I’m in Seattle for part of the week visiting a best friend and it’s been lovely. Yesterday I went to the shore for a bit and then later in the afternoon learned how to play backgammon. Today saw us making a rare and successful trip to the mall. Neither Rebekah nor I are shoppers, and we have more minimal wardrobes, so the fact that we both found and bought stuff (my mother would be proud) was almost a miracle. Plus, we had lunch out and I had the most amazing salad ever. Along with garlic fries. I may or may not go back there tomorrow.