saturday morning bix and i got up and it was cold cold cold, so i bundled way up and we hit the dog park. there were just two or three other dogs when we got there, but as it got warmer, more people came and bixby had a wonderful time. we stayed for probably an hour and a half, so he was good and tired when i left to play paintball (say what?). so for sarah's birthday (stencer) we went to frankie's fun park and played laser tag and other sarah (swerner) had a blast and kicked ass and shortly after found a living social deal for paintball and asked if we wanted to go, and having very little idea of what we were getting ourselves into, stencer and i said "sure!" and then as we learned more and more about paintball got more and more terrified. but we put our game faces on and drove out to the middle of nowhere and walked past all the scary looking guys decked out in camo and got our guns and masks and played paintball. well, swerner played paintball. stencer and i did a lot of hiding behind things and laughing at how ridiculous we looked and hanging out at the checkpoint for a good long while whenever we got hit. in the end, we gave our leftover bullets to some guys that we'd chatted with before the games, and they were all really sweet and they flirted with us and one of them might join stencer's volleyball team and one guessed our names right on the first try and one was wearing neon green and purple leggings under his red fleece pants. and then we left and got margaritas and queso and all was right with the world.
|rough & tough paintball faces - swerner did not get the memo. also our initials spell ASS.|
sunday was meet up with people day. i had coffee twice (and by "had coffee" i actually mean i hate coffee, so i got chai in the morning and hot chocolate at night, it's funny how getting coffee just means going to a coffee shop and ordering whatever the heck you want) plus mina's because it's a sweet little place and nothing ever stays there and i want mina's to stay and insomnia cookies because yum. and i made it out to open studio and threw a vase, not a very great vase but it's a vase, and trimmed a couple things. i went to trader joe's to get a couple things (read: cheese. i went to trader joe's to get cheese because ain't nobody does cheese like trader joe's does cheese.) and when i was leaving, i saw this old man with an old seeing eye dog at a crosswalk. the dog looked at me and looked the other way and then very very carefully took its owner across the road. the intersection is more diamond shaped than square, so the dog didn't quite do it right - he went sort of out of the way and the two of them had to loop back but he was being so careful and so sweet and caring and trying SO HARD to do it right even though he didn't that i got all teary and had to give bixby an extra snuggle when i got home. dogs! nobody's got hearts as good as dogs.
and that, friends, is more than anyone ever needed to know about my weekend.