Posts tagged ‘seattle’

September 30, 2010

Bring Your Own Woman

It is no fun to play Who Got the Better Deal in Seattle.  We got off the plane and something became immediately obvious.  Seattle women are not pretty.  Even if you replace the Patagonia wardrobe and put make up on them.  They made me look like a super model.  Ok, maybe not a super model but at least a model.  I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to be a lesbian.  It is so hard to tell what women are straight.  The men though…not so bad.

The grunge look is still going strong too.  Didn’t that die with Kurt Cobain?  I wanted to tell every coffee shop person and waitress I saw that ear plugs and facial piercings are not attractive!  Particularly the hoop through the middle of the nose.

There’s a rumor that everyone wants to move to Seattle after their visit.  The bf decided that was not the case for us for one very important reason.  “If you got in a train wreck and died, I could not be forced to date here.”  Men, if you visit Seattle, make sure you bring your own woman.

September 29, 2010

Hey Rosetta! at Chop Suey

We were on a mission to see live music while in Seattle.  That’s what you are supposed to do in Seattle, right?  Hey Rosetta!, a 6 piece indie rock band from Canada, was a favorite.  They got me as soon as I saw the banjo and violin.  They have a great layered sound that doesn’t translate quite as well on the album.  Or maybe I’m just a sucker and love everything live.  Check them out for yourself.  I don’t know what it is about a banjo!  Maybe the bf needs a new hobby.

I can’t close without mentioning the venue…  Chop Suey, it is a tiny and odd space.  You know those giant paper dragons you see in Chinese parades?  Well one was hanging from their low ceiling with a smoke machine in the mouth of the dragon.  I haven’t seen (or smelled) a smoke machine since high school dances.  I was told that I obviously don’t go clubbing.  That is correct.  I am damn near 30 and straight.

September 26, 2010

Goat Confit

While eating my way through Seattle with the bf, I discovered my love for goat.  The furry animal that has delicious and surprisingly healthy meat.  I’ve had an on going love affair with goat cheese for years.  So, I figured anything that produces milk that tasty must also be good for other things.

The bf and I are adventurous diners and enjoy trying things that are rarely found on traditional menus.  The goat confit at Quinn’s immediately caught our attention for several reasons.  The first being that an adorable English couple sitting next to us raved about it.  They were in Seattle solely to eat.  They even researched foodie blogs months prior to their trip.  We were immediately friends.

The second reason is the description of the dish.  “Goat confit, emmer, foie gras, lamb heart, pickled peppers.”  Who wouldn’t want to try lamb heart?  We learned that emmer is an amazing grain.  We are now on the search for it.

The third reason the goat confit caught my attention may come as a surprise.  I am pretty health obsessed. And I recently read that goat meat has half the calories of a porterhouse and more protein. Not sure how healthy it is when you add the foie gras but I chose to ignore that.  I was on vacation.

Check out Quinn’s if your travels take you to Seattle.  Make sure you ask for Matthew at the bar.  That man is pure genius when it comes to food and beer knowledge.

September 23, 2010

I’m Back!

I took a brief hiatus but I am back in the jungle!  I attended a conference last week and I think we all know how long nights at conferences cause foggy mornings.  I was in no mood to write without biting sarcasm.  BTW, when I posted Quotes I Adore, I happened to forget that the nameless people mentioned all read The Plastic Jungle.  Perhaps an apology is in order, but I like to think that is the risk you take when you hang out with me.

And so after a conference and a 5 day vacation in Seattle, it is time for me to get back on track with my real life and stop eating like I have no shame or concern about wearing anything but pants with elastic waist bands.  Speaking of food, I have upcoming posts about my Seattle food discoveries.  There will also be posts about style, specifically lesbian style, music, and a few wild cards.  I am indeed posting about lesbian style.  I feel that it is time it gets addressed.

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