Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Have a nice day. Somewhere else.

So. I'm sorry I've been away. Andrew told me that I was a "blog tease". Sorry bout that. I'm currently at the boutique waiting for an hour to roll around when I'll go get hot chocolate at chocolati on a date. That's all I'm saying about that. I really want to post pictures of my neighborhood and the city, but I really don't have very much time these days to go anywhere but work and The past two weeks I've worked from 8-4:30 at the law firm then 5-8 at the boutique, then on the weekends. I like being busy, I wish I didn't have to work on the weekends.

Also, I'm sad that I'm missing the season finale of project runway tonight... I don't have a TV so I have to wait until tomorrow when it's posted on youtube anyway...oh and is anyone watching The Riches? I really like it a lot...Eddie Izard and Minnie Driver...How could you go wrong?

So I have something to tell you that I learned about on Sunday night over Afghan cuisine (which is good btw).

The Seattle Freeze.

Apparently it's when you make specific plans...then boom. they dont show. they dont call.'ve been frozen. or something. see, i thought this was silly, something that happens everywhere all the time. but then I mentioned it to Andrew and he knew about it... He's actually done it three times. Then Rachel, a much better source (she's lived here for 10 years) just shook her head and said, "yeah... it's true." So I guess I have that to look forward to. Yikes.

Well, in other news, I had my first meeting with the East African Refugee Community Center people about teaching ESL. We just threw around ideas...but I forsee a few sentences devoted to how adorable Somali children are in the future.

I'm currently listening to the debates on the radio...It's nice because people who come in the boutique want to talk about it. And I'm proud here because I can say that I'm from Texas and I voted TODAY in Texas. yay! (Literally I did...I'm voting absentee) I carefully shaded in every choice I made and saved the best for last. It makes me feel good to have that out of the way...I just hope they actually open it.

oh and I have a story.

Monday night I was on the bus. It was rainy that day and the bus windows were foggy so all you could really see was blobby lights. Suddenly the bus driver slowed down in the middle of the road. I could see quite a few police lights to the right and one to the left in the middle of the road. I thought, "oh man... I bet it's a wreck or something." But the bus driver said, "Oh, huh, you dont see that everyday..." Everyone started getting up at the front of the bus to take a look at what was going on. So, of course... I did too. I really can't do justice to what I saw out the window.

Picture this... outside of a X-Men movie.

Tall man, black leather trench coat all the way to the ground, hands in clenched fists with black gloves, THEN a black mask covering his face with leather straps wrapped around his head.

oh and five police officers surrounding him.


The best part was that no one on the bus knew how to respond. They all looked around at each other abiding by the unspoken rule of riding the bus (not speaking to anyone around you no matter what). The guy sitting next to me broke the weirdness and said, "What the hell?!?!" and I thought to myself, "huh.... now I have something to blog about."
So I'll try not to freeze on my blog again... in fact I'll make a promise. I'll promise to post some pictures of my daily walk to my works very very soon.

Sorry for the brainfarting on this one. Being cold, distracted by customers (remember I'm at work ha), the debates, and worries of the seattle freeze make me a bit scattered.


josephine terese said...

the seattle freeze - it's kind of like austin. "keep austin weird"="keep the bastards out." people are so afraid of their haven city becoming less of a haven that they forgot that most of them moved there at some point just like the newcomers. hopefully it won't happen to you too much.

in other news, i want to hear about the date.

Meredith said...

sooooo seattle freeze sounds just like europe. seattle-ites' behavior sounds just like europeans.

i can deal. i'm ready.

i'll be coming there next.