My Irish Heritage

In memory of today, I thought I’d look up my Irish heritage…  Here it is.  Thomas Eagar was the bloke who left home and traveled to the U.S., in the early 1800s. Thomas Eagar (Son of Frances Eagar and Elizabeth Rice) – emigrated to the Unites States B: 1 Jan 1792, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland D:…

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Portland Great Urban Race

My wife and I had an amazing experience last Saturday.  We ran as a team in the Great Urban Race, in Portland, Oregon.  This is a variant of The Amazing Race that is run within city downtown areas around the country, and where no private transportation is allowed.  Your own legs and public transportation are…

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Fred Claus – Thumbs Up

I went with the family to see the movie "Fred Claus" this afternoon.  Granted it was a school holiday, but the theatre was packed.  The movie was great.  Two thumbs up.  Way past my expectations.  This is not Knocked Up for Christmas or Wedding Crashers At the North Pole.  The movie was great.  Take a…

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I’ve been Tagged – 5 Things You May Not Know About Me

My old friend, Stefan Gosner, has turned on me and tagged me.  Now I get to inflict the same kind of cyber-punishment on a few other folks…  Although, I wasn’t quick enough to beat Arpan – he got some of the folks that I was looking forward to tagging! I’m afraid that I don’t have…

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Surprised for Christmas

Wowza. I still can’t believe it. Kris heard about a friend that was in need of parting with a car, and she had heard me coveting for a while about it. Either in the spirit of Christmas, or to help me break the habit of coveting my friends’ cars, she bought me a 1997 BMW…

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Winter Storm Damage

Here’s a catch-up post in regards to the winter storm that blew through our area on the night of December 14th. My family lives in the Sammamish area, East of Seattle, and it’s a fairly wooded area.  When the trees fall over, or get knocked down, they get spiteful, and take things down with them. …

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The rest of the Sydney posts

Well, my wife did a much better job than I did in keeping up with the Sydney posts…  if you want to see the rest of the trip, check them out at http://krisallenrunner.spaces.live.com.

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Sydney Trip – Day 1

The trip started off with a delayed flight from Seattle to Los Angeles and a rush to make the connecting flight to Sydney.  Qantas was the airline, and they did a good job with the looonnggg flight across the Pacific.  As we were about to land, we could still smile, even if our eyes were…

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Marathon Race

I spent the morning today running tech support for Kris (the wife) who was running her first marathon today.  She ran with Dean Karnazes and the 14th (Bellevue) race of Dean’s Endurance 50 event. The weather was perfect and Kris finished with Dean in 4:07.  What an amazing day.  I took the kids out to…

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