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Tough Mudder Seattle 2013

December 1st, 2013 No comments

In early October I took part in Tough Mudder Seattle:

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

We ran an 11 mile course (here my MapMyRun course) with a number of obstacles of varying degrees of difficulty. I definitely couldn’t have done it alone and was greatful to have help getting over various walls that are somewhat challenging for the vertically challenged. The obstacles that I failed miserably at were the monkey bars and the swinging rings, next year I need to actually practice on those to have a fighting chance. Some of the pictures below I took before and after, some David took during, some were from the official photographers, and some are just of a few of the various obstacles. One of the very last obstacles was Mount Everest, a big curved wall you have to run up. I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to do it, but after failing the first time, I made it up (with some help of course!).

Greg wore his GoPro camera and made a video of some of the obstacles:

There are also two other clips: Arctic Enema and Walk the Plank.

I have already signed up for next year and am really looking forward to it! It was a great challenge and I recommend it to anyone!


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My sister got hitched!

December 23rd, 2010 No comments

My sister got hitched!It’s a done deal: my baby sister got married! I cannot believe it! I am so happy for her and she was radiant on her day. I took Friday off and enjoyed the beautiful Northwest day on the ferry headed toward the Olympic Mountains and Port Townsend where Erin and Darrin are living. It was a wonderful weekend of seeing family and celebrating Erin’s big day. We had a great time staying at Fort Worden in an old officer’s house. I am so blessed to be part of such a wonderful family! A few pictures from the weekend can be found over at Flickr.

Erin's Wedding Weekend!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Darrin and Erin Fiskum!

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A Grecian Adventure

October 2nd, 2009 No comments

Jones.Kos.41Jones.Kos.79Jones.Crete.040Jones.Athens.015Jones.Athens.041Jones.Germany.062Jones.Germany.068I used to be such a good blogger… are those days gone forever? Who knows, it’s my blog and I’ll post when I want to!

Hard to believe, but it was three months ago that I was in Greece! Oh the time has flown! School is back in full force and I have really enjoyed my classes (some more than others…). I figured it was time (well way past time, really) to post my pictures from the European adventure to Greece and Germany!

The bulk of my pictures have been post up at Flickr:

  • Europe Part 1: Kos, Greece
  • Europe Part 2: Crete, Greece
  • Europe Part 3: Athens, Greece - Google map of what we did in Athens
  • Europe Part 4: Germany
  • I was extremely fortunate to join up with some great friends from high school and their families on this trip and it couldn’t have gone better (well could have done without the missed flights and lost luggage…)!! Here is a Google Map of my itinerary.

    Please check out my European adventure photo collection at Flickr! It was such a great experience!

    A Mosaic Meme

    June 7th, 2008 No comments

    To mix things up a bit, I thought I would do something I don’t often do: a meme. I stole this from Cori, no, I am not original.

    The Instructions:

    a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
    b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
    c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd�s mosaic maker.

    The Questions:

    1. What is your first name?
    2. What is your favorite food?
    3. What high school did you go to?
    4. What is your favorite color?
    5. Who is your celebrity crush?
    6. Favorite drink?
    7. Dream vacation?
    8. Favorite dessert?
    9. What you want to be when you grow up?
    10. What do you love most in life?
    11. One word to describe you.
    12. Your flickr name.

    Can you figure out what my answers were (before looking below the picture)?

    A Mosaic of Me

    1. Rannie and Matt - A wordpress guy.
    2. New York Steak
    3. Gig Harbor High School
    4. Dark Blue Night
    5. The Office: Jenna Fischer
    6. Special Fashion Week Cherry Coke design
    7. Massa Lubrense and Vesuvio
    8. chocolate cheese cake
    9. Still Life For Teacher
    10. In God’s Country
    11. Tender Love and Care - cheesy much?
    12. Project 365 - Day 137 - I guess “mattithyahu” doesn’t show up that often, my pictures were the only ones there!

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    The Pale Pacific Records a Live CD!

    October 12th, 2007 No comments

    Gabe and Justin

    Erin and I at the showBack on August 11th, Erin and I went to another awesome show at The Crocodile Cafe. The Pale Pacific put on two shows because they are going to put out a live CD! How awesome is that? The set list was great; the CD should sound amazing. Cam, Gabe, Greg, and Justin gave a performance quite worthy of being recorded and now Cam just has to find the time to mix all the tapes down. I just hope it comes out soon! We’ll see I guess. I will be sure to keep you updated when it becomes available.

    Here’s the scoop, as per usual, I took some pics and some video clips. For your visual enjoyment, check out my Flickr set: The Pale Pacific @ The Crocodile Cafe. Some are posted below as well and will take you to those pictures, but you should check out the full set (and larger versions). AND for your visual and audio enjoyment, I have posted some clips up at YouTube. You should check them out, I am pretty sure you will enjoy them. (You can also check out my Pale Pacific YouTube playlist.

  • Wake Up Call
  • Sucker Punch
  • Stop/Start
  • Reasons to Try
  • In The Sun Pt. 1
  • Gravity Gets Things Done
  • 11
  • CamCam's PedalsCamGregGabeCam
    The Pale Pacific Rocks!

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    Introducing Mr. and Mrs. KC and Hilary Dameron!

    September 10th, 2007 4 comments

    The wedding
    Mr. and Mrs. KC and Hilary Dameron and their wedding party

    This weekend I had the huge pleasure of heading down to the Dameron “compound” in Montesano, WA and saw two good friends get married. KC and Hilary finally got hitched! Huzzah! The weekend was a whole lot of fun; I got to hang out with friends, eat good food, and relax in the beautiful weather on some equally beautiful property. Hilary was beautiful, KC choked up, and there was lots of dancing: could things have gone any better? To see some of the pictures that I took, check out my Flickr set: KC and Hilary Get Married!

    Yay for us!Dance party!
    September 8

    Dan and Stacey… and Hilary and KC… and even Dan and KC’s mom Sammy keep trying to set me up. Think I have a chance? ;)

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