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Not Strictly Soccer Related: I Feel Vaguely Dirty

This weekend the lovely Mrs. pdb and I are heading off on a week-long vacation to the lovely shores of Lake Chelan (also known as "the part of Eastern Washington which isn't currently on fire"). That is a really damn long drive from Portland, so to break it up we're heading to Seattle on Saturday then out to Chelan on Sunday.

I still have a ton of family and friends in Seattle, so this is always a good thing - stop by, hang out with some people, do some fun stuff, eat at Dick's, all that. But this Saturday also has a twist to it - we're doing something that I thought I would never do, that I only did grudgingly, and that I'm still feeling kinda conflicted about.

I'm going to a Sounders game.

My best friend is a Sounders season ticket holder, and when I told him we were coming up Saturday he sent me a link to get $10 tickets; the Sounders play in the Seahawks' stadium and typically only open the lower bowl, to cap capacity at about 38,000 seats, but Saturday is a Cascadia derby against Vancouver, so they're opening up a bunch more seats which they are selling for cheap. So we grabbed a couple, and we're going.

It will be interesting from an anthropological perspective; I'm somewhat interested in the result, a draw would be ideal for me as a Timbers fan but I can't really root for either team, and I'm not enough of a douche to actively root against the Sounders in their own stadium if I'm not there with the Timbers Army. So I'm mostly going to gauge the atmosphere at Clink as opposed to that of Jeld-Wen; should be an interesting afternoon.

What about you? Have you done anything lately that has run counter to your idea of what should be? How did you cope?


Also,k it's hot. Supposed to be 100 here through the weekend. Most of the country's dealt with that for a couple months now, but it's finally hitting here and it sucks. Fortunately it doesn't last long here but still. How do you deal with heat?

Anything else on your mind?

(since I'll be on vacation next week, this NSSF will have to last you a couple weeks. Don't use it all at once.)

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