Favorite thing about Seattle

Another donor asked me what was my favorite thing about Seattle.

…It’s not Indiana.

I mean, you’re making me pick one thing? How the hell am I supposed to choose? I spent my whole life trapped in Indiana, dreaming of a liberal paradise somewhere. I feel like I’ve found it. I don’t have to worry about people judging my atheism because Seattle is so godless. I don’t have to worry about how people view me being a feminist, supporting gay rights, voting Democrat, or liking nerdy hobbies. Every type of delicious food on the planet is available here, not just burgers. There’s great coffee and beer. There’s stuff to do other than going to the movie theater: HUMP, Geek Girl Con, PAX, the Solstice Parade. Great musicians come through because it’s actually a major city worth stopping in. I’m surrounded by gorgeous mountains and water, and everything is green and blooming all year long. The winters are mild instead of -15 F with 2 feet of snow and a layer of ice. The summers are the perfect temperature and not humid.

So if I had to pick my favorite thing about Seattle?

If I never came here, I wouldn’t have fallen in love with the best boyfriend ever.

*cue gagging*

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  1. Lynda M O says

    So sweet, Jen, isn’t it cool how you move somewhere and then the Best People come into your life. Sometimes they stay forever-mine has.

  2. says

    I wish Eugene, OR was as godless. I just got an OkCupid match for a lady who was a molecular biologist for 20 years and then she saw “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and her whole life was changed. (It’s all in her profile. I haven’t met her and I’m not likely to, either.) It’s hard to believe she’s a 90% match to me. I went on one date with a lady who called my atheism creepy. It’s definitely a liability here. And they call Los Angeles “la-la land”.

  3. Martha says

    I think you’ve confirmed my suspicions that West Lafayette is a much worse place to live than Bloomington…Congratulations for having escaped Indiana. I hope to do the same myself at some point!

  4. Eric RoM says

    Here’s the worst thing about Seattle: one finds it REALLY hard to get excited about moving somewhere else.

    Except Portland, OR. And that’s mostly Powell’s and the fact that it’s flat.

  5. anatman says

    i visited seattle once in 1969. i came across the most honestly named business i’ve ever seen. the carcinogen smoke shop. i wonder if it still exists.

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