I am writing this to tell you about the passing of a great human being. I learned on Thursday that Patrick J Hill has passed. I want to share with you that someone you probably did not know has recently been lost to this world. I am telling you this because he deserves to be… Continue reading The passing of a great human being
The Rocky Horror Show in Olympia opens June 5th
Harlequin Productions is putting on The Rocky Horror Show which opens on June 5th. This is not the movie. This is the stage production. If I were in Olympia still, even crazed weasels attacking could not keep me away from this. I had the joy of seeing a live production of The Rocky Horror Show… Continue reading The Rocky Horror Show in Olympia opens June 5th
Filming a porno in downtown Olympia tonight
Driving through downtown, I noticed a very large touring bus for “Girls Gone Wild” sitting outside a venue. WTF? They’re filming a porno in downtown Olympia? Apparently, this is some tour across the country, and tonight is the Olympia stop. My guess is that “The Mint” isn’t going to be around for very long, but… Continue reading Filming a porno in downtown Olympia tonight
Community not Communism
In this morning’s Oregonian (Wed, 18jul07; D2), there is an article, “Postage-stamp-sized service suits N.J. townsfolk,” that I cannot find on their own website. But, the Newhouse News Service is the source of “Tiny Post Offices Deliver More Than Mail“. From the article: “These smaller post offices are important hubs of the community.” I’m reminded… Continue reading Community not Communism
You make that sound dirty
This last week has been all about Harry Potter. Okay, not all about, but it’s been a recurring theme. — YouTube – Red State Update: Harry Potter — Travelled to Portland to see Harry and The Potters [also] on stage. The show was at the Wonder Ballroom, which was a pretty cool venue. I mean… Continue reading You make that sound dirty
And by footprint, they mean floor plan
I noticed this headline in The Olympian: “Olympia woman shrinks her footprint â€” to 84 square feet“. Of course, the author of the headline should have known better, but headlines aren’t always written by the author of the article. However, this person’s footprint is not 84 square feet, but it appears that her floor plan… Continue reading And by footprint, they mean floor plan
Harry and the Potters in OLY and PDX next month
So, Harry and the Potters are on the move. They will be in Olympia and in Portland again. In fact, the Olympia show is free. Also, while the Portland show is not free, after the show they are planning on raiding a local cinema for an early screening of
Olympia Ecovillage gets a nod in the shower
The Seattle Times has an
Morning power outage on the westside of Olympia
This morning, around 6 am, I noticed my power was out. I called in to report it and there had been 79 reports with an estimated more than 2000 people without power. However, about 30 seconds after I hung up from reporting the outage, I heard the fridge turn on. Now, that’s what I call… Continue reading Morning power outage on the westside of Olympia
Also, there’s storytelling to discover at the Spar
I remembered something that I didn’t mention in my previous comment about the new old Spar. That is that there are a line of murals opposite the counter. Apparently these mural pictures are each based on stories that the McMenamins crew was told about the history of the Spar. So, there’s a story to be… Continue reading Also, there’s storytelling to discover at the Spar
Everything old is newly branded again at the Spar
My partner and I decided to have breakfast this morning at the brand-newly open McMenamins Spar Cafe & Bar. (Hey, I just noticed that has a simple rhyme.) The place was very busy in the front, but there were still about 1/3 of the tables open in the back. The breakfast food was decent and… Continue reading Everything old is newly branded again at the Spar
Rain is still wet
New Year’s day was blustery and wet here in Olympia. I was heading out of town to pick up my partner at the airport, and noticed a young man hitching. I decided I had enough time, so I pulled over to offer a ride. “Are you headed to downtown?” “No, I’m not, but I can… Continue reading Rain is still wet
Livin’ at a loggin’ camp, dreamin’ of owls with dynamite
I don’t know about you, but where I am, there’s been the sound of chainsaws all day for pretty much the entire week, and even today on Saturday there’s no respite. Sure, it’s all about recovering from the crazy wind storm that blew in and killed the power here for several days, but it’s feeling… Continue reading Livin’ at a loggin’ camp, dreamin’ of owls with dynamite
Phishing goes local
In a post to TESC Crier, there’s a note about a phishing scam that targets Washington State Employee Credit Union members: Two new email Phishing scams are targeting WSECU members.Â The email appears to come from WSECU. In fact, it comes from an fraudulent source shown as ([email protected]) The two e-mail subject lines are: Enroll… Continue reading Phishing goes local
Welcome to a taste of post-abundance
The PSE outage line reports 700,000 estimated without power in their service area, and days if not a week to restore power to everyone. … but, you know, at least that power generator you bought for Y2K is useful now … as long as your gas supply holds out. Get your syphon ready to pull… Continue reading Welcome to a taste of post-abundance
Who’s the smart egg that thought of this one?
Maybe it’s just me, but is handing out free eggs by the dozen such a good idea when there’s a protest about reproductive women’s rights going on? Thiftway, buddy, pal, that’s a bit like rudely refusing to offer candy on Halloween and, instead, handing out free rolls of toilet paper. You know, every chicken egg… Continue reading Who’s the smart egg that thought of this one?
How sane is it that to survive retail makes us insane?
I only noticed this yesterday, but Mervyn’s is closing in the Mall. This was announced as far back as January at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Layoff Tracker. Mervyns LLC said Monday that it will close 20 stores — including all 13 in Washington — by next year, affecting more than 1,400 positions, as the struggling retailer… Continue reading How sane is it that to survive retail makes us insane?
Oh, so hard to choose!
Apparently, having pastors ship in out of town customers isn’t a sustainable business model. Hmm, let me think. Free butter or women’s rights … women’s rights or free butter … Yeah, not so hard after all. Suck it, Thriftway.
The send-off of the Pomoroy and a tale of two workers
So, the ship that the stryker group has been loading into has left. The action in Olympia surrounding this was a 10 day attempt to blockade the vehicles as they moved through Olympia to the Port. I had the opportunity to participate in the send-off event as the ship left the Port. I took some… Continue reading The send-off of the Pomoroy and a tale of two workers
Zhonka is the new OlyWa
On a lark, I checked Zhonka’s website and learned something I did not realize: Founded and managed by experienced Internet pioneers from OlyWa.net … I had mentioned OlyWA in previous posting in relation to smaller ISPs being purchased by telecoms, in this case OlyWa purchased by ATG. So, now it turns out that at least… Continue reading Zhonka is the new OlyWa