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San Pedro - September 18, 2009

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Race History
Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
August 1, 2009
2:42:49 (2:42:28)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009

Inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
June 27, 2009
2:39:41 (2:08:44)

Sound To Narrows 12k
June 13, 2009
1:11:19 (1:10:33)

Furry 5k
June 7, 2009
28:25 (27:28)

Tacoma City Half Marathon
May 3, 2009
2:05:52 (2:05:15)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 14, 2008

Seattle Half Marathon
November 30, 2008
2:28:59 (2:25:52)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008

Bank To Bay 10k
September 7, 2008
54:15 (53:47)

Furry 5k
June 8, 2008
32:51:9 (32:53:7)

Tacoma City Marathon
May 10, 2008
5:21:13 (5:19:58)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 16, 2008
30:31 (30:31)

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24-25, 2007
Leg 3 - 3.93 Miles - 34:43
Leg 15 - 7.25 Miles - 1:16:21
Leg 27 - 5.98 Miles - 1:03:28

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Run
July 15, 2007

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007

Capital City Half Marathon
May 20, 2007
2:22:21 (2:21:30)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 11, 2007
30:31 (30:34)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 17, 2006
1:11:24 (1:10:41)

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 10, 2006

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006

Bank To Bay 10k
September 10, 2006
56:26 (55:32)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006

Furry 5k
June 11, 2006
30:22 (29:29)

ScubaJason [userpic]

Yesterday, Katie and I drove down to Portland to attend a book reading at a brewery. Because, books and beers!

Of the five authors, I only knew who one of them was - Jason Gurley​ - and he was reading a new short story. Plus by going to Portland, we would be able to visit Powell's Books, eat tax free, and not be allowed to pump our own gas. So many wins!

While at Powell's, I found the Super Shiny Ellipsis version of Neil Gaiman​'s Fortunately the Milk (a book that I now have two versions of with artwork by two different artists, and which I have not yet read.)

I also picked up the two books in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. They looked interesting and for $7 or so each, you can't really go wrong.

We also got to eat at this little Mexican place close by that has lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Definitely hit the spot and was all the rage at the brewery.

The brewery was Three Mugs Brewing Company​ out in Hillsborough. I hadn't ever heard of them before, but it's always fun to checkout their beers. Katie really liked their chocolate porter that they had on tap. Unfortunately I didn't try any of their beers, but I did try two new beers - an Irish Red on Nitro, and a local IPA. Both were quite good.

The reading was a lot of fun and was full was a wide variety of styles. The opening author read parts an erotic vampire story (unsure if the laughs were intentional or not.) The next author - which I bought one of his books - read from a western novel that's part of a series he's doing. While speaking to and listening to him, I learned two things:

1. There was no cold beer.
2. Joe Lansdale wrote Bubba Ho-Tep.

Jason did his reading and we got to chat a few times before, during and afterwards. He's a great guy and everyone should check his books out.

The last author I had mixed feelings about - but bought his book anyway because I liked the idea of the story. He just seemed a bit full of himself and kept saying how his book was going to be a movie. I guess I wrote something that was going to be a movie, I wouldn't stop talking about it either.

All in all - a fun day trip and we even got home earlier than planned.


Sounds like a pretty great day.

It was! All of that driving and beer was worth it!