Posted in Books, Music

Lil Peep Book Tag

Would you believe I thought this tag referred to the nursery rhyme?

Oh…no one’s surprised.

That’s fair.

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Posted in Real Life

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.
Posted in Real Life

Seattle Reality Checks

In 2015, I wanted to move to Portland, Oregon.

When people asked me what my Plan was, I’d tell them, “I’m going to move to Portland and work at Powell’s.” Some people thought this was a cop-out, not knowing I was describing my Dream Life. I couldn’t wait to work at my favorite bookstore in one of my favorite U.S. cities.

That did not happen.

My quest to move proved a discouraging failure: I couldn’t find a job or affordable housing and all my predictive budgeting put me in massive debt. My dream started to look impossible.

In the wake of that disappointment, a new idea formed: What if I moved to Seattle? Continue reading “Seattle Reality Checks”