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Old and New

As I am in the midst of moving and starting somewhat of a new chapter in my life, the past is coming back a little too.

OLD:  Wednesday I helped host the Tauber Institute of Global Operations annual networking dinner.  Myself and two others planned the event this year.  We had 20 attendees and reserved a private room at the Steelhead Diner in the Pike Place Market for our three course dinner and cocktail hour.  It was nice seeing a few familiar faces (Tauber and EGL) as well as the interning students.  It’s always good having the opportunity to reminisce about Michigan and to catch up with what each is doing now.  The venue worked out well (it was my idea to host it there) and the dinner was excellent and served family style (tri-tip with roasted squash and kale, salmon with cannelinni beans, and a fetticine with cauliflower and porcini mushrooms with a Theo chocolate bourbon pecan pie for dessert).

Me in the pink dress.
Me in the pink dress.

OLD:  Thursday was the familiar FareStart dinner.  Great restaurant, per usual, and fun night.  Purple Wine Bar and Restaurant made us an excellent menu of Blistered Rainbow Carrots, Buttermilk Emulsion, Wild Watercress and Mache Salad, Crusted Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Herb Oil, Summer Corn Succotash, Smoked Tomato Puree, and Lemon-Thyme Short Cake, Classic Chantilly Cream, Macerated Seasonal Berries, Lemon Zest.  I ate so many of those damn short cake biscuits throughout the night because they were so good.  I then met the roommates and friends at the Can Can in the market for a fun girls night out caberet show.

The pork tenderloin with succatash and amazing sauces!
The pork tenderloin with succatash and amazing sauces!

OLD:  Friday I had lunch in Pioneer Square at the London Plane that I had been wanting to try for a while.  I was meeting with the new SEAW Social Chair to pass on the torch.  I had a fabulous lunch buying one of their plates with three salads of my choosing from their fresh selection along with great grainy bread.  Friday night was Bryan and my FIFTH time seeing Fitz and the Tantrums in Seattle.  They returned to the Showbox SODO for their latest album and it was a great concert, best one yet.  We managed to get nice and drunk before the show to really let loose and have a good time, we like to dance a bunch at their concerts.  We both left the concert completely energized, at 12:30 in the morning, and so in awe!  We got dinner beforehand at Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken which is a Seattle staple but one I had not tried yet.  We picked up the 16 piece family size to eat at Bryan’s with Mark, David, and Jeff.  The spicy chicken was fantastic!

So many glorious salads.
So many glorious salads.
London Plane salad plate and bread.
London Plane salad plate and bread.
Ezell's spicy fried chicken and rolls.  Great chicken!
Ezell’s spicy fried chicken and rolls. Great chicken!

OLD:  Packing, it’s already gotten old after just one day.  I got a late start on packing as Bryan and slept in after such a late night and then got lunch at Chinoise Cafe on top of the hill.  We shared the papaya salad with shrimp, the pad see ewe, and the spicy ginger shrimp.  Very good food surprisingly.  I then packed from 3-10pm.  I have never been dustier and I worked up a good sweat.

Papaya salad with shrimp.
Papaya salad with shrimp.
Spicy ginger shrimp.
Spicy ginger shrimp.

OLD:  House hunting.  But before house hunting I moved a few more things, potted my tomato plants, did some laundry and had one last Sunday morning on my balcony with cup of coffee in hand.

City on an overcast morning.
City on an overcast morning.
Cup of joe.
Cup of joe.

OLD:  Then house hunting; Bryan and I set out to look at three places, two which were actually great, leaving us to miss our lease-signing appointment for the other place in Fremont, and out of $500.  But we don’t care because we really want this other place that we saw.  After that we walked to Serafina in Eastlake for their patio party with live jazz, white sangria, a roasted pig and grilling station.  Amidst eating grilled asparagus and salmon steaks we decided to head south to Renton to go mattress shopping and eat at Bryan’s favorite Indian place by work called Spice King.  We checked out Ikea and Sleep Country and decided on two different options before going and gorging ourselves at Spice King for two people who were not even very hungry.  But it was delicious!  And we now have enough leftovers from this weekend to last us until the 4th!  And I’m sorer than I have been in a very long time from moving all those boxes and climbing all those stairs with them!

Too much food; salad, rice, naan, saag chicken, chili chicken, tandoori chicken, and gulub jamun for dessert.  OMG!
Too much food; salad, rice, naan, saag chicken, chili chicken, tandoori chicken, and gulub jamun for dessert. OMG!

Chelsea

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