Tuesday, May 10, 2005
On May 4th Erika rented 5 gigantic animal costumes to spice up a going away party for the May 7th. The Animals were slowly revealed one by by in successive days at strange locations like barbeques and stage performances. Erika is a genius, we had so much fun that May 1-7 has been dubbed, "The Best Week ever." Erika has now left for China and soon to get her doctorate from the University of Indiana, and we will all miss her dearly, but damn, what a way to go out. Here's the gang going to the day portion of the party on Vashon Island.
Party in my mom's basement. On the far right you can see Dave destroying the young Ryan Dobosh with his comedic phone messaging prowess. "This is David Swidler in Mukilteo and you have been destroyed . . . to reccommend me to a friend press 2 now . . . to get destroyed again press 3 . . ."
Back in March I would often go running down to the beach in Mukilteo in my yellow and black track suit. Some local punk kids thought it would be funny if they called me bumblebee. Ha, Ha. When Joanna went running with me one day, I passed the teenagers' houseand I held my breath hoping they wouldn't make fun of me in front of my girlfriend. Just then I heard a window open and a kid cry "Bumblebeeeee!" . . . Well today was payback time. I waited until there bus came home from school that day and ran past their house in full bumblebee regalia. Kids screamed, children flocked, cars waved and honked, and 3 punk ass kids got their minds blown.
When hiking Mt. Rainier it is important to note two things. If your guide book says it will be a snowy trail until mid-July, it is probably true, even if it has been an unseasonably warm winter. Two, if you can't see Mt. Rainier when you leave, you certainly won't see it when you get there, in fact you may not see anything. The Mountain and the cloud are one, and once you're on it, you're in the cloud, and even a huge waterfall 15 feet away is nearly impossible to see.