Thursday, October 30, 2008

Weekend Getaway.

Today is my Friday at work as I will be heading out tomorrow morning for a wedding in San Diego. Although I'm dreading the cross-country flight, I'll surely be able to get some work done on my upcoming projects for grad school. Steve will meet me there, as he is currently in SD for work, and the two of us have become quite ambitious in our plans for the weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to cram it all in to three days.

Have a Happy Halloween, and see you all Monday!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I love fall.

Fall is arguably my favorite season (winter is a close second solely because of Christmas). I love the cool, crisp air (although it's currently a little TOO cool and crisp for my liking), the beginning of the holiday season, frequent travels home to Seattle to visit the city, family and friends I love...and so much more.

This last weekend my boyfriend and I trekked out east to go apple-picking (in the pouring down rain) and then, on a whim, made our way up to Gettysburg. Besides the fact that we were soaked (and had luckily made a wise investment in rain boots the day before), we were awe-struck at the gorgeous fall colors. The one thing I missed while living in the Southwest was actual seasons, and am warmly welcoming back fall leaves, snow, scarves, sweaters and down.

Some of my favorite things about fall:
  • Apple anything.
  • Thanksgiving (food, family, and friends).
  • College football.
  • Christmas cups at Starbucks.
  • Christmas songs everywhere (radio, stores...everywhere)
  • Hot beverages (cocoa, cider, name it)
Annndddd....there are snow flurries outside right now!! It's October!! This is crazy.
What are your favorite things about fall? And are you as much of a sap for Christmas as I am?

"The Way I See It"

Another insightful quote from Starbucks' "The Way I See It:"

It will do us little good to wire the world if we short-circuit our souls. There is no delete button for racism, poverty or sectarian violence. No keystroke can ever clean the air, save a river, preserve a forest. This transformational new technology must be an extension of our hearts as well as of our minds. The old rules still apply. Love your mother - Mother Earth.

-Tom Brokaw

Find "The Way I See It" here.