Nothing to do in Seattle

I don’t know about you but I’m always complaining that there is nothing to do. Which is bullshit because there is actually a MILLION things going on at any time. This is a reminder for me when I can’t think of anything to do that there are a wealth of events in this city at…

Maria Semple’s Seattle

I’m late on reading the book Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, which was one of the best books of 2012. I’m on a books-that-take-place-in-Seattle kick and this is one of the top hits of a list I found on goodreads. I won’t go into a review, I’ll just say that I thought it…

The All-American Road Trip

One of my bucket list items is to one day go on The All-American Road Trip. I wanna go full throttle on the open road in a bright red 1965 Ford Mustang convertible: American flag bandanna around my head Rambo-style and a bald eagle hovering auspiciously in the periphery. Along the way I pass Peter…

States Visited in the USA

Airports don’t count ya’ll Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee…

Go Curling

Ever since watching the 1998 Winter Olympics as a girl, I’ve wanted to try out Curling. So I was a little excited when, while at work, I received a meeting notice for a team-building activity at the Granite Curling Club of Seattle, which turns out to be a mere 3 miles from my house! Here…

Invent a Drink

I’ve invented many many many drinks over the years, many with dubious results… but this one is going down in the books: a drink I call The Toucan. How did I come up with that name? Well initially it was because the drink is colorful and tropical tasting. And then I later discovered it’s also…

Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

This is Amazon’s list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. I love making lists of books I will never get the time to read so here is my version: 1984 A Brief History of Time A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier The Bad Beginning:…