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Olympic Peninsula

Dog sitting Einstein over Memorial Day weekend. Cute pup. It's like having a younger sibling who always wants to be around you. Don't think I could raise a dog on my own though. It's tough, like being a single parent I imagine. Peter, Kat, Merlin, Einstein and I woke up early and made our way to the Olympic Peninsula for a day trip. First stopped for a quick leg stretcher/mini hike at a group site:

Then we made our way into Port Townsend for lunch. Total tourist/resort town. Quaint. Fountain Cafe was recommended on Yelp and it didn't disappoint. Fancy lunch. I had a Wild Boar sloppy joe with their famous chowder.

Walked around town a bit, more photos here

Went to Marymere Falls. Super short walk to a nice waterfall payoff

Then we went up to the Northwesternmost point of the US: Cape Flattery on the Makah Indian Reservation. Incredible view.
Here's the photosynth panoramas I took there: One Two

Didn't get back home till almost 3am. Exhausted.



Saw K-OS at The Crocodile. Fun fun fun- It's probably been years since I've seen a show. Not counting clubs with DJ performances (Vegas). Oasis at Wamu Theatre may have been the last one (Oct 2008!) Forgot how much fun it was; even more fun now that I enjoy drinking. All this increased socialization lately has really been hitting the wallet though.

K-OS did an awesome cover of Say It Ain't So in addition to performing old tracks and new. Didn't do B-Boy Stance though.
Full Weezer cover

Other Clips

One of my favorite songs from the night:

Theoretics opened for K-OS and they were great. Reminded me a lot like Ozomatli.

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I know. Two posts in a row about firearms. I'm not a gun nut, it was just my first time at an outdoor range. Issaquah Sportsmen's Club. Right by my house. Not as convenient as an indoor range where you can quickly pull your target towards you, but the increase in range distance makes it fun. The cease-fire periods are also a good time to chat with folks. I think I'll become a member later on. This range focuses more on the 'sporting' aspect of shooting. They don't allow bad guy targets, and most of the people shooting were practicing for hunting or target shooting.

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Gun class

Just finished the Intro to Handguns course at Insights Training. Got to shoot a bunch of different guns but didn't learn anything new. I did get lots of compliments on my form though- I should have said I've trained with the Brian Lau Combat Academy (BLCA).

In .22 LR I shot: P22, Beretta 92, 1911, Glock 17, and S&W MP
In 9mm I shot: Glock 19, Glock 26SC (jammed twice on me, I was probably limp wristing it), S&W MP9, Glock 17, S&W 3913

I'll rent a .22 again to practice with a few more times, but I think my first pistol will probably be a 9mm since the .22 was a bit too easy to handle. I did very well with the Glocks but my groupings were still a little low and left of target.

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