UNESCO World Heritage List

As a supplement to my To-Do list, here is a list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, a good list of more places to visit. I have bolded and striked-out the ones I’ve done so far. The links lead to a handy map to interact with. Enjoy! Afghanistan Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Cultural Landscape…

How to Hide Gold

I am currently helping a friend search through his father’s home for approximately $30,000 worth of gold coins he suspects are somewhere in the house. We’ve taken a number of measures: flipping through the pages of every book, knocking on walls, pulling out the insulation in the attic, testing out wood paneling. We’re considering pulling…

Things to do in my twenties

I creep steadily towards my 28th birthday. Don’t worry, I’m not going to complain or say I feel old. However, there are a few things that are on my to-do list that I think would be better done within the next two years than in my thirties or later because I doubt they will be as…

A Snippet of Seattle Public Transportation

A couple of weeks ago my dear dear 1999 Honda Civic started making strange noises and shaking. After a visit to the mechanic, she was diagnosed with the car version of pancreatic cancer: the head gasket needed to be replaced. I’d been holding onto her for a while because she belonged to my grandmother, may…

(Not-So-Little) Little Debbie Cake: The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

Every once in a while we are presented with an opportunity to make a lifetime dream come true. Chance and fate play an intricate weaving game throughout our lives and we never know if we’ll get a shot at being truly great. I recently stumbled upon a chance to go for the gold. Gold in the form…