There were some first time evers today…

Ladies and gents, we looked at the calendar last week and realized that this coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. That means it is November. Here in the northwest, both Seattle and the Oregon Coast, November is supposed to be the rainiest and wettest month of the year. Sometimes in Seattle it rains so much water comes OUT of the drains.

This year, we have had maybe two days of rain all month…

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A Great Thanksgiving Weekend

Michelle has had a hard year. Work has been tough and busy. Plus she has had to ride herd on my bike and I all the way from Vancouver BC to Crescent City CA.








It is NOT easy being a Sherpa for a cyclist, nor is it easy dealing with work stress. I wanted to give her a completely relaxing, no travel Thanksgiving. In fact, I wanted her to have the option to just stay in bed all day if she wanted…

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

OK I know its true.  I’ve seen the calendar, I’ve heard people talking about black Friday the day after tomorrow and my email is sure as hell Blowed Up something fierce with adds.  Yes I know for a fact that tomorrow (the day this posts) is Thanksgiving, but it just doesn’t feel like it should be…. Continue reading “Tomorrow is Thanksgiving”

Pizza and Paper Plates!

I know this will come as a shock to all of those who know me and to most of you who read this blog.  But I feel its time I make a confession.  Yes, it is true, I like to pick on people.  Michelle and I refer to it as poking the bear.  Why do I do this?  Well, because it’s fun.

Last weekend Mathmajor and his girlfriend spent the night with us.  They were in town for a Rave (yeah still not sure what a rave is, but they were here).  She was very sweet, and polite and thanked me for letting them stay with us.  I just looked at her, deadpan, and said “Wait!  What?  You are staying here too?  He only said he wanted to stay he never mentioned you!” Behind her I could see Mathmajor smiling and shaking his head.

She just froze, and then “Well I could just drive to Tacoma afterwards, its not THAT far (40 miles from here) really its ok….”  I lost it and giggled, Michelle kicked me, and all was good.  Now picking on her was ok for just a bit, afterwards, it would be like kicking a puppy.  I was very nice to her after that.

However, those that know me, and have for a while, get picked on MUCH more!

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A Thanksgiving Adventure!

Here we are, the week of Thanksgiving.  It’s that week when people all over the US start planning a huge dinner, or preparing to travel.  On Facebook people are giving daily “I am thankful for…” messages, and the media is already warning everyone about travel problems at the airports and weather issues that will throw a monkey wrench into the works for a number of people.  (Shoot its warmer in Seattle today than it is in Atlanta.

Meanwhile, I am being obnoxious this week, as the rivalry game between the Cougs and Dawgs is this Friday!  GO COUGS!

Michelle and I have a VERY low-key holiday planned.  We are gathering up all the fixins for breakfast (she is also making coffee cake!!  YUM), and taking it to her mom’s.  On the way, we will stop at Starbucks, get mom a decaf mocha, make her breakfast, and just hang out for the morning.  Then, afterwards, Michelle and I will head home, watch DVD’s and eat homemade pizza!  

Every Thanksgiving with Michelle is always my favorite one.

But there is one that I love to tell people about that dates back before we together for every holiday!  Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Adventure!”