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...

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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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