having no obligations for nine days straight (aka vacation) is pretty sweet because you can do things like stop in to shorty's for a drink and some pinball at 1 in the afternoon. shorty's is a coney island themed pinball-hotdog-bar and i guess after thinking about it for a while, there aren't three things more suitable to be under one roof. shorty's has some 15 pinball machines and a handful of other games (pacman, donkey kong, etc.), 7 different kinds of hotdogs (including two veggie dogs!) and a lot of different ways to get drunk. i myself didn't have a dog being as i'd just had breafkast, but beer and pinball were drank and played, respectively, and two outta three ain't bad.
next we took a wobbily walk through the olympic sculpture park. it was pretty cool but i was more into the exhibit in the pavillion - Geoff McFetridge: in The Mind. he's a graphic designer from LA and uses really simple and stark images to communicate a message. i didn't take a single picture of the sculptures but i spent like half an hour taking pictures of McFetridge's installation. oops?
coming up: vegan biscuits and gravy and great mushroom hunters of the pacific northwest!