Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Last Jersey

The last Fatty v2.0 jersey that is. I ordered it back in May during the few hours that one could be ordered. Turns out I ordered just between the time that last one was sold and the ability to order was taken down. Brent at Twin Six gave me two options, either I could have my money back or with the little bit of material left they offered to make one for me special, it would just take a while. I had pretty much forgotten about it. A mere five months later and lookie what just came in the mail today, with a couple of water bottles to boot.

BTW - If you haven't been following Fatty's blog lately, things look like they're headed downhill fast. He's providing very moving insights into his family's battle with cancer on a pretty regular basis.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Socks and Underwear

Happy Birthday to me. Michele's off working overnights and I'm about to catchup on The Daily Show after enjoying a fantastic TV dinner. Anyway, Michele outdid herself this year with socks and underwear. Believe it or not it's a great gift.

About a year ago I turned a corner on socks. Tim and Lucy got me a nice pair of wool socks a year ago, not the big, furry, itchy popular amongst those that harvest maple syrup in Vermont, but the thin, comfy, not too warm, not too cold socks of the future. It's amazing how much better I feel at the end of a day when I'm wearing a nice pair of socks. Anyway, Michele's purchase of birthday socks puts me over the top, I now have enough decent socks that never again will I have to wear a pair of six for six dollars cotton athletic socks.

As for the underwear, I've been wondering for a while if it would be possible to turn a corner on underwear the same way I did on socks. This, however, is a much more expensive prospect. Have you seen how much a single pair of travel underwear goes for at REI? No way in hell I was spending that kind of money for the unknown, so Michele took that step for me.

She also got me a picture book and a normal word based book.

Oh yeah, I she got me cupcakes too.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back to St. Ed's

It's been a while since Michele and I have ridden St. Ed's. We took a short and sweet quickie ride around the park. The place was packed, I've never seen so many people on bikes there. Even worse at Big Finn.

Trails were nice and dry, hasn't really rained here in over a week and the weathers been quite nice lately, albeit a little chilly.

The pictures might give you the impressions that the leaves have just started to turn, but believe me, they'll be completely gone before you know it.

Good times.

Monday, October 20, 2008


After polishing off our pancakes from a can yesterday Michele and I headed to MOHAI to take in a little local history.

Rocking the best little bike lane in Seattle. I know you can't see it, but all I'm wearing is a t-shirt and shorts. Michele on the other hand is bundled up for a snow storm. She refused to believe that I was comfortable in my chosen outfit.

Ahh, the big guns.

Cool poster explaining what 100 year does to a simple bike ride. I thought it was pretty interesting.

Best thing in the museum by far, love that "R". They also had the original official 80's Rainer beer ambassador's uniform. Classic.

More Classic.

Pho for lunch and Michele giving me that "put the pho-king camera away already" look.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm a Sucker For Innovation

Walla Walla Trip Randoms

Some pictures from the trip taken from the regular camera.

Our kick ass campsite

Too bad we didn't stay there.

The trail we rode at Teanaway pretty much sucked, but it was so good to be on the bike and on the dirt I didn't much care about the trail. It was good just to be spinning wheels for a change.

Mmmm, hot dog, fire, and beer.

Somewhere around Potholes.

Palouse Falls

File this under "duh"

The Palouse is burning, shot from the top of Steptoe Butte.

I Don't Really Do Politics Here...

...but this is big!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beautiful October Day

Lots of pictures today from the hamster wheel, none of them very good. Great day to be outside though, did a little riding and enjoyed myself. I'm still trying to figure out this ~8 hours days and two day weekend thing. Who knows what on tap for tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Goodbye Campsite

Hello Super 8. When did Michele become such a camping wuss? Full explainations will have to wait until next week when I have computer access again.

A Slow Start

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Pictures

Good news, I passed final inspection today! That means that move in can proceed without interruption and I can go on vacation. That's right, vacation. Michele and I are headed out tomorrow for places unknown. Tentative plan starts with Teanaway followed by Walla Walla and then Spokane. When I get back to work next week I get to resume normal hours and maybe I'll even get back to riding my bike with some regularity.