Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Go Sonics!

We scored tix at the last minute to the Sonics game against Cleveland. It gives you some idea of how badly the Sonics are doing that I was more excited to see LeBron James play than any of the Sonics. Gotta go: I'm needed for a clichéd crowd cheer. De-fense! <clap, clap> De-fense! <clap, clap>

Bird's eye view of South Seattle

Here's a neat shot of Seattle's Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, and a smidge of the SODO area to the right, looking south from the south end of downtown. Still prefer sunny day view.

The Iceman continue to cometh... and I've had about enough

And once more, with feeling. Just when we thought things would return to some semblance of normality following last week's snow, another storm system dropped 1"-3" of snow in and around Seattle. Here's a shot of the hill where we've been parking.

Note the jack-knifed articulated bus. It was sanded and down to bare pavement late last night. But by this morning, ice had reformed just under the snow, making the commute a slow go. That sounds like a radio/TV traffic report, doesn't it? Old habits resurfacing, I guess. :-) The side streets to our house are still covered in ice, so this shot was taken right next to where I left my car on the main drag. After moving to a house with a carport, it's been a while since we've had to scrape our windshields. But like riding a bike, the muscle memory (and shoulder strain) came right back. :-) It helped that J., ever the romantic, bought matching "gifts" last night: a couple cans of de-icer with built-in scrapers for the two of us. :-)

So heading into a second week of snow and ice, (take note, because you will not likely hear this heat/sun lover say/type this again): I can't wait for the rain to return. Pains me even to type it, but it's true. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go heat up a beverage, put on some more fleece and turn the heat up a skosh: I like it warm enough to grow orchids under my bed when the dog and I curl up with a good book.

Isis ready to roll

I need to test the ability of my Treo 650 to moblog (mobile blog). So here's a shot of my favorite (okay, only) dog sitting in the car looking very bored. She's just the best! (Insert sound of non-dog owners gagging)