Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Weekend redux

Lots happened!

-Worked out at the gym Thanksgiving day morning

-Had a very tasty Thanksgiving day meal with Zach and Jenna and Reyna and Gavin. And forgot to take ANY pictures

-Fed the dogs some of the turkey giblets. They love us more than ever before.

-Friday morning: hike Dog Mountain with my buddy Dan and some of his friends. And forgot to take ANY pictures

-Had a good burger and tasty pint of Walking Man IPA at the Skamania lodge for lodge. The beer must have been spiked with tryptophan.

-Fell asleep in the back seat on the way home.

-Got home. Did 3 chores. Fell asleep with Dev and the dogs for 2 hours.

-Saturday: Up late. Workout. Chores. Dinner with people from the gym. Chatty cozy dinner. We fit 15 people at a 10 person table. We closed down the joint. Bed at 11:30 pm.

-Sunday: Christmas shopping. Five. Hours. of. pure. shopping. joy.

-Bought some new shoes. My Keens are falling apart on my feet. Went simple and bought a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor low tops.

-Dreading work tomorrow, mainly from the enforced schedule than from the workload.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Old school at school

Locked up to the bike rack at PCC.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tile in kitchen is done

All that's left is the mudroom and all the trim.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy birthday Keith!

With your boot of beer!

It could be worse... could be raining. Oh. Wait. It is raining.

What you see above is the result of the newly discovered hole in my rain pants. [sigh]

On the upside, several things went right. Despite pelting rain, my ne rain jacket kept my completely dry on my upper half. And my new rubber boots for winter bike commuting passed their first test. I can, in fact, wear them comfortably for an 8.5 mile commute.

So far so good.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm not Evan

But I feel pretty good about this.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Floor replacement day 2

Got hardy board down in the kitchen. Got it fitted in the mid room.
Now I'm fitting a beer I my stomach.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bold gull

I was two feet away from this bad boy. He just stared back at me.

Cup #4

Yes, Virginia. It's that sort of day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slow progress

Did 18 laps in the pool last night. Took a long time. I stuck with it and got there. Almost to 20 laps. Then I start working on doing laps with fewer and shorter breaks between them. Progress is slow, but measurable. Dev was incredibly encouraging about it; she pointed out that a year ago I could not have got 18 laps no matter how long I stayed at the pool and how long I rested on each pool length. Yet another reason I keep her around - my own little cheer leading squad. [grin]

Monday, November 10, 2008

Perfect Storm Monday

4:30 AM get up to drive Dev to airport

6:52 AM wake up and realize that the alarm for 6:20 AM did not, in fact, go off because I changed the time but didn't set the alarm.

7:20 AM Walk dogs in the rain

8:10 AM Get into work late. (Funny how I am late more often when I drive the truck than when I ride my bike)

8:20-something AM Read emails from five co-workers stating that they will not be in to work today because they are sick.

On the up side, a lot of crappy stuff happened really early in the day, so maybe it will balance out (?)

Oh Monday....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Stomach ache

Waiting to happen...

Yes We Can

I know how the right feels this morning. I felt the same way watching the Reagan landslide back in fourth grade. So I feel for you guys.

But I'm happy with the result.

Yes we can, indeed.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


That's right; a JUG of beer!