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Yoga plus Occupy the Music

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Yoga this morning was great, it was a similar style class to the one I used to go to, Vinyasa Flow, so mostly it felt very familiar. It was super crowded, but I liked the instructor and will definitely take another class with her.

I spent part of the day getting some basic groceries, doing a bit of housework, prepping some materials for tomorrow’s Vegan Pledge, and setting up more of my new desk area. Last week, I decided to move my home office into one end of the living room, since my old home office is no longer available (is now a kid’s room). And I was getting very sick of the clutter crammed into the corner of the master bedroom.

It should work out fine for now as we don’t really use the living room much at the moment. (Weird how when you take the TV out, the focal point is gone, and it seems like there is really no reason to congregate there anymore. Plus, we have crappy furniture. If we ever got a real sofa and/or good quality reading chairs, it would be much more desirable to hang out there). We haven’t had cable for years, but we normally hook up a laptop to the big TV for Hulu & Netflix, etc. The  TV got moved up to the bedroom a few months ago and never left. So now we just congregate there instead—or everyone watches their own thing on their Kindle Fire.

Tonight, I went to Occupy the Music, a benefit concert put on by some friends of mine. I didn’t know what to expectand was pleasantly surprised at the talent there. I especially enjoyed E.T. and the Boy and David Rovics.

Mellow Saturdays = good

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Little Shop of Horrors

Sometimes I just need a day to get out of the house and wander downtown for a few hours. All 3 kids wanted to come along, so after making pancakes and having a slow morning, we got in the car and drove down there. We’ve been having this beautiful warm fall, and even though it was a little bit chillier today, it was very tolerable with a light jacket.

First, we tried to find this elusive all-vegetarian food cart which never seems to be set up. Several people have actually eaten there, and we talked to the owners on the phone last week so we could make an announcement about the cart on the show, but they sure are keeping inconsistent hours so far. Hopefully I’ll be able to track them down, as I suggested a bunch of us meet for lunch there next Friday.

Next, we headed on down to the park to check out the Occupy Bend protesters. Most of them had already left the first park and were marching to the second, across from which some are setting up camp. Too bad we didn’t get there earlier, because I would have liked the kids to experience a good example of a peaceful protest. It sounds like there were about 100 people there. So we talked to some stragglers briefly, then headed across the bridge to a play area which the kids used to love go to when they were little. They were a bit old for it now, but the twins wanted to go.

After, we visited some of our favorite shops, also stopping by a local coffee shop to sample a vegan doughnut. It was OK: kind of greasy, but fun to try.

This evening, my oldest step-daughter made a giant stir-fry and later, popcorn, and we all (hubby, kids, animals) hung out watching Little Shop of Horrors, which the kids had never seen. And it’s probably been a good 20 years since I last saw it. They did such a good job on the animation/animatronics/puppetering—whatever it was—for Audrey 2.

I hadn’t been able to spend much time with the kids the last two weekends they were here, and this was the first weekend in a long time that I didn’t have travel, an event, or a radio show to finish up, so it was a good day. Other than I would have liked to get more reading in. And a bit of yard work. And worked on show notes for last week’s show. And…