Saturday, March 28, 2009

Long bus ride

I had to ride the bus for a while today on the way home from the Sounders soccer game and learned how to upload pictures and posts to my blog from my iPhone. Enjoy!

Posted by ShoZu

Go Sounders (again)!

We found ourselves at another soccer game tonight (via sweet free tickets from the Studly Hubby's Studly Job) and I had so much fun I amost bought season tickets on my iPhone on the way home. We bought Sounders scarves too.

Posted by ShoZu

Our new blender

We got a new blender! It's so high-tech, it makes me want to have smoothies every day...

Posted by ShoZu

Lady-friends that helped me sew today (see post below)

Posted by ShoZu

Sewing adventure

I like sewing a little, but need an excuse to get myself to do it. My latest excuse is that I can't find The Perfect Skirt so I thought I would make it. I convinced some lady-friends to get together this weekend and help motivate me and it worked! My skirt is under construction. I had a blast too!

Posted by ShoZu

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Goonies!!

How to have an awesome weekend:

1. Live on the West Coast, somewhere near Portland or Seattle.
2. Take most of Friday off work. Go in for a little while so you don't feel guilty.
3. Get somebody cool to come out and visit you, like your Studly Hubby's Harley-riding, jewelry-making Studly Parents.
4. Make sure you have an awesome Studly Hubby that has pre-planned the weekend so you have hotels and directions all lined up already.
5. Take off on Friday afternoon. First, go to the Oregon beach town of Seaside, where the beautiful Cannon Beach is a few miles away.

Cannon Beach, with Haystack Rock front and center. Look familiar? That's because it was in the movie The Goonies! (seen in the background of the shots on the beach).

6. While you're there, stop in Astoria Oregon and visit the Goonies house.

7. While you're standing in front of the Goonies house and checking it out, turn around. You will have a spectacular view of the cute little city and the georgeous Columbia River. Note: at the end of the Goonies, when they found the gems from One-Eyed Willy's pirate ship, they were allowed to pay for the house and all the land around it and defeat the Evil Country Club guys that wanted to turn their house in to a golf course. Well, I'm happy to say that there were no golf courses in sight.

8. Go to Portland. Hang out with your Studly Hubby's Studly Mother's Studly Cousin The Artist, who has art pieces in museums all over and doesn't even brag about it. While you're there, go to the biggest used bookstore in the world, Powell's, and try not to pass out from all the books.

9. Head up to the Columbia River Gorge and take a look at all the waterfalls. I encourage you to wear a raincoat and bring a waterproof camera.

10. When you get home, be sure to watch the Goonies and revel in all its glory. At the appropriate points, scream "that's where we parked! we were there!!" and jump up and down.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Go Seattle Sounders! -Seattle's new pro soccer team, co-owned by Drew Carey and others.

Opening game, last Thursday night, with an introduction by Drew Carey... we were there, with the Studly Hubby's Studly Parents, to watch the sweeping win by the sounders against the New York Red Bulls, 3-0. Whoo!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Bank robbers on the loose in the neighborhood

Last night there was quite the show in our neighborhood. Police and helicopters from multiple counties gathered down the block, and we all watched and wondered. Then we went inside and turned on the news and there was a breaking story about some bank robbers that had been chased down the freeway and into the city where they abandoned their car and ran on foot... into our neighborhood! Today's article in the paper is kind of boring but sums it up. Apparently the police went door-to-door looking for the robbers and eventually caught one of them, but the other one is still on the loose. If he was smart, he got out of the neighborhood as fast as possible, but smart people don't usually rob banks without a good getaway plan so who knows what he did. 

We've been locked up tight in the apartment all night without any incidents. Everyone that walked by our window all night looked like a bank robber to me, but when they got closer I realized that they were neighbors I knew or visiting neighbors I knew or clearly not a bank robber for other reasons. It was an exciting night.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My Grandpa's blog

I am very lucky that I have grandparents that are computer-savvy. One of them even has a blog (my Grandpa S., the Kind of Iowa). It's really great to read the stories and see all of his old pictures... what a great treasure! My dad has also been using his blog to post stories from his past. It is a wonderful treat to read these stories, many of which I have never heard. I guess I am part of the generation that posts the stories while they happen. Someday I will probably print out the thousands of posts I hope to put up in my lifetime and it will be the story of my life!

Monday, March 02, 2009


Today I went in for a second evaluation for orthotics. This time they decided that I need them. I got my feet wrapped in plaster (they looked like really stiff ballet slippers when it was finished) and I will have them in a few weeks. I couldn't help but think of the leg braces Forrest Gump sported around...

But I was assured that they will not be noticeable (they fit into my shoe like a new pair of insoles).