Archive for September, 2004

Mount St. Helens and Seattle

Okay, so we’ve all heard about the latest rumblings down yonder, but if Mount St. Helens were to erupt, what would it mean to us here up north? Might it trigger earthquakes? Will the skies turn gray? Or will we be merely spectators?
There’s little evidence to suggest that any eruption will do anything except alter flight patterns of aircraft, but for some reason, I still feel just a tad uneasy.

Going Upriver and music to whistle to while you do

Tonight @ Neumo’s! The Libertines, doors open at 8:00! 21+! Only 12 dollars DOS! I’m going to be there along with some friends so you should definitely come and check it out! :)
Friday, October 1st:
The John Kerry movie coming to a cinema near you!!!
http://www.fandango.com/movie_page.asp?a=a&mv=86954&distance=15&refreshdate=10/1/2004

I really do love my neighborhood

A collection of photos of First Hill

Art or Grafitti?

While the City ponders the issue, I am pondering this particular quote:

Chew had a different definition. “If we allow anything that looks like graffiti on a city wall, it will encourage more of it. I don’t know much about art, but I know graffiti when I see it. Allowing it in public is a decision that’s beyond my pay grade.”

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Illustrated Bus sign

Someone decided this bus stop sign, on the 174 route, needed a little extra decoration. The official Metro sign is blank, no bus number listed, so thank goodness someone had a Sharpie and some public spirit.

Something about the top


Something about the top level of the downtown Seattle Public Library causes me to quiver with fear but when I remembered that I had my camera in my purse and saw my opportunity to take this shot I decided to go for, despite my anxiety.
It’s nice that the library’s as wired as it is. It’s a great resource for people who don’t have other access to computers and the ‘net. There are all kinds of multi-media options at the library these days, something for everyone.
Still, I like the books the best of all.
What are you reading these days?

Escalator

Public art

one last reminder!

All around town, there are reminders that the deadline for voter registration rapidly approaching. If you haven’t yet registered, your last opportunity to do it by mail is 2nd October. Download a form from the secretary of state [wa.gov] or just keep your eye out for stacks of easily mailable forms at your local cafes or on the arms of sidewalk activists.

I’m not usually afraid of heights.

Something about the top level of the downtown Seattle Public Library causes me to quiver with fear but when I remembered that I had my camera in my purse and saw my opportunity to take this shot I decided to go for, despite my anxiety.

Fall is here


Wake up, guys —

— fall is here.

Consolidating the cool factor

As if in answer to my mild disbelief that JoAnn’s fabric store was capable of holding anyone’s interest as the main anchor at Crossroads Mall, I was happy to learn that Pier One has decided it’s going to move into the old JoAnn spot. They’ll be moving in early next year. I can’t imagine that Pier One would keep two stores in Bellevue, so I can only imagine that they’re moving out of that horrible location on Bellevue Way — the one with absolutely no parking, that’s just around the corner from Cost Plus. In my mind, Cost Plus and Pier One are pretty much identical, except one has food and parking and one has no food and no parking. Both are extremely cool to wander around in, and occasionally one can pick up something cheap and cool as a gift around the holidays. Pier One moving into Crossroads can only make Crossroads that much more cool, at least in my eyes.
I picked up that little tidbit of news from the “Bellevue Reporter,” a new wad of newspaper that’s being shoved into my mailbox every two weeks. It took me over two weeks to notice that I was getting a free newspaper. That’s how often I check my mailbox. The King County Journal tells me that “The free paper, which will be delivered via mail to 28,000 single-family households in Bellevue on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, will focus exclusively on news, issues, people, places and events that are uniquely relevant to residents of Bellevue, Publisher John Perry said.” I was therefore able to read two free newspapers at once, although calling it “reading” would be an insult. I just flipped around in the paper, and decided that nothing was relevant to me at this time, except Pier One.

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