Lynnwood’s Mayor Smith’s State of the City 2015

Doesn’t look like I’ll be able to make it, but here’s a great chance to be “in the know”. You’re invited to join Mayor Nicola Smith on Tuesday, June 2 from 8-9:30am at the Lynnwood Convention Center as she delivers her 2015 State of the City Address. Mayor Smith will be joined by Emcee Jim Read More …

Seattlites And Complaining About The Weather

The Puget Sound region is set up for a lovely weekend. Temperatures are predicted to climb into the upper 70s and (*gasp*) low 80s. I figured out a long time ago that my Seattle area peeps have a narrow band of comfort: basically the 60s, plus/minus 5. Temps in the 40s get complaints of cold Read More …

Snohomish County Peeps: Be Aware Of Glorious Traffic Nastiness

I appreciate the clever wit of our team at the WSDOT. They make the normally dry topic of traffic interesting. I heard about the the highway-line-painter blowing a line earlier this week, and I’ve seen the glorious yellow line as I drive by that daily. Though it’s a bummer about the broken painter machine, I was Read More …

Bike Exchange At Seaview Elementary June 6

Are your kids in need of a bigger bike? Need to get a  bike out of your garage? You may be able to find one at the GayLynne Ullerich Bicycle Extravaganza at Seaview Elementary on Saturday June 6th from 10:00 – 1:00PM. GayLynne was a friend who loved the outdoors, especially cycling. Besides teaching, she taught all kinds of Read More …

Everett Community College hosts FREE Japanese Anime Arts Festival May 29-30

Perhaps, like myself, you’d never considered Everett as a bastion of geek culture. But you’d be wrong! We might not match Seattle yet, but we’re moving in the right direction. First, we have Orcacon next January. And this weekend , Everett Community College will be hosting a Anime Arts Festival (a more detailed schedule is available here). Read More …

Spotify’s Seattle Based Competitor

I’m sure most people would think I’m writing about Amazon Prime music, but no. Real Networks has been around for years. I used their player before iTunes, before Pandora, I’m pretty sure before Windows XP. They’ve been in this space a long time, but have not have regained the popular attention they had in the Read More …

Yet again: Economists Predict Interest Rate Hike In 2015

I’ve ready many predictions about the impending interest rate hike, like this one from Monday over at Housingwire. Now, it probably easy to add snark to my tone, but it’s not there. I understand economics and why interest rates cannot remain at this level. I just find it amusing that I’ve seen “rates rising” predictions Read More …

Some Game of Thrones Thoughts

I didn’t part of the morning reading about the storm surrounding the Sansa rape scene from Game of Thrones. The backlash had been fascinating. Please note: I haven’t seen the scene, and, as I don’t watch the show, it’s unlikely I shall. And, there’s no protest: my current tastes run towards other content. I have Read More …