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28 May 2007 @ 09:23 am
Well, back from vacation and had a great time. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. zeeke (and not just for the super-delicious German pancakes and shishkabobs).

Things I did during vacation:

Took like a hundred pictures of the tiled floors in Portland's Chinese Gardens.

Had to mail home all the books I bought at Powell's.

Watched a musical production at a Catholic preschool.

Rode around the desert in the back of a pickup truck, so that we had a panoramic view of all the arches, balanced rocks, spires, pinnacles, and other outcroppings of red sandstone. (Arches National Park in Moab, Utah)

Hiked out to Delicate Broken Arch where we just happened to see a couple being married (which gave K. ideas).

Sang "Heaven On Their Minds" (Jesus Christ Superstar) in the middle of the desert at the top of my lungs.

Bathed my feet in a desert waterfall.

Watched HBO's "Big Love" less than a mile from actual polygamists.

Saw lizards and jackrabbits. Just missed seeing a prairie dog.

Listened patiently to tragic stories of total strangers while trying to relax in out motel's hot tub.

Drank lots of rum & gingers and hefeweizens.

Things I did not do during vacation:

See the "Lost" season finale.

See the "Heroes" season finale.

See "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Listening to: Belle & Sebastian - "Dog on Wheels"
I am that rough man standing ready in the nightwarpedpuppy on May 28th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
welcome back! your asses were missed!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on May 29th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
micah: pyramid blasterlaerm on May 28th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
sounds like a great trip. ridiculous variety of stuff there. ;) (ah, i remember those days when i could afford real vacations... :P )

mmmm, that's a fine butt dimple there.
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on May 28th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Is that what that is, a butt dimple? She looks like she has snaps...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin no zoomassmonkeydiary on May 29th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
It is indeed a most pronounced dimple!
davezeeke on May 28th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
no problemo...it was awesome having you guys out and seeing you again!!! you two are GREAT houseguests!

oh, and the arch that the couple were being married at was Broken Arch...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on May 29th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks, brother. We miss you guys already.

And yeah, I realized I got it wrong when I was relating the story at a barbeque this afternoon and cursed my swiss cheese memory...
Pallaspallasathene8 on May 28th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Well aren't you going to show us the floor pictures?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on May 29th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
I believe I will, but we had to wipe the memory card to make room for more pictures, so they currently only exist on a CD-Rom, tucked inside a copy of the novel "Shiva 3000" packed along with about a dozen other books (and some dirty laundry) in a package slowly making it's way from Portland to Philly at book rate speed.