July 12th, 2003

Froud - bad faeries

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One more week of this lazing around and putting things into cupboards, and I'll probably be ready to start sending resumés out into the world. But not yet.

I did not overestimate the loveliness of the sea air and the tap water in Seattle, while I was away. It smells so good outside. The breeze is always cool and fresh. Our clothes are soft again. I prolong showers because they feel so gentle and soothing on my skin instead of harsh. Plus, I bike ten minutes to the top of a nearby hill and get to see a big expanse of Elliott Bay, with rugged mountains behind it. How lucky are we, to live here?

Of course, it's also more humid here than in the Sac area, due to all this water. It's only 80 right now but it feels sort of sweaty and sticky. However, as showers are forecast for tonight and tomorrow, I shall only smile and remind myself that at least I no longer live in a desert.

Saw Pirates of the Caribbean downtown last night, which was quite the good time. I went in fully expecting to be embarrassed for all the actors, but they did much better than I anticipated. I enjoyed watching Orlando get soaking wet as much as the next girl, of course, but must admit that Johnny Depp stole the show. He's a longtime favorite of mine anyway, so there are no regrets in saying it. By the way, is it just me, or does Orlando almost lisp sometimes? In LOTR, I thought it was just his way of doing an Elvish accent, since Elvish contains a lot of "th" sounds. But then he did it sometimes in this movie too. Hmm. Still, he's definitely hotter as brunette!pirate!Orli than as Legolas. Stab me with an arrow for saying so if you wish.

You know that dishwashing method that your mother handed down to you, where you fill a plastic tub in the sink with water and suds, and soak and scrub the dishes in that, and then set them aside to dry? I do not approve of this method. The plastic tub just collects all the scraped-off food, and the grease floats to the top and gets on the other dishes, and knives hide at the bottom under the suds. It's a gross and slightly dangerous way to do dishes, I say. I much prefer using clean running water and a sponge periodically re-doused with soap, instead. Maybe it wastes more water. This could be. But it's less gross.

That is all for now. Thank you.