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Starbucks World Headquarters

Starbucks World Headquarters

Worst … Patriot … Ever

The Guy in My Office

While other independent computer types across Seattle sit in pretentious coffee shops and admire each other’s bedhead, I choose to work in slightly less happening places. My favorite of these places is the back of the Pike Place fish market, in a corner overlooking the Puget Sound. The only problem with this spot is that it is only usable on overcast days. When it’s sunny outside, the large windows glare directly onto my laptop screen, making it completely unusable.

We have had a string of just such ‘glare days’ the past few weeks, but today was finally overcast enough for

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

A couple of hours ago, I was riding my 125cc scooter in Lower Queen Anne when the tablet in my laptop case vibrated. I was expecting an important email, so I immediately looked for a safe place to stop in order to check my inbox.

Near the corner of Mercer & Queen Anne, I spotted a small opening between two parked cars, and I backed my scooter into the space. The space was small, and if the driver of either one of the adjacent cars came back, I knew that I would have to immediately drive off. I sat on

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About a Tunnel. About a Mayor.

Alaskan Way Viaduct and Downtown Seattle Skyline

Alaskan Way Viaduct and Downtown Seattle Skyline

Well, it looks like the tunnel is headed for a vote, although it doesn’t really look like the vote is going to count.

Yesterday, the City Council decided to proceed with a referendum which will determine whether or not the city can “give notice” to the state. If “yes”, such notice will allow them to go ahead with the construction phase of the tunnel agreements.

The state has already said that they will disregard the vote, so I suppose it will be largely symbolic. I’ll show up anyway and, of course, I’ll

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Stereotypes

Seattle Police Car

Seattle Police Car in front of Donut Stand

They’re not always wrong.

Photo: The Harbor

Seattle Harbor and Mt. Rainier

Seattle Harbor and Mt. Rainier

Photo: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties

Showing off Vacation Panties at Pike Place Market

Showing off Vacation Panties at Pike Place Market

Photo: Inexplicable

Walking up Pike Street

Walking up Pike Street

Beautiful Weather Returns to Seattle

Low Clouds in Downtown Seattle

Low Clouds in Downtown Seattle

If the nasty heat and oppressive glare prevented you from getting out and enjoying the great outdoors this week, you’re not alone. Fortunately, it has come to an end. At least for now.

California is getting its weather back, and Seattle’s natural shield from the toxic gasball has taken its rightful place over the city, bringing back the weather we all know and love.

While transplants from San Diego and Los Angeles stay indoors for fear that they might get hit by an errant drop of water, the rest of us have our parks

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Seattle Ends at 11pm Tonight

May 21, 2011 is Judgement Day

May 21, 2011 is Judgement Day

If what Christians are saying is true … and they’ve yet to be wrong about anything … the world will end tonight at 11pm Pacific Daylight Time.

Frankly, I welcome it.

I have a pile of bills sitting on a table next to me, a to-do list a mile long, and my scooter needs an oil change. On any other day, these things might bother me, but not today.

Today, I feel free. The world will only be in existence for another half day, at which point all my worries will be

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