Jaded in Emerald City

Adventurous romps in Seattle city experienced by yours truly

5th Avenue and the Forsaken Metro Transit

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Walking down the ave this morning was like strolling through a scene in a movie, it was so gorgeous. The temperature stayed around 72 degrees all day with a slight breeze and perfect sunshine, which apparently is not uncharacteristic of the city this time of year. Summer gives Seattleites a clause in the rainy Northwest Washington contract. According to statistics, it pours less in the 98105 this time of year than in Ft. Lauderdale. But, the locals have been complaining about the unseasonably wet summer so far, so the Florida vs. Washington amiable weather contest is yet to be determined…by me. J

I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning, despite some loud 5 am partyers and the early morning sun determined to shine in my window around the same time. Apparently, expressing your feelings can be very cathartic in a bad situation, even if it’s just to yourself. Also, I really think that once you recognize that something has happened, and then acknowledge the fact that you can’t change it, it liberates you by enabling you to just be available for the person who is hurting as a shoulder to cry on, and move forward. In the spirit of that, I decided to wander the ave this morning and take in the weather.

People watching on University Way is so fun… The U-District in itself is made up of so many characters. But, the best part of the morning was going to the Farmers Market across the street again. It’s so relaxing and everyone is just in a friendly mood there. My peonies are gorgeous, as you can see. They are bathing in the sun in my window sill and opening up to say hello to me. J

I changed outfits before I went downtown. It’s probably silly, but the tank top and jeans I wore on the ave this morning just didn’t seem appropriate for a late afternoon on 5th in downtown. So, I wore a dress and Keds to Westlake Center this afternoon. On the way there, (after I was en route of course) the bus driver proceeded to announce that the Westlake tunnel, as well as every other transit tunnel in downtown was closed for repairs. ……..Hey guy! You couldn’t have mentioned that when I got on this godforsaken bus in the U-district ten miles ago?! In other words, good freaking luck trying to find a bus that goes back to where you came from!

So, thank God for those Keds. By now, I just accepted the fact that I am literally never going to go anywhere on the bus without some kind of snafu and……went in to H&M. J I only went in for a little while because, honestly, the one by my apartment is so much nicer than the one in downtown. There are a lot of tourists in the downtown store and it gets stressful. But, I very resourcefully found my way to a bus stop that took me to the U-district and made it back home to write this blog tonight. Pretty uneventful day, well besides the getting completely stranded in downtown…..again…..but by now I’d say that’s routine.

Until next week…(that’s tomorrow tehe J)

Song of the Day: “Bryn”-Vampire Weekend

P.S. What’s the deal with brogues? Why can’t I find any anywhere? I’m not even sure what I’m going to wear them with…but I keep telling myself they’ll be one of those things I’ll want to wear all the time….whatever…

1 comment:

  1. I knew you'd make it home!! Wish I could have been there to experience the Farmers' Market with you again today...your peonies are beautiful! About the changing clothes thing, if you didn't always look so cute walking around town, everybody wouldn't stare at you. :)

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your day with us again. Can't wait to hear what happens next...

    Love you.