So Mother’s Day is upcoming. What do you have planned? My mom is having one of her friend’s visit, so she’ll be up in Vancouver visiting over the weekend. So we’re celebrating it early for her, and we’re going out to dinner tomorrow. Consequently, it looks like we’re taking Meesh’s mom out to the same restaurant, for lunch the next day! How funny. That place must be real popular with mom’s. It certainly is popular with ours!
Other than that, it looks like nothing else is planned. Just spending time with them is always good.
In other news, my sister is coming to visit, mainly because she’s got a bunch of tests to do at University of Washington for the kidney workup. Basically they need to verify and make sure that she’s a match to me and that she’s in perfect health to give me her kidney. Sounds like it’s a jam packed tiring day. We’re planning of spending the whole day in Seattle, should be a lot of fun. Sounds like a lot of sitting around and waiting though.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the crazy flooding that’s been going on around here in Washington. The damage it has caused has been insanely crazy. It only reminds me of the 2007 flood, although from what I understand it was no where near as bad as that. They did indeed close down I-5, and if you’re from this area, you’d know that I-5 is a major way to get from Portland to Seattle, or well anywhere, going north and south. It’s a big deal. Let me put it to you this way: I was supposed to get some medical goods from Portland, but since I-5 was closed, they couldn’t deliver it. The driver simply had no way to get to me except via a super roundabout way, which would take the driver perhaps 3 or 4 hours out of the way. That’s crazy. Now for the real thing. Some actual pictures from I-90, Snoqualmie pass. Thankfully I’m no where near either of these places! (And who knew that WA DOT had a flickr page?)
Well by the time you read this, I’ll be in Seattle’s Swedish hospital getting a same day surgery done. Don’t worry, it’s nothing life threatening or big, but it’s more a preventive measure that needs to be done eventually. You don’t wanna know what the surgery is about, trust me, you’ll thank me later for not telling you. I know a few people already know, but I’m sure they really wish they didn’t know about it.
You might think though that my posts will be lessened, but it’s quite the reverse I think, I’ll have plenty more time to post since I’ll be sitting/laying around for most of it. I might of course be drugged up and semi-conscious, but hey, I’ll blog something. So feel free to send me some good vibes and hope for a speedy recovery. The surgeon said I need to take about a week of recovery and bed rest, so I’m listening to the doctor on that one. Just hope he gives me some good pain meds. I know I’ll be needing it for sure.
Because I was too busy becoming an American, and running around Seattle the past couple days, I totally missed Jenn‘s Birthday! Her birthday was on 4/29. So please go on over there and give her some birthday wishes!
I also wanted to say that A Little Scary has been doing pretty good. I’m not sure if cybr ever thought it would be so good. But I’m loving it. You should probably visit the site, a new comic is out today. A new comic comes out every Monday and Thursday.
Oh, and I did want to address some things in prior posts:
We didn’t have apple pie for dessert for my all american dinner, instead we had root beer floats. That’s pretty american isn’t it? We were thinking about apple pie, but decided on root beer floats instead. I just forgot that part.
Melanie was wondering what “dorama” was. Basically it’s a Japanese TV show that is considered “drama”. Because in Japanese, you pronounce the word drama as “do-ra-ma”, that’s how it became to be known on the net. Dorama = Japanese tv drama show. There are other words that go along with it, but just remember when I say “dorama” I’m talking about a tv show in Japan.
When you read this, I should be in Seattle, at USCIS, taking my vows to become a US Citizen. Finally! I will officially be an Naturalized American. Not sure why they call it Naturalized, but who cares, it just means that I will be able to vote and be eligible to take a federal job. Oh, consequently, I can also become a police officer. Not that I wish to become one, it’s a bit too much for me. I could see myself stressing out on that job. Seriously.
But now that I will be an American, I will be going to register to vote, as well as getting a new passport. You know, just in case I decide to travel out of the country, like going to Japan or something. Also, I just realized, I can now stand jury duty. Wow, I’m so not enthused about that.
Big day today, the plan for dinner is chili cheese dogs, tater tots, and apple pie. How much more American can you get than that?
Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a lover of t-shirts. Especially Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts. If I travel somewhere, I have to find out if there’s a Hard Rock there, and I have to buy a city specific tee. I don’t know why I do it, but I just have to. Believe me, it’s probably an OCD thing.
Anyways, I’ve managed to collect quite a few t-shirts from there. It’s a wonder that I’m not in the frequent buyer club. But honestly, it’s not like I travel that often. It’s usually every other year or so. So it doesn’t really pay to be part of that club.
I’ve collected shirts from a few places, but I’m missing a lot. It just means that I have to travel to all the cities that have Hard Rocks and just keep buying more. After talking about this to cybr, however, I came up with an idea.
I thought it would be kinda cool to do a t-shirt exchange. You buy me a HRC t-shirt from your local HRC, and I would buy you a t-shirt that is local to my area, namely, Seattle. How does this sound? What is everyone’s opinion on this?
Also if you have not entered for the Raffle for Lisa, then you need to! There are some really kick ass prizes! You see that banner in the upper right corner? That’s right kids, click on it to get information to donate to enter the raffle. Lisa is a two time ovarian cancer survivor, and we really need to support her right now so she becomes a three time survivor. Every penny counts! If you want more details, head on over to Miss Ann’s right now!
I need to take more pictures. Every year, I tell myself I need to take more pictures. It’s not like I have a lack of cameras. That’s certainly not the case, since I possess around 8 cameras or so, all for different kinds of reasons. I just need to use them more. Anywhere from LOMO to pinhole cameras, I’ve got them. Actually, I need to finish making my pinhole camera, so I can check it out. I’ve got a box of film just for this purpose. My “junk” film as I like to call it. 100 rolls of expired film, just for experimental reasons.
I decided to attach a few pictures to this post (gallery after the bump) to remind me of some of the pictures I’ve taken, and to show you that I do take pictures, just not enough of them (in my opinion). I really really need to take more pictures.
This summer, I plan on doing as much photography as I can, by taking as many photo trips as I possibly can. If you’re in the Portland/Seattle area, why not look me up, we can go out and do some photo essays or just plain have some fun taking pictures.
Do you take pictures?
So yesterday, Meesh and I and couple friends went to the Mariners game (and yes, they won!) and had the pleasure of meeting Melanie to just chat and hang out at the Mitt. You can see the 3 of us were just hanging out there.
Sometimes it’s just so nice when you get to meet another blogger finally face to face. You then start wondering if they’re going to be exactly the way you envision them, and truth be told, Melanie is most likely exactly as you thought she is in person. She’s great! Now I just have to find more bloggers to meet in the Seattle/Portland area.
Are you going to be in this area? Let’s meet up!
So tonight, we’re lucky enough to be going to see the Mariners play some baseball. They’re playing the Texas Rangers tonight. I’ll of course be rooting for the Mariners and hoping to take some good photos. We’ll see how it goes.
In other news, I’ll be meeting up with Melanie as well. Should be a bunch of fun. We’ll probably hang out and do dinner at the restaurant across the street from Safeco field. Well, that’s the plan anyways.
I also wanted to share one of my favourite Mariners commercials as well. It’s an oldie, but definitely a goodie. (and for those of you not in the know, Seattle and Spokane are on opposite sides of the Washington state) video is after the bump.
4th Ave Tav to go see a friend’s band. They’re called . You see how they incorporated all the favourite songs in there? I noticed you noticing.So last night, we hit the
We knew they were a Guns ‘n Roses tribute band, so we were looking forward to hearing how good they were. We just didn’t know that they actually got dressed up just like the band! It was awesome! They did a great performance and played all the faves. If you’re in the Seattle/Tacoma area, you should definitely check them out!
I’ve got more pictures up on my Flickr photostream. You’ll have to excuse the crappy photos. I was using my phone and it often takes crappy shots.
This morning, we’re still recovering from the loud music. It’s been a while since we last been to the 4th Ave Tav to see a band. (probably like 2 years or so) There was much fun to be had!