What the [BLANK] happened this weekend?

The best thing to come out of this weekend was a big fat win for the Sounders and it was fantastic being in the stadium for it. The Sounders vs Portland game was on Sunday in front of 64k+ fans. We’ve been struggling and it was not pretty but we will take the win. While It was not pretty, we fought hard. I feel like they played with so much more passion and you could see there was a different energy on the field. I hope they continue with the energy I saw on Sunday and finish the season strong. I also heard the Seahawks won their game as well. I could not watch that one but glad to hear they won. Yay for Seattle teams, I won’t even mention the team that plays at Safeco…

The big thing this weekend. I’m not sure if you are aware, but Washington State, well the Pacific Northwest, has been under attack from Mother Nature this summer. We’ve set record highs, we are in a drought, wildfires are everywhere and this past weekend we had a massive wind storm. Trees uprooted, power went out and some people still don’t have power. Now I’m not complaining because I only lost my power for about 30 seconds. Enough time to turn off my TV and interrupt my Buffy marathon but it did screw with my wifi. I’m just thankful that no major trees feel in my area and I didn’t get hurt. Unfortunately this can not be said for everyone. It’s just been a tough few months for my poor state and the people living here.

Tiff Sig

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What the [BLANK] happened this weekend?

My weekend begun with a Seahawks preseason game Friday night. Yes I know they were not playing their top players but it was still a tough game to watch. The universe decided to do me a favor and with only the 4th quarter left, my power went out. With nothing else to do because I could not use my phone data to watch the rest of the game, I went to bed!

Saturday I wanted to get started on some of my cleaning. I’ve been thinking about switching to natural products for some time but have always been to scared to switch. It doesn’t really have anything to do with cost as much as what chemicals I’m using and what if I ruin something!  Saturday I decided to try out  50/50 Distilled White Vinegar and water on my entry way. I added a few drops of Sweet Orange essential oil to help with the smell. Cleaning wise, it pretty much is like most store bought stuff. My entry way is a bitch to clean because it’s not smooth, the dirt can build up in sections. I’m going to have to really scrub at it to get it clean no matter what I use but this was a cheap and chemical free way to clean. Next up I’m going to experiment with carpet cleaners.

I went through all of my CDs and separated them into keep, sell/donate and download piles. I need to figured out if my sell pile is even worth anything to anyone and I need to get an external drive for my music. I currently don’t have anything to back up my music on and I don’t want to use a cloud storage. Oh and I even found a cassette tape I used to listen to ALL THE TIME when I was in Elementary school. After the sorting I left to meet up with my friend A. We had planned on going to see a free movie in the park but it had rained that morning and dark clouds were rolling in. We decided to stay home and pick up some Redbox movies, since I had a few free codes and have tacos for dinner. Pretty fantastic end to the day even if we didn’t get to do what we have originally planned.

Sunday was a completely lazy day.  I started a new game in Skyrim. I have not played this game in forever and had a blast starting up again. I think I put a load in the dishwasher, other than that I think I played Skyrim all day! Oh and the best part about this last Sunday, the SOUNDERS WON! We had new players play, we had Oba back and all the players seemed to be on top of their game. It was fantastic!

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

SuperBowl Weekend

It’s going to be an exciting weekend here in Washington State! Go Hawks!

So I’m ALREADY behind on my reading goal for this year. I blame Maplecroft. I started reading Maplecroft because I didn’t get it in time to read for my book club meeting but it’s just so dull. It has the potential to be intriguing and the story seems like it would be great but I just can’t get into it. I have the book for another month, then it goes back into my TBR pile. To encourage myself, I decide to dive into Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn.

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I’ve seen Yasmine Galenorn at book signings, a romance tea talk and at the Seattle Mystery Shop. The last time I saw her, one of my book club co-leaders and I talked to her about her series and we decided to start reading her Indigo Court series.  I’ve read one of her other series but my co-leader and I decide to start one of her series that is completed and only has 5 books. Since Night Myst is one that I need to read for my book club and since book club is next Friday, I figured I should start it. I started it and am almost finished with it, so a book review will be coming soon.

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I think I said this before, but I’m sort of a bandwagon Seahawks fan. I generally don’t watch football games, unless I’m at my friend’s house who watches them all. I tend to watch 2 games a year, the Superbowl, if we are going and the Apple Cup. GO COUGS! The reason I’m bring this up again is because I just need to say how awesome it is to see local businesses and the community rocking the Seahawks colors and 12th man flags. I’m not sure if you’ve ever been part of something so inspiring and that evokes a sense of pride and joy, but it’s a great feeling. I wish more things brought communities together like this. I’m excited for the big game tomorrow and can’t wait to see the Seahawks crush it! Oh and I bought a dozen cookies from Sweet Themes Bakery and I’m super disappointed. I’ll never order off an order form again because what the form said and what I got are vastly different. I specifically choose the cookies that did NOT say square and that’s what I got. I complained to the owner and since they only had the footballs left, we switched out some of the cookies. Still angry that this would even happen.

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Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

TBD

You read that right and no it’s not a typo. I almost failed my journalism class in college because of my lack of attention grabbing headlines! I have a hard time coming up with appropriate titles and headlines but that’s not the main reason I almost failed that class, but I digress. This weekend turned out to be very productive and awesome, for a lot of different reasons but mostly because this is how I kicked it off!

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I spent most of the weekend getting ready for a party, cooking rice, taco meat, mexican brownies and cutting up all the veggies. My plan this weekend was to get out of the house at least once a day. If I don’t, I’ll just lay on the couch watching Netflix all weekend and that will make me feel horrible come Monday. Saturday was a no-brainer since I had to go to my friend’s house but Sunday, well I planned on sleeping in. I had some items to return from the party so that gave me a great reason to get dressed and head out into the world!

Have you ever returned groceries? It’s a pretty weird feeling walking back into the store with shopping bags. People look at you funny and you know they are silently judging you. After making all my returns I headed home for some relaxation and chilling with the dog. Got bored so I started reading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. This is book two, and I’ll do a book review soon but I’m excited to see what problems they cause in the past! To finish off the weekend I played a few hours of DragonAge Inquisition, LOVE this game.

SEA-HAWKS! 

Oh yeah, the Seahawks kicked the Panthers asses this last Saturday and at the end of the week, the Packers are coming to town. It was a great game and pretty sure Bam Bam Kam showed up to a track meet instead of a football game (hurdles and long distance running). Just as an FYI, I’m not a huge football fan and you can call me a bandwagon fan all you want, I just like supporting my hometown teams (except the Huskies). Who the F cares how long you have been a fan as long as you are one. Anyways my friend is a huge fan and I was worried the party I was throwing for her would be ruined if the Seahawks lost, good thing they didn’t.

A’s 30th Party

My friend takes her age pretty seriously and was feeling the grumps from turning 30 in December. I know woman think turning 30 is bad, I don’t get it but someone like my friend doesn’t feel that great about it. To help cheer her up I planned a Fiesta Bday party for her and friends. Hence the fiesta in a cart picture above. My idea was to let the emotional burn of turning 30 cool down a little before we celebrated her big day. It’s really hard to have a birthday party at the end of December so, January works just fine. I’d started planning this at the end on November and the day I picked just happened to be set as the first playoff game for the Seahawks. Not as many people showed up as we had hoped due to football parties and the game but we still had a blast. I do have leftover taco meat that will last me a month, the bright side, I know!

That’s a wrap for my TBD weekend report and this week promises to be even more exciting! No, I’m kidding I live a relatively boring life but we will see what I can squeeze out of this week.

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus