Friday, September 19, 2014

Grumpy Bulldog Does Seattle Days 5-6: Easy Like Sunday Morning

I haven't been doing much the last couple days.  Mostly finishing another erotica title.  The last one, the first one I wrote entirely on this trip, did really well even though I didn't think it was that great, so in a couple months that'll net me a few bucks.

I had some errands to run too, like replenishing my water supply and getting some Band-Aids for the blister on my right toe.  The toe is part of the reason I didn't feel like walking around museums or anything.  That and every museum seems to cost like $20.  Sitting at Starbucks writing is a lot cheaper and it takes up more time.  As I Tweeted, sitting at Starbucks looking up Amazon on my Microsoft-powered computer while listening to Pearl Jam seemed like the most Seattle thing I could really do.

I didn't even get up until 11:30 on Wednesday.  It's kind of funny to think people on the east coast were almost done with work and I was just getting out of bed.  Anyway, to badly quote a Josh Joplin lyric, There are probably a lot of nice things you can do in Seattle; I just can't think what they are.  But I did what I wanted to do the most, so that's good.

I did apply for a few jobs and update my Linked In profile.  I haven't gotten any interviews yet, so there's no reason to hang around.  Tomorrow (or today in the Eastern, Central, and Mountain time zones) is a much busier day as I head from Seattle to Portland for the weekend, with in theory a stop at Cape Disappointment to see the lighthouse.  I really should have read through the Chubby Chatterbox blog to find places to go in Portland.  I suppose that's what the guidebook is for.

Other than that I ate some interesting tempura fried chicken and sushi.  And beer-battered salmon.  I'd eaten grilled and oven-baked salmon before, but I don't think I ever tried fried.  It was good, but then most things are when they're fried, right?

And I did my laundry, so now I have plenty of clean underwear for the next phase of the trip.

Until next time...


  1. I know I, like all your readers, were breathlessly awaiting the update on your underwear situation. Crisis averted!

  2. Beer-battered salmon sounds amazing Pat and I hope the job hunt goes picks up soon. A very Seattle day indeed.

  3. I'm against battered salmon just in principle.
    Yes, I'm sure it's good, but that doesn't make it right.

  4. Didn't you pack an entire suitcase of underwear? Moogie would be disappointed. When traveling you should always pack an entire suitcase of underwear. :D

  5. is a very good job hunting site. Just in case you don't already know about it.

  6. BTW, when you come back east and if you happen to go through Indiana near Indy you could go do some research for me in Anderson. ;)



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