Jaded in Emerald City
Adventurous romps in Seattle city experienced by yours truly
Oh My Deer it’s a Heat Wave
July 8. 2010
Rock, Paper, Scissors-I lose every time!! Some of the live trucks are broken and 3 interns are at the station on Thursday equals me losing roe sham bo to one of the interns and staying at the station for a while...lol… But, shortly after I got to go out with a photographer in his car to get independent footage on a deer sighting in a neighborhood in the middle of town!
We ran into several people who had just seen the deer who had somehow gotten itself into a shady park in Madrona. We rode around for 2 hours and never found the thing but it was sort of fun anyway. :) The photographer and I got to ride around and make ridiculous jokes about there being no news and look at cool houses..:)
I left work a little early after that because I knew that I wanted to make it to U-Village (which is about a mile and a half from my house) to buy some frozen yogurt from QFC. Why Safeway doesn’t carry pint sized frozen yogurt is beyond me. I walked the whole way there thinking about how hot it was today. It was 90 degrees today, which set the record high for July 8th. Okay, I know it was not the brightest idea to walk a mile and a half there and back on the hottest day of the year to buy a pint sized frozen treat. Alright, alright it was just plain stupid. I never said I was a planner! I don’t know what I was thinking. The way there wasn’t too terrible.
The trip back to my apartment was downright hellish. In short, I got lost and ended up at a dead end, by which time my yogurt was starting to melt. Since I didn’t want it to melt and start spilling over the sides into the bag, I decided the best thing to do was just to take the top off and start eating some of it. Yeah, I swear my life is so ridiculous sometimes, if it wasn’t happening to me it would be hysterical. So here I am walking down the street with my index finger/makeshift spoon immersed in a tub of strawberry yogurt stuffing my face just daring one of the passersby to say something to me. I felt like yelling, “What?!” One guy did say something like, “Wow..just eating ice cream, huh?” My mouth was too full to tell him was yogurt..jeez what do I look like, a pig?
I finally found my way and I now understand why I will NEVER walk to U-Village again. There is an almost completely vertical hill for about half a mile. I swear I’m not even exaggerating. The sidewalk has rectangular rivets in it similar to a rock wall to grab on to if you fall so you don’t go tumbling. It’s down right dangerous. If I had to guess, I would say I looked something like Alice Cooper by the time I made it to my apartment. I very nearly passed out on the floor and lifted my dress up to my head like a 5 year old. I wasn’t as angry as I’d thought I would still be once I realized my yogurt would coagulate once again, probably due to the gigantic endorphin high I was on.
Dear heat, stop following me. Thanks…
Song of the Day- “Somewhere Only We Know”