Sea Monsters on Flickr.As a grown up (supposedly), I’ve been thinking more and more about life with children, and it’s a very exciting, nerve-wrecking kind of prospect.
When I was on vacation with Amanda’s family, I was given the chance to play with her nieces and nephews. I’m not quite ready yet for my own… but I can see that on the horizon much more clearly these days…

Sea Monsters on Flickr.

As a grown up (supposedly), I’ve been thinking more and more about life with children, and it’s a very exciting, nerve-wrecking kind of prospect.

When I was on vacation with Amanda’s family, I was given the chance to play with her nieces and nephews. I’m not quite ready yet for my own… but I can see that on the horizon much more clearly these days…

Do you think it’s telling that the title of this is “The Best of Nickleback” and there is no actual album there?

I think it’s telling.

Do you think it’s telling that the title of this is “The Best of Nickleback” and there is no actual album there?

I think it’s telling.

A cookie that looks like a smiley face, kinda like Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet. He was tasty!

A cookie that looks like a smiley face, kinda like Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet. He was tasty!

Seattle beat Denver (again) in OT. Watched it at Fix Coffeehouse. Here were the other Seahawks fans (and a lonely couple of Broncos fans) watching the finale.

Seattle beat Denver (again) in OT. Watched it at Fix Coffeehouse. Here were the other Seahawks fans (and a lonely couple of Broncos fans) watching the finale.

It’s also called Copyright Violation.

(And I don’t think Apple feels this way about Samsung…)

It’s also called Copyright Violation.

(And I don’t think Apple feels this way about Samsung…)

Adorable things found in Ikea.

Adorable things found in Ikea.

Two things:

  1. Really loving House of Cards, and Kevin Spacey is brilliant. The whole cast is pretty awesome.

  2. Super Smash Bros for 3DS just released a demo for Platinum Club Nintendo members (and the general populace on 9/19). So that’s what I’m doing from now until forever.

1a. Kevin Spacey is BRILLIANT.

There is a small island in the middle of Green Lake that I’ve always wanted to visit. Amanda and I went kayaking today on a double-kayak to check it out.

It was cool. It was also very creepy - certainly would have been if we had rowed out there at night.

If I were an adventurin’ man, and Amanda would say yes (she’s the wise one in the relationship and would undoubtedly say no), I would row out there at night and even consider camping. Clearly someone has.

We came across this really odd tent while there. The previous camper(s) dubbed the place Khaos Isle.

We also came across two bunnies, one white and one black (very LOST-reminiscent), so Amanda and I have taken to calling the place Bunny Isle.

It’s also where I was able to give her the real engagement ring I’ve been holding onto.

House of Cards

Just started, finally, watching House of Cards, with Amanda. I’ve been meaning to start it for some time, and I can definitely see the appeal. Kevin Spacey is, of course, amazingly dark and plotting.

A dedication plaque I found at Green Lake; it reminds me of Amanda’s dad.

A dedication plaque I found at Green Lake; it reminds me of Amanda’s dad.