March 9, 2013
We join the Farlke Family on another fun adventure - recycling! Chores are fun... Right? Mark took advantage of Ollie's distraction and popped in the trunk along with the beer bottles. Pace promptly closed the lid on him, and Olive couldn't figure out what happened to Dad. We knew we'd have to let him out eventually - those were all empties. ;-) Mark made a big show while extracting himself from the trunk - or maybe it isn't as easy as it used to be. He tries to have fun in the everyday things, it's one of his finer qualities.
Pace gets to start the car now days and even drive a little bit behind the mall or Target, before we blink he will be getting his license and be mobile. We took our traditional "start o’ the trip" car photo even though we were only off to the recycling center.
Might as well give homage to Wayne's World, one of the silly movies we watch together - Mark totally looks like he's singing Bohemian Rhapsody. You have to see it!
March 4, 2013
Oak Harbor sent Mark down to Sacramento to take a long haul driving test so we took the opportunity to have a weekend getaway. We ate wonderful food Sunday night at the Streets of London Pub. I had Bangers and Muscles in a tomato sauce while Mark enjoyed a great steak. The restaurant was filled with great British items and all the TVs had soccer playing on them. David and Sunny would love it!
Monday morning Tonja took me to breakfast at the Tower Cafe housed in the old Tower Records building. It was stunning, full of plants and wonderful colorful items from around the world. Our sever and the bus boy cracked me up by jumping in the picture I wanted of the interior. I had the easiest time ever deciding what to get... as I fell asleep the night before I began dreaming of corn cakes. I went with that and had two HUGE blueberry corn cakes- yum! Mark joined us after his test and some driving directions from Tonja, note the confusion on her face as he describes where he is.
We made a special stop on our way home to the Big M Auto wrecking yard. We always see it from the freeway and pass on by. This time we got our fill of old rusty cars and dreams. I was able to score two awesome rusty gears and a gauge from an old pump for free. I love that Mark indulges my photography and rusty stuff collecting, he gets me.
March 2, 2013
For years I've wanted to attend the "Almost Annual Pun-Off," a distinctly local event celebrating wit and silliness. The ad text read, "Come watch the heavywits square off in a battle for the Pepto Dismal. Music by the Pun-Off Banned. Disssappointment is guaranteed, your actual smilage may vary. Home groan fun since 1977." This year the proceeds fittingly benefitted Making Headway's Brain Injury Prevention Programs.