Got picked up by uncle and aunt. Hopped on plane with aunt. Napped a very little bit on the plane but then I was all wound up after they came through with the juice and dried cranberries. (Uncle said to return anything with prayers on it explaining that we're atheists. (I'm pagan, actually. (Fortunately this pronouncement didn't come into play as I don't think I got prayed at on my napkins or whatever.)))
Landed Seattle. Social ensued, in the form of Fairlight & Tay et al. Met Tay's consort, finally (they have been together some years). By this time I was not much good for anything and may in fact have completely stopped making sense, the 24 hours awake mark having been passed some time ago. Tay made me coffee with non-lactose milk; I had two cups. There was park and picnic AND PIE!!!, then Trader Joe's. At length there was car. [see tiferet93's profile if certain elements of this paragraph make you look at me in vague or not so vague alarm.]
Drove in the general direction of Sequim (pronounced Squim, btw), as narrated by Riddle. The best route included a ferry. This was about 1600hrs on Thursday, which marked 31+ hours awake. Thus the sudden explosion of Twitter and text messages re: my being ON A BOAT MOTHERFUCKER DON'T YOU EVER FORGET.
Aunt got nap on ferry. I got nap in about 15 minutes of straightaway where my interpretation of Riddle's directions was not needed. Stopped in grocery store, then checked into hotel. Proceeded to manage to stay up until past 1am as I had been tasked with creating (Teshi: creationing?) a Jira ticket for a proposed feature (note: probably will require Srs Employee Discussion, so I'm not going to get my heart set either way, not really) by one of the Russian devs. Soaked in hot tub (before that) so I would not go all horriblestiff.
Aunt vs. Breakfast had us late (hotel microwave = lolwut compared to her home box, plus perhaps a misunderstanding of schedule). Did not miss too much. Still really fascinating stuff. The lady reminds me of Snarky Lady from work2.
We each get to work with 2 loaner chickens. The chickens are mostly rescues, and are mostly running unnamed. She is a middle-aged white leghorn who used to be a battery farm hen. She is fluffy and light and stuff. (She also looks like she has a bit of a wing injury from some of the staining on her feathers.) At first she was reluctant to be fed but she got over that; she's getting better about being held too. The second is a brown leghorn hen, who has beautiful layered golden stripey hackles. I have dubbed her "Piper", because I caught myself calling her "honey" (endearment, not name) and thinking she had honey-colored hair. (TOS fans, plz commence your ROTFLMAO now.)
Instructor on the lookout for breeds of chickens who are quick and do lots of things so they can be shaped. I pointed her at the noble Egyptian Fayoumis, complete with illustration.
Am partnered with lady from Anchorage.
Lunch had chicken salad. heh.
Had dinner with aunt at http://www.alderwoodbistro.com/ (trio of cheese & Wascally Wabbit (special) (shared); simple salad & pear & blue; chicken saltimbocca (shared); creme brulee (shared)).
I was falling half asleep three hours ago. If anything important happens, you know where to find me; if it's note_to_cat, look at the maintainers list for someone who is not me or a legacy personality fork of me.