Monday, October 20, 2008

Great weekend!

I can't remember a nicer weekend. Lots of visits from family and friends. Watched the cyclocross races at Liberty Lake. Walked up to The Scoop for ice cream and coffee. Nice runs and rides. Homebrew after the ride. All the while, the fall foliage provided an unbelievable backdrop!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kendall Yards' First Residents!

Years ago when the Kendall Yard project was announced, and the city couldn't move fast enough to remove tax impediments for the struggling developer, so this great thing could rise out of the superfund site, I told friends, "I'll believe it when I see it." Well, last week I was proved wrong.

Carnies have moved into Kendall Yards. Unfortunately, they only stayed a couple of days, and now it looks like they are moving out.

Actually, the carnival was set up for a movie they are making in Spokane, Give 'em Abalone, Mahoney! They needed a bleak backdrop for a haunted carnival set.

Spoiler alert - Mr. Withers, final act.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Strange copy on a billboard.

"Todd is a single parent and proud father of his daughter, Ciara."

I don't know what this has to do with his work as a county commissioner. Maybe the wheat ties it all together in some subliminal message. I don't know.

The strangest thing about the line is that it mentions three times in one sentence that Mr. Mielke has fathered a child - single parent, proud father, his daughter. They really want to drive the point home - in a very over-the-top fashion. Why?

Is there some doubt that Todd could not procreate? Ciara looks like she is related to her dad.

The intent of this sign always leaves me flummoxed. Am I missing something here?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Very Sad...

Woke up this rainy, dreary morning to a heart-breaking sight on our kitchen window.

People, remember it's time to bring those yellow jackets (and their nests) inside for the winter. And let's not forget the black widow spiders and, their larger cousins, the venerable seagulls. Pest ownership has its responsibilities.