My week has been one of those weeks where I get up in the morning and start running and I don’t stop until I go to bed at night. I haven’t seen anyone, called anyone, emailed anyone, (well, except BioGirl, Nordic Boy, and Borgsmith), read blogs, nothing. I have thought about you, blog friends, but until they invent a device where I can just plug a cord into my brain so I can blog while running a-fucking-mok, hiatuses like this week will have to happen.
In short, I was sick for three days last week, which was not dramatic at all, but did result in work piling up and kicking me in the Balzac all this week. The other big happening around here is that it is Birthday Week for Ms. BioGirl, who has gained another year which puts her ever closer to personifying her hero, Jessica Fletcher.
Here’re some random photos from Birthday Week shenanigans.
The Seattle area is rife (that’s right, I said RIFE) with outdated pop culture sightseeing opportunities. There’s the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat, the Singles movie apartment building, the town where they shot Twin Peaks, and many music-related sights which I am going to pretend like you don’t care about because they are sort of agonizing to me. We decided, on a whim, that we would drive out to the town where Northern Exposure was filmed, which is called Roslyn, WA, and eat at Roslyn Cafe.
…there was a sign, which I wish you could read for yourself, but I couldn’t bring myself to keep snapping photos of everything in front of the locals, and the sign said “Pepsi! Delicious and Healthful!”
I don’t know which I was more appalled about, the claim of deliciousness or the claim for health.
There are lots of murals everywhere in Roslyn, on houses and businesses, which was pretty sweet.
Other Birthday Week activities involved:
Conveyer belt sushi. Nothing like having to grab your food off a moving contraption. We resisted the urge to put a glove on a plate of sushi as it moved by and have a Laverne and Shirley Schott’s Brewery moment, but only because neither of us had a glove handy.
Glove? Handy??? I slay myself.
We also trekked out to Skagit Valley for the annual tulip season, which was fun and all, but mostly I think BioGirl was more excited about the Kettle Corn. That girl has a serious problem when it comes to Kettle Corn.
Oh, and I bet you’re wondering why one would drive an hour out of one’s way just to see tulips. Well, it’s not just tulips.
And what do you do when you’re hiking around so many tulips on your birthday?