Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Walk to Kennedy School

This is a very large pot of rosemary.  I can't imagine how the roots actually fit in there.

See?  Big!

I love this photo of us walking across the Bryant Street Bridge.


Attention must be paid!  To that porch roof.

Out of control bamboo.

Honey, there's a robot at the door.

I love the Urban Farm Collective. Perhaps next year I will volunteer with them.

Tall house.

Tall house from the front.

Just missed a mid-air shot of Matt jumping over that post.

Nice fence!

And a nice hideaway.

More nice fence.

How to access the cool tree house.

This house just kept growing.


And yet more alley!

So much nicer than the usual "wash me" graffiti.

What's that hole for?

Our destination.

Matt waits for dinner.  The heater looms ominously above him.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last days of the Neon

Well, say goodbye to this lovely 1988 Dodge Neon, which my mother bequeathed to us but which has now been replaced by a Subaru Forester. Neon, you were a very good car.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New color for the Oregon Motel

It's not blue, it's not purple.  It's very striking, especially in comparison to the tan color from before.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

More fun from Gamestorm.

Not only did Matt become a world record holder at Gamestorm, he also won this trophy.

And picked up this flyer for D-20 Burlesque. (D-20 is a common term for a twenty-sided dice)
He wishes me to inform you that he didn't actually attend D-20 Burlesque.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Matt plays Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

Matt went to Gamestorm and got this t-shirt.

He got it by participating in the larges Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock game ever.  Surely you've played RPSLS?  If not, here's the rundown.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Z-to-A Games: Salmon Run

Matt and I played Salmon Run, where we each took on a salmon swimming upstream, dodging bears and currents.  I won.  This made me like this game.  I also enjoyed that it was pretty easy to learn and it really was a 45 minute game. Most boxes say 45-60 minutes and the games last three hours.

I think this is finally the last "S"game we have.  Onward to the "R"s.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Garlic Festival 5k

Another pair of socks!  The best prize for finishing ever.  (Aside from cash, of course.  But I'm not a contender for cash prizes that have to do with running.)

The tag even has an elephant garlic on it.
This was a tough race. I finished in 47:10 giving me a per-minute mile of 15:13 and making me last in my age group.  It was also a confusing course, with the handy chalk arrows disappearing for the final couple of turns.  Still, I did finish! Onward to the next one in the series.

Monday, August 4, 2014

What would Matt do when he saw the MacGyver display?

The Kenton Library has fun displays on a rotating basis, but this has to be my favorite so far.  It was a display of books and DVDs that promoted the art of survival in things great and small.

Matt was a MacGyver fan growing up.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SHOC run.

My athletic supporter was out of town doing a run of his own (Cascade Lakes Relay) so it was just me for this 5k.  I know the daughter of the SH in SHOC Foundation so I wanted to participate in this run.

Though I have not been running at all (I've been walking during the mornings) I managed to jog this entire route.  The trade off was that I was very slow.  I finished in 45:59 which gave me a per-mile time of 14:50 minute miles.  It was a nice run, and now I can say I've run from Gladstone to Oregon City.  I did miss my Athletic Supporter, though.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Vintage Cakes: Stack Cake

According to the author, this is the traditional wedding cake for Appalachia.  Each family attending the wedding would bring a layer and the bride would stack them into a cake.  The more popular the wedding couple, the taller the cake.  This is a spice cake with a plum jam-like filling and a vanilla glaze over the top.  It was good.