Tuesday, January 29, 2008


We saw Riverdance on Friday after a great dinner at the downtown Macaroni Grill. We bought tickets the day after they went on sale so we landed side box seats giving us an amazing view of the action. Aside from the incredible dancing, my favorite part was the wonderful soloist with the clearest tone and most effortless singing ever! I also loved looking at all the costumes. I'm glad we got to see Riverdance. It's sad that this is their last U.S. tour. It was fun wearing one of my new maternity dresses. Strange to think that pretty soon going out like this will be a bit more complicated with a baby.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Source Code Editor

I found this great source code editor the other day. Yeah this shows my nerdyness, but I thought it was a pretty cool implementation. It does syntax highlighting, find and replace, tabbing, etc. It's called EditArea. Check it out if you are in to web programming. read more | digg story

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Caught in the Act of Upholstery

I've decided to take on a new project... reupholstery! We have an old blue loveseat that I've wanted to recover for awhile. Armed with a good book and my mom's help we dove in last weekend. It took forever to rip it apart! They use a zillion staples and early on we had to take a break to go buy an actual staple pulling tool. We finally got it all apart and took lots of pictures and notes along the way to help us get it back together. The fun part was finally cutting out new pieces and sewing them together to put on the couch. Actually, reuphostery isn't much sewing. It's mostly stapling. Mom will have to come up for another weekend to help finish this thing. I will probably work on it a bit here and there until then. I knew it would be more involved than I thought, but it has been even more involved than that. I have a great sense of accomplishment seeing it come back together. It's going to look really nice when it's all done!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Columbia Gorge Hotel

On the way back from Spokane we stopped at the Columbia Gorge Hotel for our one night free stay that Davin won at the Multnomah family picnic back in August. We were going to have dinner there, but the cost was $40 per entre so we skipped out and went to a pizza place instead. It was a very quiet and comfortable stay (except for when the people above us got up at 8 am). In the morning we could see the beautiful view of the river from our window. When we went to check out the guy said they owed us $27. What? It was a gift certificate for one night's stay so we didn't see how they'd be paying us. Apparently when we made the reservation they assigned a value to the gift certificate. When we checked out the price of the room had dropped so they owed us a refund. With that being the case, we had lunch in their restaurant before taking off. We'd love to stay here again sometime.