Life as we know it
Another month of working hard and playing hard as the weather is getting nicer here in Seattle!
The month started with seeing Wallows at the Paramount Theater and I was one of the oldest people there that wasn’t a parent, but I still had a great time dancing and hearing some new great music!
The same week, I saw Denzel Curry at Showbox Sodo. It was my first rap show and it was amazing, such great unexpected energy and Denzel sounded great.
Grant and I went to Newport, Oregon for the weekend to see his family. This time alst year, we scattered his dad’s ashes, so we revisited his resting place and bench dedicated to him, caught up with family and friends and ate a lot of food.
Surprise surprise, another gig! I saw Pup and Pinkshift at Showbox Sodo. Pinkshift absolutely crushed it, I can’t wait for their new music and Pup was great as well, such a fun time.
One week this month, I worked the kid science camp I did in February for school break. It was decent, I think the last group of kids was more interesting, these kids were quite a bit younger and harder to connect with but still funny. Kids do say the damnedest things, don’t they?
For an early birthday present, my parents got us tickets to a Kraken game against the New Jersey Devils, Grant’s first hockey game. The seats were in the nosebleeds but the game was so exciting: a new player with his first NHL goal, overtime and a shootout leading to a Kraken win; we really got the full experience.
I saw Rina Sawayama live at the Neptune Theater and my god, that was the best show I’ve been to since Glass Animals probably, I’ll be riding this high for a while. She’s going straight to the top, I fear.
Grant and I went to Roozengaarde outside of Mount Vernon to gaze at the tulip fields. It was so lovely and much more than I expected. There was both smaller tulip gardens displaying a lot of different varieties in a small space as well as huge fields of single colors.
This month, I turned 27! On my actual birthday (the 28th), I worked and went to see Boston Manor and Trashboat at El Corazon that night with my friend Matt. I especially loved Trashboat’s set, I’ve been listening to their new album on repeat since it came out, it’s so good! Also tipsy me made some unexpected friends that I’ve been seeing since, what a good night.
The day after, Grant, my friend Max and I went to the Erotic Art Festival. It my first time going so I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was so fun: pieces in all sorts of mediums displaying as many different kinds of bodies and sexualities and you get to vote on your favorites. Additionally, there were aerial silk/bondage performances throughout the day. I wish I stayed a bit later in the night to see the burlesque, but I had other plans… next year for sure!
What a bananas month. Now that I got my footing in Seattle and COVID restrictions are lifted, I really love filling my calendar with concerts, hockey games and other random events and seeing my friends. My social life has been the best and most fulfilling it’s ever been… now if only I can feel this good about my work life. But hopefully those changes are coming soon.
Books and media
What I’ve been reading: The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla, Submarine by Joe Dunthorne, In my Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead, The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green, The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley, The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability and Making Space by Amanda Leduc, Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski, Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nujhuis, Fangs by Sarah Andersen, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
What I’ve been listening to: Serpentina by BANKS, Voyage by ABBA, The Unraveling of Puptheband by Pup, The Albatross and Draw Down the Moon by Foxing, Dreamland, Uncanny Valley and How Will You Know if You Never Try by Coin, 11:11 by Pinegrove, Unlimited Love by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Line is a Curve by Kae Tempest, Demo 2015 by GLOSS, Chloe and the Next 20th Century by Father John Misty, Nature Nurture by Dinosaur Pile-Up, Slayyyter by Slayyyter
What I’ve been watching: White Hot