Friday, May 30, 2008

Seattle Coffee Walking Tour

Seattle By Foot is offering a new Seattle Coffee Walking Tour that will take people from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square. The tour with visit the following cafes:

-Seattle Coffee Works
-Dilettante Mocha Café
-Monorail Espresso
-Trabant Coffee & Chai

Sounds like fun but personally I don't see how you can really give a quality coffee tour of Seattle without atleast including Cafe Vita, Victrola and Vivace.

More information about the tour can be found at

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Brand New Affordable Condos on Capitol Hill

I love the new condo project "MODE" on Capitol Hill. It is a part of the new affordable urban condo movement. With condos starting at 219,950 for a one bedroom and running up to around $350,000 for a 2 bedroom. Great for a first time home buyer who wants to live in the city.

Check them at 752 Bellevue Ave E. - Seattle, WA 98102

Video & Pictures of M83 at Neumos

Here are some pictures and videos taken by other people of M83 at Neumos from last Monday.

by Fort Cloudy

Video Taken by Trent Moorman of the Stranger

Monday, May 19, 2008

Look Whose Twittering

The Pacific Science Center is officially on Twitter and Twittering away. Kind of random but it seems to work. Check them out at

Recent Tweets include everything from upcoming events to science articles of interest.

Anyone else Twittering?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Arthur & Yu "Lion's Mouth" Live in Ballard

KEXP Live in Ballard Wa. "Hood to Hood"

KEXP Radio

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Sun Does Wonders For Productivity

It was so nice today that by noon I had to call it a day. Lunch at the Taco Truck, Gelato at Whole Foods and finally off to Discovery Park.

Cruise ships right off the beach of Discovery Park

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Equality Now Charity Screening of Serenity

It is that time of year again, Can't Stop The Serenity June 22, 2008
Landmark Theatres Crest Cinema Centre
16505 5th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

This year there will be 2 showings / 5pm & 8pm

Be a part of a grand global event as Browncoats around the world enjoy the Big Damn Movie and raise funds for Joss Whedon's favorite charity, Equality Now.

Buy Your Tickets Here

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunny Days Ahead for Seattle

It's hard to believe that it is actually going to be in the 80's in just a few days. Some ideas for this weekend:

Get out and Play Tennis
List of Seattle Tennis Courts

Paddle around Lake Union in a Kayak
Rental Information

Walk Around Green Lake and People Watch

View Larger Map

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tokyo Police Club This Sunday At Neumos

Sunday May 18th my favorite Canadian indie rock teenagers will be performing at Neumos. If you plan on going get your tickets asap, this is bound to sell out.

Tokyo Police Club - Tessellate

Tokyo Police Club - Your English Is Good

Augusten Burroughs & Arianna Huffington at Seattle Townhall

Two great townhall events coming this month.

Augusten Burroughs will be at the Seattle Townhall on Tuesday May 13th to discuss his new memoir A Wolf at the Table. Augusten is known for his book and movie Running With Scissors. Free tickets available at the UW Bookstore.

May 20th my favorite political pundit Arianna Huffington will be at the Townhall discussing her views on the Republican Party. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Speed Racer Is Amazing!

The Wachowski Brothers have seriously outdone themselves. Speed Racer was perfect, I don't see how anyone could have done a better job making a movie adaptation of the cartoon. The cinematography, colors, outfits, storyline, acting (with the exception of Matthew Fox who is just not fit for the big screen) was perfect. I highly suggest you check out this movie while it is still in the theaters.

My Siff Movie Line Up

These are the movies Matt and I will be watching at Siff this year:

Children of Huang Shi
Ben X
The Disappeared
Half Life
The Wackness
The Island of Lost Souls
Kiss the Bride

So many great movies but so little time.

Tickets are open to the public May 11th

My Trip To The Seattle Emerald City ComiCon

The Emerald City ComiCon was overwhelming. So many booths with comic books that I wanted to buy. Highlights included:
Listening to Wil Wheaton read from his book The Happiest Days Of Our Lives

Getting a picture taken with Jamie Bamber (Apollo from Battlestar Galactica) and listening to Jamie talk about his experience on Battlestar

Here are some random pictures I took at the ComiCon

Friday, May 09, 2008

Movie To Watch This Weekend: Speed Racer

First it was the Matrix Trilogy, then V For Vendetta and now the Wachowski Brothers bring us Speed Racer. Check out the Trailer

Brand New Condo Conversion In Magnolia

2 Bedroom/1.7 Bath Condos
Click on the flyer for more information

More Information Available Here
3439 23rd Ave W
Seattle, Wa 98199

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Plant Sale In Volunteer Park This Saturday

May 10, 2008 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
At the Conservatory in Volunteer Park
Plants are great for your Apartment or Condo and they make a great Mother's Day Gift


Today was the first day members could buy tickets for the Seattle International Film Festival.

The film list is huge and it will take me the rest of the night to figure out what I want to see, but I did buy tickets to see the following movies

The Wackness

Vexille (from the creators of Appleseed)


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Capitol Hill Farmer's Market Opens This Weekend.

Get out this weekend and check out the produce.

The Broadway Farmers Market takes place every Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm, from May 11 through Nov. 23, in the lot behind the Bank of American at Broadway & E. Thomas. The market is operated by the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance , a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening Washington 's small family farms. You can find information about all seven Neighborhood Farmers Markets at

Margaret Cho in Seattle

Margaret Cho at the Paramount on May 10th
Tickets still available(which is actually shocking)
$35 & $45

Musicians, movies and more in downtown parks

SEATTLE – Mayor Greg Nickels today announced the lineup of entertainers who have received permits to perform in downtown parks this month.

The Center City Busker Program is part of Nickels’ Center City strategy for making downtown parks livelier and more welcoming with musicians, dancers, and other street performers.

“Bringing music to our parks is just one way we’re making Seattle’s open spaces even better,” said Nickels. “It’s all part of making our parks safer, cleaner and more engaging to the thousands of people who live and visit downtown.”

Throughout the summer, buskers will appear in Freeway, Hing Hay, Westlake, Waterfront, and Cal Anderson parks, and in Pioneer Square and Occidental Square. In May, park visitors will enjoy acoustic blues and reggae by Marc Mollan; a mix of styles by Amber Tide; the lively accordion of Kenneth Lynn; Ian Dobson playing steel drums, as well as salsa, world music and much more.

Besides musicians, the city and its many partners will present public events in Occidental Square, Hing Hay Park, Freeway Park, Pioneer Square, Westlake Park, Waterfront Park, Lake Union Park, Victor Steinbrueck Park, and Cal Anderson Park. There will be outdoor movies, “Out to Lunch” concerts, festivals such as the Fire Festival and the Chinatown-International District Summer Festival, arts and crafts shows, farmers’ markets, games, classes, and food events.

The strategy for bringing more people into downtown parks was developed by the Mayor’s Center City Task Force, a group of community leaders who worked for a year to develop the 2006 recommendations. Progress to date includes improvements to Occidental Square, Freeway Park, Waterfront Park, and Lake Union Park; the hiring of park rangers who will patrol and provide a positive presence in downtown parks; and a vigorous schedule of engaging activities in these parks.

Friday, May 02, 2008 Is Dead...

The Marchex experiment is dead. I think the idea was sound and could have been used to really kick up their dying Openlist network, but the marketing guys were probably to old school to understand. Oh well, I will miss my blog.

If you were a blogger on the MyZip network in the Pacific Northwest and blog elsewhere about your neighborhood please leave me a comment with your other blogs so that I may follow what is going on in the Northwest.