Sunday, September 11, 2011

Birthday on the Boat

All told, it was a really nice day. Sundays are usually hit or miss. It's a weekend, so it might be crazy, it might be dead. The people might all be drunk, or all really nice. You never know what you're going to get.

On the way to work, I looked over to see a coyote trotting through a field.

The sunrise was pretty great:

My first car of the morning was an ultralight parachute airplane thingie. I wanted to go for a ride!

I bought a new sun hat yesterday, and I love it. It's very light, way more feminine than the cap I've been wearing, and keeps my head and neck cool and shady. And I think it looks great on me!

My mom and aunt Merrill came up to the boat, and brought me a blackberry shake from Burgerville. It was so great to see Merrill, who lives up on the Olympic Peninsula. They hung out for awhile, then my cousin Brady and his family came up for awhile. Hectic, fun, good times.

I had expected that it would get super hot (like 95) today, and be just awful. It didn't feel like it got that hot, plus there was a breeze all day. It was really nice, and later in the day, it cooled down quickly and the breeze picked up. It felt great.

There were lots of motorcyclists today, this cracked me up:

Traffic totally died around 5:45, which made me happy. Around 6:45, a woman walked on board. She often drives over to the boat near closing and just sits on the shore, watching the river. This time, she came on, and we talked for awhile. She mentioned that she had sailed around the Caribbean and spent about a month in Grenada. Of course, having spent two weeks there, I exclaimed, "oh isn't Grenada wonderful?!" and she was totally flabbergasted! She said she's never met anyone who had ever been to Grenada, and most people have never even heard of it. It was fun to talk to her while closing up the boat.

All said and done, I'm glad I worked today. While talking to the Grenada woman, I mentioned that it was my birthday and that I was working so I could ignore all of the media today. And she agreed, saying that it felt pretty grim. While today didn't especially feel like a birthday (but what should a birthday feel like, anyway? Especially once you're no longer a kid and it's a work day), it was a nice day. I had fun.

1 comment:

  1. It was so wonderful to come aboard and see all you do - and it was 32 times as wonderful since it was your birthday!