29 posts Posts by Edana

No Rain at the Rain Run ??

No Rain at the Rain Run ??

My favorite half marathon in the NW is by far the Rain Run. It has a nice course¬†— it follows a walking path along a charming river. Runners cross roads using peds-only overpasses (which also happen to be the steepest hills on the course). Last year was beyond rainy with a constant deluge. This year was partly sunny and the only sprinkles I got was on my cupcake. I’ve already got next year’s race on …

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Portland: Living the Rock Star Dream

Portland: Living the Rock Star Dream

As you can imagine, Portland is living up to my expectations. My initial observations: The biking here is amazing; it’s like critical mass every day! We got lost coming over the Hawthorne Bridge. We were with a bunch of cyclists, but got stuck at a light on SE Hawthorne and 11th. The others were gone, completely out of sight. Yes, you know where they went, but we didn’t as newbies. They went straight into the …

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Pika the Cello Meets New People

Pika the Cello Meets New People

Pika didn’t so much mind the move up to Colorado. Several hours in a truck was fine. What Pika did mind was the complete and utter neglect. Life inside a cello case was, well, confining. Life in the dark back corner of the closet was, well, somewhat scary for a social, lively cello. For new years, I got Pika and I a¬†weekly date: lessons! Through music store, I found Karen who is a fabulous teacher. …

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FE Results Are Here! Did I Study Enough?

FE Results Are Here! Did I Study Enough?

Can we all give a sigh of relief? I’m glad it’s over and I’ll never have to retake this test. I’m not sure if I’m PE-bound but I’m sure that I don’t want to think about it quite yet.

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(Sub) Urban Gardening

(Sub) Urban Gardening

  Apartment living has its perks–virtually no maintenance worries, very little snow chores and (usually) brand new carpet. The missing element is the yard that comes with having a home. And with a yard comes a garden. In Denver proper, there exists an amazing urban gardening scene. R+P can often be found lending a hand and having a good time with the folks at Urbiculture. Check out the recent work day at Columbia School. You …

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Robots and Ponies at a Lower Elevation

Change is in the air. No, it’s not spring time. We’ve got a long way to go. Especially when you’re in Colorado. Robots and Ponies is now blogging (well, never mind) from the fine, but snowy state of Colorado. OK, I’ve made the revelation; it’s now time to resume normal blogging activities.

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Tom Cat Loves Chickies!

Tom Cat Loves Chickies!

Chicks arrived at Olsen’s Grain last weekend. And, because they’re so darn cute, I volunteered to chick-sit for the weekend. Matilda (on the left) was more timid than her sister, Peggy. Matilda preferred to be burrowed underneath Peggy. You can imagine that Peggy, being 5 days old herself, wasn’t quite prepared for simulated motherhood. Chicks are sweet–they eat, sleep, chirp and of course poop. By the end of the weekend, Peggy had discovered her wings …

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Tom Cat: Feline Connoisseur

Tom Cat: Feline Connoisseur

Tom Cat likes to eat. It’s one of his hobbies. Here is the short list of what Tom likes to eat: Fish, any flavor Shrimp, with or without sauce Milk, cow or goat (no soy or rice) Cream cheese Cheese with a distinct preference for softer cheeses Butter or Earth Balance Smoothie Pinto Beans Kidney Beans Steak Broccoli Chicken Turkey Oats with honey Greek yogurt Cupcake frosting Chard, steamed or sauteed Raisin cookies Bean and …

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Wintery Exploits in the Heart of London

Wintery Exploits in the Heart of London

The weather has turned of late and I’ve burrowed myself into volume 1 of the Complete Sherlock Holmes. Granted this task was started in late December. Volume 2 is waiting for me on the shelf next to many other books on my “to read” list. I confess that I enjoyed the first and last of the stories in this book–A Study in Scarlett and the Hounds of the Baskervilles. Meeting Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, was quite …

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Music is the Spice of Life, right?

Music is the Spice of Life, right?

Regular R+P readers understand my love-affair (obsession?) with musical instruments. There’s that Pika, my sweet cello, and my saxophone, currently on loan to a 5th grader and an old clarinet from Milano Music. I played clarinet years ago in high school and sold it about 6 years ago. Instant mistake, I know. While dresser hunting in Prescott, Robot and I came across this clarinet. It looked forlorn next to that flashy flute. Who can argue …

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