Winterfest should be cool this year. Looking forward to seeing “The Blakes” and “Hells Belles” (I’m not a big AC/DC fan, but an all girl AC/DC cover band should be a sight). The kids will dig the fireworks and I’ll for sure go to thump coffee to say hola to K&H and the crew. Carol Sternkopf will be there showcasing her work so that’s cool too.
Working on the creative for the 2008 Winterfest was cool for sure and I can’t wait to see it all come together this weekend.
As interesting as it would be to have a dog that talks (like we see on TV shows and movies), I think there’s something to having the undivided attention (at times) of a dog whose response to our presence is marked by an array of body movements and a bark, or howl/grunt/whine in our case. No lip service. Mostly ears.
Instead of the talking dog, I would take the thought bubble dog. The thought bubble dog would have ‘a thought bubble’ over his/her head whenever something occurred to him. During sleep, while eating, playing with other dogs, shredding yard items, staring at you, farting. At any of these times I would have insight into a dogs comical yet cynical-at-times mind. There would be no doubt as to why she’s doing the things she does – it would be legible about a foot over her head.
Great snow for the past week or so up at Mt Bachelor and this past weekend was epic for sure (if you don’t mind the typical overcast conditions).
I’ve noticed that the Sunrise Lodge Map board (this is the main sign element visitors use for guidance at the base of the lodge) has been down for almost a week now with no explanation as to how it happened or when it will be fixed. In a way it’s somewhat of a visual metaphor for the many shared sentiments locals feel about the current mismanagement of this resort.
Regardless, it’s still a fun place to go to enjoy the views, hook up w/ friends and contemplate the meaning of life while on Rainbow Chair. :^)
Cruised up to Mt Bachelor this morning to take advantage of the new snow. The powder was so deep today, there was no alternative but to lean way back and point the board nose downhill. There’s something about gliding down a slope in deep fresh powder that puts a smile on my face (even now, just thinking about it).
A great day on the Mountian for sure.
Worms. I remember fishing w/ worms when I was a kid. They must have been tasty because fish sure did like them. It was always fun going to the bait shop for a styrofoam cup-o-worms (Night Crawlers actually). They were always in the cooler behind the counter. Little did I know they had a close cousin whose ‘pooping’ ability would one day make headlines around the world. Red Wigglers – the super composting worm. They are the cornerstone of some villages. I’ve been learning quite a bit about Red Wigglers as my wife is “The Wonder Worman” – Invisible car yet to come. ;^) Although slimy, they are quite cool to look at and hold.We are finishing up her site which is launching this week, so I thought it would be cool to post a photo of these cool little creatures.
I shot this today on the way to work. We just had this awesome storm move in and dump some snow in town and on the Mountain. It was cool just watching the snowflakes fall. Our friends live out towards the forest and really capitalized on the weather by making a half dome igloo style bar and had some peeps over for an evening in the snow w/ drinks. It was a good time.
My parents went on a vacation and left their dog with us. This dog, when in the care of my parents, lives the lavish life; Warm meals, soft pillows to nap on, daily leashed walks (with the proper attire of course), etc.
Now Chanel (the dog is named after a European perfume) is in our care. We love Chanel, and I’m pretty sure she’s loving her visit w/ us. Us being a family of 4 w/ two dogs of our own: A chocolate lab in her Platinum years, whose named Coco (yes, a chocolate lab named Coco) and our latest addition: Lucy, a Basset Hound. Lucy and Chanel are buds. They play around all day long, wrestling, chasing, biting.
It’s a riot watching them act like the pups that they are.
Her visit gives me another perspective into this cute little pampered lap dog. Once stripped from her little dog fashion garments and her couture namesake environment she’s a dog like any other. A cute little dog having a really good time w/ her goofy cousin hound dog while Mom and Dad are out of town.
It’s a break from Finishing School I suppose. A private school dog on Spring break: “Chanel Gone Wild.”
Never-the-less she’s a good dog and we’re glad to have her visit, but I think Lucy is starting to miss her multiple daily marathon naps and at times looks at us w/ those droopy eyes and asks “why?”.