Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stuff I See Around Town 19

For anyone not in Seattle who doubts that art is everywhere here (and I am not talking about myself), I give you...
Just installed on a fence in front of a house in a residential section of Capitol Hill

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Root Table (review)

I just love this quirky little place.  I know that sounds a bit condescending, but "quirky" really fits this place, and it is definitely a compliment.  The minute you walk into this place, you know you are in for a different experience.  

I really liked the way that the place looked as soon as I walked in.  I knew I would want to return, so I hoped the food would be good.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dream House

New feature in which I just post pictures of houses I love in Seattle.  If anyone is fabulously wealthy and wants to buy me a Christmas present, one of these would suffice.

I just love the design of this place.  Sure it seems a little guarded, defensive even, but it does not quite reach bunker level.  I love the upstairs balcony (not sure if you can see the outdoor speakers) that has some privacy from the street and no doubt has a spectacular view.  The recessed entryway is cool too and I love that upside-down "L" shape that it forms.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Madrona Park - the secret park

The edge of Lake Washington is dotted with numerous little parks hugging the banks and offering beaches, views, picnic spots, boat launches, and prime trails for running and dog walking.  When you first drive down the road, your eyes are naturally drawn to the lake views and you miss the parts of some of these parks which jut back into the neighborhood on the other side of the road.  Madrona Park is perhaps the least noticeable of these parks.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Seattle is Nice

As I am busy exploring my buttocks off and showing the friends and in-laws the city, I have not had time to write this week.  I am gathering loads of good material.

In the meantime, I have a guest columnist.  Okay, so not really.  I am actually just posting a link to a cool article I read on CNN about a person who used to live hear visiting.  Some good stuff.  Check it out.

Talk to you soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween Fun

Yeah, so all the other blogs bring you pictures of great costumes wandering the streets of their neighborhoods.  Good for them.  How can I compete?  I was much too busy adjusting my codpiece the whole night to have time to take pictures of random strangers on the street (though I do with I had a picture of Matt's Mexican wrestler costume to post - it was good).  But I did find something else.

What do you do when you have a burning desire to give out candy to kids (or whoever), but you live on the second floor of an apartment building with no children?  How do you get in on this Halloween action?  First, you decorate your balcony.  Everyone else does ghosts and spiders and witches and tombstones, but you are a little more original.

Maybe make it look like a ship in the water (complete with sails).  Then...

Friday, November 4, 2011

City View III

a great view to get your weekend started right
(from a building in Capitol Hill)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stuff I See Around Town 15

A gate in the U-District

Magestic Bay in Ballard - great moviehouse

Seattle is a great city for independent movie theaters.  If there is a better city, I am not aware of it (and it must be a much larger city than Seattle).  “Independent movie theater” has two meanings and Seattle represents well in both categories.  There are great venues for all sorts of foreign and independent American movies, but there are also a good number of independently owned theaters showing Hollywood movies.  People here may not realize how rare this has become, as in most cities large national chains such as Regal run the vast majority of Hollywood movie screens.