Bought an old bike from the thrift store that I am turning into a grocery getter and commuter bike. Kinda fun. K. and I went to Portland to see Patton Oswalt and, as a testament to my lameness, was too shy to ask him to take my photo for this project when we happened to see him after the show at the stage door. Boo. I replaced an aging side fence and the new one is AWESOME! And we got a new puppy. We named her Penny. She is a good dog.
Not much happened this month. Putting in a bunch of OT at work. Saw the Seattle Roller Derby in Key Arena which was pretty awesome. I started re-ripping all of my CDs so I can box ’em up and stow them away. And, I shaved. Now I have more to do in the morning before work.
This was a month where I managed to get sick. And my cruddy mysterious ankle injury came back. Totally sucked rocks. We did go out to Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland Colorado which was a good time. I made a new layout for the blog too. Other than that it was work work work.
A new year. A new president. Actually, A president because the last one in that office did nothing. Asshole.
Other than that it was a pretty quiet month. The weather was horrible so I didn’t get to ride my new birthday bike very much. We did build a Secret Bar. It is pretty sweet. Finally played a round of disc golf out at Whistlers Bend which is a pretty great course.
OMG!!! A whole year of this ‘Over 40’ thang. And now I am 41! Amazing. That was a bunch of fun I must say.
So…lets seee…what happened in December? Well, Christmas/My B-Day was pretty mellow. Did yard work and such. Three trips to the dump even. Got a bit of snow. Went to Arcata for New Years which was really wonderful. (I really miss my friends down there, I really do.) I started a beard thang. Yikes! I worked. I started watching 1) Deadwood, 2) The Wire, 3) Monk, 4) and Mad Men. All very good especially Deadwood and the Wire. I have no TV but DVDs are all I need.
Happy 2009 everyone! I’ll keep shooting if you will keep start commenting!
Ah November. Good times. The best thing that happened all month – actually, all year – was that I voted the Hell out of Barak Obama for President of the U.S. of A. and he freakin’ won. The worst thing that happened was that I discovered that I am now as fat as I have ever been and that I do not feel that good about it. Let us never speak of it again. We went to the Flat Track Roller Derby National Championship in Portland and I proceeded to ruin my voice for an entire week. Everyone thought I had come down with a cold it was so bad. Friendsgiving in Eureka was super special as I knew it would be. (I won at poker! That never happens!) Framed a bunch of posters that had been sitting around. Finally. I cut myself too. No, not while framing said posters. Making biscotti. (Got a bit tipsy. Whoops!). Oh, and I went and hung out with a couple of giraffes. And cheetahs. And Elephants.
October has come and gone and, I must admit, it was pretty pleasant. The best thing I did was to vote the Hell out of Barack Obama for the office of President of the U.S. of A. Pretty freakin’ sweet. (I wonder how he did…) I also went to S.F. to watch my wife run in her very first marathon. I am so proud of her for that. I water sealed my backyard fence, got a sweet Draplin calendar and handed out candy to kids on Halloween.
September. Finished a long-awaited trip into the Trinity Alps, went to a wedding in Vermont and foolishly did not take any hiking boots, and spent a lot of time in the office. And home-made pizza. Also went to Portland to see My Morning Jacket and old friends. I also watched more people quit at work. *sigh*
Two backpacking trips this month: One to the great Trinity Alps, one to the mediochre mosquito infested area around Diamond peak. (I gotta say I really miss the backpacking in my home state.) I made up some new business cards from Moo and Karen’s tomatoes have been going ka-razy! Check that pesto too! And peaches from the candy tree! Ya-hoooo!
…and a co-worker quit who shouldn’t have had too. Goddamned shame if you ask me.
Holly crap we went on an Alaskan cruise! Crazy, I know but there ya go. Another trip to Eureka was accomplished as well. Backpacked the Rogue River trail which I would like to refer to as the Poison Oak trail. That shit is the worst.