Author Archives: Stephanie Rubesh

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

Imagine this. It’s the fourth quarter, the clock is running, your home team is down by three, forty seven seconds left. Home team possession. First down, two yards. Second down, one more. The room holds its breath, the pizza is momentarily forgotten, a beer glass is lowered onto the table, a low “c’mooooon” rumbles fromContinue Reading

Brunch in Seattle – the meal of weekend champions

Brunch in Seattle – the meal of weekend champions

Brunch is that magical meal that bridges breakfast and lunch. Brunch allows you to sleep in for as long as you need to, and gives you the rest of the day to go on adventures (along with the energy to fuel them). It’s that special time when both pancakes and paninis as viable food options. BrunchContinue Reading

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

10 best Indian restaurants in Seattle – and why we’re spoilt for choice

Sitting down at a dinner table with dear friends and eating out of tin plates piled high with sticky rice, hot curries that would make you weep (with joy, and due to spice levels) and a side of pickled chilies – this is truly one of the heights of happiness. Sri Lankan food, to me and many,Continue Reading

Cherry blossom season

Cherry blossom season

It’s March and Seattle is starting to wake up again. Months of rain and gray and storms and the occasional snow fall have taken their toll on our Vitamin D deficient population – but the trees are shaking out their branches, temperatures are slowly making their way up, and little buds everywhere feel like theyContinue Reading

Sigiriya, The Lion Rock: From Legend to Ruin

Sigiriya, The Lion Rock: From Legend to Ruin

A soldier galloped down the palace gardens, the black flag in his hand ripping at the wind. Three women stopped their laughing and splashing in the fountains to watch him pass, smiles dropping. As the rider disappeared through the gates, and the screams started echoing through the stone passageways, a figure, high above the templesContinue Reading

It’s Christmas time in the city

It’s Christmas time in the city

It was just a few days ago, on the second Sunday of Advent, that my housemates and I put on roughly eight layers (each, mind you, not combined) and ventured out into the freezing weather to chop ourselves down a Christmas tree. It took us about 32 minutes, 2 arguments, 98 pictures, several snippets ofContinue Reading

Discovery Park

Discovery Park

Breathe deeply. The air smells like rain and wet earth and a hint of sea salt. It is cold and crisp – I imagine the sprawling river of passageways in my lungs filling with blue. A revitalizing, clean kind of blue. To the right of my narrow dirt path, thick fir trees and heather intersperseContinue Reading

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