite things to do in 2010.
  • Talking With the Community: talking with a blogging community is truly unique. Making friends with complete strangers on twitter and blogs is just plain absurd. But truthfully, I have made some very close friends that I hang out with every single day. It truly has been one of my favorite unique things to do in 2010…meeting new people.

Truthfully, 2010 has been filled with so many memories that I cannot even began to recount them all. I truly am learning new stuff about myself every single day and am learning from each and every one of you. I appreciate all of your friendship, readership, and awesomeship (wanted to keep with the ship theme). I cannot wait to see what happens in 2011.

Okay, now you have to share something unique that was your favorite thing to do in 2010.


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

    Good list dude. I’m glad driving was part of it as we got to talk and hang a little at Catalyst. Hopefully we’ll have more opportunities.

    One thing: The D700 doesn’t shoot video my friend. I am guessing you’re talking about the D7000 that just came out. It’s better for you because it’s around $800 less than the D700!

    As for something unique, towards the end of the year, we totally ditched cable television. We bought two Roku devices and watch we can on Netflix and Hulu. For live sports, I just watch on my computer at atdhe.net or fromsports.com

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      yes, thank you for that. That shows my lack of understanding. That is exactly what I want really. Is it a great camera as well besides shooting video?

      Also, I am definitely thinking about doing that with an appletv or roku for sure.
      I already watch most of my sports from atdhe.net
      I will definitely have to check out fromsports.com, haven’t heard of that one.

      • http://www.carusophotography.com Jay

        Fromsports.com was a lifesaver this past weekend when the games went out on atdhe. Though, as a Giants fan, it might have been better for me to have NOT been able to see what happened.

        The D7000 is an amazing camera. Go to Chase Jarvis’s site and see what he did with it. That is next on my list. Going to sell my D80, save some cash, sell a few other things and plunk down the $1200 to get my hands on the D7000 and make my D90 the backup camera.

  • http://shelbyisrad.wordpress.com Shelby

    Leading a bible study for freshmen girls at my college… it was much harder than I ever anticipated it to be, because I never felt like I was good enough to do it, It really challenged me to rely on God and not me. I’m excited for the next semester, because I’ve missed those girls so much during this break

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      that is awesome to hear. Good job as well. I am sure that it stretched you a ton, but God is using you to do something in those girls lives. Good stuff

  • http://gothreestory.com Brian Notess

    More bad news about the D7000- it only shoots 24 and 30 FPS. To shoot great slow motion you really need to overcrank to at least 60 FPS (which the canon 7D and 60D will do). In my experience slowing down DSLR footage shot at 24 or 30p doesn’t look too great.

    I’d have to say my favorite thing to do in 2010 has been blogging. It’s only been a few months since I’ve really pursued it as a hobby and/or way to make money.

  • http://www.cautiouscreative.com Katie

    i’m going to borrow the last one on your list and add it to mine…turning strangers into friends…taking the online offline…has by far been one of my favorite parts of life in 2010.