Friday, July 11, 2008

More Naked Biking

Looks like tomorrow there will be more naked bike riding going on in case you didn't get a couple weeks ago from the summer solstice parade. I guess every neighborhood has their schtick, ours just happens to be naked bike riders. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

R.I.P Sonics

I've been absent from blogging lately, but figured I'd hop back on the saddle for a little venting about the Sonics officially leaving town. I guess we all kind of knew that this day was coming when that sellout Howard Schultz sold the team to an out-of-town ownership group who clearly had no plans on keeping the team. It's amazing to me how dumb really smart people can be. I blame bennett the least in this. Even though him and Stern wanted out from the beginning, he overpaid for a something that was for sale. I'd say our city and state government is naive at best, and incompetent at worst. I'd rather vote for Don Imus for president of the NAACP then these assclowns. So much for there not being a dollar amount that would make them break the lease. Even if a new team comes a few years down the road, it won't be the same. The worst part of it for me is knowing that we'll never be able to see Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp's jersey's raised to the rafters. I could go on, but I figure the best thing to do now is go back to my fridge and hope I'm not out of beer.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

One of my favorite parts of living where I do is the convenient locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. With the weather getting better and the days getting longer, it's nice to come home and still have a few hours of daylight to play with. I usually try to split my time between working on my golf game and going on a nice run.

For golf, I either go to the course over in Interbay or the tiny course at Greenlake. The course in Interbay is great because it has a big driving range, nice putting green, and 9 holes if you want to get out and play for real. The best part is that it is cheap as well. 9 holes is $13 and a medium bucket of balls is only $8. The other golf course is a tiny little par 3 course on Greenlake. Par 3 is pretty generous since there isn't a hole over 80 yards. Still fun to go hack around a little bit.

I've decided that since I sit at a desk for 8+ hours/day, getting some other physical activity going is a good idea. I usually end up either running through and around the streets of Fremont or head up to Greenlake and run around that a time or two, depending on how tired I get. Greenlake is also great because of all the tennis courts and other possible outdoor activities around there.

I just hope that I'll be able to keep my motivation going through spring and hopefully summer. I'll check back in later.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I was browsing through the seattle metropolitan magazine the other day and came across the section where they talk about new restaurants in the Seattle area. They main restaurant that they featured happened to be in 98103. It's a restaurant called Joule, with two NY-transplanted chefs. From what I've read on their site and the magazine, it sounds like something that I look forward to trying as soon as I get the chance, which unfortunately I have no idea when that will be. It's conveniently located on 45th and Burke. Judging from the prices, it looks like a place you'd want to take a girlfriend/wife/or some sort of special occasion. Part of why I'm excited to try it is because it's been in my limited experience since moving here, that most of the eating options aren't geared towards finer dining, with a few exceptions. Anybody who gets the chance to eat there before I get a chance to post, feel free to leave a comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I made the unusual decision to drive to work this morning.  As I approached Aurora today I noticed how unusually slow traffic was moving.  I merged into the stop and go traffic when I noticed flashing lights up ahead up on 39th.  My first thought was a bad car wreck.  As I got closer I realized there was a house that was bellowing smoke.  There were no visible flames and everyone appeared to have made it out ok when I drove by.  I found this article in the PI that was able to explain more then I could.  Thankfully everbody was ok and they didn't lose their whole house.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


So after months of procrastination I finally made it into the the sports card shop on Fremont Ave. that I have wanted to go to since I moved in. I finally pulled the trigger while walking up to the market to grab a few items. It was everything one would expect. I thought one of the best parts about it was that it didn't have a lot of high priced memorabilia all over the place, just a lot of stuff us less wealthy fans would want to own. Sometimes lesss is more when it comes to sports card/memorabilia. Everything seemed to be cheap too.

Part of the reason I wanted to go was to browse whatever collection of Griffey card they had. To my delight they had a big binder dedicated only to him. I was only interested in the M's cards though. Unfortunately, I already own a decent amount of the cards that were in the binder. This led me to believe that either I owned a ridiculous amount of Griffey cards, or the selection wasn't actually that big. Could go either way. They had a lot of other things too that I didn't spend a lot of time browsing. All I know it's a good stop for those of us who still have a little bit of youngster left in them. I know next time I stop in, that I won't be leaving empty handed.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Fremont Bridge

Came across this article today while browsing the PI. Short story shorter, Fremont Bridge will be closed at various times next week.