1. HGTV. I hid my shameful addiction to real estate purchasing and home design shows for so long (months) only to step out of the shower one day to discover Boyfriend watching ”House Hunters International”. for a second i thought i had accidentally recorded it and not deleted it after and he found it and was going to make fun of me but he found it channel surfing on his own and that is why i love him. It’s seriously the most progressive network on tv these days. So many gays! couples, decorators, agents, builders, home inspectors. They’re everywhere! You may be wondering why someone with a single-digit credit score and fondness for city life would be interested in HGTV but, a girl can dream can’t she?
2. My commute. More specifically, murals and architecture of downtown Seattle. This city has crappy graffiti but there are a lot of cool, legal street art pieces. One of these days I will see them while not commuting to/from work and take pictures for you. The buildings are also cool despite how spoiled i am by san francisco. Lots of exposed brick and iron and olde timey industrial feel. Oh and signs! Neon, painted and store front featuring attractive typography and icons. More visually pleasing than most grimy urban areas (obviously i am excluding the giant mall area populated by chain department stores and a plaza Boyfriend called ”juggalo island”.)
3. my roof. still. it has the best view ever and is in the top 99th percentile for drinking on during summer evenings. (it would be #1 except it closes at 10pm).
It’s also worth mentioning again how great it is that it stays light out till 10 and warm enough to only ever need a sweater at most and it will be a treasured memory when the rain starts and i slit my wrists.
4. Groupon and similar internet deal sites. It took a minute to get over the stigma of coupons but once Boyfriend and i realized we can finally try restaurants we would never be able to afford otherwise, we became obsessed. Thanks to a promo code on restaurant.com we now have about $200 worth of future date nights for only $10. Sweet. There were even some vegetarian options for him, one of which had a photobooth which almost made up for weirdly textured soy-based shredded not-meat flakes with buffalo sauce and a watery, sorry excuse for blue cheese.
5. I finally bought a blender. It is a fine friend for the basil plant that has been flourishing on our kitchen counter and I made some super bomb ass pesto last week that would definitely qualify as ”hella good.” I also made a smoothie today which would have been better with ice cream (or vodka) but combined fresh seasonal organic berries and locally made yogurt to transport me to foodie buzzword snack time bliss.
some honorable mentions go to the laundry room in our apartment building which has a fussy change machine but is the depository for ”stuff people don’t want when they move”. I acquired some prada storage boxes, a top chef cookbook, armani ties for Boyfrend and not completely hideous work pants. It is soul crushing to pay for slacks. I refuse to do it.
Also, other people’s dogs get a gold star always. I watched a scared pitbull refuse to get in the wading pool at a park earlier this week while his friend dog hung out in the water and tried to coax him in. It was pretty fucking cute.