I know this background doesn't match all the others, but I thought I could just use "April Fool's Day" as the reason. Sean's car is fixed - for now.
Tonight we're having Heidi over for dinner - she doesn't like.... anything.... so the meal planning was a bit challenging. I invited Amy over too but she's probably still celebrating the opening day of Mariners season.
Seattle Central called me today to tell me that my ASL III class has been canceled. Bummer. Not enough people signed up for it.
Mom sent out an e-mail saying GO HOOSIERS and I'm crossing my fingers for her.
Six Arms


Okay, so my finger-crossing for IU didn't work. Bummer.
I would now like to present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the spike that went through Sean's tire. There it is. That thing cost us $100.
Yesterday I went and visited Richard Venti Mocha at work (Vans) and goofed off for a while. I tried on some shoes that I really liked. Today he came in to Starbucks, and he got me the shoes! How cool is that?!

I'm so sad to tell you all that PigPigPig died. Shelley wrote about him many times in her online journal, and yesterday's entry was a difficult one.
I had my review at Starbucks. It went well.

Speaking of Starbucks, the Stranger had a crappy article about the new Starbucks cards in their recent issue. The article makes it sound like Starbucks baristas are money-grubbing tip mongers, and it really frustrated me. I later found out that the "journalist" was having a personal conversation with some baristas without telling them he was writing for the Stranger. It's embarrassing.
Last night Amy brought a shrimp platter, gin & tonic, and a Mariners cake to Jon's house for our dinner. For the three of us.
While she & Jon watched the Mariners game, I was hopelessly enthralled in this stupid online game where you run a lemonade stand and try to be profitable. It's a crappy applet that looks like it was designed in about 1996. I can't stop.
After the game, we taught Amy how to play euchre. We have high hopes for a euchre match when we (Jon, Sean, and I) have dinner at her house Sunday night.

I haven't written since last weekend and I don't really have any excuse. I did our taxes and that was relieving. Amy's dinner on Sunday night was great - she and Jon BEAT us at euchre, but we were HELPING Amy and I'm sure that's why.
Thursday night I went to see Rem Koolhaas give a lecture at UW. He is the crazy-person doing our new downtown Seattle library. It's amazing that more people don't know what this library is going to look like..... they're going to be surprised. Rem Koolhaas, by the way, is sheer genius. And he is a jerk.
The hall was packed full 45 minutes before the lecture even started (because the architects in town do know what the new library is going to look like!) We all scrambled like musical chairs to get seats. He was fascinating.
I caught a cold midway through this week and went to the doctor on Friday. To encourage my cold to continue, we went to the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington on Saturday. We walked around muddy tulip fields and I got a bloody nose in the car and we had a picnic and we drove around a lot. It wiped me out.
I suppose the biggest news for me this week was my glasses breaking. I have to wear my contacts all day now and they make my eyes sticky. I went looking for glasses on Friday and they were ugly and expensive. *sigh*
Today is the first official practice for our Six Arms softball team and it's cold and windy and rainy outside.
Play ball!

Would you believe - about 25 people showed up for softball practice in the wind and cold and rain - and they played for over two hours. I whined. I was freezing and still sick.
The search for glasses frames continues. I have three picked out, but none are phenomenal. I looked at two more places today but concluded that I was having a bad hair day and that's about it.
Best news so far this week: Queens of the Stone Age are playing at Graceland in June, and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters is playing drums with the band! Jon & I saw QOTSA autumn 2000 and lost our hearing for three days. It was fabulous. Botch also plays the Showbox in June so it's looking like a great month already!
Also great news - Joe is home from his six month trip with the Coast Guard to Antarctica. We had a dinner for him on Tuesday night. He had many interesting stories to tell, including running around with the penguins on the ice. And he's sick of Mexican beer.

There's a big protest today in Seattle for anything worth protesting about. They are setting up shop at Westlake Center and Seattle Central Community College. Matt will probably be out there.
Jon has his big ARE test today - it's the first test of nine to become a certified architect. I'm making him breakfast and also getting him out of the protest area early, then Amy and I are picking him up after the test with a care package that Amy is putting together.
The biggest news for me today is Layne Staley. He's the lead singer of Alice in Chains. They found his body in his apartment in the U-District yesterday. Sarah's best friend is his neighbor, and she says his door has been littered with notes from friends asking where he is and saying they are worried. They are doing an autopsy today.

Jon thinks he did well on his test. That night, we went to see Les Savy Fav at the Graceland and it was craziness! I also did some work for Jason at the club and got us some free drink tickets to last us through the next few visits.
Layne Staley was dead for two weeks. It's frustrating that he had all these royalties and continued to live in the U-District instead of Pacific Palisades, or some remote condo on the shores of Fiji. Just makes you wonder what he's been up to since the band retired. I've been listening to their CD Dirt, and it's so sad that all of his songs were about desperation and drugs and loneliness. And so it ends.
Another softball practice today in the wind and cold. This time it was at the Bitter Lake Community Center, and wouldn't you know it? They were having some sort of Belly Dancers' Convention. I went in to get a pee break, and left with a henna tattoo on my hand.
Amy got us pizza that night and we watched the Mariners at her place. Amy & Jon beat Sean and I *again* at euchre. This has got to stop.
Sylvia next door got some new chicks! The ladies are getting a bit old for eggs, so she got a new batch of babies. Eleanor also has a new fluffy pet rat. Sylvia thought it seemed like a good idea.... at the time.

Eleanor displays her new pet.

Jon was on TV last night and we missed it. He was near Brett Boone's home run hit and Sean and I were gallivanting around Fremont that evening so we didn't watch the game until the 7th inning.
Sean got a great haircut. Everybody go see Sheri at Rudy's Barbershop in Fremont.

So God asked Adam, "What is wrong with you?" Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to. God said that God was going to make Adam a companion and it would be "a woman".
God said, "This person will gather food for you, cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she'll wash it for you. She will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them.
She will not nag you and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will never have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it."
Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"
God replied, "An arm and a leg."
Then Adam asked, "What can I get for a rib?"
The rest is history.