Friday, April 13, 2012

Stuff I See Around Town 22

Art is everywhere in Seattle.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Van Art

Some van art that is both trippy and child-like.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Here is a fun video that is all about Seattle - the Seattle you know if you live here. There is so much packed in that you better watch closely. Grab yourself a cup of fair trade coffee and check it out, yo.

Yeah, sure it is full of stereotypes, but how many of them can you honestly deny?  I have laughed at all of these things and the video is pretty funny.  I would say I can think of enough things for a sequel.   

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Corned Beef for St Pat

It is the time of year when people's minds turn to corned beef.  That did not sound quite right. While some people's minds will no doubt turn to meaty mush (it being the drunkenest of days of the year), I meant to say that people think about, buy, and consume the actual meat.  The guys at Rain Shadow Meats say this is the only time of year that anyone ever buys it.  I would guess that most other times of year, most corned beef is consumed in the form of rueben sandwiches.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Forwards or Backwards

My latest favorite saying, which I stole from someone (sorry I cannot remember who to credit), is that eating mostly local and eating organic is not some newfangled, trendy, snooty thing.  It is basically just eating like our grandparents did.  It is that simple.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Seattle Foodtopia

One of the many reasons I love Seattle, is that Seattle is to food what Indiana is to corn.  Last night I had another experience that made me love the city even more.  I attended the Foodpurtunity.  Yes, I think it is a silly name, but it was a great event.  Just a bunch of people from the local food scene getting together, sampling some food, and having fun.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cafe Flora for Brunch

While I am quite certain that Cafe Flora in Madison Valley is great for other meals, I have only been there for brunch.  Since I have been there twice, I thought I should say something nice about it.  The food was great and the atmosphere is amazing.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Traffic Politeness

While Seattle has a reputation of having horrible drivers, we also have many polite drivers.  Often at intersections, I find that people are TOO polite.  Traffic would move more smoothly if people just obeyed the rules.  Guess this is true in Portland too, based upon Portlandia.  Actually, much in that show hits home sometimes about Seattle.

Of course we also have people that seem to ignore the rules and go whenever they want (like the Yugo).  Some of them are bicyclists and pedestrians.  I guess that they just depend on drivers' politeness to keep them safe.  Seems stupid to me, because it only takes one driver who is not polite or not paying attention, and you are in the hospital.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In Praise of the Edgewater

Staying in nice hotels can be fun.  Most of my life, I have chosen the more offbeat (a euphemism for cheaper, but not scary).  This was often to save money, but it is also about experiencing more.  Most luxury hotels are about providing a reassuringly comfortable, but bland environment.  They reassure you that you are important and successful, and do not challenge you.  Slick, but not too different.  Grand hotels always have little touches that hint at local culture, but allow you to remain in a comfortable bubble.  Still, every once in a while, it is nice to treat yourself to some relaxing luxury, so it is nice when you find a place that still gives you a sense of the place you are visiting.  The most amazing places give you a completely unique experience while catering to your comfort, and the Edgewater Hotel on Alaskan Way is one of these places.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012