Sunday, February 13, 2011

Worst Day of the Year Ride

Matt and I are suited up and waiting for the train to take us to the Worst Day of the Year Ride, an 18 mile ride around Portland. That strange plastic thing bisecting the picture is the guard around the tree.
There were a lot of people and the starting line was rather claustrophobic.

There were some awesome costumes, but every time I tried to take a picture of one, I got someone's elbow.

One thing I did like was that the announcer was a woman. This is the first sporting run/bike/whathaveyou where I haven't heard a man doing all the talking.

Some of us dealt better with the starting line wait than others.

Here is one of the "Re-cycling Team" a group of about 20 people wearing clothing made of recycled objects.

And her compatriot, who is wearing shorts made out of a potting soil bag.

Matt was ready to eat with his Top Ramen, last seen in the Muddy Buddy ride.

There were ample rest stops.

And we've finished.

We stopped to get our head-in-hole photographs taken before we ate.
Then we enjoyed delicious soup provided by Laughing Planet Cafe.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

20 Erotic Shorts

Matt and I took ourselves to some local theater for Valentine's Day. We attended The Working Theatre Collective's presentation of 20 Erotic Shorts, which was directed by Eva Suter.
The Erotic Shorts were short stories, some erotic, but most romantic or flirty, written by different authors and acted by four actresses. Many were very funny. Our favorite came in four acts and was called: "four extremely attractive women lounging around a pool, fantasizing about rich orloff: the swimsuit edition by rich orloff." As you might imagine, it was written by Rich Orloff and was as over-the-top melodramatic as the title suggests.

Overall, it was a great night at local theater.