Friday, May 03, 2013

Blog Silence

Well My Dears,

You can probably tell by the content-light and child photo-heavy blog posts that I've been in a bit of a slump of late.

I have lots to report on the house: bathroom painting/patching, tiling, and basement walls but I find myself lacking the time to take the pictures and write the posts. Such is life, right? Here is a sneak peek of our basement shower. [I wish I could claim credit for this but we ended up hiring a tile guy]. It’s a really tricky space (more on this later) and so far we’ve been really pleased with how well it’s going. Next up: (more) electrical and then drywall. Hooray. 

We also finally got some patio furniture. We have a giant deck and it was time to take advantage of the space. So I’m hoping for a very sunny summer.

 The other night we went to dinner at a fabulous vietnamese restaurant in the international district: The Tamarind Tree. Have you been there? It’s buried in a crappy strip mall but the food was amazing. My favorite were the tamarind tree rolls. Plus it was kid friendly.

In other news, on Tuesday we went down to Benaroya Hall to see a lecture (part of the National Geographic Live series). This particular event featured photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes and was titled: Birds of Paradise: Extreme, bizarre, extraordinary. It was fabulous. My parents actually bumped into these two when they were in Papua New Guinea last year wrapping up their research. 
Photo: Tim Laman

This is the second lecture we’ve attended as part of the series (last year it was a presentation given by an extreme wilderness photographer) and they’ve both been phenomonal. Nat Geo doesn’t disappoint. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a little lecture that will have you dreaming of global adventures. 

Hope you have a great weekend. We’re heading down to the Montlake Cut for Opening Day crew races, going to a wedding, and doing a little bbq - gotta make the most of that new deck furniture!

Here is a nice article on the current Men’s UW Crew Coach. And another about the origins of the Windermere Cup, started in 1987 with a visit from the Russian National Team.