Good evening Lj readers,
how are things? Here they have been fresh.
Here are today's Steamables
* From the desk of Geoff
Things have been well here. Right now, the house is full! My friend Jeremy from a while ago had recently moved in ; originally as part of his 7-week training period for a local restaurant. Once the training was done, although he is working outside of Columbus he stayed on! It is nice to see him after not seeing him for a few years.
My college friend Eric is also in town as well for a few days as well ; doing some follow-up medical appointments. E and I and my friend Brian all recently met for 'tea and philosophy' @ Zen Cha
, a local tea place. That same day, Yelp
was doing a "ride the bus and get free items" promotion, in conjunction with several businesses. I was lucky and was able to pick up some items (see 'misc. other' ; below).
* Canoeing (part 1 of 2)
Over the course of the warm months, some local Columbus parks offer completely free activities. Among them included this!, which my visiting friend Eric and I had a chance to try earlier on today.
Unalike some other events, this particular one was on a "first come / first serve" basis. Due to multiple people being able to go out on one boat at a time, them having around 8 or so boats, the event being a two-day one and it being relatively unadvertised, there was no more than a 20 or so minute wait. Sharon Woods
, the park we were at, has a lake in the middle which is the perfect size for something like this - large enough to boat around, but not so large as that one would get lost. We took a 20-minute slow circle of the lake. Very nice!
* Canoeing (part 2 of 2)
Another event the local parks recently offered was archery. I had an opportunity to try this, also! The program used a compound bow, which is a smaller bow with more than one string to it, and a longbow, which is the basic image of a bow (with one long string on it). I shot 9 arrows total. Interestingly, I was closer to the target when it actually wasn't painted on the mark, haha.
When using a bow, to achieve a better aim one can technically stands sideways and shoot - not straight on. I found the compound bow easier to handle not only for its smaller size, but also for its dispersed friction between all of the various strings allowing for less continuous hold on one's fingers.
* Misc. other
Some other small things, for which I am thankful : Target
removing gender-based signage from their bedding, toy and electronic sections (yes, girls can like blue and boys can like pink). a good deal on cauliflower @ Aldi's
. some nice freebies from the recent Yelp
local-bus event : a $5 gift card to a local retro-sports-logos store, a free movie ticket (!) and a flight of any 3 drinks of my choice from a menu (I chose non-alcoholic ones, which the servers nicely bought out in full size! a strawberry lemonade, a non-alcoholic beer and an actual root beer float. Thanks, Pint House
Okay. Have a good night!