Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A couple of weeks ago while looking out my office window, I saw what looked like a shrink-wrapped B-29 being towed from the north to south end of KBFI. When it got closer, we noticed it was indeed wrapped, complete with gift wrapping bows on the forward fuselage and propellor spinners! Today, while running errands, I noticed it is now parked outside the Museum of Flight. Must have been a memorable Christmas!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Today was gorgeous in Seattle. Might have hit the 50s, and it sure felt like it in the sun. A great day for a nice long walk with my girls.
P.S. I won those sweet slippers (pictured in the last posting) from last night's white elephant exchange party.
Monday, December 12, 2011
We were just there last week for the third time and the pizza is outstanding, they have wonderful seasonal specials and great sides. We love it.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Last night we headed to FareStart for Thursday's Guest Chef Night. FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals open for lunch and Thursday dinners. On Thursdays they have a guest chef from a local restaurant come in and cook a three course meal. This past Thursday the Chef was Matt Dillion (James Beard Nominee) from The Corson Building and Sitka and Spruce. One of our favorite chef's so we had to go.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
rain + ESPN3 - work + firewood = perfect fall saturday
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Like other monthly members, we received that email in July.
Hm. I'm a numbers guy, and seems to me our monthly fees were poised to jump 60%. That's a big number.
Since we moved, we decided to never set up cable/satellite (easier than cutting the cable). Until then, we mostly watched TV at the exclusive service of our satellite DVR, so it was pretty easy. We also have the type of modern TV that is internet-ready, so streaming is a snap when broadcast isn't interesting. Netflix worked well in this approach, offering both the DVD (~3 day turnaround) bridged now by a handful of instant-watch options just as convenient. Although we didn't like $120 a year for an optional service, since our higher double digit monthly costs dropped to $0 after the move, it wasn't a bad deal for a little entertainment.
We have enjoyed both watching the DVDs in the mail and streaming from the Instant Queue, so my pancakes were understandably fried. I'm not going to over-simplify what really drives the operating costs of each, because I can only imagine the lot of ins & outs & what-have-yous behind all those viewing contracts. I do hope Netflix well and also hope this move doesn't backfire and actually result in a net drop in revenue and continued decline. Empowered by the liberty to shop the competition or withdraw from this product or service, we decided it just wasn't worth $192 annually.
But if it does, I will not stand for any drop in Netflix DVD mailings to be majority blamed for what is really killing the USPS (methinks "80%" sounds closer to "majority").
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
This latest one is HUGE. It makes that pint glass appear tiny!