Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Looong weekend.

This was definitely a long (and good!) weekend. On Friday, I went to see the "People Talking and Singing" event - a benefit for 826 Seattle. On the not-so-benefit side, I got my tickets for free. But still, it would have been worth spending $30 for children's literacy programs while watching John Hodgman and Daniel Handler and Sarah Vowell and Colin Meloy and Ben Gibbard. And Smoosh! Plus, afterwards, I had "cajunized" tater tots. Mmm.

Saturday, we went on a run, on which I stopped halfway through because of leg pain. I half-hobbled back home, while worrying that my leg was semi-permanently damaged from my recent running event (I hope not). Then we went to Eastside dim sum (tasty, but the carts weren't varied or frequent enough) and on the search for a pumpkin. Who knew that it would be so hard to find a pumpkin before Labor Day? (The pumpkin was for pumpkin beer. Margaret is having an October Pumpkin Party and I coerced Nate into contributing a pumpkin beer.) Saturday night, we went to dinner with Phil (I haven't linked to you yet! I apologize!) and Laura. I wanted to go to Dinette, but apparently I am an idiot and couldn't read the website. (That's "reservations accepted for parties up to eight," not "reservations for parties of eight or more." Doh.) So we went to Cafe Lago, and I had a delicious goat cheese/caramelized onion pizza, followed by a slice of a super-rich chocolate birthday cake (generously donated from Margaret's family, who happened to be celebrating Margaret's mom's birthday at Cafe Lago that very night).

Sunday, I went on a bike ride with my favorite bike ride companions, Mark and Kelly (okay, fine, Nate and Margaret aren't half bad, either). We rode out to the Maltby Cafe and shared a HUGE cinnamon bun. I also ate one of the best BLTs I have ever had. (To tell the truth, the whole ride out there, I was thinking about the BLT I was planning on ordering. And the whole ride back, I was thinking about the BLT I had just eaten.) Sunday night Margaret hosted a party to celebrate our Hood to Coast completion. Linsey made one of the best things I've had the pleasure of drinking - blended lemon sorbet, champagne, and vodka, with a mint garnish. This paired very well with the peanut butter pretzels.

Monday was Bumbershoot! But honestly, it wasn't that great. The crowds overwhelmed me, and you couldn't get into any of the comedy shows I wanted to see (Upright Citizens Brigade, David Cross' Tinkle, a Trapped in the Closet comedy "roundtable") without waiting at least 2 hours in a line. Plus, there weren't any bands I was dying to see. (Tribe was great, but I haven't loved them for years like most people. And, while I love Feist, she alone was not enough to justify the price of admission.)

Tonight, I went to Brasa's happy hour. Two words: fried avocado.


Anonymous rotorglow said...

Wow. Action-packed. You should have tried to see Spoon at Bumbershoot, though. Because they rock. And David Cross joined them onstage for a version of The Beast And Dragon Adored, as a sign language interpreter. Funny and awkward. And because he moons the crowd, probably not work-safe. (Unless one works at KEXP?)

9:51 AM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

I'll second the fried avocado emotion. Mmmmm.

You did a much better job sharing the avocado than you did the frites. And at Lola, I had an amazing fig, cheese (can't remember what kind) and roasted garlic kebab. Mmmm.

10:36 AM  
Blogger winnekat said...

Oh, I REALLY wanted to see Spoon. But they were on Saturday, and I went Monday. AND the New Pornographers were on Saturday too! Maybe I picked the wrong day. But thanks for the video - and that's work-safe for my ACLU friends too, I bet.

FG, I need to go to Lola. I've been wanting to for a while. And the frites sharing thing was not me! It was all Colin! I wanted to share!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Hey! I'm the one who ordered the fried avocado and shared it. Hmph.

And isn't everyone happier that we got two things of frites anyway?

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Joanna said...

Ooh ooh, and MBTV (now TWOP) has fundraisers for 826. And speaking of MBTV....did you see the fake Suri Holmes Cruise pictures? Nice wig to cover up the basketball. Also, Cinnabon always make me think of you, because at least in your chicketarian days you declared that would be your top choice way to consume 50 grams of fat.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Joanna said...

Are you trying to prove that you know how to link to things? :)

12:54 AM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

Maybe the next brunch should be at Lola & then we could see a movie @ Cinerama?

Colin, thank you for the avocado, and for rising to the bait. Dan thinks you're /fantastic/, & Katie too, despite the ribbing y'all gave him for talking like a native Chicagoan.

12:32 PM  

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