The Girls Would Turn the Color of an Avacado…

Pablo Picasso’s car is parked up the street from us. He must live in the neighborhood.

Here it is covered in snow.

Damn, that’s a cool car. No wonder he never got called an asshole.



My husband just informed me that the buses are still on a “holiday schedule” even though there isn’t any snow left on the ground. Since when was December 29th a holiday? Or is it just an excuse because of all the articulated buses which went out of commission during the snowstorm? This might make sense under normal circumstances because a lot of people leave town this time of year. But this year, no one COULD leave town so we still need to be able to get around.

Also, it is very windy right now. The wind has been rattling my windows in a frightening fashion and I just had to pick up the recycling from our yard after the bin tipped over. It’s a very large bin and overflowing as well since the garbage trucks haven’t been able to pick anything up. Everyone has very full garbage and recycling bins out in hopes that it will all get hauled away sometime soon.

But anyway, apparently this wind is causing more problems than just strewn garbage. Apparently it is also causing power outages. Whatever the hell could be next? Stay tuned for Yeti-watch 2K9.

Snowpocalypse Recap

Almost all the snow is gone and things are basically back to normal. So it’s hard to believe that just a couple of days ago, our street was still level with the sidewalk. Did you guys know it SNOWED?!

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Life Experience Test

Heavy on the vices, light on the fitness. Seems about right.

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 110 out of 169 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 65%.

The average score is 51%, making your experiences more than 87% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (26-35) is 53%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 13/17 (76%)
Career & Work: 9/13 (69%)
Civics & Technology: 6/7 (86%)
Crime & Disarray: 2/11 (18%)
Education: 11/18 (61%)
Fashion: 6/10 (60%)
Fitness, Health and Sports: 3/7 (43%)
Life in General: 8/14 (57%)
Relationships: 11/14 (79%)
Religion & Politics: 2/4 (50%)
Social: 19/22 (86%)
Travel: 10/20 (50%)
Vices: 10/12 (83%)

Take the test and see how YOU compare

Fantasy Thundertrailer

Someone called WormyT (possibly a hobo?) made a fake Thundercats trailer as an effects and editing exercise. The result is, most likely, better than the actual movie is going to be. This thing is more detailed than

Notter with a Beard: Keanu Reeves Edition

You can debate his acting ability (seriously, it’s debatable) but you can’t deny the fact that Keanu Reeves is a handsome man. Most of the time. He’s aging well and doesn’t appear to be hitting the b-tox. But this beard is doing nothing for him.

If you have large patches of lower face which do not grow hair, you should probably not go for the full beard. Also, the neck shouldn’t have a beard. That’s called “neckbeard” and it’s not coo. Not coo at all.

I’m Holding You To It says 100% chance of snow. 100% means definitely absolutely yes for sure it will snow. If it doesn’t that officially makes them liars.

Are you a LIAR

Seattle Snowpocalypse 08 is Here!

It’s damn cold in Seattle this week. Like, 18 degrees with windchill cold. We are not accustomed to this sort of cold. I have been wearing as many layers as possible and feeling a little bit like this:

But at least I’m warm. Not that I’m complaining (much). Because there’s actually snow involved in this maddness. There’s still snow on the ground from the 2-3 inches we got on Saturday and an 80% chance of more white stuff tonight. Of course, everyone is freaking out and calling in “snow” to work.

I can’t see any falling flakes yet, but in anticipation the 80 percent inevitable snowpocalypse, here are some pictures of took on Saturday. Snow sure is neat.

Snowman outside 7-11.

Snow and spotlights coming from distant sex shop.

Walkin’ in Ballard.

Our blanketed backyard.

Self portrait.

Snowy Bettie.

Update:Confidential to the weather forecasters, when snow falls from the sky in liquid form, it’s called rain. And that’s exactly what’s happening outside right now. Oh well.

NFT Radar: Van Gogh Coffee

Van Gogh is the Spiderman of coffee shops; it’s friendly, neighborhoody and kicks the asses of other coffee shops. Starbucks employees have to go to boot camp to learn the customer service techniques that these ladies innately possess. They don’t just know what your “yooj” is. They know your name, your kids and your dog and they genuinely how your day is going. You know that Tukwila coffee stand which draws business with bikini babes? To that I say “whatevs.” You can put a bikini on a monkey but that doesn’t mean it can make a cappuccino. The Van Gogh girls are cute and talented. Your foam has never been so silky and your shot (or shots) will be perfect every time. You can get your drink to go, but you’ll probably want to hang out for a while for the free wi-fi and yummy food. How do you like your sandwich? With eggs and bakey? Classic deli-style? Panini toasted? In pie form? Prefer a fresh cookie or pastry? You got it! You have to wait for the weekend for the quiche. But the personalized attention from your friendly neighborhood barista, you can have every day.

8210 35th Ave NE 98115

X-posted from Not For Tourists.

Notter with a Beard: Jared Leto Edition

Lest you think me undiscerning, here’s someone whose appearance is NOT improved by a beard.

Jared Leto always looks ridiculous and I’m pretty sure there’s nothing he can do about it. Best of luck to you, Leto!

Bonus: Leto Mutilation Montage!