Friday, April 30, 2010

It's STILL Raining...

You'd think it was Seattle. I'm getting awfully sick of this drizzle. Glum, glum, glum. That's what it looks like outside.

I lost my pool game last Wednesday. :( But! My team is in second place! So there is still some reason to celebrate. In all honesty, my opponent and I were pretty well matched, and he won fair and square. AND he was a good sport about it with a good sense of humor, which I respect greatly. I only lost by four points, and he got three in a row at the very end. Had he missed one of those shots, the game easily could have been mine. There is two more weeks of regular season games, then - if we're still seated high - we'll get to go to playoffs. I'll keep you posted.

Until then, here is one of my new favorite songs. Compliments of Kara.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Update on a Rainy Thursday

I WON my pool game last night! My recent practice has paid off. I think this makes it a four or five game winning streak now. Oh course, now that I've let the world know, I'm sure to lose the next six.

I took my derby skates out for a spin on the Fish Lake Trail the other day. I did end up eating it pretty bad on a piece of gravel, but I managed to skate four miles and get my ankles a little run for their money. I hope to do it often this summer.

Check out this fantastic song. You might think it's depressing... but I actually find it wonderfully cheerful - in a 'Bruce Springsteen - I'm going to sing about sad things in an upbeat way to choke out the sadness until only laughter is left' sort of way.
Ya... I know. I'm weird.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back By Popular Demand!

So... since I only have about three people who check this blog, and ONE of them mentioned how nice it would be if I returned to posting personal updates, I feel like that's grounds for revising my blog's mission - "by popular demand." I can say that, right? :)

Well, first of all, I need to inform EVERYONE that I've crossed off one of my 'things to do before I die' items. I rode a motorcycle yesterday. Technically, I also rode it the day before, but it was only for six back-road blocks each way. Yesterday was a nice, long, healthy ride past Mini Ha-Ha along the Spokane River. Will took me to see the mountain biking area up there. Quite a hike, actually, but AMAZING! I hope to try it out some time this summer... the easy bits, that is. Some of the jumps/drops there are SCARY! But yes, back to the motorcycle... also scary and yet amazing. :)

As for pool, I've won about 3 or 4 games in a row, which is fantastic, but the most recent one was by the skin of my teeth (can we come up a phrase less gross? I mean really - there's got to be something better). I practiced a couple days ago and we'll see if it pays off tomorrow.

And, in keeping with my music-blog theme, please check out April Smith and the Great Picture Show. They're a fantastic band from Brooklyn. They "sound like The Beatles fronted by The Andrews Sisters." You'll love 'em!