August 19, 2011 in The August Break
I took this strange photo on my walk home from work today. I was going to comment on my unusual commute home and how I’ve become accustomed to walking each day, but instead I need to comment on how strange this photo is.
Look at the train signals on the street. Don’t they look oddly distorted? I didn’t doctor this photo at all – it’s exactly as taken. Oddly beautiful, no?
August 16, 2011 in The August Break
I think every woman has a few items that she can’t get through her day without. For me those items would be earphones, highlighters and coffee.
Earphones make our pin-drop-silent office seem a little less quiet. I can listen to my tunes without bothering anyone else.
Highlighters make my life easier. I highlight EVERYTHING. In fact, if this were an office document, this sentence would probably be highlighted.
I didn’t start drinking coffee until about 2 years ago. Iced Kickers from Dutch Brothers were the reason for my switch over to caffeine. Seriously, the best coffee you will ever drink.
As you know I spent the weekend in Seattle (technically Bellevue too) for my 10-year high school reunion. On Saturday before the reunion my high school friend Jessie and I set out to find some cool new boutiques in Seattle. She mentioned Fremont, a free-spirited Seattle neighborhood near Lake Union. I hadn’t been down to Fremont since I was a kid, so I agreed we should check it out.
Let’s just say I felt right at home in Fremont.
The “neighborhood” has a sort of main drag with a collection of vintage shops, cafes and boutiques. The vibe of the people and the shops felt a little…off for Seattle. Almost crunchy (a favorite word another friend of mine uses to describe Portland’s hippie-like attitude). After a few stores realized that Fremont IS a lot like Portland. So I dubbed the neighborhood “Seattle’s Portland”.
While perusing the shops we came across a little dress shop with some adorable pieces for Fall. The clothes were alright, but I really fell for the dressing room! That’s where I took my photo of the day.
I also had to stop for a bite at Pie. I’d heard so much about it from various blogs and Seattle residents. I think it lived up to the hype. I’m still dreaming about my Mac n’ Cheese pie with bacon.
As for the reunion…it went pretty well. It was as expected. It was great to catch up with some familiar faces (some people looked exactly the same!). It seems like everyone had the same story when you ask what they’ve been up to…went to college and now working. That’s a good thing though, right?
Here’s my bonus photo – my “adult” school spirit.