Thursday, September 22, 2011

We Hardly Knew Ye: R.E.M.

In light of R.E.M.'s announcement yesterday that they were calling it quits, here are my ten favorite R.E.M. songs (in chronological order)...

"Radio Free Europe" (Hib-Tone version)
"Shaking Through"
"We Walk"
"Pretty Persuasion"
"(Don't Go Back to) Rockville"
"Fall On Me"
"Get Up"
"Country Feedback"
"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
"E-Bow the Letter"

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy 83rd, Adam!

TV's Batman hits the big eight-three today. Though Bruce Wayne comes from Gotham City, West hails from the Jet City. And while The Lone Ranger was the first TV show I was obsessed with, Batman soon made me forget all about it. Its campiness, however, shot way over my head. As a four-year-old, I was scared that Batman and Robin would really be baked to death in that giant cake.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Apropos of Nothing #3



Monday, September 05, 2011

Summer of 42

Besides hitting the big four-deuce in June, here's some other stuff that happened over the summer, stuff that hasn't already been mentioned here or on Super Ichiro Crazy!... Above, we went to San Juan Island in June to visit my mom; below is this Bigfoot-looking sign at the Boom City fireworks lot at the Tulalip Indian Reservation...

Some fun camping trips, both with friends and on our own, at Washington Park in Anacortes, Salmon la Sac, and Denny Creek, where I-90 passes overhead...

We highly recommend the hike through the cool Snoqualmie Pass train tunnel -- here's Eliza at the eastern (Hyak) end...

Spider-men were out in full force at the Evergeen State Fair...

Bigfoot was there too...

The view from the top of the Ferris wheel...

Last week we happened across this bar near Yelm, with the old Seahawks logo and a wooden Ken Griffey Jr. statue on the outside (click to enlarge)...

Also near Yelm, we drove by Ramtha's compound... Later I spotted Bigfoot again, at our neighborhood Trader Joe's...

Then last night I saw the Butthole Surfers -- here's a shitty iPhone photo...

Despite all the scaffolding on our building over the summer, it hasn't dissuaded the neighborhood cat we've dubbed Chunkee from visiting us almost daily. Here's a common sight, him napping on the sofa with Webbly...

We've been having fun all summer long. But now we're ready for fall, my favorite season.

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