Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Not sure how much was due to the Ikea effect, but I think the best meal we had in Thailand was the one we cooked for ourselves. Gotta figure out how to get the right ingredients back home.

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Chiang Mai FC Football Game

In our quest to go to find local things to do in Thailand we ended up at a football (soccer) game. We bought mystery food outside of the stadium, bought two tickets for $1.75 each, and wandered in.

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We really had no idea where to go or where to sit so we followed the two guys ahead of us until we found someplace to sit. That seemed to work. No one kicked us out.

I don’t know if you can see it on those tickets, but the Chiang Mai Tigers were playing what appears to be the White Squirrels. I never thought a squirrel would be a good team mascot. Turns out squirrels are more exciting here than back home. An Aussie we were having lunch with the other day shouted “squirrel” and pointed one out. Seemed pretty odd. Maybe it was just an odd Aussie. Anyway, that’s my squirrel story. I didn’t expect to have a Thailand squirrel story.

The game was fun. We finally figured out how to get back home to and were serenaded on the way by a drunk German and (another) Aussie who were rapping about Chiang Mai’s team playing poorly.

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I leave you with the way I finished my evening: with a pineapple and mystery fruit shake. It was amazing.

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It was a great volleyball block, but…

Wow that guy hit the ball hard.

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That’s my 4th metacarpal with an oblique fracture. The ball must have driven my finger down in to my hand. Doesn’t really hurt much anymore, but it is rather annoying.

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That’s the current splint. With any luck the cast I get later this week will be less bulky. Typing sucks. Probably need to get used to this for the next 4-6 weeks.

OK, back to work.

Snowshoeing Christmas Eve and Day

Mekayla and I went snowshoeing with my cousin while she was in town for the holidays. Really wet the first day, but really sunny today.

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What have we been up to?

Seems like weeks disappear around here pretty fast. One day you’re importing and rebuilding your blog. The next YEAR you’re actually writing a post for it. 🙂

Funny how easy it is when you’re a programmer to spend all your time coding for your site rather than actually writing anything. For those who don’t know, about 15 months ago I started working for Automattic so I spend most of my days working on WordPress.com. In practice what this means is that my own WordPress site is never good enough. But it’s getting better.

Beyond work though we have been doing a pretty good job of getting out enjoying Colorado. Let’s take a little hiking tour:

Check out the whole year in pictures.

Ichneumon.net Up and Running

Converted our saltypoint.blogspot.com blog to run on WordPress on ichneumon.net. The transition has been a long time in the making, but we’ve finally managed to do it. Hopefully more soon.