Friday night, I hung out with a bunch of Eljay peeps downtown for a combination St.-Patty's-Day-slash-March-Birthday shindig, and met several folks in person (including abrichar, kaleidoscopeeye, , kunzite1, gelasia and her adorable little Abi) with whom I'd only traded comments previously, so yay for new friends! Hello hello. :)
Also, of course, saw a bunch of folks I already know and love (including fellow March b-day peeps acadiabaird, wuweibaby, and zind4gi, as well as beansbouf, imperialhubris, patagonia, bellybalt).
Many pictures were took!
- abrichar caught me using a red hot I stole off one of beansbouf's cupcakes as a bindi (her pictures are here),
- zind4gi's cam caught a bunch of great party shots here, and
- bellybalt posted a whole slew of pics in damnportlanders.
Great times. :)
Saturday, the previous night's indulgences of cake and beer caught up with me and kept me hurtin' until about midday, when I drove down to a high school located near Oregon City in a place called Wanker's Corner (I kid you not) to meet a couple of my sisters to watch my niece play rugby. Dude. Those high school girls really get into it. She played two of the three games we watched, then I headed back home to fun some errands and take a nap.
Saturday night, I was supposed to play poker, but upon driving down to Tigard and stopping at a convenience store to grab some beer, I noticed that I didn't have my wallet ... drove back home, wallet not there either ... then I remembered it was in the inner pocket of the jacket I had on earlier while watching the rugby games, which was in my sister's car trunk, in Wilsonville. At this point I was so mad at myself that I just decided I'd be terrible company, and settled in for some TV instead. wOOt.
Sunday gave Oregon some incredible weather. I met up with cheekyassmonkey and beansbouf at Genie's Cafe (classification: hipster!) for some decent grub and great conversation. I spent most of the day in the backyard, weeding, cleaning, and pruning, and extracting some old bamboo lattices in order to reinstall some new cedar ones ... much of the time was spent untangling the climbing hydrangeas from the old frameworks and trying to mesh them into the new ones.
Sunday night, my folks stopped by on their way back to Salem from Seattle, where they spent the weekend visiting my grandparents, then I spent the rest of the evening reading. Ah.
Happy first day of Spring!