Thursday Doors – July 23, 2015

A “no soliciting” sign wasn’t enough for these people, they had to add an ominous eye above the knocker to really freak out anyone who might try to sell them things. They probably hate Girl Scout cookies. Taken in Seattle, Washington. For more doors from all over the world, check out Norm’s Thursday Doors linkup.

First Impression of My Best Friend

I met Heidi at summer camp at the University of Oregon in 2008, roughly 6 1/2 years ago. We’ve been good friends for years, despite us always living three hours apart. Sometimes we won’t talk for months, but we always pick back up where we left off, which is a sign of a true best…

First Rickshaw Ride

We walked along a waterfront that we thought would never end. Even as we approached the next block we didn’t believe we’d ever reach our destination: HempFest in Seattle, WA. We weren’t even celebrating the legalization of marijuana in Washington. We simply were killing time and relishing the moment with Lauren’s friends from Germany. As more beads…

Flying or Fleeing?

This post brought to you by my inability to sleep on my red-eye flight to Atlanta, the first leg in my frustratingly long journey back to Ithaca to start my second semester of college. I’ve done a fair amount of traveling in the past 24 hours, so I’m already over it. I was impatient on…

5 Years And Counting

Yesterday was my the 17th birthday of one of my best friends, Heidi. Our friendship fascinates me because it is in so many ways atypical: it started with utter dislike, was never anything but long-distance, and these days we talk so rarely that we should grow apart but we never do. Heidi and I met…