Jan. 29th, 2012

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I have always wanted to try Spring Hill in West Seattle for Sunday brunch. Today looks like it will be the day! Their website does not specify a dress code but I'm guessing the holey t-shirt and boxer shorts I sleep in aren't such appropriate dining attire plus, everyone would probably be happier if I showered. So... first things first.
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Hmmm I could have sworn the spring hill website said they opened at 9. But apparently they open in 1 min.
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Ok... Gross. I just went into my purse to get a tissue and found the ribs I took home from p.f. changs last wednesday... At least they are sealed in a plastic bag.
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I had a hard time finding Spring Hill - it's not hard to find, I just did a crappy job of it. Then it wasn't open yet. I thought their website said 9 but their doors didn't open until 10. It was only a 5 minute wait and, at least, I was sure I'd get a table. I did. And then a couple with an 18 month old took the table in front of me. This is a nice, formal-ish, restaurant.

I so appreciate family friendly restaurants. I know what I'm getting if/when I go to one. I also appreciate fine adult restaurants. Spring Hill is the latter. And, yet, there was a toddler. And then it got worse. The couple were joined by another couple with yet another 18 month old.

And, clearly, the adults were so starved for adult conversation that it was very easy for them to ignore the screaming of their children and the throwing of cutlery. It was not quite that easy for me.

The table next to me asked to be moved and were. I should have done the same. But, I didn't. Turns out the restaurant was small enough so that it would have been hard to have escaped the noise.

Oh well. When my order arrived, all was totally forgiven. They had Croque Madame on the menu. This is one of my all time favorite meals and it's nearly impossible to find and my attempts to make it properly have always failed. I did not stop to take a photo but found this one after and it looks just like what I ate.



OMG it was heavenly. Just amazing. The ham was not your usual - it was salt cured and tasted very nearly like real country ham. The whole thing was crispy and delicious. The waiter was attentive and my coffee stayed topped off. It was good.

The hostess apologized for the screaming kids and assured me that they seldom get kids of any kind.

I will go back.

While I was out, I thought I'd drop by Target. I hadn't been to Target in eons and I was sure there was stuff there I needed. And it was close to where I was.

Turns out, Target had it's own batch of screaming toddlers! There seemed to be one in every department. I tried to escape but finally just left. Turns out I don't need to buy anything that badly.

Baby sitters, people!! Baby sitters need work, too, you know!

Now I am home and no one... seriously... no one is screaming. ahhhhhhhhhh
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And driving around SODO + West Seattle is like an obstacle course if you want to avoid the deep holes that the snow cut into the roads. Wow. That snow was a real asphalt eater.
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This COPD stuff is quixotic. This morning I felt fine. This afternoon I feel ugh. Not horribly terrible but not nearly fine either.

It would be nice to be able to predict the ugh. Better yet, to prevent.

At least I have nowhere I have to go and nowhere I have to be and nothing I have to do. And it does not interfere with teddy bear knitting.

It could be so much worse.
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I can hear the fire crackers from Chinese New Year in the International District. I forgot about the celebration this weekend. Today was a bit soggy for them, I suspect.
I remember 20 years ago, when I first moved here, I heard the same kind of crackle and pop coming from over there and told my friend, John, it sounded like firecrackers and he said that it was more likely gun shots (alas, at least that time, he was right).
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So weird. This afternoon, I felt not good and now I feel great. WTF? I did take a hit off the rescue inhaler but that was about 4 hours ago. I don't really believe that fixed it. But, I don't know what did either. Weird.
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