Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
photo from Bejan from Flickr
Even with some early problems (link) over 10,000 Seattlites rode the streetcar around.
From the City of Seattle Press Release
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced today that an estimated 10,450 passengers rode the new South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar in the first day and a half from December 12 through December 13. The numbers are even more surprising considering that the official launch of the Streetcar was at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.
“The numbers tell us that we are off to a great start,” said Mayor Greg Nickels. “There is excitement all along the line as Seattle rediscovers how streetcars can bring communities together.”
Riding the streetcar is free through the month of December and retailers all along the line have teamed up on several promotions to celebrate the opening.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Video of the after party (Eric eating the Frosting)
Some random pictures. All my pictures can be found Here
Me Making More Frosting
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Here are some pictures I took. (they came out a bit blurry)
Sugar Bakery + Cafe
1014 Madison Street (between Boren & Terry)
Seattle, WA 98104
Thursday, December 06, 2007
LATKE LARRY invites you and yours... Friday, December 7th Seattle (Capitol Hill) see entrance addresses below -FREE- Info: 206.323.8486 to the...
6:00 p.m. - Latke Dinner and Hanukkah Celebration Jaffe Auditorium - 1520 E. Union
7:30 p.m. - Hanukkah Services Alhadeff Sanctuary - 1441 16th Ave
Dreidles, Scrumptious Latkes with all the trimmings and one BIG Celebration! Join us for everyone's favorite Latke feast and musical extravaganza. Kids, don't forget to bring your most beautiful, most inventive and most creative Hanukkiah. Your handmade masterpieces may win some great prizes! Free & open to the public!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Cassino - Sounds Of Salvation
Patrick Wolf - Magic Position
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head
Shout Out Louds - Impossible
Mummra - What Would Steve Do
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Singles That I Liked That Are Not Part Of The Top Albums
M83 - Coloring The Void
The Knife - Heartbeats (Silent Shout Version)
Junior Boys - In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)
The Teenagers - Starlett Johansson
Band Of Horses - Detlef Schrempf
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Remix)
Final Fantasy - Flare Gun
Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
The Dykeenies - Clean Up Your Eyes
The Envy Corps - Wire & Wool
Maritime - For Science Fiction
The Pipettes - Guess Who Ran Off With The Milkman
Kevin Drew - Cocaine Skin
Saves The Day - Can't Stay The Same
Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin (Teeganers Remix)
Rooney - Where Did Your Heart Go Missing
Bat For Lashes - Sad Eyes
Bloc Party - Flux
The Shins - Phantom Limb
Voxtrot - Blood Red Blood
Scissors for Lefty - Ghetto Ways
The City of Seattle has set up an entire page filled with tips of how you can live green at home, in your yard, on the move & when you shop. Visit the site at http://www.seattle.gov/environment/cag/index.html
Watch This 30 Days Episode and see how the people of the Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in Missouri live?
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
5203 45 Ave SW Seattle 98136
List Price 749,650
Beds 6 / Baths 2.5 / Fireplaces 2
Year Built 1968
Covd Prkg. 2 Garage-Attached
Appx. SQFT 4800
Lot Size 6300
*listed by Rich Bianchi
Huge 6 BEDROOMS and 4800 sq. ft. including garage. Great views of the sound, Olympics and territory. Slate entry, separate dining room, family room with fireplace off kitchen and 3/4 bath in large master suite. Finished basement with view, 3 bedrooms and rec room. Large double garage. Deck that's great for sunset view and BBQ's. Patio area and nicely landscaped yard.
If you would like to view this condo you can contact your agent, Me or Rich
"Cities were ranked by their walkable urban places divided by population. Seattle scored high, even though it's the largest city in the rankings without a meaningful rail transit system." (PSBusinessJournal)
We might not have a rail system but we do have a Streetcar. The Seattle Streetcar opens on Dec 12th and will be Free. The Streetcar will run from Downtown to the Eastern Side of Lake Union. (PSBusinessJournal)
Rally in Seattle with Hillary for President Senior Advisor Ann Lewis
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2219 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
General Area: Belltown
Meet Ann Lewis, former White House Communications Director and Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton for President, join Hillary’s Women’s Council, connect with other Hillary supporters and learn how you can get involved!
Friday, November 30, 2007
separate checks. I hate the Capitol Club
I have two tickets to see From First To Last to give away for the show this Sunday
Sunday, December 2 2007 • ALL AGES BAR W/ID
Infinite Productions Presents
From First To Last
Four Year Strong
Pierce The Veil
If your interested just shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will pick a winner by Saturday night
Monday, November 26, 2007
People lined up for the Holiday Parade
Husky Marching Band
(from Flickr user jiff89
(from Flickr user jiff89)
JC Penny's the day after Black Friday (Southcenter Mall)
Taken via Camera Phone
Black Friday Line At Circuit City Bellevue
Macy's Tree Lighting & Fireworks
The Holiday Nutcrackers are out in full effect around Seattle
(Nutcracker Pictures from Flickr user kenbearbc)
Seattle came in 3rd for online holiday shopping (Puget Sound Business Journal)
The Top Online Shopping Cities
Percent Shopping Online
Who’s Spending Less this Year?
Percent spending less on holiday shopping
Graphs from Zogby
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Top 3 include
1. South Dakota
I had no idea electricity costs played such a huge impact on start ups.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Southland Tales received a 4.4/10 on Rotten Tomatoes and only a 6.7/10on IMDB. Even with all those negative reviews, I still had to go see the movie. Two and half hours later I returned from the end of the world, a bit confused but satisfied. Richard Kelly (the director best known for the cult classic "Donnie Darko") is a genius who I am certain envisioned this huge concept in his mind, but I am just not sure he succeeded in bringing it to film. Kind of like how Julie Taymor took on "Across the Universe", both had big ideas but lacked the experience to completely bring them on to the screen.
The movie paints a brilliant, twisted, dark, cynical yet believable vision of our future and shows us the apocalypse through the eyes of an ex-porn star and a washed up actor. If you like artsy/sci-fi movies about the Apocalypse, I highly recommend you see this movie.
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List Price $424,950
Beds 2 / Baths 1 / Fireplaces 1
Year Built 1941
Appx. SQFT 1490
Lot Size 5650
View!! This new remodeled home has a nice westerly sound view from both living rm & kitchen. Kitchen has new tile floors/granite countertops,the french doors lead to gorgeous new 2 tier deck that is over 400 sq. Ft! Spacious bdrms w/ cedar lined closets. Family rm/basement has good ceiling height, could be 3rd bd? Garage, just off kitchen has huge potential for family/game rm. Great floor plan, a must see. Beautiful backyard w/ ALLEY PARKING for 2 cars. Great privacy hedge in front yard.
If you would like to view this House you can contact your agent Me or Bunny
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ROCKIN' SHOPPIN' EVE
Alderwood Mall is opening early for shopping. Thursday Nov 22nd at Midnight. There will be Starbucks, Contests, Giveaways, and a concert by Jupiter Rising (best known for the single Electropop)
Click Here for a list of the 80 stores that will be opening at midnight. The anchor stores like Nordstroms, Macys & JC Pennys will be opening between 4am and 6am
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Seattle Parks and Recreation will once again sponsor the Pathway of Lights, the ring of luminaria that light Green Lake for one magical evening each year.
This year's event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.
Parks is seeking volunteers to help place and light the luminaria. Individuals, businesses, community organizations, and school groups are welcome to participate. Setup takes place from 3 to 5 p.m., and the lighting of the candles takes place at 5 p.m.
Parks is also seeking choirs and musicians who play quiet instruments to provide music along the pathway during the event.
And finally, Parks needs helpers to clean up after the event, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.For more information and to volunteer, please call Barb Drake at 206-684-0780, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Celebrate the season with the best of the Northwest’s ethnic entertainment at Winter Worldfest, Nov. 23 – 25. Winter Worldfest kicks off Seattle Center Winterfest, which offers dozens of FREE and low-cost performances and activities through Dec. 31. Festivities begin Nov. 23 with opening ceremonies and a tree lighting at 1 p.m., followed by three days of dance and music from Asia, Latin America, Europe and more. And search the world for gifts at the Holiday World Market in Center House, with goods from countries including Russia, Turkey and Tibet. Holiday World Market is open on Nov. 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., through Dec. 23. (Seattlecenter.com)
Macy's Tree Lighting Celebration & Holiday Parade
8:45 AM Downtown
The parade begins on 7th Avenue, heads west on Pine Street, turns south onto 5th Avenue to University Street, west to 4th Avenue, and north on 4th Avenue to Macy's doorstep.
Holiday Tree Lighting at 5 PM followed by Fireworks (Macy's)
Snow at Pacific Place
Holiday Music and Snowfall every evening at 6 pm, November 23 through December 24
Holiday Performances Schedule (link)
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker starts on Nov 23rd (link)
A Christmas Carol
Starts at the ACT Theater Nov 23rd (link)
For those that want to travel to the Eastside there is always Snowflake Lane
Snow falls nightly, toy soldiers, carolers, music and lightshow
Premiers 7pm Nov 23rd at Bellevue Square (link)
421 31st Ave Seattle 98122
List Price $680,000
Beds 4 / Baths 3 / Fireplaces 1
List Price 680,000
Year Built 1908
Appx. SQFT 1820
Lot Size 5000
(Listed by Rosemary Pham)
Price Reduced by $25k! This light filled beautifully renovated home offers comfort, privacy and convenience in the desireable Madrona neighborhood. Enjoy views of LK Wash from the front deck and outdoor entertaining on the back patio. Custom kitchen opens onto a formal dining rm and features stainless appliances, copper counter tops and lots of storage. 2nd flr has Master Suite w/walk-in closet, roomy guest bdrms and skylights. Well maintained yard is beautifully landscaped. More information at www.LakeWashingtonView.com
If you would like to view this condo you can contact Me or Rosemary