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weekend of too much awesome

This upcoming weekend there are four events going on and I wanted to attend them all. Each time something new came up I’d throw an increasingly quiet and more intense hissy fit. I’m listing them here mostly so that if they happen again next year (I hope they do, on separate weekends) I’ll be able to find them easily. I need more versions of myself to go around so let’s get on that, science.

  • Design Camp Yay! AB Chao is bringing her Design Camp to Seattle, it’s a two day workshop on interior design, and we get to focus on a room in our house. I need this class, my design skills only get as far as driving myself to Ikea.
  • XOXO Festival Put on by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan this arts and technology festival is in Portland and I’ll just quote from the site now: “bringing independent artists who use the Internet to make a living doing what they love together with the technologists building the tools that make it possible.” Happily Scott is going and since he’s been playing around with game engines lately I’m expecting a very excited full report when he gets back.
  • Bounty: Yakima, a Farm to Table Dinner This is put on my Sasha Vino whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few months back. She told us all about the old estate that the dinner is being held on (the W.P. Sayer House) and I so, so wanted to go. I’ve joined the mailing list so I hope the next event is soon.
  • Washington Outdoor Women Weekend Workshop My friends were joking that this sounds like Lady Summer Camp but it does take place in a scout camp so if you want to relive the days and learn which wild plants work for emergency food this is ideal. Classes include Big Game Hunting Basics, Field to Freezer, Situational Survival Skills and Tracking. Do I want to know how to field dress? Yes, yes I do. WOW offers day long classes during the year and I think I’d like to take Shotgun Workshop next time it comes around, my bb-gun skills from summer camp has long faded.

In addition to these it’s Cider Week and there are lots of beer festivals going on and gah! Stop being such an awesome weekend! Luckily I won’t miss the Fresh Hop Ale Fest in Yakima on Oct. 6th. Nobody plan anything good for that weekend, agreed?

· comments [9] · 09-13-2012 · categories:events · seattle ·

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 just barrie // Sep 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I just took the Women’s workshop off my calendar for this weekend because I needed a break from obligations, but next year it’s on!

  • 2 megan // Sep 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I wonder if the archery class will be especially popular this year?

  • 3 Lindsey N // Sep 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I just wanted to say that I signed up for the WoW workshop after seeing it on your blog a few months ago. I am so excited (leaving in a few hours)! Yes, it is kind of like going to camp – but my husband is going to be so impressed with my survival skills I come back with! Maybe I’ll have to report back on how the weekend goes :)

  • 4 Lindsey N // Sep 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Oh and – the Archery class must be very popular because it was one of my first choices and I did not get put into it! Everyone wants to be Katniss!

  • 5 megan // Sep 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Lindsey – Hooray! I hope you have a wonderful time and I expect a full report :) They do make the archery look really good in the pictures on the site as well so hopefully it’s not *all* the Hunger Games influence.

  • 6 Carrie // Sep 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    So glad you mentioned the AB Chao design camp. I just looked and she’s coming to my city!!! WOOT!!!! Now, which room to pick?????

  • 7 Tess // Sep 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    So wanted to go to the AB Chao design camp but wasnt in LA- bummer. I did vote for one of next be in LA. Would love to hear about your camp experience!

  • 8 Anne At Large // Sep 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Good lord I am so jealous! Please take lots of pictures (if allowed) at Design Camp for those of us who are living vicariously through you!

  • 9 brianne // Sep 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    ooh, keep us posted on those farm to table dinners. Sounds so perfect.

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