This summer I played in an all women's league of ultimate frisbee. It was pretty funny and I definitely learned a lot. I will probably do it again next summer and do another co-ed league in the spring.
The one thing about spring league is that laying out to catch the frisbee didn't feel too good on my shins and knee... fortunately a little ice made it all better.
On the 4th of July a bunch of us went to our co-worker Joe's to celebrate the holiday and our pal Brenda's birthday. I made some chicken kabobs and some vegan kabobs with some home-made marinades. After the party we biked downtown to watch the fireworks.
I am doing some major blog updates. In May, Chris's band played Portland on their tour. It was really cool to see them play again and to hang out with Chris. I wish they had been able to stay a little longer though and see the city.
Fast forward to May. Lydia and I had an adventure at Movie Madness. I met John Wayne there and talked him down from using his rifle in the store.
We've been getting a lot of off-and-on rain and sun lately. I think the plants have really enjoyed this. I also know that I have really enjoyed this because I keep getting to see rainbows. At frisbee Tuesday night there was a triple rainbow and yesterday evening there was a double rainbow, although it might be a little difficult to see in the picture.
April has been good to me! So far, it has provided me with 2 part-time/temporary jobs, 2 interviews at 2 different REI stores, and 2 free tickets to a Trailblazers game!
I will be working for the Census starting next week, when I begin my 4 consecutive days of training. So far I am not too nervous about it considering I'll basically just be walking around our neighborhood here in Portland a couple evenings a week and on the weekends. The job with the Census should be about 20 hours/week and will last for about 2 months, give or take.
The second job is with the 4-H cooperative extension of Oregon State University. I will be working in their office, which is located in a nearby environmental elementary school and will start out at 10 hours/week but could jump up to as many as 20 hours/week depending on grants and other funding. With that position, I'll be working in the office as a support person for volunteers and writing press releases, but also helping out with educational programs.
I won my 2 Trailblazers tickets through SMART, which is one of the organizations I volunteer for. I took Stacie with me. I was a little disappointed that the seats were not court-side (they were just about as far away from the court you could get, actually). It was still really fun being at the game though! I would love to go another time, with better seats and a sign (so that I can get up on the big screen). I told Stacie that I had planned on asking her to marry me at the game so that we could get up on the big screen, she said she is glad that I did not do that and that it would have been embarrassing. I guess she is right.