Nov 13, 2012
commented on Petraeus: So Far, Nothing More Than a Soap Opera
I so agree with you, Brendan.
I clipped that NYT article about the CIA report and carried it around with me yesterday so friends would have a chance to read it. I also was talking a lot about Venice.
On the other hand, all of this Petraeus news has fallen on my deaf ears.
Aug 8, 2012
commented on The King Cat Theater Looks to Be Closed
Like many others, it's where I first encountered the third kind and met the man who would be king. I also went in there to go out of africa. But my fondest memory is of seeing Sigur Ros there for the first time!
Aug 6, 2012
commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious"
$50 for the VIP gondola? For that much money, not to mention the glass floor, I would feel entitled to put my feet up on the seat opposite me (unless strangers were sitting there already). As for leather, it's just the kind of material that wouldn't be damaged by someone's feet. Ottomans are often made of leather, for crying out loud!
Back to that glass floor. It's a slightly unnerving sensation and does prompt some people to "distrust" it at first. You might very well feel the instinct to put your feet on the seat opposite.
And the "VIP experience" at $100 per couple? I would expect the TV to work. I would expect to be able to raise my foot and place it on a leather seat. Hell, at Mariner's games and in movie theatres, people put their legs and feet up on unoccupied seats in front of them every day!
I find nothing "obnoxious" in the description of Jacobs' behavior supplied by Griffith whatsoever.
Jun 29, 2012
commented on True Or False?
#2 -- The best riddles have a soupcon of truth. This one has more than a tablespoon.
May 4, 2012
commented on Now Open on Lower Queen Anne: Cloves, Taste of Indonesia
Spurred by your post, Megan, I stopped at Cloves this afternoon and bought two meals' worth of food (Fiery Chicken, Fried Bihun and a coupla orders of Fritters). Just finished half of the feast and can't wait until I become hungry again so I can eat the rest!