I’m excited to share that Stumptown Coffee is only 127 steps from my classroom this week. I will be visiting Stumptown a few times this week.
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It’s cool to live in Seattle because that’s where Queensryche is from and I saw them in concert last night at the White River. Awesome Band, Awesome Show, time with 2 good friends. You either love Queensryche or you don’t understand them. No body hates Queensryche.
It’s cool to live in Seattle because we didn’t let the NBA and Clay Bennett hold us hostage for another stadium tax. Here’s the way I see it. The Sonics didn’t leave….some greedy greasy business guy came in…bought a franchise (with full intent to move it) and moved it to OKC. The Sonics that I loved will alwasy be in Seattle and if they never resurrect…the RIP. I was not a season ticket holder so I’m just as much to blame for them leaving as everyone else. Here’s my opinion. I think the NBA is a JOKE! I’m not sure we should raid another city of their team…nor should we put anything into an expansion team. Again…Stern is sitting back and saying, ” pay up and build a new stadium and then we’ll consider giving you another team”. Give me a break. We can not stand for any more taxes. Side note….my buddy Howard Schultz, “Mr. Starbucks” doesn’t get off the hook that easy. He should have never sold to Clay. Please tell me he’s not the only person in Seattle that didn’t see this coming? Yet…because I love my Starbucks….I’m quick to forgive uncle Howard. Stop the bleeding. Besides…with the Sounders(MLS) coming back…and playing at QWest…..I think we have a new sport in town that will take place of basketball. I love the fact that QWest will be getting more playing time.
So, good riddens to the group of people and ownership who just moved to OKC. The are not and never will be the Sonics. Welcome back Sounders. I think I might just get season tickets for the MLS.
Makes me proud to live in Seattle.
One of the reasons it’s cool to live in Seattle is the big Troll that lives under the Aurora Bridge. This troll is actually right under the bridge and is visited often by people in town. It is said that he watches over Seattle but then some think he causes havoc. Here is a little official description of the troll: The Fremont troll has been lurking under the north end of the Aurora bridge since 1990. He was sculpted by four Seattle area artists — Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead.
We’ve got the best neighbors. Great people to hang with. Great kids. We really like hanging out with them. Today they told us that they might (probably likely) be moving to Boston. Why do the good ones always leave?
Of course we’re very supportive and want the best for them…we just like living around really cool people. I’m sure that whatever God has planed for them….they will do. Blessings to Evan & Sarah. We’ll be praying for you as you consider this potential move.
(this is a new feature that will appear weekly on my blog describing why it’s so cool to live in Seattle)
The experience music project is a brainchild of none other than Paul Allen. Basically, he had a bunch of old Hendrix stuff and was looking for a place to display it. One thing led to another…and you’ve to the EMP. Arguabley a very ugly building….but kind of cool in a weird lsd trippy kind of way. The archetecture is supposed to represent a smashed guitar. The EMP is actually quite a deal at $15 per person. Especially if you’re a music lover. And what I mean by music lover…is music lover of music from around the 60’s.
There is a really cool piece of art right inside made up of guitars shooting up through the ceiling (i’m sure that i’m not doing this justice). Also right inside the entrance is “video church”. At least, this is what it was called back in 1997 when it first opened. Here’s the challenge….if you walk through it with you mind in 1997…you’ll be impressed and in awe. For example….they say that there is not a single strip of video tape in the building. Everything is digital. Now, by today’s standards…duh! But in 1997…that was pretty groundbreaking. I toured the emp back in 1999. Very cool. The Hendrix exibit was impressive…especially for the Hendrix fan. They had a section dedicated to the Seattle sound and grunge music. I liked that. There were a few catchy interactive things and even a virtual reality ride dedicated to “Funk” music. Very cool.
The EMP is worth the $15 and the visit if you’re a music fan. If not….check out my next post on Seattle and I’ll give you something else to do.