Well hello! Happy Friday to you. I snapped this photo from the passenger seat last weekend when we were in Portland. We had a lovely time and ate a lot of delicious food. This weekend is supposed to be sunny in Seattle, so I'm hoping the nasal congestion and sore throat I woke up with yesterday is gone soon. I may have to deploy a pot of Iowa Girl's Harvest Chicken Quinoa Soup for dinner. Also, don't forget to enter the 7 year blog anniversary Seattle-themed giveaway going on now! It ends Tuesday. Last but not least, here are some of my favorite things from The Internet lately - just for you. Enjoy!    

FLOTUS is such a good sport.

"I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future." Dann sent me this. I think it's marvelous.

I love the Alabama Shakes song on this mix.

These are all so much fun. I've been in the market for a new one for a while, but I don't know which to choose. Help!

It's long, but this is worth reading all the way to the end.

This is gross and awesome.