Reason #81: I've signed up for an "Experience Rowing" class for April or May. If I end up liking it, I'm going to join a rowing club! The lake (Lake Union) is not so far away (I could bike!), and seeing as I love early mornings, rowing and I seem like we'll get along quite well.
When I mentioned rowing to my dad's wife she told me I'd be really good at it. When I mentioned it to my dad, he seemed thrilled and told me the same; he also told me I had an relative (cousin?) who won a medal for rowing in the Olympics. What is he doing now? He's the Deputy Minister of Highways and Transportation. This is funny because my dad has the same position in a different ministry. If I was staying in government, I promise you I'd be following in his footsteps!!