December 15th, 2006

  • eleri


Power was out last night for a couple hours, came back, and spent the evening flickering, with almost constant lightning, until about 11pm.

Hubby and I were watching the storm out the window, keeping and eye on some major trees nearby, when the whole sky to the west lit up from the ground up.

It was this bright, intense green blue, and it was acompanied by a very audible FFZZZZZZZZTTTTTT! and you could feel the electrical surge. Power went off, and came back on sometime early morning.

I haven't been able to find what happened, possibly a lightning or tree strike on a power station. Was scary though.
Geek Potter

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Power is out Kirkland on 85th and down into Redmond Way, along with quite a few trees down on the roads.

I have also (Once again thank you cingular) lost my phone reception in this area (willows rd/bella botega)

Luckily our generator only lasts so long so I can do what I need to do and get out.

Surprisingly the power never went out at all in our Crown Hill neighborhood.

Front Page News

I called my mom this morning to assess the damage in wind-torn Lake Forest Park, and she said that half the neighbor's trees had gone down on top of the power lines and that the utilities company had said it might be weeks before the lights are back on.

I get into work today (the power is out in Greenlake, for the record), and go to the Times' website. What do I see on the front page but this:

That's the foot of my parents' driveway.

  • y2kesha

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 15, 2006

News Releases

Office of Governor Chris Gregoire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 15, 2006
Contact: Governor's Office, 360-902-4111

Gov. Gregoire Outlines a Path Forward to Replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct and 520 Bridge

"blah, blah, blah..."

Governor Gregoire’s findings on SR 520 bridge replacement conclude:

"blah, blah, blah..."

Governor Gregoire’s findings on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement conclude:

"blah, blah, blah..."

"- To break the stalemate, we must ask the voters of Seattle to vote to select either the tunnel or elevated structure with the understanding of the fiscal responsibility for the City."

"blah, blah, blah..."

Governor Gregoire said that a vote should occur before the end of the legislative session. That will provide time for the Regional Transportation Improvement District to get information to finalize their project list and submit it to the voters for a November 2007 decision. It will also allow for legislative action.

Governor Gregoire has directed the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to continue work on both alternatives, so we can start construction on schedule in 2008.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!111!! ... "so we can start construction on schedule in 2008." HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!111!!!
  • erik

David Lynch to attend "Inland Empire" screening in Seattle

I got this on the SIFF members list today, but it sounds like anyone can attend:


    The Seattle Art Museum and Scarecrow Video are hosting the Northwest Premiere of David Lynch's newest film INLAND EMPIRE.

    Wednesday, January 17th
    Cinerama Theater, 2100 4th Ave, Downtown Seattle
    David will be attending the screening.

    David will be introducing the film and answering questions afterwards. David will also be appearing at Scarecrow Video Wednesday, January 17th, 12-2pm to sign copies of his newest DVD release, DYNAMIC 01 which does not street until January 29th.

    Advance tickets for the screening will be available at Seattle Art Museum and Scarecrow Video. This event is presented by Absurda,, and 518 Media, Inc.
  • elva3

Long shot

I know this is a long shot but did any of you happen to find a black iPod Nano in a red leather case this afternoon. It was lost between Blanchard and Lenora on 5th. There is a reward for its return.
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