Some of you have been asking about life in Seattle since we moved. In short, so far so good. It's been an adjustment, full of all kinds of quirky things that have made us laugh. Here's a small, random list of said quirky things:
1) Shopping carts
Our building rests directly above a Safeway grocery store, which is surprisingly inconvenient. Of course it's fantastic to have food so close to us (it's one quick elevator ride away), but I can no longer use the "I'm too tired to go to the grocery store" excuse. Instead, I have to use the "I'm too tired to ride the elevator" excuse, and that just sounds plain lazy.
So grocery store trips for us tend to work a lot like Target trips. We go into the store with good intentions, wanting to simply grab a few items and make a hasty exit. Of course this NEVER happens. Why? Because we simply must have that 400-pack of Pantene Pro-V shampoo since it's such a good buy. Oh, and we also absolutely need a gigantic tin bucket of caramel popcorn complete with a bonus pack of Nestle Rasinets. Won't movie watching be much more fun with it?! Speaking of movies, we really should own the entire Alfred Hitchcock collection on DVD. Oh look, it's on sale!
...several hours and two shopping carts later, we finally make our exit. But there's a problem. We can't take the shopping cart with us back to our apartment so how do we transfer all of our loot?
Enter our very own, super cool, collapsible shopping cart! Look ma, no shopping bags!
|Our sweet ride for the grocery store|
2) Toe shoes
Everyone and their grandmother seems to be wearing these unique shoes around Seattle. Is it just a passing fad or are they here to stay? Who knows. Never the types to be easily swayed by peer pressure or passing fads, we of course leapt on to the toe shoe bandwagon, lickity split!
And when everyone isn't busy gallivanting around in toe shoes, they're keeping it classy in "Workinstocks," which are of course Birkenstocks made work-friendly when paired with a collared shirt.
|Like toe socks. But not.|
|Mike models the "Workinstocks" look|
Jenga is an intense wood block game that appears to be enjoying a resurgence up here. After playing a few high stakes rounds with family on Saturday night (loser goes to bed... and my five-year old nephew lost), I can see why so many people love it. Though nothing is likely quite as intense as the new and improved Girl Talk Jenga game. It claims to get all participants, "stackin', askin' and laughin'" - I can't think of anything more embarrassingly convincing. I'm in!
|The intensity was too much for me. Here I am,|
bursting with excitement, while my sister
packs on the pressure by removing a block.
So that's everything in a nutshell. Seattle so far is shopping carts, toe shoes and Jenga - a lovely mishmash of randomness that we're really starting to enjoy.
Happy Friday, everyone!