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Jun 20, 2016 M3 commented on Advertisement for $9,100 Per Month First Hill Apartment: "Become the Legendary".
I used to live in the building before it was sold. I lived on one of the lowest floors, not the penthouse. Looks like rent has more than doubled for the regular 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. I used to be able to (barely) afford it on my income, near median for Seattle. Now, not so much.

One crazy thing, to me, is that they ripped out the original wood floors to replace them with "wood-look vinyl." The bathrooms also were really nice vintage tile, which they've replaced with the blandest-possible contemporary synthetic materials. No more pink enameled bathtub! They got rid of all of the original mid-century design elements in their renovation.
Oct 12, 2015 M3 commented on It's Been a Week of Bad News for the Captive Orca Industry.
I just finished David Neiwert's book "Of Orcas and Men," and highly recommend it. Really interesting look at everything we know about orcas both in the wild and the captive industry, particularly our own southern residents.
Jan 19, 2015 M3 commented on This Is What CenturyLink Field Looked Like After the Seahawks Won the NFC Championship Game.
@5 Good luck with your brave stand against sponsored naming rights.
Jan 19, 2015 M3 commented on Heroic Seahawks Are Going to the Super Bowl After Journeying Into the Heart of Darkness.
Hey Spike — thanks for chronicling the Seahawks' Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™" so far. It's been a pleasure, and truly insufferable.
Jan 19, 2015 M3 commented on This Is What Qwest Field Looked Like After the Seahawks Won the NFC Championship Game.
Fun pictures of happy people. One quibble — that stadium has been called CenturyLink Field since 2011. :)
Oct 16, 2014 M3 commented on This Month in Bike Lane Blockages: Delivery Trucks, Armored Trucks, and Bollards.
@12 - dude, "liquid nails" is a type of glue. Not actual nails.
Oct 14, 2014 M3 commented on Indigenous Peoples Day Is Not an Assault on Italian-American Heritage.
I don't think these opponents of Indigenous Peoples Day are bad people, but I do think they're demonstrating a lack of empathy and a fear of change that will eventually look thoughtless to future generations.

They already look pretty thoughtless today.
Sep 16, 2013 M3 commented on Wedding Crasher.
Aug 21, 2013 M3 commented on Hugely Stupid Op-Ed in Today's NYT.
By the way, did you see that Yuri Scheffler, who controls SPI Group, is in Seattle right now (with his enormous yacht)? http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2…
Aug 4, 2013 M3 commented on The Sunday Morning News.
Not a sports blog? Sure, but there has been a lot of coverage of basketball and hockey, neither of which we actually have in this town. Even Seahawks news pops up on Slog every once in a while. It continues to amaze me that no one at the Stranger seems to be aware of the existence of the Sounders (except Callan Berry, apparently).

For those of you who don't follow soccer, Seattle is kind of a big deal in the world of MLS. Signing Clint Dempsey is a massive move, on par with Beckham joining the LA Galaxy several years ago. Woooo sports!