Saturday night Michael and met up with our friends Stefan and Kelly who recently had their first baby. Charlotte is tiny and adorable! She was squawking when we arrived but calmed down once she was nestled at Momma’s breast in a baby-bjorn. The five of us went to Pause–a restaurant and bar in North Portland not too far from Alberta.
Once again, I make the vow of attending Santacon NEXT YEAR. Michael and I split a Blue Cheese Bacon Burger at Pause. It was really flavorful. A little under-done to my “medium” liking but it was still delicious. There’s nothing better than blue cheese and bacon on a smokey burger.
After we parted ways with our friends Michael and I decided to drop by a dive bar on the way home. We stopped at The Yukon in Sellwood. The diviest, saddest bar in Portland (at least that I’ve been to) but we had a great time! It was nice doing something we don’t normally do. And for a short time I didn’t think about work, being angry, or being injured.
Would you believe that I’ve never in my life tried a jello shot before? They were quite tasty…vodka and cherry jello! YUM! Michael and I also played a few rounds of KENO. I won some money with the first round of games, but lost it the second round. Oh well, it was still fun. It was also really fun hanging out with Michael and our new friend. 😉
Someday I will win. 😉 The Yukon was a total dive bar. There was even some Domestic Drama going on at the other end of the bar. It was pretty entertaining watching drunk people fight and yell at each other loudly in public, then one would storm out of the bar, then come back, then they both tried to storm out. Drama! I’m also fascinated by the women’s bathroom at The Yukon…why per se would there be a second sink right in front of the toilet? Was there a big need for that? Did patrons barf into the sink while on the toilet? It was very bizarre.
We called it a night and made our way home. I slept in late Sunday morning and then went to the pool. I wore my heart rate monitor swimming for the first time in months. I usually don’t wear it swimming because my calories burned don’t vary much. Last time I wore it a few times I was holding strong at 350 calories burned each swim session. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that I’m burning a little more!
Calories Burned: 407
I was slower this morning in the pool than I was on Friday. I reached the Half Mile mark at 18 minutes instead of 15. I still got in a great work out and had no ankle/leg/foot pain. Yay!
QUESTION: Are you a jello shot person? And have you ever participated in Santacon or Santarchy?