Over seven years ago, I went clubbing with some friends. I met a guy who looked like a cross between Edward Norton and Bob Dylan, and I spent the rest of the night dancing with him. Josh was a music student at an arts college in Seattle and was visiting relatives for part of the summer in Minnesota. A few nights later, we went on a date, but decided that a long-distance relationship would never work, so we decided to remain friends.
Fast-forward about two years later. My good friend, Seth, and I went to Seattle during my spring break as I'd never been there before. We visited Josh and he showed us around Seattle. His parents even hosted a dinner for us on our first night there. I've never heard so many Ole and Lena jokes as I did that night. Our most memorable excursion of the trip was when we went hiking up Mt. Crystal, near Mt. Rainier, and it got dark as we were heading down the mountain. We were ill-prepared, and found our path down the mountain by the light of Seth's cell phone.
Now a well-known jazz pianist in the Seattle music scene, Josh Rawlings performed this past Saturday at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Future hubs and I went to see his show, and it was awesome. I also enjoyed reconnecting with Josh, even though we were only able to chat for a few minutes.
Here are some pictures from the event:
I also spent a good part of this past weekend working on jewelry that I will be selling this coming weekend at a craft sale in my hometown. I'm hoping that a lot of my merchandise will sell.