Returning

I’ve been neglecting this page for some time, as I ran off to other projects. However, there are things I really like about the community that is WordPress, and the hosted sites. This is a great community that’s quite easy to engage with. So, I’m back to loading content here. I’m looking forward to seeing where this leads.

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Summer Approaches

School breaks close upon me, causing me to wonder: what shall we do with this gift? Trails to bike and hike, beaches to gaze out from, museums, festivals…so very much to consider.

This year I plan to, well, plan better. Instead of, in September, wondering about all the stuff undone. I’m starting a list, but am not sure what shall end up on it just yet. Here’s where my brain is now:

The Hibulb Cultural Center on the Tulalip reservation. Nearby, yet I’ve never visited there.

Seattle Center cultural events. Always something interesting going on.

More hikes! Just some day hikes. More fleshing out needs to be done.

Mountain bike trails. More research needed, but I’d like to include Steven’s Pass’ Bike Park and the Burlington indoor park.

The basics of a start. We’ll have fun enriching this list. Let me know your ideas.

Site News

Recently, I decided to host this site on my own servers. In that process, I thought I ported the whole thing over to NotJustSeattle.com. However, something broke in that process and I see this site remains, and is independent of my main site. With that, going forward, I’ll update NotJustSeattle.com, and these pages will be left to languish. At some point, I will either find a way to port the wordpress url over to my site, or I’ll simply kill this.

 

Anyway, see you on the internets!

Oh, the Joys of Spam

I constantly get spam messages regarding how to get REO (bank owned properties) contracts. Lately, with HUD changing their listing broker structure, I’ve seen a battery of “act now! HUD’s reassessing their contracts…” missives. The sad/funniest part of the whole thing is that it really is, now, too late. BLB (the company that has received the HUD contract for Washington) has closed applications and is in the process of reviewing. Scammers can’t quit, I guess. 

Resolutions and Such

Just read a Timbuk2 ad which I found quite clever, and a bit thought provoking.

“Resolutions are typically about things you don’t really want to do”.

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Gives me pause, for I find it rather true. The whole notion of resolutions seem to be about things I “should” be doing, or doing better. Rarely have I heard a resolutions about things we love. Perhaps the best resolution, at least the most productive and inspiring one, should be a resolution to do more things I truly love. Or, if you prefer to focus on the negative, resolve to do less things that suck.

Resolving to focus more on the things I love, the things that give me joy, and take the energy away from those things with maximum suck-a-tude? Ok, I guess there’s some joyless tasks we all must do, but give that less energy/less time? That I can rally behind.

Cheers!

New Years Fun

My family’s habit: head to Bellingham for New Year’s Eve. Personally, I enjoy the calmer vibe. Having lived downtown Seattle, I had my fill of crowded mayhem.

We spend the day wandering Fairhaven. For me, a stop at Tony’s is a must. Lunch at Avenue Bread or at Colophon are other favorites. My favorite bookshop, Village Books, has a great sale over the holiday. Plus, simply walking through Boulevard Park makes for a great time.

I delight in this town and always enjoy time spent here. Bellingham owns a piece of my heart.