A trip to the pumpkin patch is a fall tradition

I love traditions. My family has a set of pretty strong traditions connected to holidays, birthdays, and just being together. After living away from my family for a decade, I’ve made a few traditions of my own as well. One of those traditions is a trip to the pumpkin patch. My linesisters, their little people, …

i’ll take my starbucks with a shot of shackles and shock

my body woke me up from what i can only assume was a peaceful sleep at 5am saturday morning. my reaction was anything but peaceful. i struggled to fall back to sleep for a few hours before i just gave up. i had a pretty lengthy to-do list so i decided to get started. first …

umbrella, i don’t need no stinking umbrella

it’s raining in seattle. i know what you’re thinking. it’s always raining in seattle. wrong. it’s not always raining in seattle. we don’t mind you thinking that though because we don’t actually want you moving here and messing up our hodgepodge of hippie-hipster/geeky-chic/counter-culture/semi-progressive/multi-cultural-inclusive/seattle-freezy vibe. but it’s fall and fall does mean rain. i’m a self-professed vitamin …

we were moving mountains long before we thought we could

this past weekend my hiking group, black people hike (bph) hit the tiger mountain west trail for what we thought would be a 5 mile hike round trip. turns out the high point trail (which doesn’t go all the way to the top) is 5 miles. the west trail is actually 4.4 miles one way. …

the divas of dstinction take on the seattle scavenger hunt

seattle was a sight of perfection this past saturday when me and my sorors took on the challenge nation seattle challenge. we came, we saw, we conquered – sort of. okay the truth is we came in 164 out of 280 something. not stellar but boy did we have fun and we looked super cute …

seattle-area ufo crash happened before roswell, you’re welcome!

i rather enjoy learning cool new facts about my adopted city. actually, this isn’t about seattle, but it’s about a super awesome bit of history that happened just outside of seattle and i had no idea about it! let me back up a bit. when i was a kid i was obsessed with aliens. did …

Masterminding at Starbucks in the CD is like entering a different world

i like to spend my free saturdays being productive because i don’t get a whole lot of them. there is always something or someone vying for my attention. this particular saturday was pretty eventful with volunteering for national day of service and then hittig the gym to work on my cheerleading body. ya’ll have no …

seattle sets a world record at seattle snow day

one thing you should know about me is i love to make history. probably because i actually dig history. it’s dark and painful sometimes, but it’s also exhilarating and exciting and quite liberating. there is all that talk about not knowing your past means you’re destined to repeat it. whatever, i like knowing the past …

hiking through the ape caves was like walking through moria

i spent hours climbing through the ape caves at mt. st. helens in southern washington with some awesome friends, what did you do?! we started our trek bright an early from seattle and headed south to woodland where our adventures began. let me start by saying i had no idea it was so close to …