Feb 22, 2011 trellis commented on Today The Stranger Suggests.
"...pho is strictly a wintertime activity." I just checked, Viet Nam is still a tropical country where pho is eaten year-round.
Nov 13, 2009 trellis commented on Today in Genius: Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Petit Mort and Mopey were indeed great. I did not care for the 3rd piece and left half way through West Side Story. I love what Peter Boal has done for ballet in this city.
Nov 4, 2009 trellis commented on Interview with Mike McGinn: "I'm a Little Bit Different from Your Usual Politician".
I finally put my finger on it: McGinn is a mensch.
Oct 8, 2009 trellis commented on The Capitol Hill Streetcar: What Are We Gonna Call It?.
Holy crap, I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

For the record, I really liked C.U.N.T., B.I.N.T., and G.A.R.T. You just don't see "cunt" in print nearly enough; "bint" is marvelously obscure and I like obscurity; and Gay Area Rapid Transit is perfect (except it's not rapid transit now is it).

But I voted for T.W.A.T. -- TWelfth Avenue Trolley -- because, if the stars are right, it'll run along a Twelfth Avenue loop route after all.
Sep 9, 2009 trellis commented on McGinn Criticizes Mallahan for Opposing Streetcar.
There’s a Streetcar Facebook Group here for folks to check out and join http://j.mp/3Jb4vB. Let's not lose sight of streetcar's unique strengths. Streetcars shape cities in a positive ways and are place-making tools that encourage the development of compact, walkable neighborhoods. The First Hill Streetcar is no exception. We’re encouraging the City to explore the 12th Avenue/Broadway Loop alignment. A streetcar Loop would give the hospital workforce another way (besides bus transit and walking) to connect to Light Rail while also advancing other important, long-term, public goals.
Sep 9, 2009 trellis commented on Postmortem.
@GreenWater, this is precisely the point that I made 6 days ago in comment number 3.

I know she inserted some weasel words ("Did youth violence lose Nickels the election? That's probably going too far."), but the basic premise of Claudia's article is faulty because of the actual "primary election results from Southeast Seattle. Residents there gave MORE VOTES to Nickels than they did to Mallahan, McGinn, or any other mayoral candidate."

I included a link to an article by Peter Masundire posted in the Rainier Valley Post 15 days ago (the link was gobbled). Here is the link again: http://bit.ly/OGXnD and again.

Your link to this morning's Seattle Times article says the same thing.
Sep 3, 2009 trellis commented on Postmortem.
Claudia, your argument is unconvincing. It is undermined by the fact of primary election results from Southeast Seattle. Residents there gave MORE VOTES to Nickels than they did to Mallahan, McGinn, or any other mayoral candidate. That's not exactly Southeast Seattle getting up in arms to throw out the Mayor now, is it?

You were somehow not aware of this? Peter Masundire wrote an excellent article about this over a week ago in the Rainier Valley Post. http://www.rainiervalleypost.com/?p=1565… .