Monthly Archives: November 2010

P.S.

Written on November 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm, by

I just realized that this blog is over six years old. Can you believe it?! Happy birthday, blog!

You think you’re heaven sent…

Written on November 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm, by

My very first non-AOL email account, which I still have from 1996, the year hotmail was launched, featured the following signature: “You think you’re heaven sent? Gonna get your halo bent.” On Sunday night, I finally got to see the Halo Benders. The show, featuring Scarf, The Hive Dwellers, Built To Spill and The Halo Continue Reading »

Orcas Island

Written on November 23, 2010 at 11:41 am, by

After having traveled nearly 8 hours via land and water (with a whole lot of waiting during the transition between), I finally made it to Doe Bay Resort just in time for their weekly Thursday Pizza Night. The pizza was tasty but I was so sleepy that I soon headed off to bed. I stayed Continue Reading »

San Juan Ferry

Written on November 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm, by

Last weekend, I spent several days on Orcas Island, one of the larger islands in the San Juans. The San Juans are located at the top of the Puget Sound near Canada. They are extremely beautiful and a popular tourist destination in the summer. It was the first time I had taken a ferry, and Continue Reading »

Wild Flag at Northern

Written on November 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm, by

Wild Flag is a new rock group featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders. The best thing to happen to music in 2010? Hell yes. Wild Flag debuted here in Olympia, at Northern! What an honor. They’ve already been generating quite a buzz . Here’s a review in SPINĀ  http://www.spin.com/articles/indie-supergroup-wild-flag-debut-olympia and there’s a really Continue Reading »

WWE SmackDown in Portland!

Written on November 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm, by

On October 11th, WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown rolled into Portland. I bribed my friend Shawn (the only person I knew would even be interested in seeing such an event) into going with me by paying for his ticket. While the show was well worth the $120 I ended up plopping on my credit card, I Continue Reading »

Digital Photography Workshop @ Northern

Written on November 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm, by

The weekend after Arts Walk, I hosted a free digital photography workshop at Northern for kids ages 5 – 18. The intrepid Rachael Lang helped wrangle kids and print photographs. We had 11 kids register for the event and they were divided into two general age groups – young and younger. Rachael and I did Continue Reading »