On the 23rd of December we loaded up the cat in her carrier, and took off towards Portland - then Seattle. This sounded like a good idea before we did it - I mean who wants to leave the cat at home when you could just bring her with you on the road trip?
This was our first road trip to Seattle from Tillamook, and I have to say that our estimates of how long it would take were a bit off. We left here around 11 and ended up in Seattle somewhere around 6 pm. The cat *almost* made it all the way without incident on the way there, but 5 miles from Lise's familial home she couldn't take it any longer, so the end of the trip was more exciting than it should have been.
Did I mention that our cat hates the car? She loathes it. For the entire trip, she probably averaged 15 cries per hour. I counted at one point. We've tried Ace and Xanax, but neither one has been terribly successful. I think next time we'll go back to the Ace because it seemed to work better on the trip here from California.
Christmas was fun... but quick. We saw James and Ross over at James' house, and we were able to check out Daniel's new home/office/hopeless bachelor pad in Bothell. That boy is going to have a really hard time getting a woman to come over to that place, it couldn't be more "I am the alpha geek male" vibe if you threw Bill Gates in there in a speedo.
D's was nice for Christmas and we saw Barbie and John. The cats did not make an appearance. I probably could have gone downstairs to find them but I was not interested in scoping out the coat rack.
Kira and Licorice didn't really get along too well at the parent's house. Licorice was fine if she was sleeping, but I think she enjoyed waking up and making us scramble to move Kira. Note to self: bring bungee cords next time.
Work has been good. We had a net admin for a few weeks but we no longer do. I'm still not entirely sure what was up there. My boss has given notice and is likely to end up in a mariachi band, on the amazing race, or potentially teaching highschool. Some people shouldn't have the luxury of having enough money to get by without working. Bastard. I'm just a bit jealous.
Other than that, not much else is going on here. The cat is happy to be home and Lise and I are not happy that she is leaving in a little bit, but we're almost done
with this crazy two location thing we have going on. Bleh.
One day Lise will actually write an entry here. Ha.