I love Seattle. Have I mentioned that before? Because I really do. I moved here for college (Go Huskies!), lived here for 7 years and found that I was getting not only bored with the city, but being here was actually making me angry. The rain! The traffic! I knew that I needed to get away for a bit in order to fully appreciate it again, so that’s what I did. After exploring NYC non-stop for a year, I couldn’t wait to get back to Seattle. I’ve been back for over a year and a half now (time flies, eh?), and am loving every second of it. I don’t even dread the commute across Lake Washington to get to work every day*.
The view of Seattle from my office.
...and zoomed in a bit.
*That’s not entirely true. I would love to be able to walk to work, but the views of Mt. Rainier (and the fact that I like my job) make the commute worth it.
What I should probably let you know is that I’ll be moving away from my favorite Seattle neighborhood soon*. <single tear>. And because I miss it already and still actually live here, I’ll probably be posting about it a lot in the future.
First on the list is King’s Hardware (which I mentioned about a year ago in a post). It’s where you go when you want to play a few games of Skee Ball and then want a covered outdoor area to sit down at. It gets crazy crowded here, so I would suggest going early if you want to get a seat outside…or inside for that matter. You can always go in the afternoon, put your name on the list next door at Rudy’s Barbershop and get your hair cut while your friend watches your beer.
Also noteworthy is the amount of writing in the women’s bathroom. The one that sticks out in my mind right now is something along the lines of, “I want brunch”. Followed by another kind person who wrote, “Then go to Hattie’s Hat“. King’s Hardware, where you bond on the crapper.
*Details to follow. Not “address-type” details, but other “you can’t stalk me with the information I’ve told you” details. Stay tuned!
If you’ve never been to an improv comedy show, I would suggest going immediately. It’s such a funny form of entertainment that looks really, really difficult to do. I mean can you make up a Dr. Seuss-like rhyme about a furry chinchilla on the spot? I didn’t think so.
Steve and I went last Friday to Jet City Improv in Seattle. Fun fact: tickets were half off for the 10:30 show and will be again this Friday.
Fun fact #2: Jet City Improv will celebrate their 20th anniversary in May. That’s a really long time to be consistently funny.
Curious about what I was doing 3 years ago? I was designing, patterning and sewing my first collection that I got to show at Seattle Fashion Week, Thaw Fashion show, Fashion first and to display in Seattle Magazine. Looking back on that time in my life I’m blown away at what I was able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. I didn’t ever let my fears interfere with what I needed or wanted to get done. I think I just taught myself a life lesson. That I obviously already knew, but apparently forgot.
I’m not done yet, but shortly you’ll be able to see all of that info over here on the blog. Click here to see what I was up to in April 2009.
Here’s the third order I’ve received for this pink cowgirl print. Purdy darn cute if you ask me.
Here is a set of 6 burp cloths for the cat lover in all of us.
Having lots of wet rice stuck to my hands is one of the most uncomfortable experiences I’ve ever had. The good news is that sushi really isn’t that difficult to make. I learned both of these things last weekend at a sushi making and sake tasting class at Chiso in Fremont. It was our first “Living Social Adventure“, and I’d have to say that I would definitely partake in one again. It was really organized, we learned a lot and we each got a gift bag at the end. !!
It’s not available any more, but here are the details of the Living Social Adventure we did.
Major League Soccer is new to Seattle, and I am thoroughly impressed with how well my fellow Seattleites have embraced the sport. And despite the drunk guy behind us yelling that the San Jose player, deserves a GRAMMY! then an EMMY! then an OSCAR! (thanks to his sortofsober friend for eventually correcting him), Steve and I had a rip-roaring good time at the Sounders game last weekend.
Check out Sounders game times and such here.
I found out a few days ago that someone has been using my photos and my name for their own Facebook profile. Yes, that’s right. I could search for “Becky Sullivan” and click on the photo of me to get to a Facebook profile that I had not created. Creepy, yes? The faceless people over at Facebook have since taken that profile down, with a warning that if they found sufficient evidence, the person would be allowed to put the profile up again. What’s that you say? I sent Facebook another message clarifying that it was me in the photos, so therefore this person would never have sufficient evidence proving to be me.
What a mind warp, right? Needless to say, I have been seriously creeped out by the internets as of late. I have decided to occasionally post a photo of me if it’s to sell a garment I created, dyed, or altered, or for some other reason I deem important enough. But otherwise, there will be no more photos for the sake of fashion. I will still thrift, but I’m definitely going to have to figure out a different way to blog about it. Sigh. Fashion girl problems, eh?
This reminds me of a documentary I watched recently about a young woman from Vancouver, WA (my home town!) who’s identity was stolen on Facebook by a middle-aged woman she didn’t know. It’s seriously unnerving. See that story here and read about the documentary here.
Here is the latest round of burp cloths, made last weekend while watching Speed. I forgot, a) that Jeff Daniels is in it and b) how awesome that movie is.