Well, it’s been quite a weekend for me already, and it’s only Sunday morning. Friday night I ended up at an animal-themed burlesque show in Seattle, followed by a visit to a bar that the Seattle Weekly described thusly: “the ramshackle décor is like a seedy literary salon, a Faulkner novel, and an opium den tossed in a blender and set to frappe.” What could be bad?

Saturday evening brought the much-anticipated goat roast. Still not quite knowing what to expect, we walked out on the host’s deck, looked out at the backyard and saw… nothing. “Where’s the goat?” The answer, of course, was “buried underground – see that dirt patch?” The cooking process goes like this:

  1. Dig a 4 foot deep pit.
  2. Burn a bunch of wood in the bottom of the pit ’til you get some coals.
  3. Wrap a (dead) goat in banana leaves & burlap.
  4. Place goat on coals. Cover with dirt.
  5. Come back in 11-12 hours and exhume goat.

For something that’d been underground since I’d woken up that morning, the goat was quite tasty and not too gritty, though a bit of dirt did get in through the wrapping.

posted August 28, 2005 – 10:13 am

Something not unexpected: moving isn’t fun at all.

Something unexpected: I was invited to a goat roast on Saturday night.

posted August 23, 2005 – 7:27 pm

So far, my experience with Door-to-Door moving has been exceptional – they communicate well, arrive on time, and deliver what they promise. Can’t ask for more than that… well, if they offered me fresh baked cookies, I’d be even happier.

Fresh baked cookies were the only highlight of my red-eye flight to Boston last week – I was kept from sleeping first by a row-mate who fainted in the aisle (she recovered just fine) and then by a mewling cat (they really shouldn’t let them on overnight flights). Alaska Air does bring hot, melty chocolate-chip cookies around inflight, though, so that went a fair ways towards making it all better.

posted August 22, 2005 – 5:13 pm

I’m headed back to Boston tonight (woo! red eye!) to collect all the stuff that’ll fit in my new apartment. Unfortunately, the lathe, table saw, and much of the craft room fall into the “won’t fit” category. Can we have a moment of silence for them? Thanks.

posted August 16, 2005 – 6:13 pm

Highly recommended is the tasty vegetarian Chinese food in the International District at Vegetasia. I’m not often a big fan of fake meat, but they do it well – try the “kung pao chicken” (which is nothing like kung pao chicken, but it’s good), eggplant, and green beans.

I’m almost done reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It hasn’t really inspired me to meditate or start studying philosophy, but I do kinda want to become a mechanic now. A month or two more of not finding any other job and I just might become one.

posted August 10, 2005 – 2:20 pm

Check out the view from the roofdeck of my new building:

Roofdeck view

Among other things, I can see the Space Needle, downtown Seattle, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. And you should see it at sunset!

posted August 2, 2005 – 10:26 pm
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