where I call home


The journey was mostly uneventful. We watched Rocky Balboa on the flight, along with a horribly cut Casino Royal (then again, the movie is almost 2.5 hours, and the flight was around 4.5..). The most exciting part was the meal.


I promptly got “Share and Enjoy” from H2G2 stuck in my head… the original BBC broadcast.

This neatly packaged bundle unwrapped to more neatly packaged things:

That’s real smoked gouda, folks. And little crackers. And trail mix and shortbread and even a wetnapkin.

I talked to a lovely lady named Margret who is a personal trainer and she lives on Queen Ann Hill.

The flight finally ended.


The edges of home from above.

In the morning, Seamus and I went to Macrina.

The food is fantastic (mm quiche and bread pudding for breakfast), and the coffee is different, but just as good as the Spoon. And they have this fantastic sugar with vanilla in it… Mm.

I worked on putting together my speech for the end of the month while Seamus studied wine.. He has this neat keyboard that uses infared to beam to his phone. Totally wireless. I could get the same thing, as we geekily have the same phone.

Something about sitting, putting together thoughts on Transhumanism while Seamus worked seamlessly with his gadgets was very pleasing.

We then went back home, to Capital Hill. We shared the rest of a bottle of wine while we decided what to have for dinner.


The tubes are filled with essences of various things. You try to figure out which each is.. it’s an exercise to help with detecting flavors and scents in wine.

Our dinner menu made, we went out to obtain and make a delicate meal.

Trying to make this meal, however, was a different story.


You can get individual eggs in Seattle! How cool is that?!

We tried to make our own pasta for ravioli (butternut squash and things and such, nonetheless!)

Have you ever tried to make your own pasta?


Seamus wore an apron.

Wine was drunk.


Disaster ensued.
(yes, we were using the wine bottle as a rolling pin)

He is now out getting ready-made pasta, and the squash timer is beeping.

More news later, perhaps!

9 thoughts on “where I call home

  1. glad you’re having a good time in Seattle so far.
    See you tomorrow night!
    We’re starting the club bit of it at Neighbours then Mercury.
    I’ll call you!

  2. Glad you’re here! I’d love to meet you. My boy and I are going out to the Mercury tonight. Keep us posted on where you’re out and about and we can try to meet up.

    • I’m apparently going to the Mercury tonight (Saturday) (see above comment), and then I’ll be at the Gene Love Jezebel show tomorrow night with Nathan. I’m hard to miss.. I assume even here.. come say hi! I’d love to meet you too!

  3. Holy crap! That’s the most fancified airline meal I’ve ever seen!

    The packaging looks suspicious to me though. Probably because it looks a lot like the MRE’s I used to eat when I did disaster relief in Mississippi.

  4. Oh Seattle, what a cool town. You’re making me nostalgic for the west coast. I miss you yet, Portland, for all the angst I feel toward ye!

    Well, take a walk outside in the drizzle for me! Although, from your pictures, the sky looked more _light_ gray. Well then, enjoy the “sunny” weather!

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