Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing

Last weekend, I noticed that I-5 North was backed up starting north of Marysville, WA down to pass south Everett. I mused that the US-Canada border must be busy AF since it’s recently been re-opened. I have had the pleasure of living through of a worst-case, nightmare scenario at the Canada-USA border. At least IContinue reading “Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing”

Santa, A Knife, and AMFs

I generally don’t consider myself a social influencer, but I have noticed that I have an impact in situations – for the better, or for the worse. One particular situation was a dinner cruise with my girlfriend’s company party … I met off-season Santa Claus, a knife, and AMFs. Lemme explain. Argosy Cruises In theContinue reading “Santa, A Knife, and AMFs”

Lost American In Paris

Yesterday at work, I enjoy a micro-conversation with a self-proclaimed Italian Costco Member over the pronunciation of the words: La Croix. It was well-intentioned and very lively. We concluded the origin of the words was French, and regardless of your attempt it’s difficult to pronounce correctly. I reminded me of a time when I lostContinue reading “Lost American In Paris”

Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth

My mind sometimes drifts off to a time and place that I truly was in paradise, that I recognized the fact I was in paradise, and lastly, indulged as much as I could before dragging myself away. My mother passed away from gastric cancer in December 1997. She was born and raised on the FilipinoContinue reading “Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth”

I Know Better: Then And Now

I will not forget March 26, 2022 any day soon. The following story could’ve been prevent had I acknowledged any of warning signs I encountered way. I should’ve known better. I definitely know better NOW. Saturday, March 26, 2022 Jami had casually mentioned that I hadn’t been geocaching in a hot-minute. So with a relativelyContinue reading “I Know Better: Then And Now”

The Night I Fought Rocket the Raccoon

Anytime I encounter a raccoon themed meme or social media post, I remember the night I fought Rocket the Raccoon before he was famous in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. That’s RIGHT! A quick fun fact: In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Rocket is referredContinue reading “The Night I Fought Rocket the Raccoon”

Rudderless In Seattle

I find myself in an unusual state: listless. Actually, it’s more accurate to state I’m rudderless in Seattle. After I completed the rehabilitation loan with the “upgrades” to my house in December 2020, I really haven’t had an all-encompassing task that provides direction to my decisions. In 2021, I attempted to start a small businessContinue reading “Rudderless In Seattle”

My One One-Night Stand

Ever hear a song that ignites a memory? Perhaps a social media post that involves the game “Never Have I Ever” has your mind rifling through its database of experiences. Well, if you thought the title to my post was confusing, the post itself will be absolutely befuddling! The question that’ll hang in your headContinue reading “My One One-Night Stand”

Hazy Shade of Winter

Every time I’m introduced into a new group (or person) I know it’ll take time for them to get to know me and vice versa. My Dad always told me, “that people will not talk with you if they don’t like you. Time is a precious commodity that people won’t waste it on unwanted activityContinue reading “Hazy Shade of Winter”

Benson Hedges: Better Currency Than Pesos

After watching wall-to-wall football for the final week of the 2022 NFL Regular Season, and the trash-talking (sh*t talking) on the field, it reminded of an incident that could’ve ended badly but didn’t. My younger sister is brash at times. Sometimes it’s at inappropriate times when decorum is the more harmonious route. For example, whenContinue reading “Benson Hedges: Better Currency Than Pesos”