Thursday, July 29, 2010

ski season forecast

Looking good! 40% chance of below average temperatures and above average precipitation. No warn dry winter like last winter!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

whitetail adventure

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

status update

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

weather for the week

Weak. And yes, that's my Lil' John weather theme. He's sleepy. He's
not awake at 6:15.

Monday, July 12, 2010

food court steak

sao paulo sunset

view from my cube for the week

door to the spaceship

rainier says hello

Friday, July 09, 2010

the local news

Where I get my local news:

The Capitol Hill Blog - Roanoke Tavern in "wait and see" mode

Seattle Crime Blog - The Morning Blotter: Creepy-Ass Attempted Robbery On First/Capitol Hill

Publicola - Seattle Proposes Not-So-Green “Green” Street

Seattle Transit Blog - Seattle gets $2.4M in Transit Livability Grants

Monday, July 05, 2010

so close...

Only about 900 more miles till I hit 200,000 with the Accord. Given how much I drive, that should take four months.

Sunday, July 04, 2010


Someone asked me the question a month or two back about how big Capitol Hill was compared to Shaker Heights (the town where I grew up). I thought they were about the same size. I was wrong.

Back in Shaker I'd walk to the middle school, which was 1.4 miles away. In Seattle, a walk of the same distance would bring me to to the Convention Center at the edge of downtown.

If I were to do a "long run," I'd head up to Horseshoe Lake, which is about 3 miles away from my parent's place. Here, a 3 mile run would take me to Queen Anne or the middle of UW. I guess a good long run here would be to run around Lake Union, passing by half the neighborhoods in Seattle. I should do that someday.

Some rough equivalent distances:
Downtown Seattle = Shaker Middle School
Seattle Chinatown = The Pearl of the Orient
Safeco and Qwest Fields = Legacy Village
Bellevue = Cleveland Chinatown
Microsoft = MetroHealth
Alpental Ski Area = Canton, OH
Richmond, BC = Pittsburgh, PA
Coeur d'Alene, ID = Scarborough, ON

Not to mention that within the distance it would take to walk to Mercer (1 block away in Shaker), I have pho (four, actually), restaurants, bars, my bank, a farmer's market, three grocery stores, two parks, 10 coffee shops (3 Starbucks), my dentist, and my optometrist.

Friday, July 02, 2010

vis a vis