Here it comes, right on time. The annual May weather sucker punch in the PNW. This makes me laugh every single year in anticipation of all the whining when it rains more in Juneuary. Remember folks: no summer til July 5th!
Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of Winter!
So I’m working from home today and I’m *freezing* cold – which is so exceptionally RARE for me. Couldn’t understand it. Had more coffee, more tea. Extra sweater. SO weird!! I feel fine – I can’t be sick. Took my temperature – 98.6 on the money. Till I then realized our thermostat timer turned things down to 55 at 8 am on a weekday as it dutifully should, and it was 59 degrees in the house. Hahahahaha on me… sigh…stupid Garrett.
Shamelessly stolen from Christopher’s blog because it’s so damn funny…
- Oh, You Have a Guitar
- But I’m a Cheerleader
- These Dudes Have Really Flexible Shoulderblades
- Chico’s Presents Happy Hour, a Smart Line of Menswear-Inspired Shirts that Goes from Daytime to Evening in the Crack of a Whip
My HIDA scan…radioactive stuff injected while you glow for the scanner to check gall bladder function. That’s bile going from my liver into the intestines. But my gall bladder is apparently in stealth mode…
I think a lot of people will enjoy this, not just airplane nerds like me…
787: She is drop-dead gorgeous, she has all the “right” friends, and all the boys want to date her. She loves spending time at the spa, and she is addicted to social media. Predictably, she is a drama queen. Every little problem gets blown out of proportion, resulting in tears and tantrums. She has an attitude of entitlement, believing that everyone exists to serve her needs and desires.
767: He isn’t terribly smart, or good-looking, or popular, or talented. He is a little clumsy and socially awkward. Though he is a diligent and reliable worker, his only real option for the future is to go into the military, because frankly he has little prospect of finding employment in the private sector. But bless his heart, we love and adore him.
777: He’s the family overachiever. Eagle Scout, 4.0 average, captain of the football team, scholarship offers flowing in, a gorgeous and smart girl friend. He wonders to himself how he could possibly be related to this cast of characters, and secretly wishes he weren’t.
747: Quiet and studious, she tends to keep to herself. She’s a bit heavy and has a touch of asthma. She seems wise beyond her years, and is burdened by an unspoken sadness. Yet she is unfailingly loyal and will go to the wall for you. Others would do the same for her in an instant.
So we started to watch all of the episodes of Felicity again….well…just because.
If you remember the 90’s, the fashion of the day was sweater wear. Mock turtleneck’s and all!
Christopher decided to start a new blog after watching the very first episode.
After high school and growing-up into college I had a lot of fine opportunities to meet a lot of fine folks. One of them was Barb Tolbert. She became my mentor in that she taught me a lot about my profession of the time (public relations and marketing) and, like all great mentors, bestowed upon me her wisdom of many general life lessons that I still use to this day. She encouraged me, and sat me right-down on my butt when needed. She is one of my cherished friends, even as time and life have escaped us. I admire her, and I know she is great.
It did not surprise me when I learned a few months ago that she was running for mayor – how cool! And she did it! Barb Tolbert is the Mayor-elect of Arlington, WA. I am so proud of her and the community she continues to build, encourage and foster.
Barb – you are one of my personal heros. I just know that you will continue to do great things and that your constituents are very lucky to have somebody as impassioned as you are to lead them.
Congratulations! You’re a rock star!
We are booked to ICELAND! Yay! Yes it’s winter. But Iceland is not as
cold as you think….milder than Eastern Washington in the winter! And we
*adore* cool weather, so this is such an awesome thing for us. And it was a
killer deal. Here’s where we are staying — check-out the the photos link…it looks awesome!
Yay for us!
YAY BLUE ANGELS. It’s Seafair. I love this. Haters can just STFU for a weekend…I’m sorry their delicate constitutions are so offended because it’s the end of the world and its soooo loud and it lasts days and days and days and days….you live in a loud city! whatever!
Here’s an action shot for the chickens and chicken post below….
Green garlic soup and beet salad.
Beet salad is fantastic and wins this round…but the garlic soup is
still very good.
The frites below were still divine…heavenly! I’m in withdrawals….
Frites with fontina and Demi-glacé
Up to 10,000 feet!