the mind of a manic archives for February 2004

Added by snotty on 2004 February 22: Hongmei outdid herself again. Sea bass, asparagus, pork and tofu, pork cakes, rice, and sweet shrimp. Mmmm Mmm. I also got to see Jenn Brown today which was cool. She's gonna be married soon. Wonder if she'll keep her last name or not. Then it was off to Paul's party. Met a few people, but I was very impressed with the ducati riders, and Karen - the british airways pilot, and Meegan is in town!. Interesting party - learned to play cereal box packer. Those crazy brits. The odometer now reads 1080. Too bad I have to fly to SF - the sun will be shining tommorrow.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 18: so i'm back in seattle now =) I'll miss the Ford Explorer SUV that Avis upgraded me to. Quite fun actually because I'm window shopping SUVs and trucks so I can tow my motorcycle around. The flight back from houston was interesting because we were chasing the sunset. The longest sunset I've seen in a long long time. The colors were beautiful - reds, purples, yellows - very cool. The food in houston was amazing and cheap. Sushi at Ichibon - seafood at Papadeux (amazing crawfish BTW). Now it's time to get back to work.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 15: The odometer reads 834 - it was a great weekend and a partially sunny day. Saw a bunch of other bikers heading out to alki. During the ride, I got stuck at the train tracks near Safeco field as a train passed, but on the other side was a group of sport bikers and I got a decent amount of honking and waving. Saw the sun setting on a clear day at alki on the bike. Good times. My 9 month hiatus from working out also ended. I put in a half-assed hour and I'm nowhere near where I need to be - everything felt like lifting concrete. Off to Houston, TX in a few hours - need to do laundry and start packing.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 13: not a bad week. The odometer on the motorcycle reads 780 miles (did the first oil and filter change) and I picked up a new HJC helmet and a chatterbox. Way cool stuff. Had dinner at Wild Ginger tonight with christie, jen, chris, angie, kameron and janel. Janel works for REI and is way cool. Christie is a total texas girl, and angie is pretty interesting too. Had a blast climbing at stone gardens in ballard too. Raquetball with VB this week (I'm getting close to winning a game from him again) - which was the most exercise I've had in months. It's time to get back in shape.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 10: Riding around in the sun - what a great feeling... I managed to embed some speakers into my helmet, but the volume needs to be louder than usual. I wonder why Arai doesn't integrate a Bose noise reduction headset into their helmets since they cost so much anyway. The would be the cat's meow when it comes to helmets. I'd buy one for 600-700. Dinner at purple was great too. Chris, Jen and Janet were good company. Good day. Great times.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 9: So I was at snowqualmie today during that whole propane gas leak with .5 mile evacuation thingy... It was kinda weak and just made me walk around for longer than usual, but at least I got some good exercise. Grammys were kinda weak - and the highlight is that my GTA addiction is over because I finally beat it. It's up there as one of the best games I've ever played. The week looks very dry - so it looks like I'll get to put on some miles on the motorcycle! Yea!!

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 8: back in town - it was semi-sunny so i went to Alki on the bike, then back across the 520, back across the 90 again, and off to Jen's pad. Jon's party was cool - and so is his house. Great catering, and actually went out drinking with atalla, julia, zach, lucian, gibbs and jen. snowboarding tommorrow =) yea...

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 6: so united, the powers that be, and the snow have put me into chicago instead of on a plane to seattle... oh well - at least i get to get some sleep now... TN was interesting. Who thought that putting a swimming pool that is directly visible from the lobby was a good idea. It wasn't just at the courtyard - the holiday inn had it too. I wonder if the rest of TN is like that... Seems kind of awkward to have people with luggage checking in only 10 feet from people swimming around in various states of undress.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 5: so I'm in Knoxville, TN and I ate some great food at Baker Peters which is this combo jazz club and steak house. Dollywood is also supposed to be nearby but it's too cold and I don't have transportation to anywhere. I miss my bike already.

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Added by snotty on 2004 February 2: much has happened in the past few months - it's time to get back on track... ***** Artist point snowshoing, chris elliot, lost dog Hongmei ge - chinese dinner, shrimp, asparagus, tofu, ranch 99, mushrooms and pork, pork - hero again ***** Thanksgiving - reflective… new boss ***** 12.6.03 ****** christmas party was great, jon murchinson pre-part skiing at stevens aaron, jen, tara, himani, dan, dave, zach, jeanette, paul - went to viceroy afterwards chris went to an asian party 12.7.03 ***** Living at the airport 12.9.03 ***** Grendel's Den - fondue, mussels, good meal - driving around boston, wendy and her friend... 12.16.03 ***** NJ is snowy and cold NYC is best during christmas - W, Banana Republic, H&M, Gap 12.21.03 ***** Bada lounge last night - grace, tai, irene, aaron. Dinner @ fandango - mahi mahi. Climbing @ vertical world - lost skin, V2. Snowboarding @ crystal mountain - rainer was awesome. 12.22.03 ***** 100 miles on the bike - out to alki beach - no rain in forever. Orgasm on wheels. Rohit, Shama, Nir had a ride on the bike. 12.28.03 ***** Tennis w/ sister and brother in San Jose 1.5.04 ***** Jen - snowboarding - brunch w/ Aaron too - turkey bacon, pig bacon, eggs, banana pancakes, movie, Blue Crush Dinner Cooking w/ Janet, Chris - chicken alfredo, veggies, mochi, brownies 1.7.04 ***** Aaaron, Jen snow day - alki beach - romantic view, snow doughnuts, bad drivers, spinouts, ice - never more fun 1.13.04 ***** Zach's bday - michelle, jenelle, jen, ty, tony, aaron - good times 1.14.04 ***** snowboarding with janet and liz - great time... fart jokes... dad jokes... funny stuff @ broadway grill 1.17.04 ***** Zach's bday party - fremont bars, jeanette's party 1.24.04 ***** dinner and skiing at stevens with Jen. Crazy snow - SUVs in ditches - a slight fishtail - great food at flying fish... new favorite shiraz something australian shiraz - tipping strike? - spicy at first, sweet aftertaste - maybe even a hint of almonds... 1.25.04 ***** Snowboarding with michelle - great time @ snoqualmie 2.2.04 ***** Superbowl - snowboarding, Arun's party, #2 0mph fall, GTA addiction

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