For What It's Worth

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tell Me Something Tuesday


Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.


Question: It’s the zombie apocalypse: What would you do?



Hide.

I would probably try to find someplace underground to ride it out, with Kevin, of course. Because – let’s face it - I’m going to die without him. He has thought about this a lot and is ready! lol

So let's say that I’m all prepped, have a safe bunker - it’s more about things I wouldn’t do.


~ I would not waste bullets!!! I hate when characters do that in the movies.

~ I wouldn’t open the door to anyone. Sorry. I won’t be your most sympathetic apocalypse gal.

~ I’m too old anyway but I wouldn’t get pregnant lol Babies crying during a zombie invasion is a bad idea. 

~ I would never go to a group or government holding facility. Zombies are bad but it’s usually the remaining survivors that will kill you. Trust no one.

~ Never separate!! If we’re out in an abandoned store looking for food – I wouldn’t have Kevin checking for batteries while I’m in the pharmacy. Stay together. ALWAYS.

~ Keep Kevin around if he had been bitten. Sorry Kevin. I would probably kill myself too if it got to that point but we have a pact to shoot each other in the head if we turn. We’re a fun, romantic couple like that – we discuss these things! lol

What would you do (or not do) during the zombie apocalypse?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Local Tourist



It’s been fun exploring my new PNW digs so I decided to officially join in on Shooting Star Mags Local Tourist feature and post about my adventures and discoveries each month.

I’m kicking it off with this hidden gem of a restaurant in downtown Longview, WA. Kevin’s boss took him to lunch there a few months ago and he’s been raving about it ever since. It’s downstairs in a building that also has a yoga studio – no sign – nothing. You wouldn’t even know it exists. But man is it good!

Gyros Gyros serves Mediterranean food, made to order and with food sourced as local as possible, with many ingredients from the owners own garden. The day we visited there was homemade blackberry lemonade and mint tea – which he didn't even charge us for.


My falafel was soooo good but the cottage fries! ZOMG!!! I’m a huge fan of fried potatoes in any form and these were crisp and perfect. Served with tzatziki sauce. Kevin had the garlic fries while I had the honey feta.


But more than the food is the atmosphere. The owner, Chris, is a ball of energy, welcoming everyone in. He recognized Kevin and treated him like a regular – after only 2 visits – while giving me a big new customer welcome. 

The place itself is sensory overload in the best way. Books scattered everywhere. Our table had old sci-fi/pulp books and when I browsed through – old personal photos spilled out. (The book covers totally made me think of Greg from Book Haven lol)





There are old albums everywhere. From Andy Gibb to Patsy Cline, DeBarge, Pink Floyd. Winnie the Pooh and Wizard of Oz collectibles. It was just one of the coolest places I’ve been to. It isn’t a very large place but you could spend weeks exploring all the knick knacks and books.




Several times a year he hosts a farm to table dinner and sells only 20 tickets. I’d love to go to one of those! Either way I need to go back soon and try the salads and desserts! I didn’t even see those on the menu until I was leaving.

There is VERY little to do around here so when I make a great discovery like this, I'm SUPER excited lol

Have you had any fun local adventures recently?

Monday, October 7, 2019

My Monday Musings...



We might be skipping fall here in WA and going straight to winter. We’ve had a few nights down in the 30’s so far and cold, rainy, blustery days. But then we’ll get a day of sunshine so that helps keep me out of a winter funk.
Transitioning from FL to WA weather hasn’t been easy but I want to put a positive spin on it and mention a few things that I DO like about it.

~ Down comforters – I love being bundled up in a comforter and I have like 4 of them (that I could never use because…FL) but I already have my lightweight one from IKEA out! 
~ Comfort food – I’ve been making all the comfort food! Chicken and dumplings, soups, pumpkin scones. 
~Kitty cuddles – Figment takes after his mommy and goes into meltdown mode when it’s cold so he has been snuggled as far into me as he can get most nights. I’m not complaining. (Fonzi is a traitor and LOVES the cold weather!) 
~ Sweaters/boots – Again, I own all these things but haven’t been able to wear them other than a few mornings in FL. Even though we got down in the 30’s several times every winter – it warms back up by the afternoon. I LOVE warm sweaters and all that so that’s been fun.

We didn’t get the house we bid on (that I mentioned in last Monday’s post) It’s super competitive out here and we got outbid by $5000 🙁 
But we made an offer on another place that we looked at a few times and it was accepted! The house inspection is Friday so I’ll feel more confident once that goes through. If it does, we should be moved in before Thanksgiving.

Reading:

oh reading…I’ve had almost no urge to read. 
Is me:

via GIPHY

I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert and it was cute but not in an unputdownable way. I loved that it was SO tropey but had completely underrepresented characters so it made the story totally fresh. Chloe has fibromyalgia and it is very much a part of her story and every day functioning, while not being a story *about* her chronic illness. She’s a sexual, fully formed (awesome) character. And the hero is the victim of a prior abusive relationship and so sweet.

I just thought it was a little slow going and everyone had an over the top quirky personality.

All three of my library holds came in on the same day so we’ll see if my mood changes, otherwise I’ll just return them all and get to them another time. #readerproblems 
So, other than the house news – a super boring update lol 
What’s going on in your little world? What should I be reading, watching, listening to?