Now I remember why I avoid parades.

It’s not often I can remember things from almost 30 years ago.  But in this case I can.  Until today, the very last time I went to a parade on purpose (not counting stumbling over a Disneyland parade) was the Daffodil Parade of 1987.  At the time, the father of the girl I was dating was a Daffodilian.  This was the group in charge of the Daffodil festivities, and they all donned yellow jackets to march at the very END of the parade.

The family (and boyfriends evidently) of these people were given the opportunity to sit in the bleachers at the very end of the route.  I distinctly remember offering my seat to be given to someone “more deserving”, but I was outvoted (and though her mom was a great lady, one did NOT argue with) so I was there for hours….  (For the record I thought he was the coolest guy and had the biggest smile as he waved walking past)

That was the last parade I went to….Until today! Continue reading “Now I remember why I avoid parades.”

The Best Part

Folks, it’s after 9 here North of Seattle.  the fireworks in my neighborhood have stopped, Michelle is asleep on the couch, everyone has gone home and its quiet.

A little less than 2 hours ago though, it was a war zone outside!  My Seahawks kick some serious ass and, even though every ‘expert’ said it would be a close game that we’d lose, we ran all over the Broncos!  That in itself was fantastic.

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But honestly it wasn’t the best part. Continue reading “The Best Part”

OK, Today was a Very Fun Work Day!

Just like anyone, my work day can very much vary from one day to another.  Some days are good, some ok and some can be pretty darn crappy.  It just depends on the day.  The good thing is I like my job and a lot of the people  I work with.  So I have more good days than bad.

Today, though, was great and it had nothing to do with work I did today!  Continue reading “OK, Today was a Very Fun Work Day!”

I’ll admit it, I thought we were in trouble.

We all know I am a diehard WSU COUG fan.  I always will be.  But this time of year, with college over, the attention changes to the Seattle Seahawks.  And attention it is!  I have to tell you, that when the Hawks are playing in the regular season, you see Seahawk blue and 12th man flags everywhere!

But when, like now, they are in the play offs, the town erupts.  It, for all intents and purposes, feels like one giant college campus getting ready for the rivalry game.  Hell, even my company gets in the act.  This is our lobby at PEMCO.

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So yep. I was blue Fridayed up, and ready to watch today, but I am going to come clean.  I did NOT think we would pull it off! Continue reading “I’ll admit it, I thought we were in trouble.”