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Month: May 2013
Tweet: Just helped a Tajik woman connect her Russian Wind…
Just helped a Tajik woman connect her Russian Windows NetBook to Internet. First thing that happens: Windows license validation.
Tweet: Bug pulls a nice rainbow trout from Paulina lake….
Bug pulls a nice rainbow trout from Paulina lake. Hers was the lone catch. http://t.co/G3UA55G499
Tweet: We found the geocache that we couldn’t find last y…
We found the geocache that we couldn’t find last year. #tryagain http://t.co/r5TwTzKjHc
Tweet: I just applied for my own job. I’m just grateful t…
I just applied for my own job. I’m just grateful to have been given the opportunity and experience. Hopefully I did it right.
Cape Lookout Campout in May
Last week, the 1st-3rd grade classes at Ella’s school did a field trip campout at Cape Lookout as a wrap-up to their habitat study. Michelle and I went as chaperones and Maddie tagged along as well. The campout was just an overnight trip, so we tacked on a couple extra days and stayed through the weekend. Best choice ever.
The school part was a lot of fun. As chaotic as you’d expect 30-ish 6-8 year olds to be, but fun. There was a scavenger hunt, lots of activity time, beach time, a boat sailing event (they made boats in class), and a lot of exploring. The kids seem to have had a blast, and Ella was particularly bummed when it was bedtime on Thursday night. A large group of students had devised a forest fort, set up guard posts, and worked to fend of other groups, spies (me), and do catch & release with prisoners (including me). But eventually, that group had to go home.
Which left us in a beautifully sunny, nearly empty campsite. The girls and I made several rounds about the campsite, peaking in to yurts, climbing nurse logs and stumps, and hitting things with sticks. Then, with no fanfare at all, Madeline started riding a bike without any training wheels. Once she got going, there was no stopping her. At first, she needed help getting started, but after a good half-dozen loops, Ella showed her how to start herself. The riding went on and on.
Then, our friends Eric, Erin and Remi arrived from Portland (beating back traffic and construction), just in time to see the sunset. We had a lovely fiesta meal and enjoyed some s’mores and beers by the fire before the kids needed to crash. The next morning, we headed to the beach after some pancakes and spent several hours in the sand. Digging, cross-word puzzling, and daring each other in to the cold Pacific. We returned later that evening to build a fire on the beach and make dinner over the fire. It was spectacular and no one got burned.
All told, it was a fantastic weekend. The coast was gorgeous (70-80F) and sunny with very little wind. We stopped by Tillamook and got some ice cream for the ride home. More camping to come.
Tweet: And with no fanfare, MG now rides a bike. 7 loops…
And with no fanfare, MG now rides a bike. 7 loops around the campground. http://t.co/BPy6fnWw5u
Tweet: New challenge. Riding drift logs in the surf. http…
New challenge. Riding drift logs in the surf. http://t.co/yv4Pcb0leN
Tweet: If you ask a 4yo to brush her teeth, don’t be surp…
If you ask a 4yo to brush her teeth, don’t be surprised when you step in toothpaste.
What the tweet?
I should probably explain what all those Tweets are about. You see, I’ve not been as diligent about updating this site with posts, but I do occasionally post much smaller snippets to twitter. I figured I could connect the two to at least get some content movement on this site. Sure, many of the posts are “work,” but that is an area of interest for me.
So, yeah, just ignore them if you wish. That’s kind of what you do with tweets.