Happy anniversary, Pacific Northwest

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We’ve been together a year today!

August 18, 2010, the kids, the dog and I rolled into Tualatin, Oregon. We only stayed for a few moments to take a look around before moving on down to Aunt Jo and Uncle Dave’s house, since our apartment wasn’t quite ready. But we were there long enough to see a dude walking down the side of the road completely covered in a red spandex unitard.

We’re in Seattle now, also deliciously different from the East Coast.

Since moving out west, I’ve seen

-Four thousand pairs of feet in sandals and socks
-Naturopaths for dogs
-More tandem and recumbent bicycles than I ever saw in the Netherlands
-A chef willing to have a fistfight over the definition of local produce (really a very nice fellow)
-PBR at the Whole Foods
-Old men smoking weed on the street
-Vegan rednecks
-A rainforest
-More bonfires in one year than in the previous 30
-Really weird, really cool bike and bikelike contraptions
-Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, and, really, the best beer in the world
-Mountains, rivers, valleys, enormous trees
-Grown-up adult people with real jobs wearing clear glasses
-Gluten-free delivery pizza and delicious — delicious! — gluten-free beer
-Bob Dylan
-Fred Meyer
-Guerilla knitting


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9 Responses to Happy anniversary, Pacific Northwest

  1. Nubian says:

    I guess I am yet to experience guerilla knitting. Happy Anniversary!

  2. Kerri says:

    Has it really been a year?

  3. Laurent says:

    It’s been a year, and you migrated to WordPress too? I didn’t notice! Hey is that your bike in the banner? I got the same Crane Brass bell! Love that bell.

    Happy Paciversary, Northwest-rebirthday, or whatever.

  4. jennifernice says:

    Wow, congrats on a love affair meant to last! I didn’t know you were keeping another blog. Yay!

  5. bonfires and rainforests. wow. all one needs. this makes me wanna move….wow. 😉 Happy Life, Liz!

  6. Shannon says:

    Ah, a fellow east coaster who looks around daily and wonders where the fuck they are and who are all these weirdos!!

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