Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Can I PLEASE Go Home Now?

A week is just a very, very, very long time to be away from life. It's even longer when the week is shared with people who don't have kids and keep saying things about not ever having kids. I know. I said it first, but I was joking. I've discovered that there are lots of reasons my sister and I haven't spent much time together in the last ten or so years. I'm probably on their last nerve too, so no hard feelings.

Seattle! My sister and her uber cool fiancee have done a fabulous job showing me around their strange and colorful city. There's a whole lotta freaky people 'round here! And I'm beginning to think the person who coined the phrase "Texas Friendly" was probably from here. And that person is probably dead. Dead from the shock of being around people who don't swear at you and use the one finger salute at every opportunity! People here are pretty intense. We attended the Folklife Festival downtown this weekend where I realized that I could have brought my frumpy mommy uniforms, complete with mismatched socks and non-color co-ordinated sweats and fit in better than I did in the carefully chosen "cute" clothes I dredged up to bring instead. In fact, I could have worn my socks on my hands and my bra on the outside of my shirt and been the height of Seattle-Freaky-People fashion. But hey, where else can you watch a half naked, afro wearing, silk scarf waving, has to be on something, old geezer guy dance to a live bluegrass band in the rain? I'm really not complaining at all, the visit here has been an interesting cultural experience. I've eaten some great seafood, seen some beautiful architecture, both man-made and natural, and had my horizons broadened. Who could ask for more?

When I get home, and back to the land of CABLE INTERNET *insert screaming happy banshee dance here* I'll upload some pictures, including some from my afternoon with a BLOG CELEBRITY!!! I can't wait to get back, catch up on everyone's blog-thangs and see how you all have been doing!

6 comments:

Gabriela said...

Hi mom of all trades! My sister just moved to Seattle. I've never been there. Looking forward to your pics.

Maine Mom said...

I've driven around Seattle once, but I don't remember much about it since I was a kid and I probably wasn't paying much attention.
It sounds like you're having an interesting time!

Nettie said...

Hey, welcome back! Can't wait to see your pics!

Anonymous said...

Seattle's not THAT bad :) Hope you had fun. Found you via http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/daringyoungmom/archives/103911.asp

Steven

Angela said...

Well, the suburbs of Seattle are nice. I just moved to Texas a few months ago and I'm LOVING the friendliness around here. Genunine friendliness. And I'm sure it was rhetorical, but I can answer your question about the dancer. The OTHER place you can find one is in People's Park in Berkeley California. In fact, if the man you described isn't from there, his twin is...
Like your blog!

Antique Mommy said...

Hi MOT! I wandered over here from Daring Young Mom. I love Seattle, but then every time I've been, it's been 72 and sunny. They tell me it's not like that all the time! I've been in TX for 25 years and it is one of the friendliest places you'll find, but we have our share of, um, interesting people too!