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High Roller Ferris wheel, you now have my attention.

On-board bartender?…this is a Ferris Wheel I would ride.

NASA just found a giant, square hole in the sun | Blastr

This feels like a game changer… Were Soundgarden prophets?

Apr 5

(Source: futubandera)

so-hockey-eh:

Bieksa making a great kick save! [x]

Pre-game soccer in the hallways pays off!

Mar 9

(Source: chasedeleo)

Mar 6
Prodigal Son Returns

Today I am emptying the house I’ve lived in for the past ten years, in order to prepare for a temporary move back home with my mom.

Very little will survive ‘the purge.’

I moved into this house as a young family, with my stepdaughter in high school. My daughter left home to get married, my partner left to travel the world. 

I stayed, first as a bachelor, but soon a series of roommates and renters would share this space with me. 

As each person left, they also left behind a special ‘something.’ As much as I treasure the memories and interactions with each, it is that special something that comes to mind today.

If you see anything in this bin that looks like your ‘special something’… 

Remember to take all your shit next time you move and your roommate won’t have to chuck it all in a rented bin to clear the house before moving!

Thanks for the memories!

Prodigal Son Returns

Today I am emptying the house I’ve lived in for the past ten years, in order to prepare for a temporary move back home with my mom.

Very little will survive ‘the purge.’

I moved into this house as a young family, with my stepdaughter in high school. My daughter left home to get married, my partner left to travel the world.

I stayed, first as a bachelor, but soon a series of roommates and renters would share this space with me.

As each person left, they also left behind a special ‘something.’ As much as I treasure the memories and interactions with each, it is that special something that comes to mind today.

If you see anything in this bin that looks like your ‘special something’…

Remember to take all your shit next time you move and your roommate won’t have to chuck it all in a rented bin to clear the house before moving!

Thanks for the memories!

Feb 4
The Big MacChicken. Cheaper and more satisfying than its ‘secret sauce’ drenched cousin, the Big Mac.

The Big MacChicken. Cheaper and more satisfying than its ‘secret sauce’ drenched cousin, the Big Mac.

Like I don’t have enough problems…

Like I don’t have enough problems…

Staycation diary

5 days off in a row. After two months of long shifts, six-day weeks, and the rest of retail December reality, I was given this time to recharge.

I didn’t plan anything special, but now that it is upon me I have decided to be a tourist in my hometown. Each day I’ve resolved to do something I would do if I was visiting on vacation.

On the first day, I did Flyover Canada. Let me tell you, this was intense. http://www.flyovercanada.com/
It happened to be the premiere of the Fly Over China production, so both rides were offered for one price (approx $20CAD).
The fact they called it a ‘ride’ instead of a presentation should have been my first clue. The pre-flight safety meeting erased all doubt, this was no basic 3d movie…
Through the use of mist, scents and a moving seat you are lap belted into, the sensation of flight is achieved. There were views of the Great Wall of China and amazing Chinese plateaus I would have no way of seeing or experiencing. The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) was an incredible close to the Canada flight.

Tourist appeal: 5/5
Fun for locals?: 5/5
Kids?: Yes (looked like 5-6 year old were tall enough to ride)

Day 2: I used an email offer for a week of “free” tanning, figured it would be nice to come back to work from my staycation with a tan. Sticker shock moment when I found out the bottle of lotion I selected, (required for use with free tanning offer) was $70! Still, I figure I’ll be hitting them up for every single day, so I’ll consider this the equivalent of my “resort fee” at $10/day if I was in Vegas instead. Rounded out day with Lunch at White Spot, renowned local burger chain, and hot tub/sauna at the local pool.

Tourist appeal: 1/5
Fun for locals: 3/5

Thinking a Seahawks football party for tomorrow, and two more days left to plan… Yay, staycation!