Monday, March 31, 2008

The Final Countdown

Today it really hit me that in three days I will be rafting and living in the wilderness for the next three weeks. I am ecstatic and can't wait! Dropped off Laurel and Omar at the airport today, and we will be meeting up again in two days in Flagstaff to start our float down the Grand Canyon. Did I mention that I can't wait?!?!?!

Had a great Saturday with Anna. We did the tourist thing, with the underground tour, a trip up the Space Needle, dinner at Moxie in Queen Anne, and we capped off the night at the Paramount with a spectacular performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Back on Track

Went skiing today for the first time since hurting my knee, and it was great! Jon and I got up to Alpental at noon and put in three hours before heading back to town. There was a lot of fresh snow, but it was heavy, especially towards the bottom.

Afterwards I went to a Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition event at the aquarium. It was great, with wonderful food, drink, music, presentations, photos, and people to chat with. Good stuff for sure.

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's SPRING!

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The sun is shining warmer, the days are getting decently long and good things are starting to bloom all over. In nine days I'll be in Arizona getting ready to float the Grand Canyon, and I am getting really excited.

It's been a pretty social past couple weeks or so with Mary's birthday, Greendrinks, a concert at Gabriel and Jill's with Bill Horist and Obelus, another house concert with Beast, Please Be Still a couple days later, dinner for Mary's birthday, Stone Soup nite at Dan and Lara's, and Honkfest. Good fun, crazy, interesting stuff!

Otherwise I'm almost healed up and can ski again. Soon, I'll be able to run, then hike, and finally alpine climb once again.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

daylight savings...

March always seems to go by pretty fast, usually because I'm having fun. This year is no exception, though the real fun will begin in April with the Grand Canyon trip.

Saw the orthopedist the other day and she said my knee is healing up exceptionally well and I was happy to hear that!

In other news, I went on a lovely paddle with Omar, South from Fauntleroy to Three Tree Point. It was a beautiful sunny day with great views of the Olympics and Mt. Rainier. I got a good workout on the way back as we had a four mile paddle into a 10 mph wind.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Is it spring already?

We have been having balmy weather for the last ten days or so. I'm loving it, riding the bikes tons, and getting stuff done. I have a lot of dreams right now, but one reality I'm dealing with, which is the need to find gainful employment. Time to start working the networks and really hunting down some contracts. March is right around the corner and I am optimistic about what will come to fruition.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Riding Again

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I can ride my bicycle around again! I have been tentative about riding around with my hurt knee, but yesterday rode 27 miles all around town with Stephen and Jon, and it was fine! It was totally awesome to get some exercise and realize that I don't have to drive much any more, especially since we have had nine straight days of brilliant sunshine and warm weather.

Friday I drove up to B'ham with Jeff and Doug. Alan and Rachel threw an awesome dinner party, and Marlin and Christine were visiting from Santa Cruz. It was great to catch up with them and meet a bunch of other cool folks like Nate and Jessica.

Marlin, Christine, & Doug have bikepacked all around the world. Amazing stuff. Check out M&C's amazing 3d slideshow website.

On Saturday Doug and I split early and the other guys had an amazing day of skiing. B*&^%rds!). I'll be good to go this spring, if there's any snow left...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Thanks Julie, for pointing out the lunar eclipse last night! The moon was right outside my bedroom door and I spent a pleasant celestial moment checking it out.