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Holiday Weekend

It was a double holiday weekend for me this last weekend. Canada Day on the 1st and Independence Day on the 4th. I was patriotically conflicted. :) And with Amanda not being here, it's just not as festive as it might be.

So Thursday night I had a Canada Day barbeque and evening of beer and conversation with my work friends. It was great and went WAY too late, so I stayed the night in White Rock and came back on Friday late morning. Spent Friday in a patriotic game of World of Warcraft. :) It was nice to sit and play all day.

Saturday left for Bainbridge Island where our good friends D & D live. We realized while talking this weekend that we've been friends for 15 years. Wow.

The trip down was less than fun - with holiday traffic at the border the back up was 90 minutes. Then on my way down, I called and asked the best way to get there, and they suggested the Edmonds Ferry. Good Idea, I thought. When I got there, there was a 2 hour wait for the ferry. The line of cars was out of the dock and back up the road leading in. Holy moly. So after another call, I managed to turn around and head to the Seattle dock to take the Seattle Bainbridge Ferry.

And I showed up just in time to watch them load the last car and pull away. So, another hour to wait. All in all the trip took 7 hours, when it should have taken about 4. Ah well...

We had a great time anyway - played some games (Munchkin, Gloom) and went to see The Edge Improv, an improv troupe with their home in the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse. It was very good - we laughed a lot. And when D volunteered me to go on stage, imagine the irony in the air when they asked me to take the mic and do sound effects for the scene. :) I even had half a dozen patrons after the show come and give me compliments on my sound effects. :) One woman asked "Do you do this professionally?" I said, "Not anymore." :) Well, we thought it was funny at the time.

On Sunday I was supposed to come home, but I stayed all day... going to dinner at a neighbor's house. It was great food with great people - hard to beat that.

Monday I headed home, and with no traffic I made it to White Rock in less than 4 hours. Worked all day, came home and collapsed.

Thank you D & D for having me, and a fantastic time.

And a good time was had by all. :)


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Jul. 5th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
thinking of you

i was thinking of you this weekend, wondered if you were confilcted or if you have gone "true canadian" also could you get the 4th off like the jewish folk get of passover??

anyway it has been 9 years since we spoke at marcon in 96. and we (amanda, zoe, you, me , nick) never spend enough time together.

you would have enjoyed duck this year. we had so many concerts. close to 20 performers, lots of bands of 3. and the new hotel is so close to home.

anyway we art, betsey, and others talk about you and how we would love to have you back. yes i know we could give you a goh.. one of these years.

till then or at gafilk,fko or ovff.
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