Virtual Coffee Date

If we were having coffee right now I’d share with you…

The extra space on my back porch step to soak up these August sunbeams. I can’t get enough of the warmth on my face paired with my iced Americano; I wish I could spend the majority of my summer days in the outdoors!

The move from bumping downtown to a quiet neighborhood with a lake has grown on me. If I’m missing early in the morning, you’ll find me sitting on a dock watching the water. [Next time I’ll learn to crop and size these clips, but for now here’s a peek from my favorite dock]

I want to repeat the wedding adventures of the summer and hangout more with my KAO girls in Bozeman. Weddings are becoming mini college reunions and I LOVE it.

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The inflatable stand-up paddleboards that Will and I each purchased were hands down my favorite investment of this summer. I haven’t mastered the standing portion of my SUP, but I’ve got the float and paddle down solid. Come paddle with me!

Despacito is the song of the summer.

DespacitoWe ran Ragnar again this year and our team placed 23rd out of 100~ with many a mishap along the way.

Our home was a revolving door in July. The census ranged from four persons to one in a house meant for three. This made for many a throwback backyard parties and a surplus of red solo cups. I’m missing the chaos, but enjoying the routine our core roommate group is forming.

I’m ready for a work/workplace change, but that’s slow and I’m (as usual) indecisive. In the meantime, the shorter than average days give me great flexibility and I should use it more wisely…

I have a couple trips coming up, one of which is to Oregon for the eclipse!

Your turn:
What are you drinking?
Where’s your next adventure?
How have you enjoyed this summer?

 

 

Weekend Recap

Whoop, there it is!
Last week was one of those weeks that started slow and then Friday hit like a pie in the face.
I started a new role within my company that requires an entirely different set of skills than previously used on my old team, so the Friday afternoon sunshine was welcomed.

Whoop, there it is!

Last week was one of those weeks that started slow and then Friday hit like a pie in the face.

I started a new role within my company that requires an entirely different set of skills than previously used on my old team, so the Friday afternoon sunshine was welcomed.

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Myself and three friends decided to bike part of the Burke-Gilman Trail after work. A 27 mile paved trail that runs from the Ballard’s Golden Garden’s to the eastside ,around Lake Washington and ending at Marymoor Park. It can be biked as a loop, but with limited daylight after a workday we opted to turnaround before sunset. We still managed to hit 23 miles, solid mileage for the flat easy ride.

My favorite part of this ride (aside from the fact it has minimal elevation gain) are the pitstops along the route! Two of us turned around early to beat the sun and take advantage of a taco truck and beer/ciders.

This place was doggo heaven! Doodles, pugs, and pitbulls clearly loved all the attention  they received from all at the brewery. The downfall of these outdoor breweries is the amount of dogs they attract, I always want to walk away with a dog! I’ll settle for playing fetch with strangers pets for now…

We each scarfed down our $2.00(!!) taco and geared up to attempt to outride the sun. My only regret was chugging the last bit of cider before booking it on our bikes, next time we’ll allow for more digestion time…

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We made it just 2.2miles out from our end point when we decided it was necessary to pullover for one last drink at an outdoor fire pit. Over crispy french fries we watched as the sun faded away into the night sky, a perfect way to round out a topsy-turvy week.

I will say, it’s time for some padded bike shorts if I go on any more rides for 20+ miles. Bike butt is a thing. OUCH.

Saturday

I’m excited to share more about the volunteer program i’ll be a part of for the next few months, Solid Ground’s Cooking Matters, but more on this in a later post!

Sunday

Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum rebranded as MoPOP! The name reflects the entire identity of the museum, all pop culture, instead of exclusively curating exhibits to music history.

Rube Goldberg, cartoonist and inventor, was the temporary exhibit we were most excited to experience. If you’ve ever watched Wallace and Gromit or The Three Stooges you’ve been exposed to Goldberg’s work. Think: a bowling ball running down tracks, it shut a door that pulls a lever, and ultimately toasts bread. If you get the chance to view a Goldberg exhibit I highly recommend taking the time to view his work!

The rest of the weekend included catching up on chores, tap class, and needed downtime.

It’s shaping up to be a crazy week, here we go!

How often do you go out on bike rides or are you a serious cyclist?

What do you think about taco trucks, yay or nay?