So, you may have heard somewhere on the internet that I am a part of the furry community. I go to a bunch of events every year, primarily on the West Coast. Last year, an event called VancouFur (yes, in Vancouver, Canada) gave me the opportunity I never thought would happen. I knew most of the AV crew already, so I showed up on load-in day and said “put me to work and learn me things!” Little did I know the spark that was about to hit me.Continue reading “So I’m Getting Into Lighting Design”
A few nights ago, I was driving around and stopped to take a break and park on Elliott Avenue, which is the ‘main drag’ between Belltown/Lower Queen Anne and Interbay, Magnolia, and Ballard. If you’ve ever driven here, there’s the unmistakable sight of the Louis Dreyfus Terminal 86 grain elevator and the Helix Bridge at Galer Street which connects pedestrians to the former-Amgen soon-to-be Expedia corporate offices. There’s a park hidden back there called Centennial Park (formerly Elliott Bay Park) and it offers amazing waterfront views of the Seattle Skyline in addition to what I think are some neat photo opportunities with the grain silos as a backdrop. Anywho, here’s some photos from that evening walk.Continue reading “Centennial Park”
Over the summer I went on a trip to Edmonton and on the way back home, I got myself into a crash at a stop light and wrecked the front end of my car. It was a simple error in judgement and I feel really dumb about it. In the mean time, I still needed income and had the opportunity to try out Lyft Express Drive. In Seattle, this involves going to a location in Renton which is operated by Hertz but only serves the Lyft Express Drive program and is staffed by Lyft folks.Continue reading “Trying Lyft Express Drive”
On the evening of December 2, 2014 I signed on to the Lyft platform for the first time as a new driver. I nervously awaited for the first ping to come through as I sat in my Toyota Prius, thinking about how to do this new thing and if I’d do a good job at it. I stressed out over how I’d handle interacting with other people in the confines of my personal car, but after fifteen years in retail, hospitality and foodservice, I was sure I’d be just fine.Continue reading “Ten Thousand Rides”
I finally got around to walking around the University of Washington campus on Sunday. Having driven around or on campus so many times there was so much I wanted to see. I didn’t want to get myself too out of breath so I started from the main Memorial Way entrance and walked down to Red Square, around to the Quad, and back out.Continue reading “University of Washington”
I was feeling lazy last week and went for a drive to a park I heard about not far from my place in Everett. The park is Howarth Park, and it’s got a bit of deception to it which will reward you for your effort to explore it.
When you first turn on to the street it looks like there is a small playground park (which I did not photograph because there were too many people around. This is where you can find washrooms and picnic benches, but there is no way to the beach. For that you have to walk a bit or drive to one of the two other (small) parking lots.Continue reading “Howarth Park”
I can only imagine the emotions and feelings of the families, friends and community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
I simply want to add my voice to the many who are thinking about Humboldt, that I am as well.
As some may know I learned to play hockey in 2007 with Madison Gay Hockey Association and it has forever changed my life. My social connections may not be as strong any more and I may not have played in years, but I know what that bond is like and it’s incredible how it brings everyone together.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the families.
Alright so I gave up on the mornings quickly after my 6:15am alarm went off on Monday morning. I can’t always bank on this, but the fact that there so many events going on this week/weekend meant I knew I’d hit it just on evenings. So, just before midnight I hit the full power driver bonus and it feels real good!Continue reading “Effort and Success”
In life there will be many opportunities to go the extra mile, and usually it pays off. In my case, this week I’ll show just how close I got to an additional bonus amount had i driven just a few more hours. These images show what I drove this past week, and how close I got to an additional $175.Continue reading “The Difference”
Well, I made it to 36. Yay. I celebrated by taking myself out to Golden Corral.
I don’t really make much of birthdays anymore, but it’s still nice when people go out of their way to say hey.