So for 11-11-11, Matt, Julie, Anna, and I decided to go out to Sedona, Arizona. You know the whole 2012 thing? Well apparently it’s not just about that one day. From what I understand, Dec 21, 2012 is just a crossing of a threshold after a bunch of events and shifts leading up to that day. A sort of tipping of the scales. 11-11-11 is the first stage of the ascension. Cool.
In any event, Matt and Julie felt called to be in Sedona then. I had no idea what would happen, if anything, but felt like an amazingly fun idea, and Anna was excited and eager to go too! So we made our arrangements, packed our bags, hopped a plane, and off we went to Sedona for 11-11! What would happen? Who knows?
I’m not exactly sure how to summarize this trip, so I guess I’ll just do the usual thing, which includes sharing lots of pictures and telling you guys some of the more memorable stories. Seems to be a winning strategy.
I started creating this as a singular post, but it turned out to be HUUUUUGE (like 60-something photos long huge), so this’ll be done day by day.Leave a Comment | Permalink
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You know, sometimes I’m just out doing my thing when it strikes me… Oh yeah! I’ve got a photoblog!
Once a month the run a live showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in West Seattle, where they play the movie up on a screen like a traditional theater, but they have actors in costume acting out the movie at the same time.
This Halloween’s show was especially packed, with the audience all coming in dressed up as transvestites (thank you spell check), in skimpy shorts (Rocky), and in most anything imaginable. Just the audience members alone was worth it.
Then throughout the whole movie you have audience members shouting at the screen (funny comments relative to the movie), throwing rice in the air in the wedding scene, spraying water into the crowd when it’s raining, and even when they give a “toast,” throwing slices of bread into the crowd.
I love random fun stuff like this…Leave a Comment | Permalink
At the beginning of this month, I finally traded in my much loved ’96 Subaru Outback for a brand new fully loaded 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited Turbo with nav!
The main reason for the trade was wanting a newer car with more power, better fuel economy, newer technology, GPS built-in, more safety features, and just something nicer.
In many ways, this new car helped me accomplish all this and more, and yet I so love my old Subaru… so I want to do a nice tribute post to my beloved cars.1 Comment | Permalink
So one of the main reasons I haven’t been posting much recently is that I’ve been working quite a bit recently. After settling down a bit here in Seattle, I found myself a job selling cars. Have I never sold cars before? Nope. Did I ever think I would be selling cars? Nope. If you told me a few months ago that I’d be doing this, would I think that you’re completely crazy? Yep.
and yet this is proving to be one of the most rewarding, enjoyable, fulfilling, and satisfying thing I’ve ever done! Who knew?2 Comments | Permalink
It’s been a while now since I’ve been camping. A while as in I haven’t been since sometime back in 2010…?
Well I decided to go hop back into it and spend some time outdoors. One of the awesome rangers at REI suggested Pete Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness east of Seattle in the Cascades as a beautiful place to go hike with only a few miles in. Since it’d been a while since I hiked, I didn’t want to push myself too hard the first time out. Looking at the map and seeing some gorgeous pictures online of lakes beyond Pete Lake, including Spectacle Lake and Glacier Lake, I decide to go for a longer haul and go scout further in.
After spending some time looking over routes, trail conditions, the weather, any tips about things I’d need for this area this time of year (bug spray!), and so on, I woke up nice and early, stopped back into REI last minute gear, and started heading east into the mountains.Leave a Comment | Permalink
It’s typically rainy this time of the year here in western Washington. However, this weekend it’s like the stars aligned: Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, the tulips were in full bloom at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we unexpectedly scored free tickets on the way there, and the evening light made for some magical photos…2 Comments | Permalink
So towards the end of 2010 which I spent the vast majority of road tripping around the country, I started getting pretty burned out of all the traveling and driving. In November I found myself “living” in Portland. For Thanksgiving I was going to fly back home to Georgia to visit my family. Plane tickets were substantially cheaper flying out of Seattle than Portland and so I drove on up north from Oregon to Washington. Thanksgiving was wonderful and when I came back out west, I basically figured, “Well, here I am. I don’t feel like going anywhere so I’ll just stay here in Seattle.” Turns out this unplanned decision has worked out quite well…5 Comments | Permalink
Okay, so for ages I’ve been wanting to be part of a flash mob. There’s some amazing public improv/flash mob videos on youtube and it’s so much fun to watch ‘em! I’ve also really enjoyed watching the behind the scenes footage and have been so eager to be a part of one. Well thanks to a comment on the pillow fight facebook event page, I found out about a Glee flash mob that was happening here and long story short, had LOADS of fun getting to be part of a ~1100-1200 person dancing mob here in Seattle! Now I’m hooked on these things…Leave a Comment | Permalink
April 2, 2011 was International Pillow Fight Day. Hundreds (literally!) of cities around the world held a massive pillow fight in town. The one in Seattle happened on the grassy lawn next to the Space Needle downtown. Read on to watch some videos, see more pi’tchers (go faux southern accent!), and get in on the action.Leave a Comment | Permalink