Friday, October 31, 2008

Out with the Old - Those were some good times!

I tried to renew my passport today, but was unsuccessful. Who knew you had to pay with a money order or check? No cash or cards?? "Hello, this is the dark ages calling. We just wanted to let you know that if you want your offical ID from the U.S. government, you'll have to step into that time machine over there and join us way back here." So, now I'll have to go back tomorrow with a checkbook. argh.

Since I'll no doubt have to give up the old one for awhile, I thought I'd take you through a brief tour of some of my trips from the past ten years. This isn't all of them, but the ones that turned out OK. The others are too faded.

My first trip to South America!

I've been to this one many times in my life on the way to visit the grandparents.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Last Resort Fire Department

We stumbled across The Last Resort Fire Department museum today at lunch. This place was full of old fire engines. Some were horse drawn! I'd like to go back sometime with the SLR.

That is a wooden ladder!

The one without horses.

Wooden wheel. I may use this for the Two Things Challenge: Textures/Shapes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Be The Pig!

We've been switching over to Agile development at work and the motto is "be the pig" which my co-worker takes very seriously. His pig sits on his monitor looking at him all day. Apparently the pig had a little accident inflicted by another co-worker and his leg is now in a cast.

Possible Two Things Challenge: Textures/Shapes

This might be hard to see, but it is a tile in the Pioneer Square Station of the Bus Tunnel. It is smooth glass in a wavy square tile making an interesting reflection of the building on the other side.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Have an Erotic Day!

I walked to Pike Place Market today at lunch. This strip club is right in the heart of tourist central and the signs are different every time I walk by. They always crack me up.

My friend picked up a lovely fall bouquet at the Market. I like the pumpkin vase!

On the way to work this morning I passed a bunch of firefighters. It seems they had just finished putting out a fire and had blocked off the whole area. A few of them were still around when I walked home from work too!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Evening Light is the Best

I went for a walk at sunset and caught the good light in the trees.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today I headed downtown to meet some friends from Port Angeles.

On the walk down, I saw one of the many buildings that is under construction.

I met my friends for dinner at Serious Pie. That was some mighty good pizza!

Afterwards we headed over to Top Pot for coffee. This is an old TV they have with a photo of the Top Pot building in the olden days.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I received the BFF (Blogging Friends Forever) award from two people: Dusty Lens and Tash. Thanks to both of you!

Now it is my turn to give the award to other deserving bloggers following these rules:
1. Only five people are allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

A Yankee in Belgrade - Bibi (she has the distinction of being the newest commenter from far away - Welcome!)

D.C. Confidential - D.C. Confidential

Sydney Daily Photo - Sally

Themiddleofnowhere, MT - Professor

Rachel: Photo Diary - Rachel

Photo Friday Challenge: Freeze Frame

This dog loves a good scratch!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Firehouse? Dive Bar?

Taken at McCoy's Firehouse. I rarely go to this place because it's mainly greasy pub food, but lunch was arranged by others today and since it was free, who was I to complain?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hand details of the statues in Occidental Park.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Biking and Hiking

Just outside of the frame there are two bike cops arresting someone. I love that we have police officers on bikes! They seem quite friendly too (if you are on the right side of the law).

A Capitol Hill fashionista.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Newly Washed City

This is the view from my room at work in the Smith Tower. Less than a month before we move and it goes away. So so sad.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two Things Challenge: Black/White

One of my favorite magazines is The Sun. It is filled with B&W images, short stories and essays. It also has poetry and a "readers write" section in which people send in their stories based on a theme for each month.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

People Watching

I ran errands at lunch today over by Westlake Mall. I took a few shots of the people hanging out.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Puppy Alert!

This is Benny. He was being walked by two lovely ladies and was just begging to have his cute face photographed!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I'm just sayin'.

I have to try this place someday.

Who knew there were so many kinds of Sake?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Co-pilot Claude

He goes with me everywhere my car takes me.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Two Things Challenge: East/West

Here is my entry for the "East" part of the challenge. There is a park on what Seattleites call the Eastside called Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland. I took a few photos in this park before our book club meeting. Some of the trees had red and orange leaves which were made even more striking by the light of the sunset hitting them!

Someone put these red roses tied with black ribbon in various locations. I wonder what the story is there?