Back in my swing shift days I missed a few famous outings to the Polski Dom/Polish Home for what I imagine was cheap vodka, cheap beer and, I don't know, latkes? I walk by it all the time with Sally, but other than the occasional twinge of regret that I missed a lot of good times because of my stupid schedule, I haven't paid it too much mind. But reading Seattle Magazine at the doctor office (is there any other place people read it?) I learned that Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger played there in '41 and they considered it one of their most rousing gigs. Also, Jimi Hendrix played his first gig there with The Rocking Kings in 1959. Pretty cool to know that such giants walked in our neighborhood. And it's still a happening place--last month there was an Ethiopian wedding that filled the street with dancing and drums (and blocked driveways), lasted all day long.
Nation Of Pete
No bow tie required.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
T. just sent me an enraged email demanding a "post election" blog post. I know much of this blog has been Obamafied for the past year and I should say something, but...really, what
can I say? You all already know it's been a magical week and that it's going to take long past January 20 before it all really sinks in, so reading my thoughts on the topic is a waste of time better spent booking a room for the inauguration (better get on it, party people).
Monday, October 27, 2008
Don't forget to watch Obama Wednesday night.
Can you believe this thing is almost over? I'm sad to not be going to the actual polls, but people have convinced me that it's better to do mail-in. That way I can relax a little, not worry about lines, or being late for work, or broken machines, or not being able to focus all day because I can't wait to vote. Did anyone else see that study about car accidents increasing on election day? Makes sense to me--talk about anxiety. But it's very exciting, and I'm feeling good about the polls. I just wonder if the LOSERS will accept that Obama won (please please please win--I am NOT counting my chickens). Get ready for the bullshit voter fraud allegations...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Is this post even close to coherent?
The baby's not even here yet and I'm already exhausted by Friday night. Lame-o.
Tonight I commented on one of the seemingly endless parade of weird looking pundits on CNN and Blade said, "She's just young. Those reporters are young now." I insisted that the woman looked objectively weird, but the point was made: I'm old. I'm "I just had my 20th high school reunion" old. But maybe that just means I don't look weird. Right?
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Palin and the Witch Hunter!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
All these Republicans (Rudy on Meet the Press, generic Republican doofus on Hardball) talking about Obama wanting to "redistribute wealth." I know they're conjuring Marx, and I'm no economist, but isn't the rich getting richer (golden parachutes) as the poor get poorer a redistribution of wealth?