When most people have downtime, they watch TV, play videos games, eat tacos, or socialize with friends.
I, on the other hand, pull out my laptop and make things like this:
I don’t know.
Watch it, though. It’ll be good for you.
Oh no! The Cameras West sign is gone.
Frankly, I always liked the sign. It added a bit of a “Times Square effect” to the aesthetic of 4th Avenue.
Now, there’s only a boring billboard in its place.
I am not pleased with this development.
Continue reading Cameras West Sign, Where Art Thou?
Many years ago, I was born in a small town called Washington, D.C. During those years, I was quite the Foreskin fan, seeing the team play in RFK Stadium on many occasions.
Over the last couple of decades, however, I lost touch with football altogether. The chaotic demands of life coupled with a deep-seated cynicism toward corporate sports meant that nearly 20 years would elapse before I would darken the doorstep of another NFL Stadium.
Yesterday, that doorstep went dim.
A couple of friends offered me tickets to the Seahawks game, and who was our home team playing?
Continue reading A Seahawk Sunday
Earlier this evening, myself and the extended family headed out to enjoy Downtown Seattle on the first weekend of the Christmas season.
We started off at the Pike Place Market Tree Lighting Festival, and after getting some food at the market, we headed over to Westlake Park to ride their holiday carousel.
Now, before going any further, I should probably note that I left my house with about $40 in cash. Seeing as I, you know, LIVE Downtown, I don’t usually make it a point to get my finances in order before heading out into my own neighborhood. Rarely is
Continue reading Scrooged
Tonight, Pike Place Market officially lit up for the holidays.
Won’t you join me in the festivities:
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It’s been a busy day in Downtown Seattle.
Parades, trees, stars … face it, this is the place to be when Christmas kicks in. We’ve got our own Manhattan thing going on, without being surrounded by obnoxious New Yorkers.
If only we could build a moat at the Oregon/California border.
Ah well, when I get voted in as first president of the great nation of Cascadia, it will be my very first order of business.
Anywhat … the Christmas Season is officially here, and I walked over to 5th and Pine
Continue reading Westlake Center’s Tree and Macy’s Star Lighting
I just got back from the Macy’s Holiday Parade and all I have to show for it are these lousy pictures.
Happy African-American Friday.
Continue reading The Macy’s Holiday Parade
For the first time since “Hi, I’m a Mac … and I’m a PC”, an advertiser has delivered an amusing, clever, and culturally relevant tech commercial to consumers.
At least, I thought they did.
I direct you to the following new video which currently has the bedhead community in a row:
It shows a line of iPhone customers fawning over a Samsung Galaxy, while simultaneously outing iPhone as the posers that they are. You know, ultra-liberal, uber-tolerant, creative free-thinkers who prefer phones made in Chinese sweatshops over those produced in Gumi, South Korea.
The advertisment was kind of
Continue reading A Swing and a Miss
Throughout my life, I’ve always enjoyed meat.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, whatever. If it tasted good, I didn’t really have any qualms about eating it.
About 9 months ago, however, something changed, and it happened almost overnight.
On a rainy day in March, my wife brought home a rotisserie chicken from the Broadway QFC, and when I removed it from the bag, I took one look and said “I can’t eat that”.
“Why not?”, she asked.
“I can see its rib cage”, I replied, “and I can see its legs, and its skin … I just
Continue reading About a Cow
Beginning in January, I begin counting the days until November arrives.
The point at which Christmas decorations are trotted out is, was, and probably always will be my favorite time of year.
As an agnostic/atheist/whatever, one would think that I should hate all this stuff, but I don’t. I’m an absolute sucker for the aesthetic of the season. Snow on the mountains, morning fog, other-worldy cloud blankets passing overhead, the excitement of big storms, the glimmering skyline beginning its glow at 4:30 … and best of all, Christmas lights. It’s all so visually, and by proxy, mentally stimulating. The
Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
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November, why hast thou forsaken me?
For those who are unaware, November is the wettest month of the year in the Pacific Northwest, and this week is the wettest week of the entire year. Statistically, at least. The wettest day in Seattle is typically November 19th, with a 74.3% chance of rain.
This year, however, the entire month of November has been a let-down of epic proportions.
For the sixth month in a row, Seattle is set to clock below-average rainfall, and of those months, November is the below-averagest of them all.
As of today,
Continue reading La(me) Nina, Part II. This Time, It’s Personal.
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Thank God for Q13 News. These guys are one of the only stations in town that do not abandon Seattle for a national morning show. Frankly, I don’t give a damn where in the world Matt Lauer is, I just want to know when the Viaduct is going to re-open.
This morning, as my wife and I were watching Q13, they reported a story about an upset Target worker.
Check out the background:
Basically, this year, Target is forcing its employees to come in at 12:00am on “Black Friday”. In order to make this start time, Target employees will
Continue reading Seattle Rex vs. Lily Jang
Continue reading Live Photos of the Day: November 14, 2011
I hurt myself today. To see if I still feel. I focused on the pain, the only thing that’s real.
Then, I went to Harborview for an X-ray and some drugs.
“Give me something that rhymes with bilaudid!”, I begged the nurse.
Then, I came home, and in an opiate-induced haze, made the following video:
I don’t know.
That’s really all I have to say about that.
Continue reading Smells Like Polly
Last Thursday, I went with a friend of mine to two stores, located directly across from each other in the University Village Shopping Center.
The first store was the Apple Store, the second was the newly-opened Microsoft Store.
You see, my friend, a non-US resident, needed to buy a contract-less iPhone, and he could not do it in the AT&T Store in Downtown Seattle. As you might imagine, they would only sell him the device with a contract and a line of service.
This being the case, we took the 15 minute journey north to the U District to procure
Continue reading Apple vs. Microsoft: A Tale of Two Stores
Continue reading Live Photos of the Day: November 11, 2011
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