Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Saturday, December 25, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The plaque reads: In 1902 a notorious killer named Harry Tracy shot his way out of an Oregon prison and high-tailed it into Washinton. A posse caught up with him near the present-day location of the Wayne Golf Course. In the ensuing gun battle Tracy killed deputy Charles Raymond and wounded deputies Karl Anderson and Jack Williams before jumping off a cliff and escaping into the under brush below. Tracy's trail of terror ended two months later in Eastern Washington when, surrounded in a wheat field with no way out, he took his own life.
My walking partner enjoys local history and had a good time reading all the boulders. We also walked through the campus of Cascadia/UW Bothell and visited the bookstore. The campus was very pleasant to walk through, even if it was dripping wet from the earlier downpours.
If you'd like to donate to the cause, please click on the logo to go to my donation page. I'm currently up to $110 of donations, with a goal of $4200.
Friday, December 17, 2004
As usual, I urge you to donate a little money to Breast Cancer research, and it'll be even cooler if you can do so by clicking on the logo and helping me to reach my fundraising goal.
Sunday, December 12, 2004
Despite losing to the Boston Celtics last night (their first home loss of the season), the Sonics are still doing well. They're currently 17-4 and 3 1/2 games ahead of Minnesota in the division. Only Phoenix has a better record in the league right now.
In hockey, both the Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips are still doing well, and are essentially tied atop the division standings. Everett is 17-8-5-2 with 41 points, while Seattle is right behind them at 20-8-0-0 and 40 points.
And let's not forget some of the college teams! The Seattle University men's soccer team won the NCAA Division II national championship. And the University of Washington women's volleyball team won the regional tournament, and will be competing in the Final Four next weekend. They've had an outstanding year, and the icing on the cake would be an NCAA title...
He’s no better than those people who pretend they’re hardcore Christians when they’re really preaching Satan Triumphant. I mean the ones who think that after years and years of weekly church services, with hymn-singing and Bible-reading, the least little exposure to some kind of encoded Satanic reference—seeing pictures of rainbows or Ganesha, or taking in the afternoon matinee of the latest Harry Potter movie, or hearing a rock song with muddled lyrics they can’t make out anyway—is tantamount to throwing open the door to Satan.
What they’re saying is that Satan is much more powerful than God, and that nobody who was even glancingly acquainted with Satanism would ever want to stick with Christianity. They might as well don the robes and start sacrificing goats, because they believe in the mighty power of Satan as much as any declared Satanist out there.
Go and read the whole article. It's quite amazing how this section jumps out at you, though.
Thursday, December 09, 2004
You'd think that whoever wrote the ad would do a bit more research to make the call after "out of bounds" a little more logical and normal. Or maybe they want people to say, "Huh?"
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
The first was on Sunday afternoon, just at dusk. I worked at the shop for a few hours then walked over to the pug house of horrors from there. It was about a mile and a half, if I read the odometer in my car (a few days before the walk) correctly. In any case, it wasn't a tough walk at all, and I arrived at the pug house invigorated if tired. It was a little too dark for me to get any good pictures, though I considered attempting to take some shots of Christmas displays. Maybe next time.
After resting yesterday (except for work) I walked down to the library with Eric today. There was a book I really want to read a story from, so the motivation was there. Again, it was a short walk compared to what I need to be doing, but it wasn't hard and the rain was actually quite refreshing to walk in.
I did stop for a moment to snap a picture of this sign on a grocery store on the way. I couldn't help but grin at the nice little editorial on the sign:
And I thought I was paranoid.
In other news, I got another donation! Thank you Robin and Arlene! The contribution is much appreciated. It also put me up over $100, which makes the goal seem possible suddenly. If you want to contribute, click on the Logo:
To finish up my report, let me tell you that the socks are working really well. In fact, I'm going to go so far as to say that if you have a job in which you have to stand a lot, you ought to get yourself a pair and try them out. I got them from The Sock Company, who as you may recall from previous blog entries were extremely good at getting back to me when I had a problem with my order. The brand is WrightSock, and they seem to work as advertised, although I'll be putting them to a much bigger test over the next few months.