Saturday, July 12, 2008

...and just when I got my underwear drawer back in order

Daily Stats:
Words: some big ones, some small ones, some that go, "ding!"
Caffeine: morning cup + midday cappuccino
Evil Calories: Waffles for breakfast. And lunch. Okay, dinner too. Can't just let the box sit in the freezer all lonely!
Reality TV: Project Runway reruns

...I'm off again! That's right, once again I am packing my bags to make another trek across the country. Although this time I'm flying (screw you, I-294 freeway through Chicago!). My destination is the Great Northwest. First stop, Goldendale, WA, where my parental units have settled. It's about two hours from Portland, OR, along the Columbia Gorge. If you've never been there, plan a trip when you're about 75 or so, when you've discovered the joys of wearing your pants up to your armpits. You'll fit right in. Second stop, Seattle, my home that I so desperately miss. I would move back there in a heartbeat if given the chance. I miss the rain (Amy Ellis just screamed "Are you fargin' crazy?" at the top of her lungs upon reading that). I miss the mountains and the rolling hills. I miss the Market and upper Queen Ann. I miss my old apartment in Capital Hill, even though you could fit the whole thing in my current living room. I miss walking by the friendly homeless guy down on 6th who put sunglasses on his dog. I miss Diva Espresso in Greenlake. I miss Blue C Sushi in Fremont. I miss the Hi-Spot Cafe in Madrona. I miss being able to walk everywhere. I miss a safe and functioning public transportation system. And of course, I miss my family. Every last loony one of them.

So, for the next few weeks, you'll be hearing reports of my "on location" adventures. I'm very much looking forward to relaxing and taking it all in. Question: at what age is it appropriate to start wearing a muu-muu?

Here's my stash of books for the trip. I must cram them all in my carry-on because NW is charging for all luggage over 50 lbs (my hairdryer alone weighs about 30)

Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
Triangle by Katharine Weber
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Driving Sideways by Jess Riley
Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane
Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos

Oh...and one last thing. This boy just landed from the planet StinkyBottom. Take him to your leader, or he'll eat your brain. Do as he says. Resistance is futile.


Amy Ellis said...

Yay, you're finally going to read a Great and Terrible Beauty!! I just started one called Petite Anglaise about an Englishwoman living in Paris. I'm moving to Paris tomorrow, so I likely won't see you while you're here.

Don't forget to add Taco Time and Kidd Valley to your list of must-eats!

And by the way, the Boy from Planet StinkyBottom made me spew my iced tea.

Eileen said...

Muu muu's are very IT this year.

I live just north of Seattle in Vancouver. Wave to me when you are close.

Elizabeth said...

I love mumus. I love Mrs. Roper.


I LOVE rain too!
See? We're twins!
Well, I do live in Vancouver, so I better like it.

I want to read Driving Sideways too. And I read Libba Bray too. I just ordered the 2nd to that triology today (from my library).

Have a good time in the great North West!