Back on the (dialup) grid

I know, i know, it’s been forever – but these last two weeks have been nuts! Just a quick bit of news: i’m moving across town, to Seattle, over near the beach district. I’ll be picking up the keys tomorrow! It’ll be my first place on my own (although Danielle will still be staying with me all summer 😉 and it’s gonna rock! There’s a pool that opens memorial day and you’re all invited to come get wet!

Okay, so here’s a little anecdote for ya. I confirmed my suspicion that there are good people out there, and some of them even work for the phone company! So since i’m moving, i need new phone service, and verizon (my current) doesn’t serve west Seattle, qwest does. So i call qwest, get the usual run around, and then find out i need to put up a deposit of 100+ just to have long distance priveledges! Apparently, i’m high-risk or something! As if! I’m the model of responsible consumerism! (No laughing!) I was insulted! Why didn’t they just kick my puppy while they’re at it! So after calling a couple friends to gripe, i called qwest back. I started thinking, “Didn’t i have qwest service in Bozeman? Shouldn’t they know i’m a good guy?” I was connected with Mary the-cool-phone-company-rep. After discovering that she works in downtown Seattle and was very enthusiastic about my choice of neighborhoods to move to, we talked Seattle for a bit and had a few good laughs. And then i told her my deal, and she totally just type-type-type, hooks me up with no-hold-barred real phone service, and types right in there “good customer history, previous account” etc. So take that, evil qwest corporate types and cruel qwest credit-checking trolls! There are still human beings working in your customer service dept in Seattle, and i found one of them, and you’ll be getting no deposit from me, thank you! Bwah ha ha ha!

Long night on Alki

Since today was the first “long” day, thanks to daylight savings time’s annual respite, we chose to spend the evening around a firepit on Alki beach, enjoying the sunset, the ocean, and the gang violence (kidding, Mom!). It was a lovely way to spend a monday night; i’ll get the pictures up eventually.

Still plugging away

Still plugging away on the whole job search thing. I’m getting pretty used to this unemployment gig; not quite sure how it will be to go back to work. 😉 Josh and I spent the afternoon on Alki beach, finishing with a spendid dinner of fresh salmon fillets, pasta and a bottle of chianti in an outdoor Italian cafe, 10 steps from the sand. The food was excellent, the sunset gorgeous and the sea breeze very refreshing. I highly recommend it.