Low point: Car breaking down on the I-405 exit ramp on I-90, while on the way to the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Music Festival, and waiting 2 hours for a tow truck. Especially frustrating: I just had my car serviced 3 weeks ago for the big 100,000 mile recommended maintenance and didn’t hear any mention [...]
This past Saturday I ventured down to the Georgetown neighborhood to check out Artopia. It was an exciting mish-mash of galleries, installations, performances, and people generally expressing themselves in interesting ways. Where else can you find power tool races, opera singers in an old brewery, and graffiti artists tasked with covering a delivery truck all [...]
Friday evening I was on my way to meet a friend at the bar Smith in our neighborhood and upon rounding the corner I saw a firetruck, ambulance and a large crowd of people gathered outside. As I got closer I noticed there was something not-quite-right about the garage door that usually covers the front. [...]
My first Flickr video or “long photo” using the video mode on my Canon Elph. Shot from the roof of my apartment building.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been living in Seattle for 5 years now. I drove out here from Connecticut in July of 2002 without much of a plan, but it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made. In my time here, I’ve worked a few different odd jobs but [...]
Sunday evening I went and saw Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands at the 5th Avenue Theater in downtown Seattle. I’m a big fan of the movie and love the Danny Elfman score, and when I heard they’d turned it into a stage show, at first I was a bit skeptical. When I saw that there was [...]
On assignment from the Stranger, Chuy, Paul and I put together a short video of the Seattle Thread Fashion & Lifestyle Show. I contributed the editing, but much more credit goes to Chuy and Paul for heading out and shooting last Sunday (alas, I was preoccupied). For having not done much video at all in [...]
Last Tuesday (wow, the week has flown by), I attended the second Ignite Seattle event at CHAC. Much like last time the event was packed and full of geek energy. I got there towards the end of the egg-launching contest, and didn’t get to see much because of the crowds, but was able to see [...]
I finally made it down to the Olympic Sculpture Park this past weekend. It was still quite crowded 3 weeks after opening, but not nearly the mess it was on opening weekend. The setting is quite impressive for what it is. There’s plenty of well-landscaped space, and you hardly notice the busy Elliott Ave running [...]
Hey, New England, do you want your Winter back? This is the fountain in the courtyard of my building. For some reason they’ve left it on during the days and it turns into an icicle maker.
So here I was looking up the weather forecast for the holiday week where I’ll be visiting my family in New Hartford, CT. The weather looked suspiciously similar to that in Seattle. Between these two forecasts, can you guess which is Connecticut and which is Seattle? Seattle or Connecticut? Click for the full-size version.
Thursday night we had a little bit of wind here in Seattle. At about 4:15PM the rain started blowing sideways into my office building windows, and the walls were creaking a little more than usual. The high-rise bank of elevators stopped working and fireman arrived with sirens blaring. The bank of elevators for the lower [...]
Last night I attended the first Ignite Seattle event, hosted by Make magazine and O’Reilly Radar. I took quite a few photos of the bridge-building contest and there are plenty more photos of the bridges and presentations in the Ignite Flickr pool. There was plenty of hot glue flying and some impressive bridges for a [...]
Although the Seahawks pulled off a great victory Monday night on a snow-covered field (yes, that game really took place in Seattle, and not Greenbay), it is otherwise clear that Seattle just doesn’t know snow or cold weather. Our first snow appeared late Sunday for a few hours, but nothing stuck around. The forecast for [...]
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