Summer in Seattle…finally! (For the record, we call this a heat wave.)

Summer in Seattle…finally! (For the record, we call this a heat wave.)

I didn’t go to this show, after all… Kinda sad about that, but I was way too tired. Come back again, SVE!

The 5 Stages of Grief You'll Go Through While Watching 'Girl Meets World' | Mic

popculturebrain:

It’s going to be okay.

I actually watched the pilot. “TOPANGA!!!”

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paveo:

Post-it’s on Sharon Van Etten’s fridge

Reblogging this again.

SVE for the win. 5 more days…

like-being-here:

paveo:

Post-it’s on Sharon Van Etten’s fridge

Reblogging this again.

SVE for the win. 5 more days…

With the announcement of the new album, I’m listening the New Pornographers back catalog at work today. I freaking love this song.

The New Pornographers - Letter From an Occupant (by Mintrecs)

New album from the New Pornographers in August! And two Seattle shows in October! My day started with a crappy commute, but this news sure turned it around.
2014 is turning out to be my favorite for new music since 2010. Between this and new albums from Jenny Lewis, Wye Oak, Lykke Li, St. Vincent, First Aid Kit and Angel Olsen, plus debuts from MØ, Sylvan Esso, and Mr. Little Jeans, there’s going to be some stiff competition for my top 10 list in December…
(via Stereogum)

New album from the New Pornographers in August! And two Seattle shows in October! My day started with a crappy commute, but this news sure turned it around.

2014 is turning out to be my favorite for new music since 2010. Between this and new albums from Jenny Lewis, Wye Oak, Lykke Li, St. Vincent, First Aid Kit and Angel Olsen, plus debuts from MØ, Sylvan Esso, and Mr. Little Jeans, there’s going to be some stiff competition for my top 10 list in December…

(via Stereogum)

I took the AncestryDNA test a few weeks ago, and the results came in today! Yup, I’m super white. This doesn’t really show me anything new, per se (I already know I mainly have ancestors from Ukraine, Scotland, Switzerland, England and Ireland), but it’s fun to see. Ancestry also shows other users whom I might be related to, so I’ll have to dig around in their trees sometime.
I was a little surprised not to see a couple regions: Scandinavia and Africa. My grandma’s father’s parents were from Sweden, so I feel like I should have something there, right? (It does show in the “trace regions” section as 4%, with a possible range of 0-13%, but I thought it would be higher.) As for Africa, I have some ancestors descending from there in my tree back in the late 1700s. I must not have inherited those genes, but maybe my sister or dad did.

I took the AncestryDNA test a few weeks ago, and the results came in today! Yup, I’m super white. This doesn’t really show me anything new, per se (I already know I mainly have ancestors from Ukraine, Scotland, Switzerland, England and Ireland), but it’s fun to see. Ancestry also shows other users whom I might be related to, so I’ll have to dig around in their trees sometime.

I was a little surprised not to see a couple regions: Scandinavia and Africa. My grandma’s father’s parents were from Sweden, so I feel like I should have something there, right? (It does show in the “trace regions” section as 4%, with a possible range of 0-13%, but I thought it would be higher.) As for Africa, I have some ancestors descending from there in my tree back in the late 1700s. I must not have inherited those genes, but maybe my sister or dad did.

I always expected zip drives to be around a lot longer than they were… (via Relics of Technology by Jim Golden | iGNANT.de)

I always expected zip drives to be around a lot longer than they were… (via Relics of Technology by Jim Golden | iGNANT.de)

Is this real life?

Is this real life?

Real-life Amelie subplot? What a fascinating find. (via Rutgers)

Real-life Amelie subplot? What a fascinating find. (via Rutgers)

popculturebrain:

Alyson Hannigan posts photo from the final ‘HIMYM’ table read | @alydenisof

I can’t acknowledge this. I just can’t. It hurts!

popculturebrain:

Alyson Hannigan posts photo from the final ‘HIMYM’ table read | @alydenisof

I can’t acknowledge this. I just can’t. It hurts!

So, I’m going to the Super Bowl? My game ticket is purchased, and now I’m just finalizing the other little details. You know, like flights and where I’ll be staying.

I know it’s a bit extravagant, but how could I not?! I’ve only not gone to two home games this year (and I was across the street from the stadium for one of those), so I kind of need to see the season to its conclusion (with the Seahawks winning, of course). Plus I’ve never been to New York (or New Jersey, obviously).

The 12th Man will be loud and proud!

So, I’m going to the Super Bowl? My game ticket is purchased, and now I’m just finalizing the other little details. You know, like flights and where I’ll be staying.

I know it’s a bit extravagant, but how could I not?! I’ve only not gone to two home games this year (and I was across the street from the stadium for one of those), so I kind of need to see the season to its conclusion (with the Seahawks winning, of course). Plus I’ve never been to New York (or New Jersey, obviously).

The 12th Man will be loud and proud!

sohappyicouldsigh:

i c o n i c

SHERMAN!! He backs up every word he ever says, and he is one huge reason the Seahawks are GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!! (I don’t know when I’ll come down from this high. I love it!!)

GO HAWKS! I’ll be there today with the 12th man, screaming my face off. (Somehow I only missed two games this season, and I’m making up for it by going to both playoff games. Sweet deal.)

GO HAWKS! I’ll be there today with the 12th man, screaming my face off. (Somehow I only missed two games this season, and I’m making up for it by going to both playoff games. Sweet deal.)

(Belated) 2014 Goals

  • Read 40 books (or 14,000 pages)
  • Keep my condo tidier (recurring goal, never reached)
  • Study for and take the GMAT
  • Figure out how to get my 5th year, in order to take CPA exam
  • Visit a new state (Florida in March!)
  • Visit a new country (Iceland in September?)
  • Go to at least 6 book club meetups
  • Sell/give away 90% of my DVDs