the fair! the fair!

For those of you that don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, you might not know about the wonderful over-packed-ness that is the Washington State Fair. Also, previously known as the Puyallup Fair, which I can only assume they changed since no one from out of state could pronounce it. For those not from here, that’s pronounced…

shinies

So, for the last couple of weeks, my grandpa was asking me to come look through my grandma’s stuff and take anything I wanted as mementos. I put it off for a few days, because honestly going through my grandma’s stuff – mementos or not – was just too depressing to handle. Finally, however, I…

goodbye, my grammies

Earlier this week, I bought a last minute pair of tickets to the NFC playoff game on January 10, my beloved Seahawks against the Carolina Panthers, in CenturyLink field here in Seattle. I geared up, navigated my way to SoDo, attended a 12th Man tailgater, and then made my way over to the stadium. Just…

mission: tiny tree

Sooo…the problem with procrastination is, that by the time you FINALLY go to get your Christmas tree, all they have left are these: So at first, I berated myself quite sharply for delaying so long to get a tree that I’d be stuck with a midget tabletop tree instead of one of the majestically large…

jeez, i feel old.

Today is November 11th. Which is, of course, Veteran’s Day. And also: The Kid’s birthday. There is (naturally) a 100 Miles post about the day he was born, which is now officially 14 years in the past. I really can’t believe that this face Is now 14 years old. Let me spell it out for you.…