Saturday, June 28, 2008

A scorcher!


Its been a very hot day in the Seattle area. From super cold weather through the middle of June to 87+ degrees today. Phew!

A mellow day. I went to the gym and had orientation. So now I know how to use some of the equipment that previously looked 'scary'. We bought some Riedel glasses to drink scotch with, and then went to the FootZone, so I could buy shoes with better arch support when I jog.

Dinner was next door at the neighbors. The temperature has finally cooled off to something bearable.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Exercise and Mai Tais.

Nothing like ruining a good workout with an ice cold, tasty Mai Tai. To be fair, it is 75+ degrees outside, and I'm only drinking half a Mai tai.

Fun with Photobooth!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A few more fun vacation photos.






Since the next vacation won't be until the end of August (eee! curling camp!), here are a few more of my photos from this past 4 day weekend.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sometimes, I just hate people.

Really. This morning when I was at work, I went to the restroom. While I was washing my hands, the woman standing next to me made the comment "You look comfortable."

I look down at what I'm wearing. I have on a black t-shirt and a pair of denim capri. Excuse me?!

"You look really comfortable."

Translation : Do they really let you wear things like that to work?

Catty real estate person. I should have just said, "I'm sorry, I don't understand English" and stalked off.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back from Newport, Oregon.






We are back from our roadtrip to Newport, Oregon.

We left last Wednesday evening. Jeremy and I drove to Edmonds, where we then took the ferry over to Kingston. We pulled into Westport around 11 pm. In the morning, we walked out to the beach for a brief amount of time. It was a short trip to the beach, because it was fairly cold and wet.

Thursday, we stopped at the Astoria Brewing Co for lunch. The beer was tasty and the food ok. Jeremy's burger was much better than my grilled fish, which was dry and tough. We walked around Astoria afterwards, picked up a new pair of shoes for Jer. Drove up to the column, to find it was closed for renovations. :P

Our next stop was in Pacific City, to visit the Pelican Brew Pub. The food that I had was better than in Astoria. The beach was sunny, the pub was hopping. We watched some unsuccessful surfers for a time. We were hoping to stay at the hotel across from the pub, but no such luck. It was completely booked up.

Because the inn across from the Pelican was booked, we drove down to a bed and breakfast in Lincoln City. We quickly settled in, and then drove to the McMenamins. As it so happened, it was Thirsty Thursday, where the brewer was there handing out samples of his fine beer. He had a CenteniAle - his 100th batch of beer that he had brewed there. My favorite of the night, ended up being their seasonal.

The next morning, we had a very yummy, but fattening breakfast. Shirley cooked up croissants with canadian bacon, sliced boiled egg, an herb sauce, and some cheddar cheese. There was also a delicious blackberry juice that they order from Schwann's. While we ate, there was an ornery seagull cawing outside for us to hurry up so he could have the scraps.

Moving on, we stopped off at the Tillamook Cheese factory. It was a very disappointing tour. Too crowded to really enjoy the visit.

We quickly left to reach our final destination in Newport, where I was able to visit with my friend Carey Jo. After getting a chance to see her humble abode and visit with her cat Gypsy, we went to the Rogue pub for lunch. We ate pulled pork sandwiches and drank lots of beer. Afterwards, we took a walk around the bay area...before heading back to the pub for more beer.

Carey Jo had to work that evening at the Aquarium. The Girl Scouts were having a sleepover in the aquarium. While she was at work, we headed to the Rogue Brewery and...drank some more beer. Jeremy and I went for a walk by the bridge after the consumption of beer and dinner. However, after the walk, Jeremy was again, lured by the siren call of Rogue beer, and back into the brewery we went.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beer and exercise.

I've been going to the gym the last few weeks. I've gone from extremely out of shape, to mostly out of shape. I started off walking for 5 minutes, jogging for 1 minute at the 4.1 speed. Last Thursday, I was up to 2 minutes, at 4.1. Today, I was feeling like stepping out of my comfort zone. I jogged for 4 minutes at 4.4, with 4 to 5 minutes of walking. My last jog was only for 2 minutes, but it was at 4.7. The treadmill read my heart rate as over 180. My goal is to be able to job a 10 minute mile without stopping or walking.

On Sunday, Jeremy and I went to the beer festival at St. Edward's Park. It ended up being a really nice day (as crazy cold our month of June has been so far). My favorite beer this year was the Raschbier from Baron.

June also seems to be the month of seeing people from my past. I bumped into my 1st boyfriend and his parents. Bob introduced me to the woman he was with, and I put my foot in my mouth. I said," It's nice to see you again. I haven't seen you since you two got married." Unfortunately for me, it wasn't her. Oh well. Hopefully I won't bump into him again until my faux pas has been forgotten.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Busy day full of birthday parties.








Today was filled with birthday parties.

This morning I went to help my Aunt Mayme with Austin's birthday party. Austin is turning 9 in a couple of days. They party was held at a roller skating business (akin to the Skate King that I grew up with).

When we arrived there, it was fairly empty. Austin's party had 10 kids that turned out. It was fairly easy to manage compared to the previous year. I ended up putting a pair of roller skates on, and it was almost as easy as getting back on a bicycle. It was even easier after I put on the right size of roller skates (duh, roller skates are unisex. pick a size smaller). I was able to move forward fairly fast, and still have the ability to turn around and skate backwards. Pretty fancy.

After I got home, I got ready to go to Mary M's 50th birthday party. Mary M being an acquaintance of ours that we met through curling. A large amount of people that attended were curlers. It was fun to hang around, have a few beers (or rather, watch others have a few beers) and talk.

We have finished our evening with some pizza from Pagliacci's are are getting ready for a snoozefest.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Still no art, but phew! a stinky beagle fart.

Cough. Cough. As I sit here typing, Gravity is laying down next to me. Passing gas. Cough.

As for there being no art, I mean, very little art has been done. I played around with dyed paper towels a la Traci Bautista style on Monday evening.

Since then, its been work, going to the gym, dinner, walking the dog, and playing Mobwars on Facebook.

I am going to spend some time with my hubby and the beagle.

Good night.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

A wet June.




Its rainy outside. They are reporting snow in the mountains at high elevations. The weather man said that el nina has not left our area yet. Sounds like we will be having a cool summer.

I have not been very productive with my arts and crafts. The last thing I completed was my grunge charms for a charmster swap. I keep thinking about making something, but I just haven't gotten there yet.

Not a whole lot of excitement at the moment. I received my LCA+ in the mail the other day. I traded 3 old LCAs, that had various issues, and got credit for them. Hence my new LCA+... yay! That's pretty much all the excitement.

I joined the gym around the corner. I've been better about taking my beagle for walks. I started playing Mobwars on Facebook. I've been reading books on curling.

I hope to make a monster stuffed animal before a friend's party tonight. Will update if I manage to get it done or worked on.