Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Brandi Carlile Stage--A Full View

Earlier this month, I put up a picture of the plaque on the Brandi Carlile Stage at the pocket park in Wilderness Village in Maple Valley.  Here is the entire view of the stage honoring the locally based singer.  Carlile donated $5000 to the park.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Snoqualmie Railroad Days

I volunteered to work the Democratic Party booth at Snoqualmie Railroad Days last weekend. It was neat to watch the old steam engine go by.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nightmare On Maple Valley Street



It's what every homeowner dreads, I was returning home after work and a visit to the gym last Thursday evening.  I opened the door from the garage and was shocked to see water on the floor, like the dishwasher or clothes washer was leaking
When I stepped into the family room I thought I was in the middle of a nightmare!  Part of the ceiling had collapsed.  Without thinking of the risk involved, I ran upstairs,  the floor was soaken wet.  I traced the water to the guest bathroom where water was leaking out of the hose like a garden hose that was not connected to a faucet tightly.  I turned off the water under the toilet.  Then assessed the damage. I called Debra at work and told her to come home immediately.  She called our homeowner insurance agency Farmers.  They told her not to panic, that they can send a water restoration crew in that night to which they did.  After a late night night we began to start work toward getting our house back to normal. 
We were very lucky that many of our possessions were not damaged.  We will need to replace flooring and walls, along with pipes, but we are in it for the long haul.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

News Anchor Isn’t Taking Radio Host's Crap



The folks at Puget Sound Media, gave me the heads up on this story.  Former Seattle area radio personality, Magic Matt Alan has gotten into a social media war with KTLA reporter Kacey Montoya.  LA based Alan, who can be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite 70s on 7 and Outlaw Radio on the internet, sometimes at the same time, promoted his Outlaw Radio by claiming on his Facebook page to have seen Montoya's black thong through her white dress on the air.  Montoya took Alan's bate with a terse reply, calling Alan a "pig" and saying Alan must do podcasts from his mom's basement.  She also claimed she was not wearing such clothing. 
Alan is known for his contempt for Political Correctness. Burl Barer, another former Seattle DJ living in the LA area is also on the Outlaw Radio Program.

Nancy Sinatra / Goldie Hawn / Ruth Buzzi "Bye Bye 60s" 1969 [Remastered ...



I got this cool memory trip off Ruth Buzzi's twitter feed. Fun!

Friday, August 19, 2016

5th District Senator Mark Mullet Ready To Campaign

Issaquah business man and Washington State Senator Mark Mullet speaks to members of the 5th District Democrats at the Eagle Room in the Issaquah City Hall.  Mullet, who owns the Ben And Jerry's and Zeek's Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands is in a tight race against Republican House Member Chad Magendanz.  In the meeting, the 5th LD Democrats endorsed candidates who made it through the top 2, but were not previously endorsed. They included Pat McCarthy for State Auditor,  Hilary Franz for Commissioner Of Public Lands, and Tony Ventrella for US House Of Representatives.  Mullet had been endorsed by the body several months ago.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Trip To Seaside--Part 3



Some more pictures from Seaside
Top picture--A beautiful sunset on our first night.
Middle picture--Dasher poses in front of Gilbert Inn.
Bottom Picture--We took Dasher to Hug Point, South of Cannon Beach to play in the surf.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

More Seaside 2016

Some more pictures to share.  Top Picture, on Cannon Beach's Main Street, Dasher sat right down on a bench, I tried to take a selfie of the 2 of us.
Middle picture,  Across the street from the Resort At Seaside where we stayed, is the Gilbert Inn.  It is the former home of Seaside Pioneer Alexandre Gilbert, who sold the land that became Seaside's Prom.  It is now a bed and breakfast place.
Bottom picture,  The American flag flies along with the Oregon flag at the Resort At Seaside.