February 13th, 2006

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just went back a few weeks in the seatlle community postings and apparently the post i'm looking for was deleted.

it was about a massive valentine's day pillow fight happening downtown at westlake center tomorrow.

did anyone catch the time for that?

thanks..
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MSNBC's "Whine of the Week"

Regular readers of this feature, or WOWsers, as we’ve just decided to call them – and we mean that in the best possible way – know that one thing with which we won’t abide is a team that plays a terrible game and then blames the officials for its loss.

It doesn’t matter if the bad decision leads directly to the winning score. In every game, there are any number of plays that can make the difference between victory and defeat. If you blow four of them and the refs blow the fifth, who’s really to blame for the loss? You had your chances and didn’t take them. To then cry that somebody else robbed you is just plain childish.

That’s why Mike Holmgren is our Whiner of the Week. The Seattle coach took a team into the Super Bowl that many of us thought should beat the Steelers. And if the Seahawks had taken advantage of their opportunities, they would have.

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oh bill

vacation suggestions

I just learned that my husband, a teacher, is off for an extended weekend; some "midwinter break" nonsense. My question to you, dear Seattlites, is where should we go for 3 or 4 days that won't cost us too much money?

Stipulations:

We don't ski, nor can we afford to.
We don't like shopping, or haute cuisine, nor can we afford it.
We just want something interesting/unusual/fun to do for a few days and get out of town. OR, alternately, are there some "hidden" gems in the area that could keep us occupied? We've only lived here for seven months or so, so there's all kinds of likelihood we haven't been there.

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Thanks so much, guys. You all rock! These are all very good suggestions and I'm happily looking up the possiblities. Thanks again.

CHERUB, the vampire with bunny slippers

Greetings,

Several friends suggested we post here about a new internet video series that was shot in Seattle recently. I thought I'd post an overview today, to give folks a sense of what we're up to, and maybe post on Fridays for a while to let people know when we've got new episodes up. Perusing the guidelines, I'm led to believe that our project would be considered "on topic", but by all means, let me know if that's not true. Thanks!

-Scotto

Caution Zero Network presents:
CHERUB, the Vampire with Bunny Slippers

http://www.cautionzero.net/cherub

CHERUB is a slapstick parody of Joss Whedon's ANGEL, released as an internet video series by Seattle-based Caution Zero Network. Season One features twelve 4-7 minute episodes about the adventures of Cherub, the vampire with bunny slippers, and his gang at Cherub Investigations - the aspiring actress Charity Case, the arcane expert Jasper Windham-Hill, the muscle man Roger Pipebomb, and the inter-dimensional traveler Barney. New episodes will be released every Friday; episode one is already available.

The series is at once a wild send-up and loving homage of Whedon's vampire with a soul. Cherub must safeguard a mystical artifact, the Eggplant of Mystery, from Cherub's nemesis, Johnny Mildly-Irritating, and the evil law firm of Dogboy & Goat. If he ever experiences a moment of perfect back adjustment, his cursed bunny slippers will turn against him - which could be trouble when his old flame Muffy the Vampire Chiropractor comes to town.

Basil Harris ("Awesome", Bald Faced Lie) stars as Cherub, and the cast includes some of Seattle's finest fringe theatre performers. Stephen McCandless, founder of Caution Zero Network and managing director of Annex Theatre, produced the show, and Scott O. Moore ("Principia Discordia LIVE!", "The Front Page") wrote and directed.

"The only reason we would go to this much trouble to make this parody is because we actually really, really loved ANGEL," says Moore. "It's sad that they aren't going to make any more ANGEL, and this is the best we can do in the meantime. Well, this is the best we bothered to do, I should say."

The first season of the series was shot over the course of six days in a small soundstage in Seattle, and is being edited by a team in Seattle and New York City. Released via video blog, the show is easily available via iTunes, Windows Media, and a PSP-friendly format. The show was filmed with small screens such as the video iPod specifically in mind.

Like the Whedon show it parodies, CHERUB’s first season has a long story arc that continues throughout all twelve episodes. And like ANGEL, some storylines are left unresolved at the end of the season, leaving the door open for future episodes if the show finds an audience.

CHERUB is hosted by Caution Zero Network, a new Seattle-based company that plans to produce and release more video projects in the future, drawing on extensive roots in the Seattle theatre and film communities to create interesting new content for the internet.

OH SNOES!!

With all the beautiful sunny weather of late, I was thinking about doing some hiking/backpacking for my comming threeday weekend. I decide to check out the forecast and the NOAA tells me this crap:

"A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL BRING COLDER AIR TO
THE REGION THIS WEEK. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING A COLDER AIR
MASS TO THE AREA TUESDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL DROP TO NEAR SEA LEVEL
TUESDAY NIGHT.

A COLD CANADIAN HIGH WILL DEVELOP OVER BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA
BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL MOSTLY STAY
EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...HOWEVER SOME CANADIAN AIR WILL SEEP
INTO WESTERN WASHINGTON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL
TO WELL BELOW NORMAL BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR SNOW SHOWERS DOWN TO SEA LEVEL AT TIMES
IN THE WEEK AHEAD. COLD GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER
WHATCOM COUNTY AFTER MIDWEEK. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST UPDATES
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

MM

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE"

calligraphy ink cartridges?

I didn't see anything like this in memories...

Does anyone know where I can purchase ink cartridges for calligraphy/fountain pens? Other than buying a whole new kit (which I'd rather not do) I can't find any cartridges anywhere.

Any help is kindly appreciated.
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Starstruck (for jameth)

Recently, I was taking the mail down to the basement of my building. When I get to the A level elevator lobby, I see this guy trying to get out into the garage, but couldn't because he had his hands full. It looked like he was carrying some presentation materials. I felt bad and offered to help him.

When he turned around to say "sure, thanks!" I saw none other than...

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Steve Pool!

I was flustered, excited, nervous. I mean, I was in the presence of THE Steve Pool. I thought a million thoughts in about half a second, but finally, all that came out was...

"Hey! I've never met you before!"

His response?

"Had you been expecting to?"

"No, not really. I've just been watching you forever," I spat out.

"Well, I'm glad my mom isn't the only one. Have a nice afternoon," he said and walked away.

Dammit. If I ever see him again, I'll be sure to say something way more awesome. Like, "Hey! I've met you once before!"