Sunday, November 29, 2009

26.2 x 12

26.2 x 12 = time to shave the marathon beard ... race was going fine til the 21 mile mark and then I really slowed down. I felt fine, but just could not find a finishing kick and my time went from good to no so much, but I finished my 12th year in a row and feel good, so I will take it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

MLS Cup Seattle 2009

MLS Cup 2009
Los Angeles Galaxy 1
Real Salt Lake 1
(Real Salt Lake wins MLS Cup 2009 5-4 on Penalties after 7 rounds)
November 22, 2009
Seattle, WA - XBox Pitch at Qwest Field

We learned and had many previously learned things reinforced last night at Qwest Field:

- "Real" is apparently not Spanish for "Jazz" after all.
- PK's are cruel, after 120 minutes it is hardly surprising a number of them get saved or go over the cross bar
- refs do determine a lot of how a game is played because by "letting them play" the game got really pushy in kind of a cheap way at points
- leaving in an injured goalie is a bad decision
- don't sit back on a lead against a team that is on a roll
- Beckham generates no gray feelings, but every one still gets out their cameras when he takes a free kick just in case
- Qwest Field is a Soccer Specific Stadium even though it is multi-use
- Seattle loves its Sounders even when they aren't playing
- Third Eye Blind is a fun band. See, 12 years ago they opened for The Rolling Stones in the Kingdome and my brother heckled them the entire set, so I had no idea until last night.
- Fredy Montero has a lot more rhythm than Jimmy Conrad
- it is a lot easier to stay warm when you have a rooting interest than not
- I love Irish wine

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Driving In The Rain

Driving in the Rain was a story poem written in May 1989 and published in a collection that year titled "Odd Thoughts, Midnight Ramblings, and Summer Dreams". Later, it was published in "The Silver Valley Voice" in April 1995. This is basically a poetry reading with splices of driving that I winged on Sunday night 11-15-09 and then edited together.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Go Hawks!

Mountlake Terrace HS Hawks 0
Central Kitsap HS Cougars 35
Edmonds Stadium
WIAA 4A State First Round

Even with the result, this was very cool to see and experience. MTHS had themselves an historic season they should be very, very proud of.

November 7, 2009

Now everything can taste like bacon ...

Finally found it!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New Hallway

Moved 8 paintings from 2008 onto the wall in the hallway ...