Monday, June 3, 2013

Update 1

I've fallen off the horse, you say?
I don't have a horse! I want one, though. I would probably name it Crackers or Daisy and feed it caramels till it got fat and then I'd buy it stretch pants.

Here are a couple of posts to keep up with my goings on in Seattle. Please enjoy them, and stay productive, healthy and happy in your own life.   :)

Scene: At the front desk. Toothless, homeless crackhead struts in and proudly presents me with another hotel's room key card.

THC:       Hellooooo, miss! What kind of room can I get on this credit card?
                (His eyes are glittering. Without really checking the card, I decide to indulge him and start checking our room rates.)
Sarah:      Hello sir. Looks like the queen room is going for $75 tonight.
THC:       Hooooo~! And how much can I get on this credit card? 
Sarah:      (Picking up card, studying it more carefully) Well, uh, sir we actually only take major credit cards like American Express, Mastercard, or Visa. Really, anything with numbers on it would be fine.
THC:       So what can I get on this one?
Sarah:      (Realizing that he still doesn't understand) Sir, I think this is actually a key.
THC:       A key! A key to these rooms here?
Sarah:      No, we have actual keys here, we don't use key cards.
THC:       But they use these at other hotels?
Sarah:      At some of them, yes.
THC:       You supposed to give these back when you leave?
Sarah:      That is usually the policy, yes.
THC:       So what you're saying is, there's somethin' on it!
Sarah:      (half actually laughing) Yes, sir.
THC:       Then it's goin' back in! (zealously stuffs key card back into scuzzy old wallet and begins positively strutting toward the exit) GOOD DAY TO YOU, MISS!  

Update 2

Genealogy project

A really sweet guy from Sweden was visiting America and happened to be contacted by his long-lost relatives whose ancestors had emigrated to the states. He came down to the hotel lobby and asked me if there was a computer he could use to e-mail said relative. He was nice and we weren't busy so I let him use one behind the reception desk. Our conversation turned into one of genealogies, and I admitted to him that I really didn't know much about my family, although I knew that my father's side had come from Sweden.

Later in my shift, he came down bleary-eyed and a little drunk and said that he had met his relations. 'That... was a very good visit', he said. 'I am going to find your family. Give me one of your ancestor's full name and birthdate. That's all I need'. I e-mailed him the information a few days later. His response contained several tomes of information of my own family history dating back to the early 1600s. I decided to put what he had gathered into a visual format for my father for Christmas. Below are some pictures of the trees I constructed with his information (although, he continues to update me!).

Update 3

Art Show
May 22, 2013
Tin Lizzie Lounge

Art by
Sarah Anderson   &   Nate Newcomer 

music by Enrique Henao

Nate and I work together at the MarQueen Hotel. Recently, we put on our first ever art show in the lounge that opened up within the last year there. It was such a success; I thank everyone who was in attendance. I look forward to more shows like it in the future! Here are a few pictures of some of the work and of the show.

---Sarah Anderson---

---Nate Newcomer, Enrique Henao---