Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Goldilocks or the Princess & the Pea?

When Lennie met me, I was sleeping with no less than 6+ pillows on my bed. Needless to say, with such a tall husband, 6 pillows was not going to work in our queen sized bed after we got married. So, I compromised with two pillows a piece. One king sized pillow, and one standard for each of us. It was quite the change, but it hasn't been "just right," as Goldilocks would say.

Much like the Princess and the Pea, I could never really get comfortable. Then, this weekend, we bought new king sized pillows. I am now in Heaven, and haven't slept so well in a long time. I don't think that I'll require six pillows again in the near future, as I've learned that two king sized pillows is just right for me. :-)

It's like Goldilocks met the Princess and the Pea -- and Princess Goldilocks got two king sized pillows to help give her a good night sleep. Heh heh.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Silly Huskies!

I shouldn't be surprised that we lost the game last night. I'm a little sad, but have decided that perhaps we're going for the perfect season; a perfectly bad season, that is... Unfortunately, our star quarterback, Jake Locker, broke his right thumb during the game last night, which may be a season-ending injury for him. I hope that it's not, and that he heals quickly.

Seattle Times writer Steve Kelley may have put it best:
Another Washington football season is doomed. Another year with Locker will end without a bowl trip.

And even before the leaves have turned, this season feels as broken as Locker's thumb.

I'm still a Husky fan, but I'm a realist too: I'll cheer (loudly) for every completed pass, every play that's well executed, but my hopes aren't high, and all that I can ask for is that we act as the "spoilers" in the Apple Cup this year against our cross-state rivals. If we can win that game, it'll be an okay season after all...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Future Careers

So, for years I've been making a little bit of a list of future careers that I would like to have. I kind of joke about it, but I'm also sometimes a little serious. I thought that I would share my list of potentially cool jobs -- maybe it'll inspire you, or maybe you have an "in" so that I can pursue trying the job out. Here goes:

  • Food critic

  • Professional blog writer

  • Travel writer (after all, I like writing, and I love traveling the world!)

  • Safeco Field scoreboard operator and graphics designer

  • Small business owner in a small(ish) town

  • Movie critic

  • Camp director

  • Large event planner -- like a convention or a really cool swanky party

  • Furniture tester

  • Zamboni driver (okay, well maybe not as a career, but I want to at least do a lap around the rink!)

  • Cruise director

  • Novel writer (who actually sells some books!)

  • Spa owner (so I can get a facial any time, right?)

  • Bed and breakfast owner -- no, lodge owner in some cute town or something

  • Tour director for a rock band

  • Short-term mission worker

  • Web site designer

  • Welder (afterall, you get to make cool stuff with fire!)

  • Something in the medical industry

  • Greeter at Wal-Mart (I'm saving this one for when I'm retirement age.)

What would be on your "ultimate jobs" list? Are you living the dream right now? What would you do differently?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Vashon Island for the Weekend

Had beautiful weather on Vashon Island, WA this weekend, and thought that I would share some favorite photos. :-) So, here goes:
Me holding up Mt. Rainier.

Our cottage, "The Lady Bug," at the Swallow's Nest Cottages on Vashon Island.

Congratulations to Crystal and Jonathan -- and best wishes in the years to come!

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of enjoying the afternoon on the shores of Lake Washington with some dear friends. Here is my favorite photo from that excursion:

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Labor Day Weekend 2008: Favorite Photos

Just uploaded photos from our Labor Day weekend getaway with friends. Thought that I would share a few favorites:

More photos can be viewed on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Labor Day Weekend & Disappointed Dawg Fans

For Labor Day Weekend, we had the opportunity to hang out with some great friends at their cabin on Lake Kachess in Eastern Washington. We had a fabulous time relaxing and trading laughs. We also had the opportunity to go out quading -- what a rush! As we rode amongst the trees and traveled up the mountain, we got to take in great views while the wind whipped past our helmets. After a while, we stopped near a clearing where our friend demonstrated some of his firearm skills. I'm not one for guns, so this wasn't an activity that I participated in, but everyone seemed to enjoy some attempts at target practice.

Saturday night brought some yummy chili (which was a welcome dinner choice after being out on the trails all day) and a very disappointing UW football game against University of Oregon. True to form, the Huskies had a great second quarter and a crappy rest of the game. I think that I may agree with Mr. Brewer of the Seattle Times, who says that Ty's days may be numbered at the U. That makes me really sad on the one hand, but on the other hand, we can't go through many more "rebuilding eras" like we have been for the last few years. Fasten your seatbelts, Dawg fans, it's going to be a long year. Despite the loss, I still enjoyed time watching the game with friends -- even though a few of them fell asleep due to lack of excitment during the game.

Sunday brought sunshine and a trip to Roslyn, WA for lunch. It's kind of refreshing to go to a town that is so quaint... and that has very few stoplights. :-) Too fun. We went on a night quading ride -- although I don't think that we intended to be out that late, it was fun to ride through all of the mud puddles in the darkness. At one point, I slowed down so that I could be sure to hit every mud puddle at optimum speed -- fast! It's not often that adults get to play in the mud, so I did my best to make the most of it. Good times!

On another note -- we just harvested our first tomatoes. (It's been a weird growing season this year, not sure what to do with it...) The tomatoes were between baseball and softball sized... amazing!