Yikes, April is flying by! I’m bummed I didn’t have a chance to do separate posts on all these great moments while they were fresh on my mind. Oh well. It’s been a funny, restless couple of weeks.
Emerald City Weekend:
I skipped Emerald City Comicon this year but caught up with friends at the Camille Rose Garcia signing (Roq la Rue) and the Fantagraphics Pinball after-party (Shorty’s). It was a surreal weekend with black light art, clowns, mini martinis, and lots of comics chit-chat. The player with the lowest pinball score won a super cool Jim Woodring backglass. Here’s a nifty FLOG post by Larry (the only time I will ever be called glamorous, haha!). My Sunday sunset was soundtracked by a busker playing Star Wars on the tuba.
Free Museum Day with SAM and Nate:
The Seattle Art Museum is free and open until midnight the first Thursday of the month. I love: the entrance with the suspended fireworks cars, the listening room (is this new? It’s great), the giant black rat over the blank dreamer, the old Italian knives and weapons. And the porcelain room, wow! In my wildest, rich-lady fantasies, I have my own porcelain room with all these opulent, 17th and 18th century pieces. Absolutely gorgeous. Afterwards we ordered tiny cakes at Dragonfish, Nate got the chocolate raspberry, I got the mango caramel.
In contrast to my tacky, over-the-top birthday, Dean opted for a quiet celebration by the waterfront. We got up early before work and split a bag of fresh doughnuts from the market. We’d ordered a dozen mini doughnuts but the vendor snuck in closer to twenty! One doughnut, two doughnut, smooshed doughnut at the bottom of the bag! We ate them all, much to the disappointment of the hopeful seagulls.