One of the keys to surviving the dark, miserable Seattle winter, is that you have to remember to leave your apartment sometimes.
Even though you wake up at 8:30 AM, and you have to turn all the lights on to see. . .
Even though all your gigs get canceled because of flooding (making you wonder how you will pay your rent). . .
Even though the thought of venturing out in to the windy, dark abyss terrifies you back in to sleep. . .
Even though you'd much rather stay in and bake your 13th batch of snickerdoodles. . .
You HAVE to leave your apartment sometimes.
Because the cliche adage "After darkness, light" IS true (it turns out).
(Well. . until it ISN'T true anymore. . . and 8 light minutes after the sun burns out we are perpetually in darkness. . . and slowly evolve (or de-volve) to night-walkers with big teeth, bald heads, forever dilated pupils, and an appetite for human flesh. . .
But I mean, that's not supposed to happen til 2012, right?
Well THERE'S a valid reason not to pay for cable anymore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )