Introvert in an Extroverted Location

I’m still trying to get over the amount of people I ended up around this weekend.  Family was fine.  I was good.  Glad today was a calm work day.

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A couple months ago, I did a blog post about Portland and all the people.  Seattle:  Not much different, especially where I went.  Reminder: Pike’s Place at 7 a.m. when most of the shops are closed and getting ready to open is a much better time to visit versus 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday.

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I did have fun with scavenger hunt I did Friday afternoon, although I would have gotten more points had I looked either down or at eye level.  I was too busy looking up at the Space Needle to get some of the clues.

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My calves are still on fire from walking up and down the hills and then sitting for long periods of time in the car.  I did get to see a lot though, including a book nerd gem.

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All in all, it was a good trip.  I was happy to be back in California though.  I want to say that this has been a great experience and has done wonders for my perspective on family and life and how much nicer it is to do things with other people.  Ray and I skyped while I was doing Pike’s Place after 9:30 a.m. PDT and I got to show her some cool things.  Would probably have been cooler had she been there with me.

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My introvertedness was showing by the end of it all.  With family, it’s not so bad.  Without them… When you’re staring at your phone, with your headphones in, and (hopefully) talking to someone on the other end, things are a little better.  But there’s nothing like going somewhere with them and sharing your love of a place together.  I miss that.

Listening to:  Nothing right now.

Reading:  Just One Damned Things after Another by Jodi Taylor and The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.

Quote of the Day:  “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” ― Will Rogers

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