Return to the Emerald City

So right now, I’m going through a mild burnout. Family stuff, lingering homesickness, general fatigue from those 28-day work stretches. Last night, Sarah’s mom passed away- she was a tremendously kind woman and it’s a big loss. I dunno. I’m not facing an immediate crisis but I’ve been feeling low and nostalgic. It made me […]

2014 in Review: Seattle

My past year is split between Seattle and Athens with a gorgeous road trip sandwiched in between. Part I! Our last Seattle apartment was in Lower Queen Anne. Sometimes, I’d wake up a couple hours early and walk (rather than bus) Downtown to clear my head. There’s nothing quite like a walk through Olympic Sculpture […]

Afternoon at the Aquarium

Kristy and I spent the earlier part of Saturday at the Seattle Aquarium. We had a delightful time with the sea mammals, fishies, and crustaceans. There’s something very calming about all the dark water and bright corals. Makes me want to take up diving. Seahorses and more seahorses! Meat coral. mmmmeat. Haha, when Kristy and […]

I Love Freeway Park!

I love it all year round, but most of all coming into nicer weather. There’s no playground and it’s not the nicest place to picnic, but it’s a swell little park. I must’ve spent an extra half hour strolling around yesterday- I was so pleased to see all the flowers coming up. At last, spring […]

Twice Sold Tales on the Ave

I am so sad that this store is closing in a couple days! Twice Sold Tales on the Ave has been a familiar marker for me since I moved out here. It’s a wonderfully unfussy place to browse through used books, with friendly employees and skulking cats. I will miss passing by on my way […]

Emerald City Comicon

Nate, Dave, James and I went for all three days. We spotted lots of Boba Fetts, ate out every day (we did Genki Sushi twice ‘cos they were doing $1 plates and are delicious!), sat in on lots of panels, and got to meet a lot of neat cartoonists/writers. Good times! I’m a little bit […]

Meat Coma

James is in town for his annual visit. He flew in Thursday evening but there hasn’t been time to jot everything down so, I gotta start in the middle. We kicked off our Sunday with breakfast at Ipanema Grill, an all-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ. We first went last year and had such a blast consuming endless […]

Million Dollar View

My weekend’s been crummy so far but it’s hard to be upset when the weather’s this nice. Dean and I have such an amazing view of the city from our living room! It really made me smile to wake up to this vivid, sunny morning- especially after a week of gray skies. It was brisk […]