Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello Spring Break

Thank goodness it's spring break week. I have been on the brink of killing somebody without this long awaited hiatus. Unfortunately, two of my professors think we needed to read two gay ass non-fiction books and write papers on them during this time. Thanks for that professors, because my education level depends on a book called "Sacred Balance," and "Bananas." I'm seriously not joking. Look them up - they are beyond laughable. I'll stop now before I want to poke my own eyes out for being so obnoxious.
I survived the slumber party Friday night.....but one of the little shits almost didn't. Manners start at home right? Then I would hate to see what a night at the dinner table looks like for one particular little brat. Wow! A couple of times I had to check myself before I checked her.
The good news: I had so much fun playing Rock Band (Wii). It was a blast. We played it Friday night at the slumber party, then again Saturday night at the family birthday party.

Hmmm, this could be why I didn't post very good results at the weigh-in this morning

Me in all my Rock Band glory

Sunday was The Big Climb. I gotta say, it was much easier than I thought it would be. I didn't 'officially' time myself, but I came in around 15 minutes. Next year if I do it, I will register as a racer and see what I can really do. The hardest part was being patient when I got behind someone who was going slowly. The staircase was an emergency staircase and it was pretty narrow. There was pretty much no passing, but most people were very gracious about stepping to the side. I enjoyed it a lot and I am so proud of my team.

I heard the Columbia Center was the 2nd tallest building on the West Coast and the 19th in the country

At the bottom

At the top....

While I was waiting for my team I had to capture this on film. Next year, I totally want to do this and call my team "Team Flashdance"

My sister and her friend

My sister and I

My sister-in-law and birthday girl niece

Me and the birthday girl Our team at the top
Ready for food and beer!

15 comments:

aron said...

looks like a FUN weekend!!! have a great spring break (minus the reading school books)

Niki said...

Fun weekend!! I'm glad you managed through the slumber party:) Rock band looks so fun, I've actually never played!! Glad you had fun at The Big Climb!

jen said...

Wow, congrats on the Big Climb! That looks insane. I'm so impressed! That building must be tall because the space needle looks tiny. You're crazy!!

Chic Runner said...

Wow that climb would have killed me! :) Great job and how fun!

Chloe said...

Wow! That race/climb looks awesome! And you totally have to do the 'flash-dance' themed team. That would rock.

Wii is the best thing ever for indoor activity. Best. Thing. Ever. Specially when you throw in them booze and a microphone. Ugh. Hours of fun.

Missy said...

That rocks, what great pictures! Glad to hear you've not been placed into prison for the death of a young child;)

KK said...

Ummm I sure hope your team beat team flashdance-but maybe not, those day glo tights look like they would make good compression socks/tights and increse the blood flow all the way up to victory-you're right, not a bad idea for next year.

Sounds like a great weekend!

joyRuN said...

The pics up top look totally worth the big climb - gorgeous!

I'm not a fan of rude kids either. I yank my kids out of WHEREVER they are if they start acting obnoxious. I've seen enough brats to know I don't want to raise even one.

Kristen said...

YEAH for spring break!! Mine started today as well although I have two papers to write so it won't be much of a break. :( Oh well, at least there are no classes!

Great climb! That looks like so much fun and a pretty view. I need to look into the one in SF.

X-Country2 said...

What a great weekend! Anything on the Wii turns into a super embarassing event with me.

Amy said...

OMG, I love all the pictures. You look like a rockstar playing the Wii. I love it! And,way to go on the stair climb. "It was way easier than I thought." You're totally hardcore. Those views were amazing.

PS - I found this book "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World" - is that it?!?!?!?!

Sarah said...

I need, need, need spring break.

I'm jealous

Denise said...

Great job with the stairclimb!! Got some good pics, too.

sounds like a fun wknd! I could handle a slumber party...only if I had a beer in hand!

Jocelyn said...

AWESOME! Love the rock band! You rock out. Great job on the climb. Very impressive.

Alisa said...

Awesome! Sounds like such a fun weekend! I would love to try that sometime. I didn't know there were other ones besides the one they have in New York.

Rock Band is fun...though I always get sooooooo nervous I end just watching others most of the time.