It’s November in the Seattle area. I’m in a place and a climate I haven’t had intimate contact with for seven years. It’s been interesting getting reacquainted. May I present:
A List of THINGS About My Life Now (and Surroundings)
- The ten-day weather forecast calls for rain. And some wind. But mostly just rain. This is not a surprise, or a rant. Just…resignation.
- I’ve discovered that you can cover a multitude of interpreting mistakes with a big smile. And apologies. But if your voice dies mid-appointment, you’re screwed.
- Moving back to the land of Starbucks has been amazing. Also, wallet-lightening.
- Oh yes. I wear knee-high socks at all times now. Even and especially in bed. It is necessary, or else the cold air sprites might steal my precious body heat. And those things swarm like you wouldn’t believe. The sprites, not the socks.
- Long commute + no radio = lots of weird thoughts. I found myself musing about the exact quality of light created by streetlamps, brake lights and rainwater spraying up from the roadway. Told you it was weird.
- With said commute, job, NaNoWriMo, blog, random party I’m hosting on Friday (yes, THIS Friday) and something vaguely reminiscent of a social life, I have almost no time for reading.
- Being sick creates reading opportunities. I got a cold over the weekend. I only get sick when I move someplace chilly. I swear! (I also read 9 books!)
- While chilly, rainy weather is perfect for curling up in a chair and reading, it is impractical to read all day, EVERY DAY, which is how often it is rainy and chilly in Seattle in November. Oh wait…did I mention that already?
- I had amazing Thai food last Thursday. Also, a proper 6-ounce cappuccino at 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea while listening to Cherie Priest read a chapter out of Boneshaker. Can we say culinary delight?
- My three least-favorite toppings on salad: sunflower seeds, mushrooms, bleu cheese.
- There’s cherry pie on the counter. I must go…