Friday, March 20, 2009

Vernal Equinox

Grayson and I celebrated the first day of spring with yummy food and sangria!

And then I got Easter presents early, since we'll be far away for my favorite holiday (bunnies!) I got cupcake dental floss (ahh yeah, Archie McPhee's) bunny paper clips, and a hopping mechanical bunny who is also fuzzy:

The city was also celebrating springtime with some fun sidewalk chalk!


Radioactive bunny!


In order to prepare for our upcoming trip to Europe, we're hitting the many streets of Seattle testing out our new walkin' shoes and my new, tiny, travel-ly camera. We started last Saturday in Fremont, walking around from the Fremont Rummage Sale (which raises money for the totally Fremont-y Solstice Parade) through the rest of Fremont in the rain:

Fremont: Center of the Universe

Lenin looks on...

...and finds Fremont to be good... the hairs on his Commie-chinny-chin-chin.

Fremont knows that gelato deserves an exclamation point

On Sunday, we walked all the way from our place to the Greenlake library. It mostly rained, and then was intermittently blue and pretty, just in time for nice views and decent photos:

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Grayson's out of town on a field trip to a potential graduate school, so I'm all on my lonesome!

So, I took the opportunity to mill around Wedgwood, a neighborhood in North Seattle that we haven't explored yet.

Wedgwood in pink

It's mostly families and from what I could tell a lot of senior homes, so some old people to boot. BUT, there were some awesome things in Wedgwood:

Novelty-sized donut-shaped signs? Check.
Yiddish at the bus shelter? Check.
I also went to a boutique-Coop market, and spent the rest of the day planning our trip.

As I was trying to reserve a hotel in Rome (ah, me, not realizing that one of the very few days we are in Rome is EASTER FRIGGIN SUNDAY. Who's up for seein' the Pope?), kitty decided he likes venti whatevers from Sbux: