Bike Ride

I went for a bike ride and bumped into this guy.
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And I Hope You Like Jammin’ Too


It may sound a little “fruity” (sorry, couldn’t resist), but I finally took advantage of the wild invasive Himalayan blackberries that have been plaguing the northwest region. Make jam is actually about as easy as making Ramen, which is where my cooking ability starts to taper off. Believe it or not, I didn’t even use the full amount of sugar that the recipe recommended, and it’s still pretty sweet. Jam turned out to be a very budget friendly thing for me to make, which most of you know is how I roll.
On a totally unrelated topic, I attended BrickCon 2008 a few weeks ago. You may be able to assume, it’s a convention dedicated to Lego creations. I got a few good pictures, but my camera is in Ashlinn’s glove box. I’ll post them soon.


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“But You Just Stopped Sucking”

That was the reaction I got from one of the guys I am working for when he found out I was leaving for Seattle. This is also probably news to you guys as well. Portland is great, and I am enjoying my time here, but I applied for and received a position at a cool grip and lighting rental company in Seattle. Shortly after this, he gave me a $50 gift card for a restaurant in Beaverton. He said I was the only person cheap enough to travel 25 minutes for a free meal (and it’s probably true.)
Regardless of the new job, the real reason I came here has to do with two things.
1. There is a Dunkin’ Donuts here…There are none in Portland. I’m not making this up. It’s fact. You can’t just make up facts!
2. There’s an underwater Denny’s restaurant…or at least that’s what this Google Map is trying to tell me.
If an underwater 24 hour restaurant can survive in this city, than I am meant to be here.
Other bonuses are the huge room in the house I just moved in to, the REI flagship store, my 1.7 mile commute, and the Xbox 360 that was already here, ready for me to play it.
Ashlinn helped me find furniture around Seattle to set up my new room. I got a desk for $1, a free shelf, and a plastic mat to put underneath my bike (it’ll be wet from the Seattle rain!) I also got a brand new free tire, so I am using it as my desk chair:

That’s all I can tell you about Seattle for now. Once I get a little more settled in I can probably relay some better stories about it. Until then…
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