Category Archive: Seattle

Friendship and the Seattle Freeze

Did you know the Seattle Freeze is eight years old? Now I’m specifically talking about the etymology of the term “Seattle Freeze,” and not necessarily about the reserved demeanor (perceived or actual) of… Continue reading

Powered by American Electrons and Other Seattle Sightings

Something funny happened earlier this week, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Guess who was parked in an adjacent spot as DH and I pulled into our neighborhood grocery store?  Now… Continue reading

Home

I comfortably call Seattle home now.  I’ll admit that I’ve had to reacquaint myself a bit after being away for more than fifteen years, but Seattle has certainly grown tremendously over the last… Continue reading

Spring in the Quad

Dare I say it?  OK, I’m going for it: Spring is here! These last few days in Seattle have been gorgeous with ample sunshine and fluffy white clouds drifting though clear blue skies. … Continue reading

Christmas Monstrosity

A year ago, I was headless-chicken-running around greater Seattle trying to gather whatever remaining Christmas decorations still available on the shelves.  Basically, I was on the hunt for plain colored glass or plastic… Continue reading

Voters, Fans, and Hong Kong: Post Election Thoughts

On Tuesday night, America re-elected President Obama to four more years in office. And like many of you, I stayed up to watch the “election night drama unfold” on the Big Boards of… Continue reading

Good vs. Popular?

Last week, some good friends generously treated DH and I to a double date at an intriguing restaurant north of Seattle called the Grouchy Chef.  It was a totally unique and new dining… Continue reading

Soup Snob

We’ve reverted to mean here in Seattle.  People are back in their sensible rain boots, Gore-Tex, puffy jackets, and fleece.  Runny noses, germs and Kleenex are making their rounds along with the Halloween… Continue reading

The Great Divide

It’s been kind of an intense week.  After our second publically televised presidential debate I’m sure most of us have already drawn up divisive lines and made up our minds, irrespective of the… Continue reading

Seattle: Pet Literati Capital of the United States

I’m sure most all of you know that Seattle is home to some of today’s most recognizable American companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Costco. Boeing was also born in Seattle (we… Continue reading