11:30 Banana break.
Laughed and laughed and laughed at a Google Streetview photo. I’ll share it tomorrow, I promise.
Two words: Cord management.
Got goosebumps over this quote: “An engineer’s work is better if he has memories of his own blood smeared on his tools.” Jamie Hyneman in this months Popular Mechanics.
Thought going for a run was a good idea.
Decided going to bed early was a better idea.
Realized playing video games until 2 am was the best idea.
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been a little busy playing with my new Xbox 360 and fighting with homeless guys. That’s right! I bought an Xbox. It was a birthday present for myself. Thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday, that was real cool of you!
As for the homeless guy, I was skating at the Ballard Bowl and got tangled up in this crazy fight between 2 homeless guys and a homeless woman. Needless to say, I was fighting on the side of justice and in defense of the woman, and the only injury that seemed to result was one of the guys pissing his pants and probably a horse throat due to yelling. After that I lost to a guy in a game of S-K-A-T-E. All in a day’s work I guess.
P.S. Mom, I promise I’ll never intentionally get into a fight with homeless people again.
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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