Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Day, Sunshine!

Ever have one of those days? An unremarkable day that just feels good by the end of day? A day when several unremarkable things like those below happen in a way that just makes you glad to be around for the ride?

7:00 am. I miss the bus by 30 seconds, but a better one comes shortly after. Furthermore, the bus is practically empty and gets downtown quickly as it's MLK day.

7:30 am. There are no clouds in the sky on a winter's day in the Northwest! Ergo, I have a view of this:
right outside my office.

9:00 am. I hear a funny story about backed-up sewage being mistaken for coffee from a few coworkers.

12:15 pm. Had a good falafel from a Portland street cart (despite the fact that they forgot the hummus). Love those food carts. Ten times better than the ones in NY-NY.

3:00 pm. Received some training that I was really waiting to have. Sun is barely starting to go behind clouds. What a pleasant stay it had.

5:00 pm. My typical 30 minutes of waiting for buses is reduced to 5 minutes. And I'm able to sit on the bus instead of stand. Therefore, I'm also able to study.

6:00 pm. We actually have a dinner that isn't frozen pizza.

7:00 pm. I finally get my motorcycle back in operable condition! Yes!

8:00 pm. My garage looks like a workshop again instead of a bloody mess.

9:30 pm. I sit down with my wife to watch a movie. We watch an excellent movie together that we both enjoyed. This hasn't happened in a LONG time. So refreshing.

Isn't sunshine a beautiful thing?


  1. What a great post! :) So what was the movie??

  2. (500) Days of Summer. I've been wanting to watch it since I saw parts of it, without audio, on an airplane. The visual storytelling was so rich even without audio that I knew I'd enjoy it.

    It was really, really good.

  3. Oh, Charlie beat me to it. Well, what was the movie already?
    And don't think I'm going to say anything needy like: "Don't you miss us at all?" Or "We aren't even mentioned in your 2009 recap. You would have been in ours." I just don't say things like that.

  4. Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely have to watch that!