We went to visit Crater Lake about a month ago with Sam and Jessica. I went to Crater Lake once when I was little, and remember being in awe of it. I had the same feeling this time! The water was so blue and clear, it was unbelievable!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Adam and I saw the Phantom of the Opera last weekend, and it was amazing. I have been in love with the musical for a while now, I think obsessed would be a more adequate word. I heard the music to the musical when I was 13 and proceeded to torcher my family with its constant playing. I finally convinced my parents to take me to see the musical in San Francisco. I was in love ever since. When I saw that The Phantom was coming to Portland I knew I had to go! It was just as good as I remember it! My obsession continues~
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We saw Shakespeare's Othello, on the Elizabethan outdoor stage in Ashland on Friday night. The stage is a year round open air theater. It is a replica of the same Shakespeare theater in England. The play Othello was truly amazing. I was at the edge of my seat the whole play just waiting to see what happened next.
The Moor Othello, a celebrated general but also an outsider, shares a boundless love with Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Defying her family and social convention, they marry. Enter Othello’s military aide, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. The deceitful Iago plants seeds of envy that lead to catastrophe for Othello and Desdemona, and their perfect union comes tragically unraveled.
Our team was called the Bingsters. Our friends Allison and Kurt Plaster set up the whole team. Our team was a mix of Allisons and Kurts family and friends. each member of the team ran 3 times, between 5 and 8 miles for a total of 197 miles. I think I had the worst leg in the whole race. I ran up hill for 6 miles, climbing 1000 feet, on a gravel road, at 3am. There were vans going by me, so at times I saw nothing but dust. To top it off there were people filming a documentary of the race and as I got to the the end of my run I felt sick and told Adam I was going to throw up, right in front of the camera. Even after all of the pain I would do it all again!