I was in the kitchen at work the other day and one of the RMs walked in for a cup of coffee. “So, I hear you’re moving!" he said to me. "Montana, is it?” I corrected him, but couldn’t help chuckling over it later. I get this all the time; people know I'm moving to … Continue reading Not Montana
I’m sitting in my living room drinking a Bloody Mary and listening to an Acoustic Covers playlist on Spotify. Imagine "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" slowed down 90% and sung in a breathy whisper and you'll have a pretty good idea of what the music sounds like. I am planning on a very chill … Continue reading Hamilton: The Mountain
Things are starting to feel real now that our countdown has reached double digits. Further proof: we scheduled an appointment with a moving company for a quote. The estimator can't make it out until mid-April, but we are in no hurry. Hopefully by then we will have gotten rid of some stuff anyway. Hey, anybody … Continue reading Aloha? Oy!
I have no idea what inspired me to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner last night. Yes, it was St. Patrick's Day. I get that. But I am not Irish and have only ever made the dish once before in my life. It's hardly a tradition in my household. Nevertheless, there I was, cooking … Continue reading Time’s a Wasted Go
Today is a momentous milestone. In exactly 100 days, we will be leaving the PNW behind and heading for South Dakota! Seeing that countdown timer drop to double digits tomorrow is going to be surreal. We have slowly been preparing for the move, but that's going to pick up steam very soon. Tara is talking … Continue reading 100 Days
It’s been a fine springlike weekend here in the PNW - all sunshine, blue skies, and blooming cherry blossoms. I posted this photo to Facebook, and a friend who used to live in Portland but relocated to Ohio years ago commented, “Such a beautiful view. Brings back fond memories.” I asked her if she ever … Continue reading Pink and Blue
Yesterday I stopped by the clinic before work for a blood draw in anticipation of my annual checkup next week. Because they did not open until 8:00 and I had to fast, I took my time getting ready in the morning. Took a brisk walk and was treated to a spectacular sunrise. People are always … Continue reading Ode to the Red Envelope
With just 15 weekends left until we move, we are in full-on prioritizing mode now. We already have about 1/3 of those weekends planned out, plus at some point we're going to have to actually start packing. Everything is happening so fast now! Which is why we drove up to Tacoma over the weekend to … Continue reading Billy, Birds & Beesley’s
I just now realized, this very moment, that when my friend/business associate Erik asked me at lunch the other day if I'd ever held a bitcoin in my hand after I joked about paying for the meal with the cryptocurrency, he was messing with me. Because, digital currency. Duh. It only took me 51 hours … Continue reading Early Adopter?