What I learned as an Introvert at an Improv Class

One of Andrew’s meetup findings included a networking event held at New Tech Seattle. It was a one of the better networking events we’ve ever been to. Believe me, after 30 professional years, that’s quite a few events we’ve succumb to.

At the event, they also announced a new Improv Class that was scheduled for the next evening at the same building. Sure! Why not? If it’s anything like Who’s Line Is It Anyway, it should be a blast.

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Mint Chai Green Tea

Because we haven’t found a studio space yet to make our leathergoods and other fine gifts, I am forced to use only what I have to create -and this means turning to my iPhone to play with filters.

Mint Chai Green Tea made by yours truly!! Recipe found here: http://wp.me/p5SDf-27Y #Seattle #chai #drink

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Many years ago on my first date with Andrew, I decided to break out of my mocha rut and try chai. It was okay as the flavor fell a bit flat for me. I wanted to go back for the mocha, but I didn’t want to be ‘that girl.’ So, I endured the chai but relished in the company more.
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Moving to the PNW

As I cogitate on a post I have in draft about the Hell we experienced last Fall (that continues for 9 months), I hesitate on how -or when-  I would revive my personal blog.  For now, I’ll jump ahead in my timeline and bring you to my present day.

Strangers in a Strange (New) Land

Upward. #seattle #architecture #landmark

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Our adventure in the PNW feels like a new country. While we speak the same language, we really don’t know anyone. Seattle feels very much like a Canadian city and Toronto is a city that I’ve spent the most time in. Partly because I was born and raised in Michigan and we’d hike across the bridge now and again to get pizza or perfume on the cheap or regularly visiting Andrew’s extended family that included a trip the local LCBO to buy beer and wine for the duration.

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Take Care of Each Other

3 women and a bouncer saved a life last night.

I’m going to post the moral of the story up front:
Please watch your friends backs when you’re out having fun.

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My cousin and his wife invited my husband and I out to enjoy a terrific band at the Nectar last night. We were joined by their friends later in the evening.

Sitting in the balcony, I was a tiny bit jealous that I wasn’t down on the dance floor. But then quickly watched that it was becoming a human car wash, I realized how much I don’t really miss that. Content, I remained seated high looking down at the band and people watching.

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I Can Haz Furever Home

SNOOPY Has Found a Furever Home!!
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So, here’s some great news from our home front: Snoopy (aka: BiteyFace) has a furever home!!!!

This cat came to Madam & Dr Bob almost 5 years ago (we really don’t remember, I’m probably just yanking this number out of the air) when he was less than a year old. He must have been abandoned, which I find rather disturbing because he was declawed. How does a family adopt a cat, declaw him, and then dump him? That doesn’t even register with me. Additionally, anyone that knows me knows that I will do my best to talk anyone out of declawing their cat –because that’s just evil.*

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May Your Season Be Merry & Bright

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As we’re spending our days up to our elbows in packing material, chaos, and cats, we’re trying to carve out some time (read: minutes per day) to enjoy the season as we get ready for the big move next year.

We hope you are where you want to be right now.

I know after some back breaking work of packing up books, supplies, and then trucking them off in our daily deliveries to the storage unit, we’ll open a bottle of special wine and watch the annual Doctor Who Special tonight. Our house is in ruins but I’m okay with that because I’m with Andrew. He is my home.

Tomorrow, we’ll repeat this all over again (minus the good Doctor) until we’re done.

Whether you’re with family, friends, or perhaps enjoying a quiet solitude away from the hustle and bustle I hope you’re safe and happy.

Cheers,
Lisa & Andrew