The company is gone, the company is gone. Hurray! Finally we’ve got our place back and it’s time to whip the guest bedroom into the nursery. To the right is a photo I took prior to the changing of the guest room. We painted this room about 18 months ago and went with a nice neutral (sexless) color.
This weekend my brother gets very lucky, no.. not that kind of "lucky" people. He gets our old queen bed for free. Why is he lucky though? Well he’s currently sleeping on a twin size bed which I bought in college, circa 1994 or so. You read that right a twin size bed. Maybe a twin bed isn’t too horrible, but my brother is 6’3 and about 250 pounds. The twin mattress is in pain, I guarantee it. My younger brother, notice I didn’t say little, is a big dude so this will be a welcome change. He was like a football player and stuff. Enjoy the new bed bro!
We started working on the bedroom Wednesday night. It was very cool to pull out some stuff we bought months ago for Anna after learning she’s a girl. A tear or two may have been shed while we did this. This daughter of ours will be quite the stylish girl and will not be lacking in love and support. Nor will she be short on stuffed animals, but can you really have too many of the plush critters? I say no.
Wednesday morning before my wife’s doctor appointment, we grabbed some bagels near Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. We ate our bagels in the car, killing some time before the appointment. From this vantage point we engaged in some people watching, one of my most favorite activities. We observed a tourist setting up his camera to take a scenic photo with Puget Sound in the background. He used the timer function on his digital camera as opposed the arm stretched away from the body technique. It was quite entertaining to watch him re-shoot his photo several times.
When we got bored of watching him, our eyes shifted across the street to a Canadian couple trying to figure out our high tech parking machines. While they contemplated the machine, a driver attempted to parallel park her huge Chevy Suburban on the hilly street. It wasn’t a pretty sight, yet the driver did eventually manage to get her behemoth vehicle in the spot. You could tell she was a wee bit flustered, but I’m happy to report she assisted the friendly Canadian couple navigating the solar powered parking meter. If she didn’t help them, I was about to jump out of the car and offer my uber friendly support.
I could have wasted an entire day in the car watching people. My wife and I had such a great time observing strangers in their natural environment. I guarantee someone was watching us watch people. I so want to get paid to "people watch".