Happy Anniversary (two days late…)

My pastor asked me how long I’d lived in Seattle yesterday.

I did the math and realized it’s been TWO YEARS.

WOW.

I guess that makes me a bonafide local.

Even though most days I hate living here, I wanted to celebrate this milestone.

If not celebrate, at least recognize.

I don’t think I’ll live here forever. But I love my church and the company I work for – I would be loath to leave them.

To mark this occasion, here are some things I’ve learned since moving here:

  1. The Light Rail only goes so far. When in doubt, take a bus.
  2. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEEKEND BUS SCHEDULE, or you could be stranded in University District without a ride to your friend’s wedding in Sand Point.
  3. Never go to Pike Place Market after 12:00 PM. NEVER GO THERE.
  4. Mainline Protestantism is a thing.
  5. I have stronger beliefs about LGBTQ rights and communion than I realized.
  6. You can never have too many books.
  7. Just kidding if you live in a studio.
  8. Rich people have bedrooms. If you want a bedroom so bad, find a roommate.
  9. Summit Street Starbucks on Capitol Hill has the best staff.
  10. Not all theatre is worth your time.
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