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why not talk about your city, my city, the people's city, here? not my pic

jergins, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 20:02 (sixteen years ago) link

and while we're at it, why not talk about the great things in store?

thank you, norman foster!

lxy, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 20:42 (sixteen years ago) link

It's not my city! This is my city:

Keith, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 21:29 (sixteen years ago) link

But Seattle looks cool. We used to wonder (in 1991) if you could hear the grunge coming from Seattle from several miles out.

Keith, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 21:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Seattle has a giant Kurt Cobain statue that straddles the I-90 floating bridge and ejaculates grunge onto lucky drivers.

Lingbert, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 00:17 (sixteen years ago) link

ive gone through like 50 sets of windshield wipers

jergins, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 08:34 (sixteen years ago) link

and while we're at it we might as well memorialize. this is getting knocked down, and not for anything good:

jergins, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 11:08 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't know what that is

Lingbert, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 17:11 (sixteen years ago) link

just a great apartment building on QA

jergins, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

wait where in qa?

Lingbert, Thursday, 26 April 2007 01:56 (sixteen years ago) link

on highland, across from kerry park. wait, that's like two blocks from you, isn't it?

jergins, Thursday, 26 April 2007 08:30 (sixteen years ago) link

yep. i've seen it before.

Lingbert, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:55 (sixteen years ago) link

or you have esp

jergins, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Lingbert, Friday, 27 April 2007 00:44 (sixteen years ago) link

watch seattle grow:

lxy, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:22 (sixteen years ago) link

i can't find a good image of the Washington Mutual / Seattle Art Museum building, also known as "my building" because i watched, from my office, as it grew from a mere elevator shaft into one of seattle's most striking buildings, and because i love it so much.

so instead here's a link to the "sam-cam," which is now just an archive, not an active webcam. if you're willing to make the effort, use the calendar and time selectors to go to june 1, 2006, 2:30 a.m., for one of my favorite images, not only of the building but of the city too.

lxy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 01:08 (sixteen years ago) link

and here's a link to the four seasons hotel and residences webcam (actively being updated about every 20 minutes or so), which is being built across the street (towards the water) from the WAMU / SAM.

i wanted to post a rendering but suddenly i can't seem to do a proper google search, and it's really annoying me. j, if you can find one, will you please post it?

lxy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 02:04 (sixteen years ago) link

i took a good pic of your building (you were driving). i'll find it.

jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:00 (sixteen years ago) link

TS: hating PDFs vs. loving future transit maps

maps win.

and an article about it

jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:03 (sixteen years ago) link

here's the best rendering for that 4 seasons. supposedly, when it's finished, it won't look nearly as good:

jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:04 (sixteen years ago) link

here's a pretty faithful rendering of your building. i'm having trouble uploading my pictures so we'll take this for now

jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:05 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm loving this thread, having the links in one place and not buried in my email.

olive 8 webcam:


jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:23 (sixteen years ago) link

your building, my picture:

jergins, Saturday, 28 April 2007 09:42 (sixteen years ago) link


lxy, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:26 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah that's a great picture of my building; love it with that smokestack business in the foreground.

also, see why i love the viaduct?

lxy, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:31 (sixteen years ago) link

TS: hating PDFs vs. loving future transit maps

i choose maps.

lxy, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:39 (sixteen years ago) link

historic photos (not that historic-70s and 80s, but still)

jergins, Monday, 30 April 2007 11:14 (sixteen years ago) link

the pictures in that link are something else! so weird to see seattle that way... maybe the b/w makes it seem more gritty and grim, but it's so difficult for me to imagine it looking like that. except, i guess, for some of the "industry" pictures.

also, really interesting to see the u.district looking much like i first saw it.

thanks for linking here. it's tops.

lxy, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 04:41 (sixteen years ago) link

btw, the SAM expansion opens this weekend. have you been reading the press?

lxy, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

sinkhole madness at the university bridge! (thx to lx for the tip)

jergins, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 15:30 (sixteen years ago) link

The sinkhole swallowed two unoccupied cars.

it's alive!

jergins, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 15:31 (sixteen years ago) link

kinda the same pic but...grittier.

jergins, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link

sinkhole = broken water main = low water pressure = coffee shortage in the u.district = TROUBLE!

lxy, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 16:15 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm sure i would feel differently if it had affected me, but i have to lol a little bit at all the people trying to go south out of the u.district at 5 o'clock and the bridge still closed. because, come on, people. don't take montlake. take a different way. go to the 99. go to fremont. go to ballard if you have to. but montlake? of course that's going to take for fucking ever.

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 03:24 (sixteen years ago) link

people in seattle are dumber than people in sf, i think. when that bridge burned in sf the other day they were expecting horrific backups and they never materialized. duh, take an alternate route! i think even with the orange DETOUR signs people would still try to take that bridge.

jergins, Thursday, 3 May 2007 09:16 (sixteen years ago) link

from what i observed this morning, yes: cars in the left lane on campus pkwy racing along towards the bridge, (past the ROAD CLOSED AHEAD signs) only to have to change lanes at the last second and then... what're you gonna do now, sucka? dumb-dumbs.

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 14:41 (sixteen years ago) link

71, 72 and 73 buses are taking the freeway (olive to 45th). the 49 (formerly the 7) aren't coming to the u.d. at all. poor eastlakers are kinda screwed.

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

water cuts through our city both as a heartbeat and a heartstopper

jergins, Thursday, 3 May 2007 16:50 (sixteen years ago) link

nice. and true.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 03:27 (sixteen years ago) link

bridge reopened this afternoon.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 03:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Where has this thread been all my life? What is this 8090 business? WHERE AM I???

Jaq, Friday, 4 May 2007 20:41 (sixteen years ago) link

haha! welcome to our board, jaq!!

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 20:47 (sixteen years ago) link

What is this shiny new land?? It's very cozy and peaceful here. May I apply for citizenship? I have skillz!

Jaq, Friday, 4 May 2007 20:51 (sixteen years ago) link

no application necessary. you are welcome!

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 20:53 (sixteen years ago) link

This morning, I had the hi ho work song of the 7 dwarves from snow white stuck in my head. Mostly just Doc (or was it Grumpy) doing the hi ho call and the other dwarves doing the response. Maybe because of Hammmering Man:

Jaq, Friday, 4 May 2007 22:06 (sixteen years ago) link

everybody report back on free museum weekend plz

jergins, Saturday, 5 May 2007 11:13 (sixteen years ago) link

lol museum is hueg

the centerpiece (frontpiece? The main exhibit, the gigantic one that takes up the majority of the first floor) exhibit was a pretty underwhelming dud, I thought. I feel like 7 automobiles hanging from the ceiling should have been more exciting somehow. Maybe something other than the tubes of lights would have been better? Also, the one fireworks-strapped car....couldn't they have done something less hokey with the footage of all the fireworks going off?

Lots of great stuff otherwise, though. My favorite was probably the aboriginal stuff (don't remember which countries). Loved the paintings, the giant mask in the corner, and the statue below it.

The only outdoors festivities I saw were the buskers at various locations and the super bouncy, permasmile jump-roping people who were making things fun for the people in line to the tune of kool & the gang - celebration.

I would liked to have gone in the evening hours, but i have to get up at 4 am-ish

Lingbert, Sunday, 6 May 2007 01:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Here I am, up before 2 am. We went to bed at 7 (it was a long day). Time for tea. Will report on the wee hours crowd later.

Jaq, Sunday, 6 May 2007 08:56 (sixteen years ago) link

between all of your crazy hours and my time zone this is a 24 hour board

jergins, Sunday, 6 May 2007 10:18 (sixteen years ago) link

lol museum is hueg

lingbert otm x 8080. It's doubled at least, and the two lower floors are free (cafe, shop, auditorium, hands-on studio, music stage under tumbling cars. Cars are very meh. The 3:30 - 4 am crowd was smallish, but there were still lots of people there. mellow amped guitar dood played non-stop to keep people happy, Caffe Lladro and Starbucks were open. We got there at 3:30, got tix for 4 am, didn't think to try to get in early until stepson and friend showed up at 3:50 - they let us all right in, no waiting. Techno playing and dancing in the main gallery. Escalators now up to the 3rd and 4th floor spaces, as well as elevators. Most disturbing new acquisition: Untitled (Cheap to Feed) - a taxidermied dog (jack russell or wirehaired fox terrier) curled up as if asleep in a dark tan plastic chair. gold plated Brancusi bird. Most memorable room after a nap: 5 Asian restorations, with the fabulous crow screen that used to be at SAAM, a 13th century chinese richly colored scroll, the section of 72 foot long japanese deer poem scroll. 2 original woodblocks from Views of Mt. Fuji. The PNW artists gallery - lots of Mark Tobey's market scenes and Morris Graves. Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight have their own gallery. The Tiepolo ceiling has been moved into this overwhelmingly shiny new porcelain room. My happiest moment - realizing there weren't any huge blatant Chihuly's hanging around. Favoritest piece - an atypical John Singer Sargent portrait titled something like In the Olive Grove.

We didn't see everything, didn't get to the tea house, didn't find the Maori longhouse or jade, collapsed in the cafe around 5:30 am and had tea and frites w/ remoulade and some cheese/crackers, then gawked in the new shop. Home by 6:30 am, asleep by 7:30.

Jaq, Sunday, 6 May 2007 18:31 (sixteen years ago) link

On Sept. 28, students were extended the option of swapping their archaic WebPine or Web Alpine services for systems offered by providers Microsoft and Google.


The extra storage is a colossal upgrade from the skeletal in-house system count of 300 megabytes. With Microsoft’s system, 10 gigabytes are available to fill with messages and photos, and more than seven gigabytes amp the Google inbox.

Plus, with UW Windows Live Mail, users receive Outlook Live — the latest version of exchange e-mail — integrated messaging, Windows Live Spaces — an online work space ideal for collaborations with class groups and photo sharing — and SkyDrive, 25 gigabytes of online file storage. Google wrapped their application suite in the UW logo, extending Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk to students.

lxy, Monday, 19 October 2009 16:50 (fourteen years ago) link

my question is when will staff be able to choose gmail

lxy, Monday, 19 October 2009 16:50 (fourteen years ago) link

uw film archives:

2 minutes with an artist:
1 minute about salmon:
2 minutes of trash cans:

lxy, Monday, 19 October 2009 17:15 (fourteen years ago) link

3 minutes of chemicals in a lake:

lxy, Thursday, 29 October 2009 15:37 (fourteen years ago) link

2 minutes of arson investigation:

lxy, Thursday, 5 November 2009 21:18 (fourteen years ago) link

2 minutes of highway research:

lxy, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

from phinneywood:

Michael reminds us that it’s the 20th anniversary of the John Cusack classic “Say Anything,” with two key scenes filmed right here on Phinney Ridge at the 7-11 and the adjacent Woodland Park by the zoo’s north entrance.

lxy, Saturday, 21 November 2009 07:17 (fourteen years ago) link

i did not know that!

jergins, Saturday, 21 November 2009 07:27 (fourteen years ago) link

eleanor roosevelt building, aka taproot theater

no more, lame

lxy, Saturday, 21 November 2009 16:46 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

strong language from uw's president emmert:

"The proposed budget is by any measure a train wreck for the state...."

lxy, Thursday, 10 December 2009 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

this kinda fucking freaks me the fuck out:

At approximately 5:15 p.m., a female student waiting at a bus stop at University Way, N.E. and N.E. 42nd Street was checking the bus schedule on her iPhone when a male suspect slapped it from her hand, picked it up, and fled on foot in a southerly direction with two other males. The victim was not injured in this incident.

cuz, you know, that's right there. and i do that. at that time. all the time.

and i've thought about how that could happen. wtf.

maybe i should get my name off the UW alerts list; they make me worry too much, i think.

lxy, Friday, 11 December 2009 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Starting Monday a part of the Burke Gilman Trail across from Hec Edmondson Pavilion will be closed, signaling the start of construction of the long-awaited Sound Transit light-rail station.

The closure, which will last 18 days, until Jan. 3, is the beginning of 6 1/2 years of construction activities near Husky Stadium to build a Sound Transit light rail station and install a 3.1 mile underground tunnel connecting the UW to Capitol Hill. When the station and tunnel open in 2016, Sound Transit projects that 27,000 riders will pass through the UW station each weekday.

full article here:

lxy, Monday, 14 December 2009 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

jergins, Thursday, 7 January 2010 06:15 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lxy, Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

about our new buildings:

lxy, Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:15 (fourteen years ago) link

many lols resulted from this unfortunate phrasing in the article linked above:

And we found a huge population of students who live off campus who would like to live on campus if the right project was available at the right price.

the temporary naming committee need not meet, because we've already come up with a good list:

the ghetto
the projects
el barrio

lxy, Thursday, 4 February 2010 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

i like 35w with the interior courtyard, very euro

jergins, Thursday, 4 February 2010 21:05 (fourteen years ago) link

i see now how 31w works with that small lot we were conjecturing about last night: the alley extends through and two smaller buildings sprout up

jergins, Thursday, 4 February 2010 21:06 (fourteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
one month passes...

"This isn't Dallas."

lxy, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 15:59 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

jergins, Friday, 28 May 2010 02:00 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

jergins, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 20:54 (thirteen years ago) link

jergins, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 22:45 (thirteen years ago) link

neato pix of the space needle being built

jergins, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

lxy, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 16:17 (nine years ago) link

that IS flushing awesome.

tehresa, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 22:37 (nine years ago) link


spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 4 September 2014 01:58 (nine years ago) link

baltimore does not care enough for me to even know that was an issue. hair? no flushing hair?

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 4 September 2014 01:59 (nine years ago) link

new york thinks it's talking about a place where they play tennis

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 September 2014 02:56 (nine years ago) link

I love our neighborhood :-)

We had a yard sale yesterday (today too), and sold so much stuff and it felt like everyone from our end of Georgetown stopped by to just say hi and pass on some good will. People bought SO MANY BOOKS! And we had lots of good chats about reading. Hoping for similar today. Also lots of dogs came by, one that looked so much like Basil!

jaq, Sunday, 7 September 2014 13:37 (nine years ago) link

Aww, I wish we could have stopped by!

tehresa, Monday, 8 September 2014 01:10 (nine years ago) link

i'm sorry i missed this, we would have for sure come

lxy, Friday, 12 September 2014 02:10 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

FAP for WmC at the 9 Lb Hammer tonight, starting around 6:30. I can't be there b/c I overcommitted for tonight, but Robert and WmC will be hanging out for a bit.

jaq, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:09 (nine years ago) link


mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 01:23 (nine years ago) link

out of 8, the number of ilxors to have visited with us in seattle in the last ~3 years who want to move to seattle: 5

of 3 who don't want to move to seattle, number who want to move to portland: 2

of 1 who doesn't want to move to seattle, number who really do but can't/won't: 1

lxy, Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:00 (nine years ago) link

(important to note: "visited with us" is not presumed to be the driving factor, just distinguising that group from the other ilxors who have probably visited seattle but haven't visited with us. i have no idea whether or not they want to move here.)

lxy, Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:03 (nine years ago) link

jordan has been talking A LOT about wanting to move to seattle. it's probs only gonna happen if something goes terribly wrong with the company he works for, tho.

smoove operator, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 04:48 (nine years ago) link

<3 jordan. not wishing ill for his current work but

lxy, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 05:17 (nine years ago) link

I want us all to live in Seattle

tehresa, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 03:27 (nine years ago) link

Me too, sort of. (Portland!)

William (C), Saturday, 6 December 2014 00:37 (nine years ago) link

i liked seattle but i preferred portland. i think i just really like the sort of small-town vibe and it reminded me of wellington quite a bit.

smoove operator, Saturday, 6 December 2014 08:56 (nine years ago) link

wellington reminded me of portland!

lxy, Saturday, 6 December 2014 13:55 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

FOUR years ago? wtf?

i heard traffic was gonna be bad

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 12 January 2019 02:06 (five years ago) link

it might be! we're both working remotely as much as possible over the next 3 weeks.

lxy, Sunday, 13 January 2019 17:51 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

stay as cool as possible this weekend my beloved boxlers

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 June 2021 04:49 (two years ago) link

thank you, dear mookie. we're hatching a plan to gtfo. it'll be miiiiild on the coast.

lxy, Friday, 25 June 2021 15:10 (two years ago) link

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