?

Log in

No account? Create an account
most recent entries friends, acquaintances & a few strangers organized reminiscence all about Machu Picchu Fruitcake is dead Previous Previous Next Next
I'll take it - The Literary Exhibitionist
machupicchu
machupicchu
I'll take it
.
.
04262017-07


-- चार हजार और नब्बे छः --


I didn't go out last night so I don't have as much to say today. It's been nice to have a few dry days in a row, so I've been biking to and from work since Wednesday; it's an especially nice day today. Now that I leave work every day at 4:30, when I bike, get home by 5:00, which is nice. I definitely prefer that over coming in later in the morning, and/or switching back to hour-long lunches every day, as I had before Shobhit moved to New York in 2010.

Shobhit made dinner. I helped with prepping it a little, but not much. We watched an episode of Modern Family and the season finale of Harlots (which I liked a lot), and then two episodes of The Golden Girls, all on Hulu. No time for Master of None last night. And today season three of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available on Netflix, and it'll be a few days before I have time to watch that, but I'm very excited about it. Anyway, we then attempted the New York Times crossword puzzle but gave up after not very much time because we were both finding it too difficult.

I got a head start on packing for our trip to Idaho this weekend, because I'll have very little time for that tonight. Evan and Elden, and maybe some other friends of theirs, are coming over for a double feature of Dracula (1931) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). I hope to manage staying up kind of late so I can watch this week's The Handmaid's Tale with Ivan, as there will be no other chance to this weekend and otherwise it'll have to wait until next weekend. Either way, Shobhit and I hope to head out relatively early tomorrow morning so we arrive in Wallace by mid-afternoon.

The Idaho panhandle honestly feels like a technicality, but it's still true: this weekend will be my first time out of state since my last trip to Los Angeles, which I returned from on November 1. Oh, wait -- duh! Actually, the last time out of state was the last time I went to Idaho to see Mom and Bill! I returned from that on December 12. And although I've been to, say, Olympia (and Shelton), I really haven't been away from Puget Sound since. I'm pretty sure that's a record since Shobhit first moved away -- and he moved back in December. It will be nice to finally start doing some traveling again, even if it is more regional. We have our anniversary trip to Vancouver, B.C. next month.

I have no clue yet when it may happen, but I do rather hope we can fit another trip to visit Faith in Palm Springs sometime this year. Based on weather alone I would prefer it be later in the year, but then, I suppose if it's mid-summer when it's hottest then air fare would be cheaper. I do have some SkyMiles I can also use to take costs down.

-- चार हजार और नब्बे छः --


05042017-03


-- चार हजार और नब्बे छः --


I just did something new: I took my lunch to eat out on the south-facing deck here at work. We've been at this new location since the beginning of August of last year, and I've never done that. Granted, there have been precious few days since, like, September that have been warm and dry enough for that to even be possible. Still, I spend too much time just sitting at my desk, when we have things like that available to us.

The southward view this morning was strikingly beautiful, what with Mt. Rainier being visible. I walked into the kitchen to get my morning tea, and Randy, our CFO who is also our longest-running employee (he has worked for PCC since 1970, 17 years after it began as a food buying club and less than a decade after it was incorporated as Puget Consumers Co-op), was sitting at the bar on the other side of the counter island, as he often is when I arrive in the mornings. How can anyone not want to take advantage of the views we get from our kitchen? You can see the skyline and the mountain to the south, and Puget Sound and even some of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

Anyway, I said, "It's a beautiful view this morning." He quipped, "Just like [at our last location] on Roosevelt, right?" It occurred to me he would have been among a very few number of people who worked at the office when it first moved to that U District location in 1989. We could only think of a couple of other people -- Nancy, Mimi -- who worked here even back then.

Anyway, I had one of my frozen pizzas for lunch, and I finally thought: why the hell don't I eat this outside today? Arvin, our receptionist, was out on the deck this morning when I arrived, spraying and wiping tables and getting it all set up for use on a nice day. It finally occurred to me that it's dumb for me not to take advantage of a day like this.

Mind you, I sat at a table by myself, and was only out there for, like, ten minutes. But sometimes that's more than enough to get a rejuvenative effect. It's warm enough today that, aside from when I biked in early this morning, I don't need a jacket.

The weather this weekend in Wallace is shaping up to be pretty pleasant as well. Some rain tomorrow, apparently, but we're spending most of the day traveling anyway. But Sunday, the one full day we'll be there, is set to be partly sunny with a high of 73°. Truly my kind of perfect spring weather. This is the time of year when I can actually enjoy sunny days, before it gets into July and August with their stupid incessant sunshine and heat waves. For now, I'll take what I can get.

-- चार हजार और नब्बे छः --


04282017-17

.
.
positive energy please