Tuesday, October 16, 2012

6 months already?


Wow, it's just gone 6 months since I moved here. I know I said this at the 3 month mark, but it kind of feels like it's been longer. The cold, wet weather when I arrived was just a distant memory, after summer's record-long 82-day dry spell. But fall has finally arrived, and it's not wasted any time getting caught up on lost rainfall. Some of the mountains in the surrounding areas look to be getting their first snow next week, and the shops are filling up with cold weather gear to go with all the Halloween decorations. I haven't bought any snowshoes or snow chains yet, but I don't think I will be waiting too much longer, because they're the kind of things you don't want to be caught without.

Here's the highlights of what happened over summer:

  • I went to Portland for a weekend to see SMODCast live
  • I went to my second Mariners baseball game
  • I saw my first NFL game, the Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers, and the Seahawks won!
  • I went to PAX!
  • I tried clam chowder, and mahi mahi. This was a big thing for me
  • I flew to LA for a weekend catch up with uni friends
  • I saw the Blue Angels at the Seafair airshow
  • Work had a company golf tournament, and my team came dead last
  • I went on a chocolate factory tour
  • I got a good close-up look at Mt Rainier from the top of Crystal Mountain
  • I drove over the mountains to Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed town

I ticked several things off my to-do list, but I've found a few new things to replace them with. In the next 3 months I plan to go on the Boeing factory tour in Everett, the Pike Place Market food tour, the Seattle underground tour, and maybe the Safeco Field or CenturyLink Field tours. Then there's tubing when the snow arrives, and I'm considering getting some beginner's snowboard lessons. I still want to go to the east coast, but haven't got that planned yet. Then there's random things, like this weekend I'm going to see Bill Cosby live. Bill Cosby!!

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