Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Bellevue to Seattle

Bellevue to Seattle video screenshot

When most people have downtime, they watch TV, play videos games, eat tacos, or socialize with friends.

I, on the other hand, pull out my laptop and make things like this:

Why?

I don’t know.

Watch it, though. It’ll be good for you.

Photos of the Night: The Space Needle Christmas Tree

The Space Needle Christmas Tree

The Space Needle Christmas Tree

The Space Needle Christmas Tree

Photo of the Day: The Needle

The Space Needle

The Space Needle

Cameras West Sign, Where Art Thou?

Downtown Seattle: Cameras West Sign

Downtown Seattle: No Longer Cameras West Sign

Oh no! The Cameras West sign is gone.

Frankly, I always liked the sign. It added a bit of a “Times Square effect” to the aesthetic of 4th Avenue.

Now, there’s only a boring billboard in its place.

I am not pleased with this development.

Downtown Seattle: Cameras West Sign

Downtown Seattle: Cameras West Sign

Downtown Seattle: Cameras West Sign

Downtown Seattle: Cameras West Sign

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A Seahawk Sunday

Panorama of Seahawks Game in CenturyLink Field

Many years ago, I was born in a small town called Washington, D.C. During those years, I was quite the Foreskin fan, seeing the team play in RFK Stadium on many occasions.

Over the last couple of decades, however, I lost touch with football altogether. The chaotic demands of life coupled with a deep-seated cynicism toward corporate sports meant that nearly 20 years would elapse before I would darken the doorstep of another NFL Stadium.

Yesterday, that doorstep went dim.

A couple of friends offered me tickets to the Seahawks game, and who was our home team playing?

That’s right

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Scrooged

The Westlake Park Holiday Carousel

Earlier this evening, myself and the extended family headed out to enjoy Downtown Seattle on the first weekend of the Christmas season.

We started off at the Pike Place Market Tree Lighting Festival, and after getting some food at the market, we headed over to Westlake Park to ride their holiday carousel.

Now, before going any further, I should probably note that I left my house with about $40 in cash. Seeing as I, you know, LIVE Downtown, I don’t usually make it a point to get my finances in order before heading out into my own neighborhood. Rarely is

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Only in Seattle

Woman Dancing with Dog in Downtown Seattle

Woman Dancing with Dog in Downtown Seattle

Woman Dancing with Dog in Downtown Seattle

A woman slow dancing with a three-legged dog to live Peruvian bluegrass.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Pike Place Market Holiday Lights

Christmas Carolers Strolling Through Pike Place Market

Tonight, Pike Place Market officially lit up for the holidays.

Won’t you join me in the festivities:

Pike Place Market Holiday Lights

Huge Turnout for the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Big Crowd at the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Huge Turnout for the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Big Crowd at the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Huge Turnout for the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony

The Market's Holiday Lights

The Market's Holiday Lights

Fresh Christmas Trees For Sale at the Market

The

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Westlake Center’s Tree and Macy’s Star Lighting

Westlake Center Christmas Tree and Macy's Star

Waiting for the Tree Lighting and Macy's Star

It’s been a busy day in Downtown Seattle.

Parades, trees, stars … face it, this is the place to be when Christmas kicks in. We’ve got our own Manhattan thing going on, without being surrounded by obnoxious New Yorkers.

If only we could build a moat at the Oregon/California border.

Ah well, when I get voted in as first president of the great nation of Cascadia, it will be my very first order of business.

Anywhat … the Christmas Season is officially here, and I walked over to 5th and Pine

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The Macy’s Holiday Parade

Santa and His Reindeer Sleigh

I just got back from the Macy’s Holiday Parade and all I have to show for it are these lousy pictures.

Happy African-American Friday.

Friendly Parade Clown

Macy's Holiday Parade: Rehearsals

Getting Ready for the Parade

Enjoying a Day at the Parade

Macy's Holiday Parade

Macy's Holiday Parade – Sheepdogs

Getting Ready for the Parade

Getting Ready for the Parade

Crayons, Elf, and Penguin

Macy's Holiday Parade: Marching Band

Enjoying a Day at the Parade

Holiday Cheerleaders

Honest Abe Doing the Pelvic Thrust

Getting Ready for

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