Thursday, January 22, 2015


Yes, I am in Dublin, and I am keeping up with the Seahawks.

I don't think you could say I "watched" the game; what I did was stare at my iPhone app waiting for updates. For the first twenty minutes, anyway; after the Seahawks embarrassed themselves so handily in the first quarter, I got discouraged and went to writing, checking my phone every so often. They came back in the third quarter, still behind, but at that point, I decided my app was moving too slowly and started relying on Facebook. And then, lo and behold, there came the hair-pulling-out-frustrating last minute and a half of the regular game, which ended with a tie, and then overtime, which ended with a Seahawks victory over the Packers! They are going to the Superbowl!

Against the Patriots...

Oh, by the way, unless I'm posting about friends, my birthday, the Seahawks, or something else American, I'll mainly be posting on my travel blog.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas Wrap-Up

Maybe the title is a bad pun, but whatever.

I was extremely blessed to have a Christmas with my grandparents and my aunt and uncle. It was especially fun because I got to show my uncle all the inside jokes in Graystone - he hadn't seen them yet.

Christmas gifts were fabulous, too, but my all-hands-down favorite is a t-shirt that says: "Some of my best friends are fictional." My second favorite is the lovely coat my Mom gave me, which I am wearing right now (in the SeaTac International Airport ... on the way to Europe.)

What else ... what else... what else...

I had the great joy of going to Zoo Lights with Caleb, Selah, Kelsey, and Patrick, and getting DQ afterwards. Two days ago Selah and I went to BWW (Buffalo Wild Wings) and experimented with new sauces and menu options.

I just heard an announcement for an Alaska Air flight to Bozeman (Montana.) Depending on where I go to grad school, I might be on a flight like that someday. But for now, it's off to Italy!

For now, I'm signing off. The next time I post will be from Europe!