Once again, another member of the Updenkelder family decides to jump on the "Blog-waggon". This blog was SUPPOSED to be more of a "photo-journalistic" approach to blogging, since I am very addicted to my Canon DSLR. However, it hasnt seen much use in recent months. Thanks for tuning in! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

New records

Not that many of you care, but I have been working out pretty hard lately and I am happy to report that I have broken my personal bests in both bench and squat.

Calculated max for squat = 430 lbs (375, 4 times)
Actual max for Bench = 275 lbs

I am proud of myself.... and it's MY blog! :)

Weekend Double-Header

Well not really... I have just been lazy (errr busy) so I haven't done my usual weekend summaries.

8-9 through 8-11

I went up to Washington to Jessica's (good friend from the dorms sophomore year) parent's Blueberry farm. They were having an open house and it was a GREAT party! Saturday morning we went for a hike to a waterfall near the farm and the afternoon found us skeet shooting in the fields behind the house. We all slept in tents (errr passed out in) and woke up the next morning, drank a few cups of coffee and headed back to Portland.

LAST weekend

Friday night Jess and I hung out since she had to be in Portland anyway for Lion King the next day. Saturday I made dinner for Mark and Turner. We had marinated venison covered in flour and flash fried until golden brown. We also made a conconction of garlic break with butter, hamburger buns and garlic powder... It was ummmm... interesting... The venison was GREAT but the garlic bread was a BIT too salty for my tastes. However, the dinner was so good that I made it last night as well for Nick, Jess and Turner. Sunday morning it was NFL time! I watched the first games and then headed to Multnomah falls with Tina. Apparently she had to take a group of people there this week and wanted to make sure she knew where and when to go. It was a leisurely drive out 84 and on the way back we took the historical highway through Troutdale. I was back in time for the 5:30 kickoff of the 3rd game! Had a couple margaritas at Tina's with her and her mom and assisted in some furniture "enhancements" in her new place. At half-time I drove back home and my roommates and I watched Sahara (I highly recommend it)!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Baby Kitties

Katy is a proud new mother of 2 baby kitties. Actually, her mother owns 1 and Katy owns the other, but what's the difference?? They are still too cute!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Beavs, Geeks and Beats

Yet another fun-filled weekend in the record books.

Friday after work I headed down to Salem to pick up Stephan (-AaD-Ct_Killa). The plan was to head down to Corvallis in time to go out to Cantina! We had to wait around for a while until some people arrived that were dropping off a washer and dryer, so we went to dinner at some dive mexican food place (that served a mean Margharitta)! Around 9:30, the truck finally showed up and we set out to help unload.

9:45 and we were on the road to Corvallis! We arrived at Jess's house with minutes to spare! It was time to PARTY! Well, maybe not... I was driving so I stayed sober and I think Jess had a BIT too much to drink. We crashed around 3am.

Next day... GO BEAVS! Stephan and I acquired 2 tickets to see the Beavers play Portland State. The new stadium looks amazing! A few beers later and we were ready to watch the beating. At half-time we met up with Derek and Katie at their tailgate parking spot. Derek had expressed to us that we should head down to Eugene and hang out with all the old gang. Little did he know....

Midway through the 4th quarter, Stephan and I packed up and took off headed for Eugene. Little did Derek know that his g/f had actually planned a surprise party for him. It was all I could do to keep from busting up when he asked us to come down. I formulated my usual response "right derek... I think not".

We had a keg and some BBQ, so the rest of the night was mostly drinkin and eatin! I did get to see some old faces... Luke was there and so were Russell and Elena. Props on the new ride Russ, its SO you!

Sunday it was a mad scramble to make it back to Salem by 10. I worked at Wilamette Valley Vinyards from 11am to 6pm pouring wine in the tasting room. I sold about 3k in wine and enjoyed every minute of it!

After wine came the foam party. Barracuda's was having their end of the summer foam party, and there was NO WAY I was going to miss it! I got back to Portland around 7pm, took an hour nap and started drinking! Richard, Mark and I prefunked at my place then Mark drove us to the bar. 5 hours later, I was soaking wet in pineapple flavored foam and the only thing I could think was "haha, I don't have to work tomorrow!"

Monday was relaxing! I played 9 holes at Claremont with Mark and went home to relax. Nick and I watched about 6 episodes of 24 (my new addiction) and I turned in early for the start of my work week!