Steve “No Bluesname” Leroux

Kate and I listen to Preachin’ The Blues every Sunday morning on KEXP. It is our favorite of their specialty shows, and provides some relaxed, bluesy background to our relaxed Sunday mornings. Our weekends are not complete with out it.
Right now we’re listening to a song by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vincent. Blues players have awesome nicknames. I wish I had a blues nickname.

Family of Champions

We (Kate, Ruby, and I) participated in the University District Street Scramble today, and we won!  Specifically, we won in the 90-minute family on-foot division.

The street scramble is a scavenger hunt where teams (or individuals) are given a map with various locations on it.  Each location is worth 10 to 50 points.  You choose which locations you think you can hit, and which route will be most efficient, and then off you go, on bike or foot.  Being late costs you 10 points per minute.  Oh, and the map has only major streets names marked on it.

We had a lot of fun, and we picked a good route which we finished in 89 minutes for 370 points.  Having Ruby was an advantage since she’s still young enough not to get in the way of making decisions, and without her we would have ended up third in the mixed division instead of first in the family division.  🙂

How the mighty have fallen

The NHL playoffs may be all-consuming up in Canada, but to get a sense of how far hockey has dropped off the radar here in the US, let me present the lineup for the channel that is showing the majority of the games:

  • 4:00pm: major indoor soccer league
  • 6:30pm: professional bull riding
  • 8:00pm: NHL playoff hockey
  • 11:00pm: professional bull riding