Friday, April 29, 2011

Holding Pattern

So the decision that was coming a week ago still hasn't fully landed, but rest assured. it's on the way.  In other news, my mom, or Nana as she'd like to be called is coming out for two weeks starting on Sunday so that I can side the house.  I'm sure the Monster will get better daytime care than he's gotten since the last time she was here.  He better not get accustomed to it... 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Back From Spokane

We made it back, none the worse for the wear. Spokane was our final out of town trip before Michele makes her decision on where she's going to go to work. Assuming Spokane offers her the job (and I have no reason to believe they won't), it's now down to Port Angeles, Seattle, or Spokane. Portland and Tacoma are out. I don't know which way Michele's going to go but I can honestly say that I'm fine with all three. PA is probably the place I'd like to go most and staying in Seattle is the bottom of my list. Really though, six of one, half dozen of the other, all three are good options and I'm happy to follow my wife anywhere.

So about the trip. The prospective employer put us up in what is widely regarded as the nicest hotel in town, the Davenport. I've barely stepped foot in the Davenport since it was purchased by Walt Worthy, and back then it was a dump. He did a nice job with the place but it feels way over the top to me. Too Donald Trump if you know what I mean. Oh, and since wAmay was in town with their World Wide Only An Idiot Can't Make Money With Our Shitty Pyramid Scheme $1k Per Head Pep Talk conference, the hotel was crawling with dipshits in their cheap suits and name tags trying to give off the appearance of wealth. Of course, as the bellhop said to me,"tipping doesn't lend to the appearance of wealth if the people you're trying to impress aren't close at hand". Put that together with the pitiful excuse for a wireless network, the shit mattress, and the "this item is for sale in our gift shop" tag on everything (and I do mean everything) in the room, I think I would have been better served by the airport Holiday Inn. Anyway, I'm on the verge of really letting Ranty Sean loose so I'll move on to the rest of the trip.

Alright, I've hit a block. Every time I try and write the next paragraph I find myself wanting to wind my way back back to an wAmay rant. Maybe a little background is in order. When I was 15 my family moved from Portland to Spokane. We lived on the edge of town and my high school was not close by. Conveniently enough, the vice principal lived only a couple blocks away and was more than happy to give me a ride every morning. The downside was that Cheetah (not his actual name, but a decent homonym) was big into the wAmay and would listen to either christian rock or those fucking wAmay tapes every goddamn morning on the drive in. For two and a half years. Every morning. wAmay tapes. Christian rock. Every morning. Two and a half years. Fucking wAmay. Anyway, I've become a little hung up on who I was sharing my hotel with and I'm having a hard time shifting gears so how about a few photos.

Michele and Porter on the way to the pool.

I sure loves me some bike cycle.

Arrogant Bastard on tap, my favorite non-wuss beer.

I don't even know, the look on the boys face makes me laugh.

Ahh, that's better. Let us never speak of this again.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bit O Spokane Riding

Got my little ride in today.  The trails were still damp from all of yesterday's rain.  Turned just shy of 12 miles in less then two hours and I feel pretty good about that considering my current level of fitness.  More about this trip later when not posting from my phone.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Last of the Interviews

Off to Spokane for the last of the interviews, TBFKaU in tow.  Back to Seattle on Sunday and we should have a decision no later than the end of next week.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Portland Pic Dump

1. We travel with too much shit.  Yeah we used it all but still...

2. Actually, 1 was all I had.  It was a good trip, we stayed in a swank downtown hotel (Riverplace) and ate on someone else's dime all week.  I got a little skating in and we found time to visit both family and friends.  As of right now it doesn't seem like it's going to be the job in the end but at least we checked it out.