Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
I guess you'll never know what can be spotted in a Seattle park. I suppose knights fighting in full armor shouldn't be considered that unusual; I didn't take pictures of the homeless guys taking hits from a bong or playing the flute.
If you look closely in the middle, that's a seaplane taking off from Lake Union.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
But now, Robb and I chose to move across the country to a place where we didn't know a single soul. And I no longer have school to give me an automatic friend pool to choose from. I've tried to get creative. I've joined a young political organization for King County. And I regularly go to their meetings and have even become a board member. But the first problem is that King County is very large and most people in this organization live a good 30-45 minutes away from me. The second problem is that I'm at a different place in my life. I'm married and have different responsibilities. I was never a big "partier" in the first place, but now I'm definitely beyond it. My interests and life experience tends to be different than others my age in this organization. I thought that my job might lead me to meet new people, but this is also very difficult. First I am MUCH younger than the people I work with. Second, even if there was someone younger and who I could relate with on a friend-level, I work an hour away from where I live. That's not very conducive to creating a good friendship. I sometimes check out Craigslist activities and other internet postings to see if there's a group out there that I'd be interested in joining. But there's never anything that sounds both interesting, close by, or at a time that I could attend (remember I don't get home until after 6:00 and I work Saturdays).
So I spend a lot of time by myself. Robb had to work today; the weather was beautiful and I wish I could've gone hiking, but that tends to be a little dangerous for a girl to go to the wilderness on her own. So today I went to the movies by myself for the first time (hence the melancholy posting). I'm still very happy that we moved here. We still love this area, I just wish there was someone else out there that I could enjoy it with when Robb's not available to play.