Loving a small town!

So, with November here, we are approaching 8 months as coast kids. Eight months of living in a small town of a little over 8000 people on the Oregon Coast

 

Day to day, working, running errands and just doing your everyday tasks, sometimes its easy fo forget things are different here. But then there are days like today that remind you… Continue reading “Loving a small town!”

Trail Magic at the winery

I have done posts in the past about trail magic.

Trail magic, be it on a hike or on a bike, is when a complete stranger does something for you out of the goodness of their heart. There is no tangible or monetary reward for the giver of the magic, he or she simply does it because they want to…

I have been the recipient more than once… Continue reading “Trail Magic at the winery”

Wellllll OF COURSE I DID!!!

Without a doubt, if I picked a time of my life that had the most memories and effect on my memories or the things I say, it would be the years at WSU with Dave, Scott, Jim and I.

The Strohs Bros! I was NOT the tall one, and check out the wall paper

No matter how long its been, there are just times that a phrase, word or saying from these days just want to jump into current conversations. Today was one of those days… Continue reading “Wellllll OF COURSE I DID!!!”

The Cold is mightier than the wine!

You know, I really didn’t think it was possible.  We western Washington folks have become known for our enjoyment of good coffee, good beer and excellent wine.  On days when the snow has flown, and Seattle has in essence shut down, I have seen people trudge to Starbucks for coffee.  And I myself have walked through a blizzard for the aforementioned beer.

But yesterday, I found the weather that keeps people away from great wine…

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Darn it People like us!

I describe myself pretty often using four words:  Antisocial and Cold and Callous.  Anyone who works with me will tell you that I will come up with any reason excuse possible to avoid going out for unit lunches, or drinks after work.  I like most of my co-workers, but I figure being ‘stuck’ with each other for 8 hours a day is enough.  More time with each other is NOT needed.

I also avoid all drama, regardless of the origin, by simply ignoring anyone generating the drama.  It’s pretty darn easy when you get good at it, and alleviates a WHOLE lot of stress!

So given this, on days like today when we are out and about in Woodinville, it amazes me how many people like us! I don’t mean just being nice, I mean they seem to really like us!

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