Friday, February 29, 2008

Free stuff in Seattle

The random things you can get for free on Craigslist.
Free Pinatas

55 gallon aquarium, does not leak

tall laundry basket / hamper

A Couch


Seattle News Round Up

$650 million face lift for Seattle Center (link)
Condo hotel concept not very popular in Seattle (link)
Anyone want to buy a hospital (link)
Our school system sucks (link)
Tons of new parking kiosks coming to Seattle (links)
Seattle not running out of drinking water any time soon (link)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Girls Rock!! the movie

Girls Rock the movie opens March 7th.

To celebrate the opening of Girls Rock! at SIFF Cinema, Fender is giving away a limited edition Girls Rock! emblazoned Fender® American Standard Stratocaster (worth $1,599.99). All you have to do is show up opening weekend March 7-9 for your chance to win

Friday, February 22, 2008

Get Ready For A 3 Hour Chocolate Tour

Starting in March, Tours of Seattle will be offering a 3 hour chocolate tour that will include visits to five local chocolatiers. The tour will include tons of chocolate samples and a souvenir gift bag from The Chocolate Box. (PSBizJournal)

Book your tour now (link)

Throw Me The Statue's Take Away Show Performance Part 2

Throw Me The Statue "My Valuable Hunting Knife" on the Take Away Show
Shot by One Shot Seattle

Sound Transit would like to hear your opinion

Sound Transit would like to hear your opinion and thoughts on traffic & transportation.
"Welcome to the Sound Transit system expansion website, where you can help Sound Transit tackle challenging questions about the future of our region. Increasing traffic is only making it harder to travel from place to place. Studies show that by 2030, rush “hour” could last all day in many places.

In November 2007, voters turned down a large package of road and transit investments. Now, the Sound Transit Board of Directors is taking a renewed look at what transit service expansions would make the biggest and quickest improvements for commuters for the least cost.

Your feedback today will help shape the future of our regional transit system."

Take The Survey

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Vote for Lily Armani in KOMO's 'So You Think You Can Host' challenge

Reading the GaySeattleBlog I was reminded that I need to vote for Lily Armani. She is currently kicking ass in the KOMO's 'So You Think You Can Host' challenge. Vote now for Lily on KOMO's website. Vote Here

Total Lunar Eclipse Lunacy

Total Lunar Eclipse of the Heart video from last night at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. Taken by TheStranger

New First Hill Conversion "Maison Jiselle"

Maison Jiselle
Located at 120 14th Ave Seattle , WA 98122

Located on the eastern edge of First Hill, this 16-unit complex possesses location and appeal. The building is close to I-90 and I-5, walking distance to Seattle University, Broadway, Downtown Seattle and Swedish Medical Center. In the past 2 years the building has been updated with mechanical, plumbing, electrical upgrades, and installation of washers & dryers. The center courtyard has been landscaped into an English garden, accented with plants and ironwork throughout.

New Condos from as low as $219k

Ron Sims on KUOW's Weekday

Ron Sims answers calls and talks about his Green Building Ordinance. Listen Here

Seattle's Throw Me The Statue on the 'The Take Away Show'

The Take Away Show visits Seattle and rides a ferry with Seattle's very own Throw Me The Statue. Check out the live performance on the ferry

Coming Soon, More Ways To Recycle

Mayor Announces Changes to Help Home Owners Recycle More, Easier
Meat and dairy products will be allowed in the yard waste cart, glass will go in the same recycling container as paper and plastic, and more plastic materials will be eligible for recycling, thanks to new solid waste contracts that could take effect in Seattle next year, Mayor Greg Nickels announced today.

Some other changes include:
  • All single-family homes will be offered weekly curbside food and yard waste collection, which will include meat and dairy scraps for the first time. Food waste will be used as compost for local parks and gardens.
    Each year, food waste makes up more than 30 percent of our garbage — about 45,000 tons. This program is expected to cut that by more than half.
  • All other recyclable material can now go into a single recycling bin, including glass, paper and plastic.
  • Recycling more kinds of plastic. Beginning in April 2009, residential curbside customers will be able to recycle all plastic food containers such as plastic cups and deli containers, except foam.
  • Less noise and pollution from collection trucks. Sixty percent of the trucks will run on a bio-diesel blend and 40 percent will run on compressed natural gas, dramatically reducing key pollutants in neighborhoods.
  • New contracts facilitate the expansion of the city’s Dumpster Free Alley plan, which is designed to cut crime, reduce waste and generally clean up the alleys and business areas.
Seattle’s goal is to divert 60 percent of the city’s waste by 2012.
Learn more about the new services at:

Video Footage of Lunar Eclipse 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Total Eclipse (of the Heart) — Tonight, Cal Anderson Park

I saw this event posted in the Seattle LiveJournal Community.

Watch the Lunar Eclipse at Cal Anderson park (a/k/a Reservoir Park) Tonight at 7:01PM to sing Total Eclipse of the Heart karaoke style for the 51 minutes that the eclipse is, in fact, total.

total eclipse

Cal Anderson Park:

Event Start: 6:30P - End: ???
Totality Start: 7:01P - End: 7:52P

Monday, February 18, 2008

New Condo Conversion on Capitol Hill

Seventeen07 is here

Located at 1707 Boylston Ave
Prices range from about 189k to 369k depending on square footage and what floor your on. It's an older building but the units are bigger then what you normally find in a brand new building for the same price.

The most unique thing about this building was a full service dog grooming area in the basement with doggy shower.

Worth checking out if your looking to buy a condo on Capitol Hill

R.I.P. HD DVD Mar. 2006-Feb. 2008

Read Brian Westbrook's remarks on the death of HD DVD

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

Audio Of The Hillary Rally Last Night

picture by Chris Maryatt

For those of you who missed it, here is the audio of the Hillary Rally in Seattle last night.
Audio Link

She might be a bit short on inspirational talk but I love how she gets straight to the point.

Here are some Videos from people who attended the rally

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Picture and Video of the Hillary Rally

When Matt and I arrived at the Hillary Rally at Pier 30 about 45 mins before the rally was supposed to start, it had already reached capacity(which I think was 6000 people). The picture above is from the overflow section which was shoulder to shoulder. Sadly Hillary was about an hour and half late but it was fun to socialize with so many Hillary supporters. The event gave me great hope that Hillary might actually win this Saturday

Here is a quick video of what I could see from the overflow room.

Rockus the Caucus

This was made by some Maria Cantwell staffers.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Caucus for Hillary this Saturday

Saturday Feb 9th is the Washington State Caucus. Since it is going to be a close race between Obama and Hillary our State Caucus will be playing a very important role in helping choose a nominee.

Whether you are for Obama or Hillary or even a Republican, do go out and Caucus this Saturday. For Democrats this caucus is very important, since we don't participate in the Primary on the 19th.

If you don't know where to Caucus, then please visit this link to find out

As for myself I'm a Hillary Supporter and here are some other Hillary Supporters
Washington Senator Patty Murray Endorses Clinton
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell Endorses Clinton
Even Perez Hilton (gossip king) endorses Hillary (link)
Anne Rice Endorses Hillary (link)
Fmr. Washington Governor Gary Locke Endorses Clinton
Washington Rep. Jay Inslee Endorses Clinton

Hillary and the LGBT Community
Hillary to LGBT Community "I want to be your President (Hillary guest blogs on my friends LGBT blog)

My Hillary Community

How to Protect Yourself on Capitol Hill

With all the recent attacks on Capitol Hill (link, link) I wanted to post some self defense options to help protect yourself.

Self Defense Classes

Home Alive is a Seattle based anti-violence non-profit organization that offers affordable self-defense classes and provides public education and awareness. Located at
1122 E. Pike Street, #1127
Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: $0-75

604 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA. 98112
Cost 4 weeks for $75

Self Defense Products
For those that do not have time to take classes you can always purchase a taser or stun gun like these below
Video (how to use pepper spray)

Video (how to use a taser)
These products are available on sites like
and will run you about $10 to $60 dollars