Cha Cha Cha Changes!

Ah, fall.

There are many familiar changes to be expected as Seattle makes its rapid transformation from long, sunny days to cool, wet monotony. Traffic in downtown Seattle is muted by the constant pop of opening umbrellas. The commute to work becomes alarmingly longer because everyone (except for yourself, naturally) has forgotten how to drive in the rain. Oktoberfest gives us the perfect excuse to indulge in specialty beers all month long. And the pumpkin spice latte finally returns; a comforting remedy for the gray morning blues. Here at TWIF we happily embrace these changes (well, most of them) and are excited for some changes of our own. The end of summer has brought the start of many new beginnings at TWIF as we welcome in the new staff that have joined our team. We are also gearing up for all of the fun events that are coming up quick, including the SAM Remix and this month’s Get Cookin’.

As a fresh face to TWIF myself, I am excited to share with you the countless cool occurrences that are happening around Seattle. While this season may bring upon us an unrelenting drizzle, it also brings us Halloween, pumpkin beer, Seahawks games, an excuse to eat as many kinds of pies as we can get our grubby little hands on, and (my personal favorite) Husky football. Be sure to check back frequently to see what’s happening here at TWIF and around the sound!

If you’re like me and you already have a bad case of the Mondays, I suggest a little Halloween thinking to brighten your mood. When the boss isn’t looking check out some of these costume ideas on photobucket. If I wasn’t already in the middle of planning an epic Sonny and Cher impersonation (complete with song and dance) I would maybe consider trying to create a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle outfit. Or possibly a WWF wrestler (the Undertaker and his minion would be priceless). I’ll be researching all the parties and places to show off your costumes and posting some suggestions soon; if you have any suggestions of your own I’d love it if you left me a comment!

In the meantime I’ll be sitting here, sipping on my 2nd pumpkin spice latte of the week,  cursing myself for forgetting my umbrella and brainstorming ways that I can make this week fun :)


-Amber Carrigan