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Festibond 2012 – My Date with Skye

Brent and Skye at the Portland Pirates hockey game
Brent and Skye at the Portland Pirates hockey game

Skye wanted to go to a Portland Pirates hockey game for our Festibond date, which made me happy because, you know, it’s hockey.

So I wouldn’t have to leave work early and drive to Saco to get Skye, Kirsten brought her up to my office. It was the first time either of them had seen my new digs at Auto Europe since I started there in August. It was pouring rain out, so it’s good we didn’t plan to fly kites or something.

Portland had water mains break, and was on a “boil all your water” restriction. When we were seated at Otto Pizza on Congress, our waiter apologized for not bringing us water, and said they couldn’t serve fountain sodas, either. So, I ordered a delicious Otter Creek Black IPA instead. Problem solved. Skye and I ordered slices of fresh pie. She got her favorite Baked Potato, Bacon, Scallion. No surprise there.

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Festibond 2011 – My Date with Skye

Skye and I went to Otto’s Pizza and a Portland Pirates’ game for our Festibond date. It was her idea, and I was pretty excited about it.

During the drive to Portland we talked about Skye’s relationships with her sisters, Festibond, homeschool and what it’s like to be an adolescent girl. It was nice to get to know Skye better and have some exclusive time with her.

Otto’s was good, as usual. Skye ordered her favorite slice: mashed potato, bacon, and scallion. I got one of those and a pepperoni (the sauce is crazy delish). We continued our conversation from the drive, which was nice.

Beer and a couple slices at Otto's Pizza.

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Festibond 2011 – My Date with Hayley

This year Hayley wanted to go ice skating for our Festibond date. Which was great, because I wanted to go, too.

Unfortunately, when we arrived at the Portland Ice Arena we discovered that it’s a cash-only operation and I only had $2. We walked down the hill to a credit union with a drive-up-only ATM. So we walked a bit further and found an ATM that would dispense the cash we needed. It was a chilly walk that took time away from skating, but it was nice being together. I gave Hayley a piggy-back and shoulder ride much of the way, which she enjoyed.

Hayley and Brent

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Festibond 2011 – My Date with Jenna

My Festibond date with Jenna yesterday was wonderful. She asked to go bowling, then to dinner. So that’s what we did.

We bowled at Bayside Bowl for an hour. Jenna used the lane bumpers, but got good enough that she wasn’t using them much. She asked for lots of bowling tips, and I gladly gave her my best advice. One thing I love about Jenna is her dedication to perfection and perseverance. Many times she made her approach only to stop, reset and try again. She makes me very proud.

Brent's perfect bowling form

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