Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quizzical Wednesday: Childhood Toy

You Are Blocks

You've always been a architect of projects, even when you were a kid.

You tend to dream big, and there's a part of you that feels like you can build anything.

You are highly inventive and imaginative. As a kid, you didn't need fancy toys to make you happy.

You could make a game out of anything. You were (and are) very resourceful.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thoughtful Don

Don is very deep in thought this morning, I happens so rarely I had to snap a pic.  :-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Ricker!

Thanksgiving in Utah, originally uploaded by JewellsinSEA.

Today is a milestone day for my step-dad Rick as he marks his 70th birthday! Rick has been a part of my life for 13 years and for 13 years I've called him "Ricker." He is a very kind, loving, thoughtful man, who makes my Mom amazingly happy. When you ask Ricker a question you more than likely will receive a giggle which we have nicknamed the U.R.R. (the Universal Ricker Response). But don't let that fool you, it is not that he is unengaged or not compelled to answer, he is just thinking it over.

Since I have no idea what it is like to turn 70, I thought I'd share the words of one who has:
"I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way, by sticking strictly to a scheme of life which would kill anybody else....I will offer here, as a sound maxim, this: That we can't reach old age by another man's road."
--Mark Twain
At his seventieth birthday dinner, in 1905, as quoted in Saving Your Brain, by Jeff Victoroff.

Ricker, you have certainly taken your "own" road to this point and I have no doubt that you will continue the same way.  I hope you have a amazing birthday and the next decade of your life is filled with love, adventure and many happy memories.

Happy Birthday! I love you!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quizzical Wednesday: Inward or Outward?

Your Focus is Inward

You prefer to spend most of your time alone. Other people tax your reserves.

You appreciate and enjoy your own company. You can always find a way to entertain yourself.

You don't believe in being bored. In fact, you don't think it's even possible.

With so many ideas, books, and places to explore, you are never lonely - even if you're all by yourself.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Puget Sound View

Took a walk atop the hill this morning and enjoyed this lovely view of the Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains.  What a beautiful day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Artisan Coffee

I absolutely love baristas the make pretty designs atop my coffee.  Happy Saturday everybody.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bubbly Bitch

Spent the evening with a fellow bubbly bitch drinking a wine called Bubbly Bitch.  A great Friday night! Thanks Jana!  :-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quizzical Wednesday: Suburbs or City?

You Are the City

You are chic, sophisticated, and cultured. And you go crazy if you're not around similar people.

Living in the suburbs would feel like dying to you. You can't stand the cookie cutter restaurants, casual fashions, and chain restaurants.

What you love about the city is all its opportunities. Yes, it's expensive, but in your opinion it's worth it.

You may be a bit of a snob, and you're willing to accept that. At least you live well!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Flashing Lights and Noise

It is an awfully chiily night for road work and I can't figure out exactly what they are doing but they just keep going back and forth along the barrier.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Quizzical Wednesday: Warm?

You Should Stay Warm by Building a Fire

You are an independent, self starting type of person. You are quick to act and make decisions.

You wouldn't just sit around and be cold... you'd make sure and do something about it.

You are a natural leader. You like to be around other people, and you usually end up directing things.

You are usually fearless. And when you are afraid, you try to confront your fears. You aren't about to be intimidated by a bit of fire.