Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sign of the times

I think the only thing that could make me feel hotter was the sight of two ladies lugging an air conditioner down the street.

On the reject table

This was the latest offering on the table in the basement of our building. The Bermuda Triangle sounds pretty appealing right now--I bet it's cool there.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More weather talk

This is an unaltered photo of the thermostat in the hallway outside my office. My dad sent a funny e-mail from Springfield, Tennessee, where they are enjoying a mild and pleasant summer for a change. "Around here the weather IS the topic. Hot ain't it? Oh man I ain't never seen nuthin' like it. 'Posed to be even hotter tomorrah.... And on and on and on..."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hot work

My office is actually pretty cool--it faces the courtyard. That is a drawback in winter, but right now it feels pretty nice. Especially with a nice glass of blue Gatorade. Not to be confused with gatoride, thought to be an ingredient in antifreeze.

Actually I have it on good authority that Gatorade is very good for you. It's just loaded with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Feast Day

Today we celebrated the Feast of St James. I'll let you guess where this photo was taken from.

Friday, July 24, 2009

En route!

Riding the rails

We are on a great adventure: riding the rails from Tukwila to Westlake. I wonder if Lewis and Clark were this excited.

Another game of skat

Last night we had another round of skat with Joanna, the famous blogger. This is a view of her cozy study. It's a delightful house, filled with delightful books and animals.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

On break

The attorney used his peremptory challenge on her yesterday but she had to report again today - downtown this time, however, instead of Kent. That's a nice change. We're having lunch at the Corner Cafe. Double short lattes with Nintendos on the side.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday tour

We have a Cathedral tour every Wednesday at 1 all summer. Only today, no one came.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This is the life

One last view

The OSP tour was really cool. And it was the perfect time of day for it. Just us and the pre-schoolers. And the tourists.

In the vivarium

We'd never been inside before. This is a piggyback plant.

Still at OSP

This is the view through one of the dots in the "Seattle Cloud Cover," one of the installations at the OSP. They are laying new train tracks down there!


We are getting a tour of the Olympic Sculpture Park. Thank you, Microsoft.

Monday, July 20, 2009

At Johnny Rockets

We took a field trip to Kent Regional Justice Center where Maria will be on jury duty later this week. Across the street is Kent Station, a mall similar to University Village, where we decided to get dinner at Johnny Rockets. We're listening to "Louie, Louie" and eating burgers. Oh, wait, now it's "One Fine Day."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The happy couple

Don't they look happy? David's waistcoat is a nice touch, I think.

They are married

There they are. Anna is showing the ring to some of the young guests. That's our old friend Jason on the right. Jen was impressed by David's suit, which was a tweed (?) vest and jacket. She had the accurate technical term for it.

A wedding day

The long-anticipated wedding of Anna and David is finally here. I've always thought Anna was by far the prettiest usher we have. I guess David agrees with me. (I copied Joanna's blog for the title of this post.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The cutest doggie in the world (?)

Pokey was once the cutest puppy in the world... later, she became the cutest doggie in the world. Now, alas, no longer. But those who love her can still see an adorable creature hidden in this matted one-eyed beast.

Deacon Joe's funeral

Deacon Joe's funeral was today. It was really nice. Wish we'd had more time to get ready...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Half Blood Prince

We joined the hordes of HP fans at the Meridian 16.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chasselton junk table

There is a place in the basement where people can give away the stuff they don't want anymore. Which would you like... the broken vase or the model warhead?

Monday, July 13, 2009

At Nordstrom Cafe

We had dinner at the Nordstrom Cafe. They have a display of vintage Nordstrom shoes outside. These are kids' shoes of yesteryear.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

At Taste

I guess we're not that adventurous. We came to Taste Cafe, where it turns out it's happy hour. It's a very artistic happy hour. M ordered the "Hammering Man" and I ordered the Wyeth iced tea. It's so tasteful, in fact, that I'm surprised they don't call it "l'heure heureuse."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Checking our steps

Every night we log our steps using our Nintendo "Walking Trainer" program/game. The best thing about it is that you get to create your own "Mii" or alter ego. Don't they look just like us?

A German evening

In honor of Pope Benedict we had a German evening with Joanna: papal risotto as served to B16 on his visit; beer and pretzels; and of course skat, which is complicated but interesting.

A game of Skat

Es gilt die vom Deutschen Skatverband festgelegte "Skatordung." Oops, sorry - we are at Joanna's learning to play skat, a German game.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A curious photo

We are down by the waterfront for a walk and a little fried fish. I took this curious photo at the Old Curiosity Shop. Curiouser and curiouser.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chez Lewis

We had dinner at M and K's. This is the most exquisite cheesecake ever.

At St Ignatius Chapel

We had lunch at Cafe Presse and then stopped in at St Ignatius Chapel on our way home. There was a bright green rectangle on the wall that I'm certain wasn't there before.... Hee, hee.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Fourth

We went to Des Moines where we got to meet and even hold the famous Sophia Grace! She is doing well and has an adorable mop of blond hair. She loves it when Stacey sings to her... but don't we all?

At the SAM

We went to see the Andrew Wyeth show at the SAM. Don't tell anyone, but I actually prefer N. C. Wyeth.

They had a life-size cutout of Mimi Gates in the Ford Taurus Plaza. She is retiring.

Morning constitutional

We decided to come to Pike Place Market for our morning walk. The place is simply crawling with tourists. Is this what the inhabitants of Paris feel like, all the time? Well, off to the original Starbucks for an iced latte...

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Kayaking Deacon

David and Reeny going kayaking this weekend to a place called Hope Island. David loves kayaking so much that he has virtual kayaks all over his desktop.

Is that real gold???

I never noticed the fire hydrant across from the Cathedral... Until it turned gold.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another photo from the other day

I have a picture from last night to blog, but it's too ugly. So I'm blogging this one instead from our walk in Seward Park. We had to go for a long walk because we have pedometers for our new Walking program (game?) for our Nintendos. I still haven't hit my quota for today. Grr...