Heeey! It’s been a while. Apparently some people are complaining that I haven’t posted in a while. I was surprised to discover that the holidays are still busy even when you don’t have a job! Still haven’t heard from that job I interviewed at before the holidays. I’m hoping it’s just state government and post-holiday lag. Until then, still on the job hunt around here.
For my 42nd birthday we went to the coast of Oregon where a rare parliament of snowy owls had gathered for the winter. Snowy owls prefer open space and were very easy to spot and photograph:
Apparently it was a good (i.e. warm) year up in the tundras of Canada and life was good for the snowy owls, so more owls mean more space for winter competition, driving more owls further south.
Later that week we went to see two contestants from the upcoming Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race perform at a local club:
Jinkx Monsoon (right) sings her own songs – lip synching queens beware! Alaska Thunderfukk (left) was good too, and I love her name.
I went to Seattle to celebrate the New Year. I caught up with a number of friends, many of whom had also just moved to the Pacific Northwest. They’ve had better luck with jobs, but then again Seattle is a bigger city with more opportunity. Anyway, the weather was clear and I even got a tan (on my face). Here’s a lovely picture of the Seattle skyline. I think that’s Mt. Rainer?
We watched the fireworks go off from the Space Needle, which was cool. It’s too bad they can’t as easily shoot fireworks off the Washington Monument, as more people could see the fireworks from afar.
I also found the place where BrettCajun gets his hair done:
In other Northwest news, someone is changing Portland stop signs to “Poop.” I swear it isn’t me!