Monday, March 23, 2009

The Long March

I woke up Sunday afternoon to find the trampoline covered in hail and an entire keg of local Rogue beer sitting in the backyard. What had happened? Whatever strange meteorological-sociological events inexorably intersected that Sunday afternoon, it's nothing compared to what occurred Sunday night. While I went to bed early to very responsibly get a full night's sleep, the rest of the house rushed out the front door with a box of spray chalk and handful of stencils.

I awoke Monday morning to no hail, but instead this:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Urban Iditarod

Nate figured out how to use text messaging last week and immediately sent all his friends one text "urban iditarod!!!" When his friends, understandably, responded with some incarnation of "WTF?" Nate replied "Saterday!"

Yesterday, this long-awaited Saterday arrived. We woke up early-ish and prepared our costumes. The Urban Iditarod is an annual event in which hundreds of people deck out shopping carts and race them in teams between Portland bars. Because Nate has a penguin costume, we went as Antarcti-cart. I was an explorer trapped in ice. Jill was a sea lion. Dan was a mad scientist. It was a really great time, until it started raining. Then it was a really wet time.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pancake Lodge Victory

So many of us at the DR participated in the making of the pancake clubhouse hole at this years minigolf event at the halocene. The hole won hole I'd most like to take home with me. But i guess one lady there thought that included dan so I can't speak to what these people were actually voting for. But hooray to the PCC and thanks to everyone who helped out.

We've had a few couch surfers come through chelsea and goldie who were on a bike trip down the west coast.

Sam who did yoga with me this morning and is likely taking kids backpacking in africa soon.

Liz who is here right now and will be attending PCC very soon and many more to come.

Dan should be returning shortly as well as adam and ayal. So we will have a full house for a few days unfortunately lacking the olsen twins AND brother joey he was so funny.

The weather has been nice as well.

No movie night this week instead we are encouraging people to go to backspace for a Sarah Mirk/mercury related brewhaha event. be there at 7pm

Next week movie night returns with 1990 and either Teenage mUtant ninja turtles or Edward scissor hands. Thoughts?

enjoy the pics. Peace, Sam