June 26th, 2006

Tiara

Prop clean up

I'm bringing home chocolate covered cream puffs from work. Yum!

Also, I got approval to get two of my reports nice gift certificates for a local spa, and to get the male member of my team a gift certificate for Amazon of an equal, hefty amount. Yay!
Seattle

Mi vida perfecta

Home, finished prepping the pasta salad (added ham, tomatoes, onions, and tiny motzarella balls), then took a vicious nap that had me dreaming in minutes. Awakened to see shadowdaddy had done a load of dishes. Packed the nicely chilled pasta salad, half a baguette, two bowls and forks and headed out with the dog to Luther Burbank park.

We got there and the parking lot was pretty full, but still had room for a few more cars. In the amphitheater, the Wooden O folks were ramping up for their summer full of Shakespeare; in the off-leash area, two other poodles were making beelines for the water. We tossed the floatie frisbee in a few times (it being so hot we thought swimming was the only exercise Shadow was really up for today), then headed over to the north end of the park, which has a nice view of the lake and some picnic benches. There we found some more dogs (with people), some guys tossing a football, and a nice spot to sit in the shade and eat and talk. Overhead swallows were swooping and catching bugs; behind us I heard a croaking noise and discovered two bald eagles sitting in a snag. The weather seemed perfect; it had cooled down just enough that even though I had my suit on, I didn't want to get in the water for fear I wouldn't be able to warm back up. The pasta salad was incredibly good, the bread a nice accompaniment, and the Rainier cherries juicy and sweet. God, it was really just a slice of heaven, and I found it really hard to leave, not to mention hard to believe I wanted to move from here.

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PS: So far, doing the silly dungeon thing, I've had:
"You find yourself in a gothic-arched chamber. A plaque on the wall mentions uk visa. meico the fire elemental guards the north exit (77HP)." It's just too perfect.Collapse )