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
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?!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Here is the LOST PARAGRAPH IN GENESIS....
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.