Archive | January 13, 2007

Re-living My Childhood

Evidently the Internet is just one big playground in which I can repeat all the childhood classics and share them with my darling children. Nit, Stewb, pay attention ~ this is good stuff.

Living with a Norwegian, I have a new appreciation for the Swedish chef…


And our parents wonder why we turned out a little odd ~ this was the programming available to us…it wasn’t all about good grammar!


Oh, Ms. Graphic Desiiiignner…

…your opinion here is valued. This is what Greg and I had in mind for the boat:

A good ol’ 14 oz coffee/soup mug. That and whatever else our brains come up with next. Watch caps for guests (warm guests are happy guests), maybe tee shirts for the crew. A jacket for the captain? Who knows? Your thoughts?

Bridge Closure

SR 529 S – Closed for repairs on SR 529 southbound at Bridge – SNOHOMISH RIVER since 10:55 AM, 01/13/07 until further notice
From milepost 3 to milepost 4

Yes indeed, folks. The Snohomish River bridge is closed ~ stuck in the Up position. Which makes for a wonderfully pleasant lack of road noise! Would that it were like this all the time!

They’ve completely closed off the roads to get down to our little island. I, of course, drove up to the barrier beside the Dept of Transportation guy and announced that I live on the boat right over there and may I please go through? No problem, off I go. Greg? Not so much. About 10 minutes later, I get a phone call from him saying he’s been denied access and has to go back around through Everett (mass traffic, long delays). When I mentioned “Gosh, that’s weird. He just let me through a minute ago,” well, Mr. Nelson was NOT a happy camper. (Some muttered comments about having boobs, etc. might have escaped his lips) Back he went to the DOT guy, who still wasn’t interested in letting him go by. Finally, he just drove on by ~ what’re they gonna do? HELLO? WE LIVE HERE!

Now, the cool part was that since there was no traffic, I wandered back up to the empty lanes of Hwy 529 and was able to get some pictures of our marina from angles that are normally inaccessible. (And yes, I did lay down for a moment on the white line, just because I could. Sometimes I still act like I’m 12.)