Little weekly blog about a Midwest girl living in the Pacific Northwest...


  • Rider Chronicles

    Stories of People As Seen By On Lookers... Jamie and Liz both work in Lower Queen Anne after an office move. The move meant commuting by bus for the sake of money and the environmental thing to do. Upon joining the masses that ride the Seattle Metro Busses, the amazing duo found that there are many interesting people and things that encompass the daily commute. After sharing several fun stories with each other, we decided to co-author a blog and share where these thoughts bring us. Thus, the birth of the Rider Chronicles and a new journey to take the everyday and make something different of it.


  • Pumpkin Bliss

    Pumpkin Bliss

    By Liz Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Is it just me or has pumpkin fever hit extra hard this fall? It feels as though the pumpkin flavored/infused initiative... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Thunderstorms


    In the past few weeks Seattle has expereinced a number of thunderstorms. Which for those of you that do not live in the Seattle area may not understand how odd... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Skipping Stones

    Skipping Stones

    By Liz This past weekend I spent some time camping with some dear lady friends at Beckler River. This lovely girls only (sorry, no boys in our clubhouse!) time... Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Off to Jetty Island

    Jetty Island

    By LizThe summer of 2013 has been a lovely one. I’ve been lucky enough to go on a few camping trips, a couple of picnics, plenty of backyard love, and now the... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Mr. Blue Vespa Man

    Blue Vespa

    By Liz Over the last few weeks during my commute into work I’ve noticed an interesting fella. It only happens about once a week that I spot this man on his... Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Little Book House

    Little Book House

    By Liz It seems to be a new trend popping up, the little house shaped boxes on the side of the street with books to share. Super cute, no frills, and a simple... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Finding a Happy Place

    Finding Happy Place

    By Liz This past weekend I was treated to a little nature rejuvenation. Turning last year's day of tubing excursion into a bonafide camping trip and tubing... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Baseball Love!

    Baseball Love!

    by Liz When it comes to watching sports, most that know me understand that Baseball is my number 1. I’m a fan of the game. Not the biggest watcher of sports on... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Looking Past Those Blurred Lines…

    Looking Past Those Blurred Lines…

    by Liz You may be familiar with Robin Thicke’s new single Blurred Lines featuring T.I. + Pharrell. A catchy tune that has me dancing every time I hear it, yes... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Backyard Bliss

    Backyard Bliss

    By Liz As backyards go, I am one lucky ducky! When you factor in city living, a rental and a roomie that is a natural gardener, I'm off the charts lucky! Read more

    Posted on 28 June 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Breaking Spots

    Breaking Spots

    by Liz Breaking up the work day is very important to me… As a cubical/office worker I find myself in front of the computer and on my bum for long periods of... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Baggage Revisited

    Baggage Revisited

    by Liz As Seattle nears the one year mark since banning plastic bags and charging for the use of paper bags, I thought it might be nice to check in. Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!

    by Liz Happy 1st Birthday Rider Chronicles! It was just a year ago that the “And the Ride Begins,” welcomed the first post of 63 to date (64 if you count this... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Poo-Gate 2013

    By Liz It is amazing the amount of security and courage that we have behind email or written word vs. face to face contact. This is something that I have... Read more

    Posted on 29 May 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Summer MAYbe

    By LizMay is my favorite month of the year, why you ask? Well for one, its my birth month and I shamelessly love my birthday!!!! Love it!!! Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Hey Bitches!!!


    By Liz Got your attention, didn't I? Good, now stick with me, I'm not trying to be crude, I promise. I would not call myself a feminist, although I am totally... Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Another Love Letter

    Another Love Letter

    Dear Seattle, In February I asked you to be my Valentine, because I heart you in all of your awesomeness. Today, at the beginning of May with the bright sun... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • TJ's Gushing...

    by Liz The art of good customer service is not completely lost. However, these days it seems like a diamond in the rough when one comes across truly good... Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Full Circle

    By Liz It's been no secret that the Rider Chronicles has been less about the riding these days. The bus has taken a non existent backseat as the need/want to... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Great Competitor…

    by Liz A little healthy competition can bring about some desired results. Competition with others or just yourself can be a motivating tool. Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION