August 24, 2012

if only we weren't on the lam again


i feel a bit like your kalkatroonaan cruise director, what with the gentle nudges towards maps of the world and online jazz concerts (which was BRILLIANT), but peeps, if you're in the city of angels, i haz your friday night planned.  did you know crafted of los angeles will be throwing an etsy shindig?  these are the same gals frolicking at promaballoona in purple tulle, eighties floral, and a soupcon of tres chic black and white.  they know how to party.  if you're in town, take my advice and head for the nail bar, then beeline to the wine showcase.  sipping wine while the paint dries?  that's just good planning.  rsvp right here!

me?  oh yes, i'll be in town... in front of several suitcases, trying to figure out how to fit seven months of living into four bags.  we're slipping out in the wee hours of saturday morning to our next hideout stop, seattle.  seattle, baby!  and none too soon.  it's actually grown toxic here.  first, nature attacked, in some wild new pollen heretofore foreign to us.  five minutes of fresh air and we're both coughing and hacking like we just returned from silkwood.  this is not right.  flowers love me.  then... food began to attack.  shellfish took ruggy, mozzarella felled me.

this is most definitely not right.  CHEESE LOVES ME LIKE FOR REAL, YO.

i can only assume we are being singled out by the very soil we walk upon. i have come to the conclusion there are two possible reasons for this unprovoked aggression:

1.  we have been partying / entertaining for three weeks straight and it's catching up with us.

2.  los angeles has had enough of us and wants us to get the hell out.

i do believe i'll go with nĂºmero dos, as we show no signs of calling it quits on the partying.  cool, LA, we catch your drift, it ain't no thang.  seattle calls!  i know you lovely peeps have some cruise directing of your own to do! anything we shouldn't miss?  anything we shouldn't drink?

(just kidding, we're going to drink EVERYTHING.  including the rye whiskey we're packing.  godsakes, never leave a man behind.)

36 comments:

  1. Another move?!?! OMG-- Oona on the run! Also... dude... HOW COULD MOZZARELLA BETRAY YOU?! I actually thought of you yesterday while my coworker and I were devouring a FULL POUND OF BURRATA. I have no regrets.

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    1. IT'S CRAZY, YO.

      the burrata only adds to the crime that we haven't met yet.

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  2. gosh... I love your writing. Fo real and yo in the same blog post? Friday doesn't get better. Good like with the trip to Seattle. I'm sure you had great times in LA but I'm even more sure that even better times lay ahead!

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    1. well teehee and thankya! for all of that!

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  3. Noooo don't move! You'll be too far away! (I'm being selfish) :)

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    1. i know, we never got together! you'll just have to visit NY. i'll be there... eventually....

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  4. Umbrellas. You will need umbrellas. Notice the plural. You will need one little folding one to go in your purse for those days when it is not raining right now. You will need a larger one for those days when it is raining like it is never going to stop (it will). Also, one for the car.

    Having said that, Seattle is lovely. Love it there.

    I am a former wet/west coaster from the other side of the border, aka Vancouver. When I lived there I had 5 umbrellas. I found the best way not to constantly lose them was to spend more than you should on them and that way you are more careful. Seriously it works. Of course it depends on how long you will be there.

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    1. i think if i have to buy an umbrella i will cry.

      (i think i have tears in my future.)

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    2. I think a rain-coat might be in order... that way you can skip the umbrella. ;)

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    3. ehehee.. i'm with you again, sis.. i would rather be soaked with rain, than wear the damn umbrella.. i don't even like the word umbrella, in any language.. on the other hand, i like the rain, and am a serious puddle jumper.. one of the earliest childhood dreams of mine was to own a pair of pink rubber boots and yellow rain coat, and spend my entire life puddle jumping.. have a fabulous time in seattle!

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    4. if you don't like the word umbrella, how about bumbershoot? There are some cuter ones available, really. I promise.

      If you have straight thinnish hair and wear glasses, umbrellas (bumbershoots) are not optional. I think you also may be underestimating how long and how hard it can rain in the Pacific Northwest. I remember one year it rained every day for 6 weeks. Every fracking day.

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    5. this umbrella conversation is killing me.

      as would the rain do to my curls. imagine a chia pet the size of downtown Seattle.

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  5. We all need your direction Captain Oona! The esty shin dig sounds so good, hope I can swing it. Bon Voyage to you! I hope you will enjoy your stint in Seattle we will miss you here!

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    1. and bon voyage to YOU! eat some gelato for me, captain's orders!

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  6. Seattle's not so bad right now (summer = no rain!), but we're on the cool side, even for us. If you find good fabric stores here, please let me know... there's basically nothing besides box stores on the Eastside...

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    1. if i find it, we'll have to have a meetup!

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  7. Yeah Seattle! I'm in Seattle! Make sure you check out Bitterroot BBQ, Kings Hardware, and Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen for all your whiskey wants and needs.

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    1. whaaaaaaaaaaaa?! MOUTH. WATERING. the kickin' boot website gallery has me truly salivating. who needs fabric, a whiskey meetup sounds delish...

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    2. Oh yeah! As for fabric...we have chains...Joann and a local chain called Pacific fabrics. They're alriiiight. I dig Nancy's Sewing basket (more fashion, quality fabrics) but it's a little pricey.

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    3. just drove past a cute little store today called stitches (on 1 st ave, I think) must try it out on. lunch break!

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    4. stitches is on Capitol Hill on Pike. Stitches is great.

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  8. The only city on the West Coast that I am in love, Seattle.
    Have a safe trip and try to avoid traveling while hung over. ;)

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  9. My friend, Art Stone, moved from NC to Seattle about a year ago and has a wonderful biscuit operation called Honest Biscuits. Look for him in Pike Place market. OMG, they are wonderful and will make you and Ruggy right again!

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  10. We'll miss you here! I can't believe that LA is trying to get rid of you! We loved having you here. Go, enjoy Seattle. Btw, take the 40 mile drive down to Tacoma to the Glass museum - you won't regret it. I don't work with fire - but people who do have created amazing things with glass. They have a hot shop right in the museum where you watch the glass makers at work. Sooo cool, as much as I love watching the Ren Faire glass makers - this is on a very high professional level and of course they explain as they go. I found Tacoma to be a fun funky day trip from Seattle.

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    1. princess!! it seems only last week you called out to me in council thrift. we may have a few free days so I'll put Tacoma on the list :)

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  11. Seattle! I'm headed to Seattle on Sunday. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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  12. I can't believe you're coming to Seattle, you will love it so much, I love my city. Few recommendations:
    -Try and get to the surrounding areas, not just downtown. May I suggest Fremont, Ballard, or Wallingford.
    -Try other markets besides just Pike's Place, like the Fremont Farmers Sunday Market.
    -Food or shows - Pink Door, Flying Fish, La Isla. Sea Monster lounge in Wallingford has a free funk show every Friday night.
    -Bars- Duck Island Ale House (next to the famous Beth's cafe) 24 beers on tap and the nicest patrons and bar tenders around. Whiskey Bar. Seamonster Lounge.

    Hope you have fun, this city is the best!

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    1. Also terrific live jazz at the New Orleans Cafe in Pioneer Square.

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    2. YES JAZZ. putting all these on the list!! thank you!!!

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  13. what in god's name do you guys do that allows you to move so much!?!! i must say i'm little jealous of all your adventures. has the bay area been calling out to you? btw - we all need an 'oona done it' outfit please! it's been too long.

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    1. ah, the bay area, been on the run from the popo no less than four times there!

      perhaps I should do an ODI for the law...

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  14. Great cocktails at Cannon on Sunday nights. Murray is THE bartender to see. SQUEEEE

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!