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Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis. Her career started in web and software development, and after a seven year frolic and detour through law school and private legal practice, her passion for the outdoors lead her into the outdoor industry and into the profession of social media and content marketing. Sara is the Director of Social Media at Portent, Inc, an internet marketing company based in Seattle, WA. Sara is a beginner skier, newly-recreational climber, low-key backpacking convert after a brief stint as an alpine mountaineer, urban picnic connaisseur, backyard gardener, film photography student and aspiring locavore. Formerly @theclimbergirl on Twitter, she now goes by @saralingafelter and is Sara Lingafelter on Google+.

Verve. Seattle, WA.

3820 S Ferdinand Street, Suite 102 (entrance in back)
Seattle, WA 98118
Telephone: 206.760.0977

Breakfast / Brunch Hours
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm.

Located in Columbia City, Verve is right around the corner from the busy Geraldine’s Counter.  Immediate seating, then leisurely and worth the wait during my visit on a Sunday morning.  

My over medium eggs were a tad greasy for my taste, but cooked perfectly over medium, and with an unexpected, delicious hint of coriander… it appeared not directly intentional, since the coriander was visible (but less noticeable) in the hash browns.  Perfectly crispy on one side; almost creamy on the other, the shredded potatoes qualify as #nomnom and just right in size… not too big, not too little.  Just right.

The wild greens with a light vinaigrette are a lovely, unexpected touch.

My perfectly cooked bacon arrived late, after a little bit of confusion… but oh my, the bacon for dessert was just splendid.  Crispy all the way from first bite to last, but not overcooked.

The bottom line:  If their eggs are always just a hint tinged with coriander, Verve might just have me as a regular.

Bonus points:  When asked if they have soy milk for their yummy Stumptown coffee (+1), their answer was “Regular or Vanilla?” (+2).  More bonus points:  their extensive Benedict menu.  I overhead a neighboring diner being asked if they would like an extra side of Hollandaise (with tarragon, as it should be).

At Home in the Himalayas – AvidTripsBlog

At Home in the Himalayas – AvidTripsBlog

A spider in a dream


An ancient symbol for weaving, and thus for creativity. The dreamer may be going through a rough time in life, and need to find a creative solution to resolve the situation. Dreaming of a spider can be reassuring: You have it in you to find the solution.

If you are an artist of any kind, Spider heralds a rush of creative activity that could point you in a new career direction.

A sign of strength and resiliency. Whatever hard times the dreamer is going through now, she has what it takes to get through them.

To dream of a spider sitting on your skin: you need to be ready to fight provocation and worries.

To dream of a large spider confronting you, signifies that your elevation to fortune will be swift, unless you are in dangerous contact.

Very old dream interpretations say that the spider is an omen of good luck!

All from which compiles various sources.