May 23rd, 2006


Anybody belong to Pure Fitness on 2nd Ave?

So, I joined last month and then went and got kinda busy. I haven't been in a few weeks, but REALLY need to get back into it. Ergo, I'm looking for a workout partner - just somebody to set a time to show up with. I'm slightly codependant that way. I work Monday-Friday, 7-4 and use public transportation. Interested? Hit me back

Somebody good at Folklife shock horror!

It's your usual collection of international blah this year: too many belly dancers, Basque folk, labor songs, Klezmorim, and so on and so on. So it was a shock when my wife, reading this year's Folklife schedule, found an actually really good band on the bill: Los Mex Pistols Del Norte, who play Mexican trad songs jazzed up with surf beats and Farfisa, and who have been known to play a rockin' version of the music from that scene in "The Good The Bad And The Ugly" with the three way standoff in the graveyard.
They'll be playing on Saturday afternoon at four. Check your schedule. I'll be there, I might not be jarabe-ing around but I might be tapping my foot and smiling.

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus presents "Summer in the City"

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus (SLGC) welcomes the season with "Summer in the City," a sunshine celebration, on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2006 at All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle, and on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Capital Playhouse in Olympia. Get into the spirit with the music of The Beach Boys, John Lennon, Holly Near, The Temptations, and more.

At its Seattle performances, SLGC is happy to welcome the popular Seattle a capella group DISH as guest performers. In Olympia, Scott Farrell and Jeff Kingsbury will join the chorus for a special appearance.

For more information: or call 206-860-SLGC

Concert Summary:
Summer in the City
Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2006
7:30 PM
All Pilgrims Christian Church
500 Broadway East, Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA
$15.00 at the door or in advance via telephone
$12.00 for students, seniors and youth (ages 12-18)
Free ages 11 and under

Saturday, June 17, 2006
7:30 PM
Capital Playhouse
612 East 4th Avenue
Olympia, WA
Suggested donation: $10.00, no one turned away
night porter

Kind of creepy.

Why would dead birds be more of a health hazard than any other dead animal? When I was calling the humane society to come pick up my dead cat on Saturday, on their recorded message they say "If you've found a dead bird, particularly a crow, please call the department of health at blah blah blah blah blah blah..."

The only thing I can think is that they're testing all dead birds for H5N1.

KILL DRM protest at the convention center this morning

hazmats & signs : Kill DRM?
Originally uploaded by kfo.
Biological warfare? Nuclear waste dumping? War in general? Chemical product testing on animals? What are you protesting?

Hazmat suits and signs all walking around in a big circle mumbling about some evil isn't exactly a new thing at the Convention Center in Seattle, but their signs spell out... DRM? Surely, I thought, they must mean something else...

"Digital Rights Management" one of the protesters yelled back at my query.

Now I have seen everything.

Was this a joke? Who are these people? Is this a scene for a Microsoft board meeting joke film or something?

Tonight's the night!

DISH & The Baudboys Present:

"Geeks and Dykes"
An evening of stereotype-busting a cappella
with 2nd and 3rd place winners of the
Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes:

The Baudboys: Microsoft's talented a cappella group

DISH: Seattle's irreverent queer women's a cappella ensemble

7:00 PM
Tonight! Tuesday May 23
Hugo House Theater
1634 - 11th Avenue, Seattle
$5 - $10, pay at the door
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Looking for a few good cigars

Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can buy a few nice cigars in Seattle? I'm looking for a place other than the typical, cheap, corner smoke shop.

I did look thru the memories but I couldn't really find anything.


I'm not fond of parasitic worms...

I need to be shot.

With a needle.

Against the Malaria worm.

Actually, there is no shot for Malaria, but the point is the same: I need travel immunizations. I checked out King County Health and they cannot see me until mid/late June, which is after I plan to depart for Nicaragua. I'm aware of the UW travel clinic, but would like something closer (I'm on Capitol Hill). The memory collection says nothing concerning this topic, and google has resulted in nothing solid.

I'm broke with no health insurance, so not-so-expensive places are a bonus (not hospitals). Any suggestions?