Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Switch to Rain

We’ve had several glorious sunny days. On Friday, Mom and I ran some errands, and spent about an hour sitting down by the beach. Saturday – another glorious day, hot and sunny. Sunday morning – oooohhhh, there’s a change. There’s a wind blowing. Around ten, it starts raining, and then – raining and blowing.

On my way to my Mom’s, I am in a parking lot and the place is JAMMED. In Seattle, if it’s raining, it’s shopping weather! All those empty stores, now full of shoppers. It’s a shock.

In front of Babies are Us, a totally disgusting, very non-Seattle sight:

Here is a very Seattle-style bumper sticker:

August 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 Comments

The Way I See It #21

Most mornings, even as a visitor here, I make my own coffee. On this Sunday morning, however, fresh from church, I allowed myself an early morning stop at a nearby Starbucks.

I don’t know if they are doing this in Kuwait, but here, I saw a quote on the side of my Grande, non-fat, no whip Mocha:

“People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world’s diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious oportunities to recognize ourselves in others.”

Youssou N’Dour
Musician

August 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments