Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft #1 Hit(1972)

Summer is here!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer Night On The Deck At DaVine Whiskey And Wine Bar

Deb and I, went to DaVine Whiskey and Wine Bar for dinner last night and sat on the deck with Dasher.  Our food server, Danielle was very enthusiastic and helpful.  
The wine sipping spot, about 8 years old, is located in the Wilderness Village shopping area in Maple Valley. Over the years, it's offerings have been expanded.  It now offers a light menu, wine, whiskey and cocktails.  
I had the street tacos and the 5 Star Merlot.  It was delicious and the beautiful sunset added to the backdrop.  It was a great way to top off a beautiful day in Maple Valley.  
DaVine is located at 23836 222nd Pl SE #106 in Maple Valley.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Farmers Market Is Back

The Maple Valley Farmers Market is up and running. It takes place every Saturday through the summer at Rock Creek Elementary School.

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

This video has been going viral on facebook.  As well as being cute, there is some great history.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Levine Podcast--How Do Writers Know What's Funny?

Veteran comedy writer Ken Levine, who has written for shows like Mash, Frasier, and Cheers, talks about how writers can get a feel of what audiences will think is funny.  You can catch that on his weekly podcast by clicking here. 
Levine, perhaps TV's best comedy writer, has had a new blog post every day for the last 12 or 13 years.  His weekly podcast, started a little over a year ago.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scoop Jackson Spoke In Walla Walla On July 4th 1976

The most serious run for president by a Washingtonian, up to this point, was in 1976 when Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson tossed his hat into the ring.  He won the Massachusetts and New York Primaries, but his loss in Pennsylvania knocked him out of the race.  
That very summer, Jackson spoke at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla at the city's 4th Of July celebration.  It was a big find for the small town on the nation's bicentennial.
Jackson's most memorable quote was that his campaign was "a remarkable  bicentennial tour of the United States--until I hit Pennsylvania" the self-deprecating, good natured reference to what may have been the darkest day of his career  drew laughter for the crowd.
I was in the crowd with my family to watch the speech.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hallelulah, Brandi Carlile and Tahoma Choir, Maple Valley, WA, 2018

Another great video of Brandi performing at Tahoma High School earlier this month with young home grown talent.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Music At Maple Valley Coffee/Wine Bar

Two brothers entertain coffee and wine sippers at Ristrettos on Kent-Kangley Road in Maple Valley on Saturday night.