Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweet Wednesday

Went to the Cakespy art show at Trophy Cupcakes on Wednesday night. The first thing I did? Got in line! I had an order for Margarita cupcakes. A Cinco de Mayo special from Trophy. Had to make sure I got some before they're gone.

Said hi to Jessie of Cakespy and Jennifer of Trophy. Checked out Jessie's new work. Put in a request to Jennifer (please bring back Green Tea!). Sampled some delicious cupcakes. As they always are. Although it was very hard to take a bite out of a cupcake featuring Jessie's artwork. Too cute to eat!

But alas, I took a big bite out of the little cuppies on the vanilla cupcake. It was worth every last crumb. And I came home with an art piece, featuring the cuppies at Trophy Cupcakes!

And yes, the Margarita cupcakes were delicious. What a sweet way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

snow day!

It is snow day in Seattle. The schools are closed and many stayed home. The first snow came to the city over the weekend. The first flake came Saturday night. I woke up to patches of powdery white and slippery ice on Sunday morning. Got my coat and my camera and carefully started walking around Green Lake to meet my friends for breakfast. Saw several happy dogs rolling around in the snow and a happy little girl on her wood sled.

Woke up this morning to a blanket of powdery white snow every where. I barely saw where the sidewalk ends and the road begins. Our dog, Maggie, was very excited to explore the new addition to her front yard and the corner park. I spotted my neighbor shoveling snow. Families out with their sleds and skis. Two guys on their skis actually went zooming down our street! The snow kept coming until late afternoon, along with bursts of gusty wind. Now all is quiet and Maggie is resting for another snow day in the city.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

technology woes

Wow. I can't believe I was without a computer for 3 months! Long story. Basically it was sitting in a shop waiting for parts and repair. What can I say, my laptop is old. But at least all the waiting around made me go out and enjoy the beautiful Seattle summer. And now that it's over, I have my laptop back just in time to keep me busy inside as I battle the temperature drop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Seattle Green Festival

Because today is Earth Day, I am seeing green everywhere. And also thinking green. I volunteered at the first ever Seattle Green Festival on April 12th and 13th. So much fun. Highly recommend it to those interested in sustainability and earth friendly ideas and products.

During volunteer orientation, I learned so much about putting together an eco-friendly event from the staff. It is amazing to know that, through the planning and hard work of all staff and volunteer, over 90% of the trash from the event was diverted from the landfill!

There are many ways to show your love for the earth. The most important thing to remember is that you can be green at any level. Check out this interview of Ed Begley, Jr. in body+soul magazine for inspiration.

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Exactly one year ago today I was celebrating all things Irish in New Orleans. A nice lady told us to be sure and catch the St. Patrick's Day Parade because it was like Mardi Gras for the locals. It sure was! My friends and I had so much fun trying to catch all those green and white beads. No, no need to lift any tops here. It was a nice way to end our week of volunteering.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

White Christmas

Snow started to fall around noon today. Then rain. Then more snow. Small flakes. My first white Christmas. Very exciting. I played with the dog and watched movies all day. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

first snow!

When I was busy shopping my savings away at the UCU annual show, it snowed! This was my first snow day in Seattle. Actually, my first snow day ever! Yes, it's true I was born in Chicago. But I don't remember anything, let alone snow days, since I only lived there until I was about three years old.

My housemates asked me if I was excited and stuck out my tongue to taste the snow. No, I didn't do that. Maybe I'll try it next time. I was excited to get out my camera and started snapping away at the white powder falling from the sky onto trees and buildings and cars lining the streets. I took a couple of pictures outside of the Seattle Center, across the street from Teatro Zinzanni. Took a couple more as I was walking back to the monorail heading back downtown. Managed to squeezed in a couple of more shots at the Westlake Center. Then finally had to put the camera away since it wasn't meant for that kind of weather.

When I came home, it was already dark out. Too bad. I wanted a picture of our house covered in snow. My housemate took some of the house and Maggie, our dog, earlier in the day. It came out nice. I also came home to a nine-foot Christmas tree. My job was to decorate it. I think we need more ornaments. Or maybe candy canes. I decorated the tree as the snow keep on falling. Alas, it all melted away on Sunday and we were left with a heavy rain storm instead.