March, 2012

  1. Trying out co-working

    Eastlake Mail has been offering co-working for a while. When I returned from my road trip, they’d rebranded themselves as Vybe Communications and really started emphasizing co-working instead of mailing services. I thought about signing up before I left. I stopped in Monday and chatted with the owner (or manager, not really sure which). He…
  2. 2012 Sounders season ticket package arrives

    On my way out of the door to the office (yes, I actually have an office now) this morning, my phone rang and the caller I.D. said it was from the lobby. I wasn’t expecting anyone, so that meant it was a package delivery and probably my Sounders tickets, and it was! I opted for…
  3. Sounders vs. Santos Laguna

    Went to the game tonight. The first competitive match of 2012. It’s the first leg of a home and away series with Santos Laguna of Mexico in the CONCACAF Champions League, with aggregate goals determining who moves on. The Sounders played really well. None of my issues with the Sounders play last year cropped up…
  4. Writing more this year

    One of my goals this year is to write more regularly. I often start writing something to post and end up discarding it after a paragraph or two. What stops me is a combination of I can’t write this as well as what someone else has already said and I am not going to reach…
  5. Tolling 520

    In a moment of brain fog, I turned left… onto the 520 on-ramp instead of heading north on Montlake. You know, just after the last exit before tolling. To add insult to insult, it’s not like tolling on most roads on the east coast, where I could have paid the toll, gotten off at the…
  6. Reflective license plates

    When renewing my tabs, the state Department of Licensing required that I purchase new license plates. My old ones are over seven years old, which meant that the reflective coating has worn off, according to them. So new ones (costing $20) it is! I thought of a way to extend the life of these new…
  7. University Link can’t come soon enough

    I just looked up University Link at Sound Transit. The line will open for business in 2016. Four more years yet! Too long! Last night I had to wait three buses to get home from the Sounders match, and the one I got was still standing room only the whole trip home. If we had…