Personality quirks by region

Today is the day I anger everyone! Good read: America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude Seattle My office in New York works closely with the office in the Seattle area. At our recent Christmas party, one of the New York editors was asking me and another guy who usedContinue reading “Personality quirks by region”

My Seattle wishlist

Next week I’m going “home”! I can hardly wait to see my friends and enjoy Summer in Seattle AKA Heaven. It’s true that Seattle is gray and drizzly most of the year, but once Independence Day comes and goes, the weather is usually reliably gorgeous. It’s what I imagine heaven to be. The evenings areContinue reading “My Seattle wishlist”

Ranking the cities

The three major US cities I’ve lived in differ vastly. They’re all Northern cities. I’m sure if I went south, I’d have different opinions on things. In some ways things really surprised me. So today, I am presenting best of awards. Keep in mind that there are three competitors for each category: Minneapolis, Seattle andContinue reading “Ranking the cities”

Finishing the Seattle story

So I’m leaving. Leaving Seattle. This place I love. My first big decision as a bona fide adult was to leave my Midwestern hometown and move to Western Washington. I don’t love this area any less today than I did when I flew into Seatac as a fresh-faced 18-year-old with big dreams. Sometimes when peopleContinue reading “Finishing the Seattle story”

Travel Guides

A co-worker/friend created a list of suggestions for me while I was in New York last week. I asked for fun things that real New Yorkers do, not touristy stuff. Here’s what she gave me: High Line Park Chelsea Market Union Square Rockefeller Center MOMA Shop Soho between Houston and Grand Greenwich (Bleeker Street) SoContinue reading “Travel Guides”