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Airport Fire

Oh shit, that kind of looks like SeaTac…

That’s exactly what happened yesterday at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport, according to KIRO-TV and other news outlets. The fire was first reported on the sixth floor of the garage around 6:45 a.m., and it quickly moved to consume several other vehicles. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but airport officials estimated damage to be around $250,000.

Well, guess I’m living under a rock

Bumbershoot 2007

12 hours of my day yesterday was spent at Seattle Center, at Bumbershoot. I’m only going to be going one of the three days, but it was a lot of fun. For those who aren’t familiar with the event, Bumbershoot is a Seattle music festival that showcases mostly local artists, which runs through Labor Day weekend. Basically, the entirety of Seattle (at least those who are into this type of thing) converged upon the center of Seattle, to listen to live music and peruse local artists’ works (the music is a much bigger draw).

This year the “big artists” were The Shins, Sean Paul, Fergie and the Wu-Tang Clan (reunited!). Apart from these famous acts, many local bands also played, including Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (yes, that’s a real band), Blue Scholars, Good Medicine and many more. The shows I saw were Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (pretty good), Kings of Leon (good), Blue Scholars / Good Medicine (amazing), the last part of Sean Paul (okay) and Fergie (which sucked).

Needless to say, I’m recuperating. I would have gone tomorrow, as well, which is when the Wu-Tang Clan is playing, but unfortunately I have other commitments.

I saw this little list at the end of the September 2007 issue of the Seattle Metropolitan and just broke out in laughter at some of the items. To give this list a little context, keep in mind that the majority of Seattle are Democrats, and Portland is an insult.

“Top 10 lines to start a bar fight in Seattle”

  1. Is that the Space Needle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
  2. So, you grew up in Portland?
  3. I’ll bet you can tell me where to score some crack.
  4. M’s suck. [Note: M’s are the Mariners]
  5. Nice shirt. Looks even better on my mother’s hairdresser.
  6. That Bill O’Reilly makes a lot of sense if you stop and listen to him.
  7. Hey, do me a favor — tell your girlfriend not to call after 11.
  8. You know what would hide that bald spot?
  9. I wish people would stop picking on President Bush. He’s doing the best he can.
  10. Let’s fight.