Going to use it as we celebrate the trading of smallpox this holiday season.


Quad-Monthly Poker Part 1

Back in my 'college day' we reserved every Tuesday night of summer to play a winner-takes-all Poker game, and when the rain started coming down this November we decided to reinstall the activity.

The pot was HUGE! Over $29 to the winner!

Bones has the worst poker face.

Adam was playing 'serious' and hence, playing for 'keeps'-- congrats on the first win, Adumb!

Shwood Shop!

So our little project at Galvanic Design is turning into a big project, and it's become apparent it's time to start 'movin up'. So this friday the Shwood Staff took a trip to visit the new shop! We'll be moving in next week, hooray!

In case you were wondering, I helped build a wall!



You have probably gathered that halloween is my alltime favorite holiday.This year was no exception.

Somehow we ended up being a total woodland crew-- costumes ranged from Mother Earth and Pan to the Mythical Jackalope.

We also had an Edward Scissorhands:
We started the night in Lake Oswego at my friend Eric's mansion. He somehow got hooked up with a room in this gigantic house that floats ON the lake and is amazing. They had pumpkin seeds and Jungle juice, so you know it was good.
We headed back to town to catch the second half of the Starf'r concert at the Wonder Ballroom, which was, as predicted, AWESOME. I will say, however, if you plan on going to a concert on halloween you should second guess the face-paint. By the end of the show all of our costumes were half destroyed and I looked more like a hobo than a woodland raccoon. Luckily, we packed extra face paint and I even had a back up set of raccoon ears.
After the show we tried to catch the bus to a party on Burnside, but I guess none of us took into consideration how hard it is to get a group of 10+ people to a destination (the bus stop) at a specific time. We watched it drive by and waved. Then, out of the blue comes WIZARD, the Savior of Walking 3 Miles in your Costume on Halloween:
Wizard picked us up at a gas station and tooks us to where our hearts desired most, LOGANS HOUSE!
It was late by the time we showed up to Logans porch, but the halloween festivities were still rocking full force.
Grace was a Drunk Pumpkin for halloween. She stayed in character all night.

We danced our tails off.

They had an awkwardly low disco ball that Edward Caleb Hands couldn't understand.

They had grape flavored Everclear, which someone explained to me as 'the best worst idea.' then I walk in on this...awesome.

As the clock struck 4 and I thought the night couldnt get any better, along comes a Somber Sunflower we all know as Cloud. No one knows how he got there or how he knew where we were, but...I was speechless..

It was just awesome.

Alright, so I know this is just totally the anti-awesome, but the final week of Awesome was so busy and so Awesome I didn't spend a lot of time taking pictures. Jess and Lesley are probably shaking their heads, but hey, you guys know I'm awesome anyway... I dont need a blog to prove it. Anyway, here is a compilation of the awesome last week I had:

  • I finally have a 'real business'.. Think-Make LLC. You can even look it up online, it's registered and totally legit. Just one of those steps that feels so AWESOME to make.

  • After figuring out how to thread the bobbin, change the thread, and troubleshoot all the weird shit that happens with sewing machines, I created what will go down in [my] history as The Best Halloween Costume Ever. I've been waiting for years for a boy to allow me to craft him a sunflower costume. I dont know what it is, but it's just so hilarious to me. My awesome friend Cloud was so down, and this is how it turned out:
  • Along with making his costume, a few days before halloween we had 10 people crammed into our living room working on last minute halloween 'stumes. There was hot glue and felt scraps so deep you couldnt even see the floor.
  • I kept out my sewing machine and crafted a home-made laptop case out of fleece and corduroy. It's just, soooo dope. I'm planning on mastering the art and making 8000 more and selling them like hotcakes.

  • Colgie dropped in for a visit one night! He's been out in the wilderness for quite some time and we havent had a good 'catchin up' since I can remember. He and Emma came up for a night with some of their friends and we had epic rainventures. Awesome.

  • Work has been going SO GREAT. Have been wrapping up a bunch of projects that have been really fun to work on:
  • Stuff at Galvanic is going so unbelievably well we are all pretty much flabbergasted [awesome and underused word] by how successful our ventures are becoming.
  • I am now a self-certified master at Wordpress:

Anyway, just a totally awesome week leading up to AWESOME DAY 40!

Awesome 34: Farewell Darcy!

Y'all know my BFF Deedle? We've known each other since we were wee-ones (Soul Mates since 7th Grade) when we collectively decided to rebel against all that was French 1 with Mm. Wenzel. We disrupted this class so much with our relentless giggling/Olsen Twin references we were not allowed in a single class together since.

After 3 years of middle school, we parted ways for deeper water. But somehow in the vast separation we kept our friendship strong, thriving in the rare chances we did get to see each other. Once we realized our friendship could withstand the trials of distance, we tested and continue to test it constantly. After an awesome post-high school summer, Darcy flew off to Austrailia and I to Colorado. Our friendship dangled between shotty Rockie-Mountain [lack of] cell service and an awkward old Telephone booth from down under, but alas, we prevailed. She lived in France, and upon her arrival home I went off on my Great Samoan Adventure. She moved back to Eugene after I graduated but I ended up somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere. At the beginning of this summer Darcy and I were finally in the same place at the same time, and it was awesome.

But, to keep with tradition, now that i've settled down (persay) in Oregon, she hopped in her ol' maroon car with all her stuff and moved to Truckee. Though it's far, it's the closest we've been in a long time (plus, the perks of having a friend in Tahoe is, well, awesome) and will probably be going to visit her more than she would like. So Day 34 was our last afternoon together before she hit the road.

I had like 800 awesome pictures from the adventures we had, but they are on Alyssas camera and I don't have them :(

After Darcy left, I took Alyssa to roam the streets before heading back to Colorado to 'graduate' or whatever. We hit voodoo doughnuts, and Awebs loved it to pieces.



I know I should have already finished posting my 40 days of awesome, but heck, I'm really busy. So wait your pretty faces off for another day or two. I'm so glad y'all are still with me.