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Drinks on the Links Mini Golf

As many of you know, for the last 5 weeks we’ve been playing in a miniature golf league called Drinks on the Links through Underdog Sports. Basically you play once a week with with twenty other teams for mini golf glory. Actually, it really was just an excellent way to spend time outdoors with friends on a weeknight.

Here’s my team, the Muggle Putters!
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Not pictured: Trevor & Ly

It was a pretty neat league and made for a fun and relaxing Wednesday night activity after work. Plus, there happens to be a keg in the middle of the course. (Small detail.) Most notably, if you got a hole-in-one, you win a free beer or t-shirt. Who can argue with that?

Anyway, thanks to those who made it out each week to play. And to those who didn’t take part, have no fear! Next round we can sign up multiple teams–didn’t realize how much putt-putt demand there was out there!

With that, one last hoorah for the Muggle Putters! We may not have placed, but at least we looked good. ;) Here’s us on our last game during theme night.
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Yay!

More pics from the final game forthcoming.

Jamie and Val in Frankfurt

Currently stranded in SFO waiting on a delayed flight. Since I haven’t gotten around to post this entry from when I was in Frankfurt, now’s as good time as any time. Here goes!

My last two days in Germany, Val and I stayed in Frankfurt. We arrived by train early Sunday afternoon and very luckily found ourselves at this awesome hotel: Hotel Lindner. For one, it was more like an apartment than a room. It was so big it had a hallway! It’s probably one of the nicest hotel rooms I’ve ever stayed in. This was our view:

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DSC00596On top of that, instead of chocolates on our pillows were packs of gummy bears shaped as sheep! How can you beat that? Anyway, after we walked around our place gong “Wow, wow, this is amazing,” we took the short walk into the city. It was sunny. On our first day we walked around the old part of town and had a late lunch of pork sausage and potato salad. We then walked around some more and went back to the hotel, later eventually made our way down to the river to read and write. That evening we had dinner and drinks in the hotel bar. I ordered a steak and finally went back to red wine after a week of drinking Riesling. Back in our room 300 was playing on in German. (I really need to see the first 15 minutes of that movie.)

Day 2 in Frankfurt began looking very gray, it had rained all night long. We walked into the city and did some shopping in an German-equivalent Hello Kitty shop before making our way to the Opera House. There we met my colleague Philip from the Frankfurt office there and had lunch at a pretty good Italian place. I had seafood risotto, I think I missed rice.

Me & Val in FrankfurtAfterward Philip helped me get allergy medicine and showed us the agency office nearby where we had a tour and I met some folks there. Later, Val and I made our way back to the city where we went shopping on the famous Zeil street. I hadn’t done some serious shopping in a while so that was pretty fun. Even bought a new dress and trucker hat.

That evening we returned to the hotel to rest and we later went to a Spanish bar Philip had recommended we check out. They had the best raspberry mojitos. Afterward we went to the hotel spa where both of us had massages. I had a bit of a language barrier problem there, but otherwise it went all right. I think Val had a better experience though. For the remainder of the night I somehow managed to pack all my things, including the new purchases, into my small luggage and we ordered room service of chocolate cake.

All in all Frankfurt was a perfect way to wrap up the trip: Moseyed around, enjoyed in our crazy nice hotel, went shopping, and overall just relaxed.

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Kevin’s Birthday at diVino

Since today’s officially his birthday–Happy Birthday, Kevin!

View Kevin’s Flickr Photoset from last night.

Oh diVino, our new favorite wine bar in Seattle. <3

Interestingly, we also checked out the new Fusion Ultra Lounge on 45th which was pretty empty, but eh–private party?