Letter from the Editor.
One of these days, I will never have to go to Eugene again. But as for the foreseeable future, that will not be the case. In fact, I just had to go on Wednesday. There may be no worse way to spend hump day than driving to heart of Oregon Duck territory, dredging up memories of autumns past where UO students berated me and my siblings at 3 in the morning while we waited to wave the WSU flag behind the set of ESPN's College GameDay.
Life is so hard.
But also life is super good. I got to go to Bend this last weekend to celebrate my sister's marriage to my now brother-in-law! Woot woot!
We did all sorts of things to celebrate like make s'mores, throw nerf balls at the swimming pool, hike a little butte, eat, eat some more, float the Deschutes, throw a giant party, and dance dance dance.
Not to brag, but I DJed my the dance party at the big wedding party and it went pretty well! DJing stresses me out because music (followed by alcohol) is the most important factor in getting people out on the dance floor and having a good time. What a giant responsibility!
Speaking of giant responsibilities, we have a new person at the office. I have to help train her! Goodness gracious. I can hardly do my own job, how am I supposed to teach anyone else how to do it? My hope is that she is skilled far beyond me and learns really fast and gets way better than me at her job.
I found out she ran cross country. That means she has what it takes to:
We've been playing cornhole at work. My coworkers are impressed with my underhand tosses. It's really nice of them to be impressed with me but I just don't feel as though my cornhole abilities are above the average person. I'm trying to imagine where I fall on a bell curve and it might be smack dab at the top of the bell.
- Do work
- Be nice
My neighborhood has been having backyard tours. Every other Sunday a few people have open houses/backyards for people to come visit. We hosted two weekends ago. I thought no one would show up to our party, but they did! I even got to tell two people about our mason bee apartments. What a wild success.
Did you hear about that 17 year-old Floridian who created an scaled electric vehicle motor without using any rare metals? I did. He is using copper. Finally something cool is happening in Florida.
I walked the wildlife refuge near my house recently. I saw baby birds in a nest, bunnies, deer, two varieties of herons, fish, otters, a bald eagle, and maybe a pelican. Seeing nature is so easy if you are just quiet and also on a wildlife refuge.
Okay. Well I have to stop newslettering now and start thinking about how to make the most of this beautiful summer weekend.