Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Must Have Been the Liver Talking

hipsters

October 2010:

“We think the ten-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps . . . the current crop of seven-inch tablets are going to be DOA–dead on arrival. Their manufacturers will learn the painful lesson that their tablets are too small and increase the size next year, thereby abandoning both customers and developers who jumped on the seven-inch bandwagon with an orphaned product. Sounds like lots of fun ahead.”

— Steve Jobs

October 2012:

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Hilloween 2012

Cal Anderson Park - Hilloween

Hilloween – Recess Monkey Concert

Yesterday, “Hilloween” (Capitol Hill Halloween) was once again celebrated in Cal Anderson Park.

Kids aged 1-51 got freebies from local businesses, played games, and were treated to concerts from a variety of performers … the most popular being the Recess Monkey, a children’s music group based right here in Seattle.

The festivities were topped off with a costume parade around the Cal water volcano, after which neighborhood kids trick-or-treated up and down Broadway.

We were no exception.

Cal Anderson Park – Hilloween Costume Parade

Cal Anderson Park – Hilloween Costume Parade

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The Greater of Two Evils

Olympia - Women in Black

Everyone I meet in my day-to-day life assumes that I am a Democrat.

It’s a fair assumption, I suppose. After all, I’m an atheist, I have a bleeding-heart on most social issues, I believe in universal healthcare, I’m anti-large corporation, I’ve been a champion of gay rights, I believe in the legalization of all drugs, the legalization of prostitution, and I’m (with some reservations) pro-abortion. Sounds like a pretty solid Democrat, eh?

This being the case, most people find it quite surprising when I tell them that I would never, ever, EVER, vote for a Democrat. In fact,

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Only in Seattle, Part 5,781,257

“Check out the park name at 5th Ave. N and Highland” a homeslice just text messaged me.

I pulled up Google Maps, and sure enough:

Heh.

Well, I’ll be damned.

It looks like the Seattle City Council strikes again.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m on my way to a certain park in Queen Anne.

Worship This Photo

If you knew what I had to go through to get it, you certainly would.

I picked the wrong week to stop doing jaw stretches.

New Picture: The Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel

I still say they got the name backward. Shouldn’t it be the “Great Seattle Wheel”?

Anyway, today, I finally rode the thing.

I’ll probably write about it, eventually, but until then … well … here’s a picture.

The Answer

Elliott Bay Sunset

Seattle would be great were it not for the people who live here.

People sometimes ask me, “well, why do you put up with it?”

The traffic; the hopelessly corrupt local government; the greedy suburban developers buying up every last corner; the vigilante cops; the tourists from Kirkland and Bellevue; the hapless bearded hipsters in girl’s jeans; Ben Cearlock; the intolerant, politically-correct, brainwashed shells of humans who call themselves “liberals”; the pretentious cocknostrils ordering triple venti latte fuckacinos; Chuck Reisinger.

Now you know.

Autumn

By far my favorite time of year.

Some thought it would never arrive.

Home

Live from my Android phone.

Replacing my G-String

Guitars

Brick and mortar stores.

With the exception of food, and a few forays to the new Target, I don’t visit them very often. I’ve moved almost all of my shopping online.

This past weekend was an exception.

On Saturday, I broke yet another guitar string (it’s an epidemic lately), and when I plowed through my cannibalized packets of strings, I had nothing suitable to replace my broken G. Doh.

Lately, I’ve been ordering gear from a place called Sweetwater, but they can’t help me on weekends.

Being in a bind, I called up the Guitar Center, verified that

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