Trivia Nights

We formed a trivia team and the past few weeks have been competing in trivia night at a local bar. I never thought of myself as the trivia type, but between the four of us we usually don't do too terribly! I even got a bonus question correctly - hence the beer money coupon I'm holding below - which was a Thanksgiving miracle. 

A Weekend in Seattle

Evan, Chris, Ellie, and I went to Seattle this past weekend to see Damien Jurado in concert and to celebrate Chris' birthday. We started off our morning by getting coffee at Kainos because Pip's Donuts had a deal where if you bought a drink at Kainos you could bring in your receipt for a free dozen donuts. The deal was too good to pass up, so we each got a drink and subsequent dozen donuts. Note to self: a dozen donuts is way too many for one person. We had lunch at my house in Tacoma before heading up to Seattle. After much deliberation about how to spend the hours leading up to the concert, we stumbled upon a free museum day at the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park (!) and then followed that up with a visit to the Fremont Troll, Yak's Teriyaki, and beers at Fremont Brewing. The concert was at St. Mark's Cathedral - one of the most beautiful venues I've been to both for the space and the sound. Damien Jurado was incredible to see live and I definitely have a new respect for him and his music.
On Sunday we drove down to Owen's beach to make the most of the rare sunny winter day and a woman offered to take our picture. Once I got over the fear of her stealing my phone she took our picture and it turned out quite nicely (even considering the random child in the background)!