It was grey and overcast this morning with a stiff wind blowing, but Deb Doran, Dana Reid and I decided to play our scheduled game of golf anyway at my home course, Overlake Golf & Country Club. OGCC still has the archaic rule that only men are allowed to play on Saturday mornings until after 11:00 am. Of course, the fact that Deb, Dana and I all work fulltime during the week along with many other female golf members is not a consideration. I will save this fight for another time, but don’t you think it is time for these private golf clubs to recognize that we are in a new century and embrace the fact that it is a different world now than it was when these rules were initially established? Some may still be surprised to learn that women even have the right to vote now! I digress . . .
Deb and Dana are both beautiful golfers with long, clean drives and precise and accurate putting. I, on the other hand, tend to flail about the course almost always at least a couple of strokes behind. Though I am pleased that I did make one par today on hole #12, beating both of them on that hole only.
Throughout our game, the wind continued to get more aggressive and though we all had jackets, it was very cold. On the back nine, Tim, one of the assistant pros, stopped by to talk with Deb and me to see how we were doing and offered to bring us a drink. Dana had been talking about a hot chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps from the moment she alighted shivering from her car, so Deb and I were happy to surprise her with one when Tim returned bearing three piping hot chocolates laced with Peppermint Schnapps.
It was a drink that I hadn’t tasted in years, but I have to admit that it was absolutely delicious. In fact, my drives improved almost immediately so I have decided that I am now a proponent of “drinking and driving” (only golf balls of course)!
My fingertips still smell faintly of garlic following our cooking class tonight at Bastyr University. Our hosts, Sue and Robert Holmes (see 2nd photo above of Sue & Robert with Ken) invited us along with eight other couples to join them for a hands-on “Whole Foods” cooking class taught by, Cynthia Lair, Bastyr University faculty… Continue Reading
Though I usually have to miss it due to all my activities and work at ZINO Society, this week I attended my Book Club, of which I have been a member for around 30 years, which met at the Panama Hotel in the international district in Seattle. Diane Kuenster was our hostess this month and… Continue Reading
The following poem is a tribute to Mike Kunath penned by Teri Citterman and read to him at his birthday celebration last week. See photos of Teri, Mike, Kate Harrison, Mike Flynn, Gina Kunath and Michael Steiner above. Ode To Mike – April 9, 2010 It seems like forever ago — When I… Continue Reading
Yesterday afternoon, Mike Kunath celebrated an auspicious birthday in his traditional corner of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Bar also known as “The Mike Kunath Club Corner”. Organized by friend, Kate Harrison, and Mike’s son Spencer Kunath, many of his friends gathered to toast his health and congratulate him on achieving the ripe old age of… Continue Reading
Last night I attended the Junior League of Seattle Northwest Art Project Preview at the Wright Exhibition Space. As a Past President of the Junior League of Seattle and past chairman of the JLS Northwest Art Committee, I was especially interested to see the entire art collection hung in one location. One of the services… Continue Reading