September 27, 2004

A recipe for a good weekend.

Sit in boat, grab a beer, pick up oar;
Make your arms, back and butt kind of sore.
Watch Michele slowly bail
With her pitiful pail...
Guys, we really should do this much more.

I might even have to amend my earlier comments and say that next year we should do this during the horribly crowded early season (so Dustin and Anderson can use the rope swings without actually killing themselves) and then come back again during the late season when there's nobody there. Yeah! More canoeing!

Next time we should all speak only Russian for the entire duration of the trip, though. That's my boat... er, vote.

Posted by dianna at September 27, 2004 01:22 PM

agreed, it is great. maybe next summer we can scrimp and save and go rafting too. expensive but fun.

Posted by: didofoot at September 27, 2004 01:26 PM

How are you after the earthquake - just heard about it on the radiom in my office.

Posted by: Peter Marshall at September 28, 2004 11:51 AM

Earthquake? Er... what earthquake? Please don't tell me the city of Berkeley just sank into the ocean.

Oh, I see. I just found it on the news. I didn't feel it here, actually, but I'm sure Katie did. Katie?

Posted by: Dianna at September 28, 2004 12:01 PM

felt it! it was fairly far down the coast, so pretty weak here, and as i understand it there was no damage and no one got hurt. it was, for the record, my delightful housemate's first earthquake ever (he's really, really not from california). he was really excited about it once people told him what it was. ("the weirdest thing happened this morning. i was sitting there and the walls started shaking, and i thought it was just me but then it wasn't..." "uh, dude, you just had an earthquake.") i have to say i think the ones where nobody gets hurt are really fun.

btw, peter, you guys were far away from recent hurricanes, right? and all okay?

Posted by: katie at September 29, 2004 11:50 PM

We were not in the direct path of any of the hurricanes but we got a lot of rain as a result of them and some wind. My company has been rahter busy handling claims in Florida and Alabama from the hurricanes.

It has been kind of strange - so many hurricanes so close together to each other. The Weather Channel on my computer was up since Early August keeping an eye in the Carribean for the next storm. It is quiet now unless of course you are a resident of the Azores.

Thanks for asking and I am glad both you and Dianna are fine - I was not sure exactly where your domicile was.

Posted by: Peter at September 30, 2004 09:55 AM

What are the Azores?

Posted by: Dianna at September 30, 2004 10:02 AM

Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. I think Columbus used to crash there on his way back from North America, when he was wiped out from too much partying and genocide.

Posted by: sean at September 30, 2004 10:08 AM

God fucking damnit, Sean. I was about to post a brilliant genocide pun, but it's ruined by the fact that you already used the phrase "wiped out". It's no good now. All I can do is drown my sorrows in drink and tell strangers about how my one big chance was stolen from me.

Posted by: Dianna at September 30, 2004 10:33 AM

i think i speak for sean here when i say, post it anyway.

Posted by: michele at September 30, 2004 10:37 AM

Well, you have to go easy on the genocide. Too much of it can really wipe you out.

See, it's not funny now.

Posted by: Dianna at September 30, 2004 10:40 AM

ahem. HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!

Posted by: michele at September 30, 2004 09:40 PM