Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A few great things


1. Seattle Public Library's website. I can search the entire catalog, and put holds on the books I want and they're delivered to my local, very tiny branch for pick up.

2. Aqua Verde Damn good tacos, decent drinks, and a view of the lake that keeps the kid happy while we enjoy our meal. If you're feeling active you can rent a kayak down below and zip over to the arbortetum.

3. Freeway Bloggers Get your radical liberal groove on and spread the word.

hung in St. Petersburg, FL

4. Banksy Criminal or Revolutionary? He sneaks his art into the Tate (among other prestigious art institutions) and graffitis the Palestinian wall.

5 & 6. Tom Robbins I'm rereading some of his books, since they're often partly based in Seattle. I forgot how great and far out he is. Elliot Bay is everything a bookstore should be- large, intimate, creaky wood floors, full of cozy alcoves, literate employees, a yummy cafe and a marvelous selection of over 150,000 both new and used books, mags, and zines.

7. Make magazine- a geekier version of Readymade chock full of great projects that appeals to both my video game programming husband and my crafty self. Make your own DVR, feed the cat with the unused vcr, or launch some potatoes. Go wild, geeky one!

8. Scarecrow Video-They're huge. The clerk says they have over 65,000 titles. The employees are, err, knowledgable and the selection is unmatched. Remember that documentary your neighbor made on his 8mm about his pet spaniel in 1985? yeah. They probably have it.

9. Picking your own fresh fruits and veggies.

10. Naps.

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