Cafe thoughts

As I’m sitting in Lynnwood’s Cafe Ladro, enjoying the cafe vibe, memories are triggered. Thinking of my beloved B&O and bauhaus from the years I lived on Capitol Hill. The ambiance of an urban cafe is unique, and these two captured the emotion of that point of my life. Now I find myself back in Read More …

Charity Fundraising Opportunity : Star Wars Characters!

Just heard about this today. What a fun way to raise funds for Toys for Tots. I believe I ran into these guys at the Edmonds Fourth of July parade, and found them loaded with fun. Charity Events – Star Wars Characters – Contact Information  Just a quick note to Mary’s Toys For Tots crew, Read More …

More of me whining about Seattle drivers

Testosterone was in the air. Tailgating rampant, some mad need to move north in I5 faster, just faster than me at least. I always view those who tailgate in the right lanes a particulars lowly psychopath. Plenty of them out this morning. My favorite thus morning, though, was the gray Honda Pilot. These business casual Read More …

Evergreen State Fair Time

Fall is in the air. Yep, it’s time for Monroe’s famous Evergreen State Fair. It starts up tomorrow, August 21st. Tickets are available online. Today is the last day to get discounted tickets and gate admission, apparently. And more information is available on their Facebook page.

Today: Everett Street Food Festival

I love food trucks and street food. So, this looks a heck-of-a-lot-of fun. If I can make it, I’ll be there. _____________________________________________________ Experience Everett (EE) 2rd Annual Everett Street Food Festival Sunday, August 17, 2014  – 10 AM – 4 PM Downtown Everett (Colby Avenue & Hewitt Avenue)   ( Map) Free to get in, food Read More …

Thinking fitness

Fitness is a key part of my life. Now, I’m as vain as anyone, but that didn’t push me enough. About a year ago the long term issues of being chronically overweight became very clear. Getting winded by a single flight of stairs, seeing friends deal with the painful effects of diabetes, and the continued Read More …

Follow Up: Taste Of Edmonds

So, just two days ago I was complaining (whining?) about the Taste of Edmonds. And, then, today, well, there I was, walking the stalls. I did find a few food vendors with smaller servings so was able to try a few different items without feeling like a boa that ate a goat. Ok, ok…it was fine. Read More …

Thoughts on Taste of Edmonds and Bite of Seattle

At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I’m not a fan of these community events: the Taste of Edmonds, and it’s older cousin, the Bite of Seattle. Perhaps it’s a case of “back in the day” sentimentality, or just that grumpy “get off my lawn you damn kids”, but these events just grate on me. I’m charged Read More …

Road Healing Coming to I-5

Generally, the first response when seeing news like this: groans. Ugh, more roadwork! More snarls; slow, slow, slow! I try to think of the long-term with this stuff. Sometimes it works. But knowing that not doing this, not taking care of the preventive stuff only makes things worse. And, maybe, this will result in something better. Read More …

Cycling Backpack/Bag

I delight in seeing new bike gear. And I consider Timbuk2 gear “bike gear”. This one looks pretty groovy. (Note: I don’t think I rock the hipster style quite this well.) Besides the way the back stores your commuting essentials… …I love the idea of a “ventilated back panel”, especially if it prevents soggy back Read More …