22 December 2008
What a Week!
Grades are in, next quarter's syllabus is in progress, and I'm in the thick of writing book reviews (if you write book reviews, you get free books!) . . .
But a fella's gotta have some fun, right?
We did our best this past week to find as much as we could.
In no particular order, then:
Not only did I get a new haircut (at Scream of course) and some product, I also got this lovely little CHS pin, thanks in part to Emerson Salon:
Product? Yes. I asked E if it was okay, and she said "yes, I'm glad that you're taking an interest in your hair."
Back on the home front, we made some fabulous lamb burgers the other day.
On delicious brioche buns, purchased at Madison Market.
("Are you a member?" "No." [sigh: you're just like four blocks too far--we can't seem to drag ourselves here more than once a month . . .])
Across Madison is a neighborhood called the Central District. And in the Central District there's a place called Central Cinema, where they'll serve you beer, wine, pizza, sandwiches, popcorn, and more while you watch fun (mostly old) movies.
We braved the ice, missed one bus, and then finally made it there for a screening of Auntie Mame sponsored by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Listening to pre-show announcements.
If you haven't seen Auntie Mame, you so should. It is such a hoot! Here's a trailer:
May not be as fun without the crowd, but the movie can be watched at amazon.com, and also on Netflix.
In the lobby: cute hair! (Got it trimmed a couple of days later, but whatever. And don't worry, it's still cute!)
And then on Friday, a new restaurant opened in the neighborhood.
Emily, enjoying a champagne cocktail at Oddfellows.
Now Oddfellows is owned, in part at least, by Linda Derschang, pictured here with Emily.
Linda also owns Smith, King's, and (of course) Linda's, one of my favorite spots in Seattle.
Finally, I tried my hand at a little on-site reporting for CHS. Got a note about some filming in the dog park at Pine and Boren, so we went to check it out. Here's what we found:
Goats! From Rent-a-Ruminant. Who? Rent-a-Ruminant:
"We bring goats to your location to eat a wide range of vegetation, such as blackberries, ivy, and other invasive species."
Guess the goats were starring in an ad for Pemco Insurance (?). Cute anyway, so I guess it's a win.
Well, back to work.
And if I don't see you in the next few days, have a great holiday!