Sunday, December 10, 2006

Scramble, Jingle-Jangle, Slip'n'slide, Chinese, Hannukah & Solstice

Scramble - yes, did that - loads of fun at Pike Place and beyond. got in three miles with three kids in two hours (got in 17 checkpoints in the rain with a total of 460 points - pretty amazing, and great family fun!)



Jingle-Jangle - spectated that one - crazy massive sea of red-shirted runners with jingle bells and santa hats and you-name-it Christmas costumes. the abominable snowman was definitely my favorite. there were 8,000 runners in the 2nd of three waves of participants. The highight for our 11-yr-old runner was when the crowd of runners entered the tunnel while running on the vacated freeway, and promptly broke into a chorus of 'Jingle Bells'.



Slip'n'slide - hmmm, sorta did that - went ice-skating. Mind you, I live in the Emerald City, nothing with icy diamonds. so for an ice-rink during the holidays you'll have to use your imagination. It was a blast and my feet aren't as sore as I thought they'd be. My friend likely has a tremendously large bruise that occurred when she fell when the young delinquent boys knocked her over. ice-skating . . . what a hoot.



Chinese - damn the Kung Pao was good, and the martini hit the spot. That was yesterday with mom and sisters for lunch, and I'm going to the exact same restaurant for dinner tomorrow with friends. And you know what? I think I'll order the exact same thing. Why not? It was most excellent. it's a humorous study on sociology - where people like to go when they come in from out of town to visit the city during the holidays.



Hannukah - ah, heck, why not? our friends invited us to a party at sundown Friday when the holiday begins and I really don't know a lot about the celebration. how cool to be invited to be part their community, their friends, their family. I think the kids will get a chance to expand their world just a little . .



Solstice - wow, saw a really cool rehearsal today for the solstice festival @ the international fountain @ Seattle Center - some sort of dance interpretation, soloist performers, and acapella singing - and supposedly they're having a parade of lights with luminaria and wishes for the new year. I love lights. I might have to get it on that festival somehow.



Oh, and I saw the end of a rainbow today.



I need to fit in a long run tomorrow somehow - but the good news is that I got new shoes this week - amazing before and after experience between the old and the new pair.

11 comments:

stephruns said...

I want to know more about the end of the rainbow - what does it look like?

Danielle said...

I'm curious about the scramble...I have no concept of what that is. I think seeing Hannukah in some way shape or form would be very cool. And you're right, it is an excellent change for the kids. I haven't been ice skating in a few years, I took some lessons a couple of years ago and actually was getting quite good!

Angie said...

mmm sounds awesome

and that's cool there's a solstice celebration!!!

Anne said...

You definitely sound over your previous funk. And who wouldn't be with so much going on? I'm joyous just reading about it.

Sarah said...

I love ALL the celebrations this time of year!

Yeah...tell us more about that rainbow. ; ) : )

JustRun said...

All of that sounds great- I admire that you're taking advantage of all the season has to offer!

Josh said...

Kung Pao and Martini's for lunch! Nice!

Bob said...

So did you grab the little leprachan by the throat and steal his gold?

Just12Finish said...

You did all that in a weekend? That's living life to the fullest!

Joe said...

Tag, you're it.

IHateToast said...

my favourite is that you saw the end of a rainbow. that is so cool.