Monday, June 8, 2009

NARN Bingo is this weekend

If you're in the Seattle area this weekend, NARN is hosting a bingo fundraiser. There are many reasons to go:

1. I'll be there
2. I'll be baking 2 of the prizes
3. Bingo is fun. Especially if you get more cards than you can handle and go crazy trying to keep track of them.
4. It supports NARN

When: Saturday, June 13th @ 8pm
Where: Skin Deep Dance Studio (El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Ste 311)


The Seattle Vegan Meetup group's monthly meetup was a picnic at Cowen Park. There were around 17 of us, mostly people I didn't know, but I do now :). It was a fun time all around. I tried Yves vegan brats and they were really good. Lowfat sexy vanilla cupcakes from VCTOTW made an appearance, and they were indeed sexy and delicious with nice little flecks of vanilla seed. There was also some spicy indian rice, tomato salad, bean salad, sandwiches (I made them, they had avocado, pesto, red onion, tomato, lettuce), chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, fruit, iced tea, vegan brunch guac potato salad, veggie booty, moist tasty chocolate cake, and lots of other stuff that I ate but can't remember. I barely remembered to take any pictures of some of the food. I'm getting more and more lazy about this.

I found out about a new to me way of donating to Action for Animals by grocery shopping at PCC. AFA is a vegan outreach org that leaflets and has booths at events. They get the word out about veganism in a friendly way. Dave from AFA was at the meetup and he was handing out PCC scrip cards. They are cards that you charge up with money, then use them to shop at PCC like they were cash. All the money that you put on the card is yours to spend. PCC donates to AFA 5% (of their own money) of what you put on the card. Here is more info on the PCC site. If you're interested, there is contact info on the AFA site.

After the meetup, we went to Healeo, a new store / cafe in Seattle. They sell premade sandwiches, drinks, tea, coffee, cookies. I didn't scope out everything to see what was/wasn't vegan because the main goal was to get some of their vegan soft serve ice cream. Mission accomplished, and it was good. Hemp in a cone. Yeah, the one in the pic is partly eaten.


I survived the Furry 5k walk. The tops of my feet and my butt still hurt. Hopefully the elliptical will get my body back in order today. Kobie was very well behaved, though he was hyper at the beginning and wasn't really sure of what to make of the whole thing.

The crowd was thinning out because the race, then the walk had started. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place. Total furry chaos.
Got to mention the crows that were on the edge of the park crabbing at everybody.

Kobie walking...

and walking...

and stopping.

...and we make it to the finish line taking our sweet time.

There were these 2 dogs that were walking near us and they wanted to sniff Kobie's butt. Then we saw them after the race on the way up to the car and they charged across the street to do some more sniffing. Tubs now has competition as the #1 Kobie fan.

Kobie drinking in his surroundings at Wayward Cafe, our post race eating spot. He was too busy watching cars to want to eat any of my pancakes. Kobie won't chase any old car, he saves himself for UPS trucks.


wingraclaire said...

I've never seen so many dogs in one place before! Sounds like a good time.

And that hemp ice cream sounds great. Our coop has something called "oatscreme," but I've yet to try it. Maybe this summer!

Tara said...

Aww, Kobie! The Furry 5k Walk sounds like a lot of fun! Your picnic also sounds like it was awesome!

Jeni Treehugger said...

The furry walk sounds amazing. Crows are always crabby aren't they!

Andrea said...

Claire should try the softserve oatscreme - it's great.

When I took my dog Starr on a 5k fundraiser walk he was a bit overwhelmed by the masses of other dogs. We made it to the finish but I decided it was too much stimulation for the poor little guy and that was our first and last try. He was always an excitable boy.

We will actually be in Seattle this weekend but have a pretty full schedule. I'll see if we can squeeze in bingo, too!

For the Love of Guava said...

YAY!!! **Guava waves arms cheering the SD clan on!!! Stopping only to give kobie a big sweaty hug! :)**

Teehee... I've been trying to take the doggies out for more jogs too... a pretty big undertaking between Scooter trying to attack all four legged neighbors, love all two legged ones, and mark everything upright while Dub's desperately trying to get on whatever side is opposite of the people oohing and ahhing over him... oh yeah... or intimidating looking edifices... needless to say i think I do more tripping than jogging but we're trying! :)

Sal said...

furry 5k - hehe that's awesome.

the ice cream looks so good, i wish i had one right now!!

Mihl said...

Oh, yum! I want those cupcakes with the strawberries on top!

Vegetation said...

Aww congratulations to both you and Kobie for completing the race! Kobies so handsome!!

And I love crows! They always sound so.....sad or something.

Felicity said...

Congrats on doing the walk. Kobie looks very pleased with himself.