Archive for October, 2008

Skates and Hockey

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It turns out ice skates are an important piece of equipment for playing ice hockey. There is not better way to learn this essential fact of the game than to drive to Renton at 9:30 pm for your team’s hockey game, get half dressed, and then realize that you left the skates drying in the [...]

Saturday in Seattle

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Apparently, I’m still solidly on east coast time, as I woke up today at 6:30 and wasn’t really able to go back to sleep. It was still largely dark out, which inspired me to go chase some morning pictures. I’m two assignments behind in my photo class provided a little extra push. So I headed [...]

Back from Boston

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

I returned to Seattle on Thursday morning, after a fun trip to Boston/Cambridge. The recruiting trip went well, but the better part was hanging out with Meagan’s family and seeing some old friends. I arrived on Saturday, staying with Meagan’s parents downtown. Sunday afternoon, we watched the Head of the Charles Regatta. I took lots [...]

Garagiste

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I just signed up for Garagiste, in their own words, a “a selective, Seattle-based retail emporium dedicated to the wine artisan and consumer”. I learned of it when Christopher Kimball, editor-in-chief of Cook’s Illustrated (a subscription to which is one of my favorite presents from Meagan), mentioned it at an event at work on Wednesday. [...]

Headed to Boston

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I am leaving for Boston tomorrow. The primary reason is a college recruiting trip at MIT. But I’m very excited to see my wife’s parents (still not used to using the word “wife”, let alone “in-laws”, but very happy on both accounts). Also, thanks to the big comeback last night, I’ll be arriving just in [...]

Weekend in Portland

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

We spent the weekend in Portland. Meagan wanted to get away from the books for a while, and with no tests on the horizon, this weekend proved opportune. It’s also been a while since we’ve seen my cousin Becky, her husband Jay, and their adorable toddler Abby. The need to put together a small portfolio [...]

Going to Portland

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

We’re heading to Portland tomorrow night to visit my cousin and her family. I was researching dinner options for tomorrow night and stumbled across this one: Beast. First, great name for an upscale French restaurant. Second, their policy: “Substitutions Politely Declined”. That’s awesome. So obnoxious that we’ll have to try it – maybe not this [...]

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