Monkee Business

Really random weekend. But that’s often the case. Jeff’s easing into his new job at Nike – yes, Nike swiped him from his consulting job at Denali – and so he’s stressing a bit. I’m trying to catch up on some reading now that my APR test is in the bag, and luckily the weather’s been perfect for some reading al fresco!

Surprise! You got a crappy beer.

Surprise! You got a crappy beer.

Friday was the finale of Nike’s The Opening event, where they brought the country’s 150 best high school football players to Beaverton to get trained by the likes of Ndamukong Suh, Ray Rice and other NFL folks. Summer hours meant we got out of work around noon, so we swung by the festivities for a free BBQ (including free ice cream truck – LOVE!). Later we and our neighbors Lindsay and Daniel hit the town for some dinner and drinks, starting at the semi-new Brix Tavern. Best feature: $3 “surprise brand” tall boy beers in paper bags. It was like a game! Except the result was usually something like Natural Ice. Hmm…

Saturday brought an impromptu apartment building driveway sale. We put out a few things, hung outside with our landlord couple and their friend, grabbed some lunch from the PB&J cart around the corner, and ended up with $10 in our pocket (which almost covered our lunch). That night, Jeff and I experienced some classic tunes at The Monkees concert at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, located over the river in Washington. I scored the tix free through a Nike deal, and since my family loved the band and its TV show growing up, I figured it was a good opportunity to see them live. It was…entertaining…but you could say they’re quite a ways beyond their peak. I’ll leave it at that. 🙂

The Opening event at Ronaldo Field at Nike campus

The Opening event at Ronaldo Field at Nike campus

Jeff and Daniel with their first of many paper bag beers

Jeff and Daniel with their first of many paper bag beers

Lindsay and I enjoying our girly drinks before we switched over to the paper bag beers

Lindsay and I enjoying our girly drinks before we switched over to the paper bag beers

Hanging out at our landlords' driveway/garage sale

Hanging out at our landlords’ driveway/garage sale

Jeff surveying the driveway sale at our building

Jeff surveying the driveway sale at our building

A view of Mt. Hood and a bunch of floating houses on the way to the concert

A view of Mt. Hood and a bunch of floating houses on the way to the concert

Jeff and I enjoying The Monkees concert

Jeff and I enjoying The Monkees concert

The Monkees concert at Sleep Country Ampitheater

The Monkees concert at Sleep Country Ampitheater

The three remaining Monkees

The three remaining Monkees

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3 comments

  1. Bob Krass

    Hi Kristi…..I have been meaning to tell you how much I love your Oregon Trail emails every week and how I look forward to them. Great stuff! Keep it up.

    Just a quick note about your last picture this week where the caption reads, “The remaining three Monkeys”…..only your parents and us would catch this but there was only three Monkeys in the original group and you guys saw them! Ha!

    Lv Ya,
    Bob Krass

  2. Ali

    So great for jeff! Guess you can plan on carpooling for a long time now! So glad things are going so well for you two! I am totally jealous that you both work for nike now and am sure I’m not the only one!!

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