Update 10/20 – 10/26
The most ridiculous thing of my week is driving Casper (Dawne’s dog), to work (not my work, someone else’s office), and dropping him off with strangers (they might know Casper, but they certainly don’t know me, and I don’t know them.) Casper seems to be okay with the system though.
I’ve been settling in with my new boss (he is super friendly), and trying to enjoy the last beautiful mornings before the winter of grey and drizzle. Also, I think I was still watching a lot of Haven this week, so apologies in advance that I’m low on content. Instead, please enjoy one of the funniest lists I’ve seen on the internet:
On Wednesday, I baked two pies for my company’s charity event. Basically it was a day of pie that included eating savory pies for lunch, a pie tasting after lunch (my Oreo pie totally won btw, but they only shared the results of the pies that were donated by bakeries), eating pizza pies and beer, followed by throwing pies in the faces of your favorite (or not so favorite) co-workers. We raised a ton of money for Make-a-wish, and had a lot of fun so yay!
While we were raising money for Make-a-Wish, my brother was participating in Shave 4 a Cure. I think he raised over 11K on his own, and as a group they raised a lot of money toward finding a cure for cancer. Super proud of him! Here are some quick shots from the event:
I had been talking to Matastic last week about Halloween and how I would probably not be doing anything b/c the 31st was falling on a Friday, and Friday’s are the worst. Seriously. They are.
I also brought my Fiat in to get the headlight replaced and found out my car is under warranty – SCORE!
Saturday’s though, are totally cool. First I went to Marymoor with Kelly for the first time in like 2 months. My doctor told me not to walk any more than I have to, which is super annoying. Walking with Kelly is pretty chill though. Plus Nala got to try out her new rain coat.
Afterwards, I had 5 hours to finish up the last of Haven before meeting Kelly at this bar in Kirkland for a birthday party. The yorkies were enthralled at this point:
I had been wanting to check this place out, Flatstick Pub, because supposedly you could being your pups there. When we arrived, there was this baby biewer puppy. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture but he basically looked like this:
The owner came over and started handing the puppy to everyone who looked kindly upon her saying that the vet told her to socialize him. When Mary was holding the puppy she said to the dog, “Yeah, she has great boobs doesn’t she?” which totally embarrassed Mary. I looked at Kelly and mentioned how surprised I was with all the sharing. Kelly replied, “I know! She even handed it to the brown person and usually white people are scared of brown people.”
And then I have a couple quotes that I don’t know where they came from but I clearly thought they were giggle worthy so… Imma leave it here:
He told me he hated you.
Well, I liked his waffle weave shirt.
What I wouldn't pay for Stephen Hawking to talk dirty to me.
Thank goodness I had finished Haven earlier in the day, b/c when I got back from the bar, the power had gone out. I messaged Alicia (Kelly’s godmother) and Kelly the next day to ask if they were still on for brunch because I needed coffee. We drove up to Edmonds to Alicia’s and had a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, I went back to Alicia’s and took a shower and charged up my phone. (Did I mention that this was the first time I had ever been to Alicia’s and that Kelly and Alicia had left me in the house while they went fishing?) All the more reason to be uber grateful for the hot shower and fully charged phone. On my way back to the house, I called Sean and told him about the house sitch. He was all, “the only thing you have to worry about is the fish.” To which I replied, “I WASN’T WORRIED ABOUT THE FISH AT ALL!” When I got back, I ran around trying to secure the unsecured jet skis, getting the fish oxygen, and other fun stuff. When I finally settled down, and into the house, I realized that it was 50 degrees in the house and I needed to figure out a heating solution for the evening. I couldn’t get the two fireplaces in the brown house working, and thought about going up to the yellow house to turn the generator on, but didn’t want to mess the house up. I tried the fire place in the little blue house instead, and was very pleased to get it up and running. I ran back and forth between the houses for the rest of the night, and when the power went on at 4:30 am, I had to readjust a bunch of things too. All this to say that I was exhausted on Monday… but more on that soon.