Pumpkin Picking Day!

Yesterday, a bunch of us headed up to the Bailey U-Pick farm in Snohomish. We picked pumpkins the size of small boulders, wandered through a corn maze shaped liked the United States, and warmed up with the most comforting cup of hot cider I’ve ever had. It’s hard to imagine a more autumn-y afternoon. I’m […]

Blogging about the News

I no longer mention news stories on here. They’re still on my mind (my Google Reader is forever flooded with news feeds- my morbid, nightmare crack), but I couldn’t strike a balance between ‘the big issues’ and my fluffier conceits. It was too awkward to look back at happy, photo-album memories then link to stories […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

•On thin ice: A man arrested for stealing from Patagonia’s glaciers to make designer ice cubes. •Favorable outcome: Washington State Senators vote in favor of gay marriage. :) •Made of money: this man’s billion-euro house. How cool and resourceful! •Brave, little alpha-bunny: Champis, the rabbit knows how to herd sheep. •First class kitten: deserves a […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

I consider the Republican presidential primaries a guilty pleasure so apart from that… •Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit: gets six years in jail. Yep, still fascinated by this guy. •Art Theives Mocked: for stealing two pieces valued at $1,400 combined. At least they got practice entering via skylight. •Sea-Tac Tunes: From now on, “Overhead safety […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

The cold weather this week triggered my hibernation mode. Most businesses were closed so I’d trudge home from work, stay in and conk out early. Boring, but nice and restful. •Snowmageddon: I don’t think Seattlites are snow wimps, I think the city plans poorly. Roads were a mess and cars/buses broke down. Yesterday a lot […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

•Stricken Cruise Ship: near the Italian island of Giglio. At least three dead and a dozen injured. •Freedom!: for 600+ political prisoners in Burma. •Drunken Miracle: An inebriated woman drove the wrong way for 17 miles on I-5 and miraculously didn’t kill anybody. She was going up to 100 miles per hour. Ugh. •H is […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

•Kim Jong-il died: weeks ago… but I’m still morbidly fascinated with him. Nate put it best when he said Kim Jong-il was a real-life Bond villain. These stories from his former chef shocked me and the Vice guide to North Korea depressed me. •Air Balloon Tragedy: 11 are burned alive as a balloon is engulfed […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

•Christopher Hitchens: free-thinking writer dies at 62. He will be missed. •Joe Simon: comics legend dies at 98. •Colton Harris-Moore aka the Barefoot Bandit: pleads guilty. I hope he becomes a pilot when he gets out. •Deserves better: An Afghan woman sentenced to 12 years for ‘adultery’ after reporting rape is finally freed after two […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

•Total Lunar Eclipse: tonight! Fingers crossed for clear, dark skies! This is the last one until 2014. •Seattle’s first skyscraper: is 70% vacant and has been placed under the control of a receiver. Is that gorgeous apartment building still at the top? •Hillary Clinton: ‘Gay rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are gay rights’ […]