The other week I managed to win a fancy Nos Audietis scarf from Sounder at Heart. This would have been a fantastic prize for myself, but I already had purchased one when they first were released. After serious deliberating and pacing about in my Sperry's to determine what do my extra scarf I eventually decided it would make a wonderful romantic gift for my girlfriend who I had been dating for about a month. Things have been going quite well you see. We both live in New York so you can imagine the mutual joy we have had in finding another Pacific Northwestern on the East Coast. We do strange Cascadian things that many in this area don't understand like only drinking microbrews, asking if the food is local, use 101 different words to refer to the rain, scoff and Dunkin Donuts Coffee, and, most importantly, watch Major League Soccer. It's nice to have someone in my life that "gets it" and this gift of a soccer scarf would show that appreciation and understanding. There is only one small hiccup in this relationship though. Despite being a Cascadian she comes from a place in the PNW that is about a 4 hours drive south from Seattle. Oh well. I can overlook that and it doesn't get in the way. And she's okay with that too. I think this picture captures the enthusiasm, joy, and happiness she had upon receipt of this gift mailed by my friends at S@H. I had to add a few birds to hide some other birds that might not be appropriate, but I think she's okay with me putting birds on things.
Thanks again Nos Audietis for mailing this her way. You will never yacht alone! Also, I loved the note sent along with it (pictured after the jump). Happy Bye Week everyone.