The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

One of the best things about Vancouver, Canada, is the food. It’s a city by the sea, and it’s very much an international town. That bodes well for seafood, as well as Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, First Nations, Italian, Greek… you name it, they have it in Vancouver. I’m told the best things to eat …

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I absolutely love aquariums. I’ve been wanting to check out the one in Seattle since I moved here 3 2/3 years ago, but I just never quite got around to it. After a while, you get kind of sick of doing stuff by yourself. I’m glad I waited, because exploring it with my boyfriend was …

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On the day of this writing, I’m working on the South Park Bridge, which spans the Duwamish River from Seattle to Tukwila, Washington. It’s a beautiful day. As locals say, “the mountain is out,” which means I can see Mount Rainier on the horizon. (God, but I love my job.) It must also be the …

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I had a very unique Thanksgiving this year. It wasn’t about turkey or relatives. No family tension. Since Thanksgiving has forever been my favorite holiday, I always kind of feel a spike in anxiety just before the day. Will I be spending it alone? I can think of nothing worse. When I came to this …

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Recently my late boyfriend’s sister and brother-in-law came through town and took me out to dinner. It was so good to catch up with them, and it was also nice to talk to someone who knew Chuck. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do that, and sometimes you just need to …

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