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Frank Lloyd Wright House Saved!
Some fine (but large!) images, and a floor plan, in this followup to the story of an endangered Usonian house outside Portland Oregon, that has been purchased by the FLW conservancy. They'll move it to another site.

Thursday, November 30, 2000, 03:22 p.m.

 

Corkscrew Postcards
A nice collection of images. I especially like the one of cherubs getting plowed on Champagne! This is just a part of the Virtual Corkscrew Museum, which is quite extensive.

Thursday, November 30, 2000, 07:51 a.m.

 

Amanda's Slice -- webloggish calendar of journals
Amanda (who is back on the update train in her journal, after many a long month of hiatus) has used an interesting format for a "weblog" of entries from journals that intrigue her or catch her attention. The current month's calendar is November. She describes the process of coming up with this idea in this entry: "The original idea had me just snagging a colour from people's sites, and making the cell with their quote in it that colour. Kind of like a patchwork quilt type thing, but it didn't really click, no it never made it up.[...] Then recently, a couple of things happened. I've been keeping a bookmarks file of entries I like, to nominate for the Diarist Awards, and just entries I liked, and Quarter Four started at the beginning of October, so I already had some I liked. I also saw on Carrie's website, her wedding pictures, where rather than doing a thumbnail of a picture, she did a slice of the picture, where you got a teaser of the picture, which I just liked. And these entries are all Slices of life. And then Scott's entry had that killer quote about not getting a golden watch, but a jaded one."

Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 11:42 a.m.

 

Santarchy in Seattle
meet us, with your santa hat on, at 7 pm this friday. location: NiteLite Tavern, 1920 2nd Ave, Downtown Seattle. Wear your santa hat!

Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 02:58 p.m.

 

What the Font?
Clever! This site lets you upload a scanned image (or a grabbed image?) and it will try to identify the font for you. Has anyone used this? Tell me about it, please.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 01:09 p.m.

 

Cashman on Bungee Jumping
"With regard to bungee-jumping, it's not the fear of the unknown that scares me -- it's the fear of the known. For I have known many a bungee. And as wonderful as they are, I don't think one can ever be trusted."

Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 08:02 a.m.

 

Gobbler for Thanksgiving
Let's go to the Gobbler for Thanksgiving! It's a lileks.com classic, full of wonderful shag carpet, a motel shaped like an abstract turkey!

Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 10:22 a.m.

 

Bird on a Wire updated!
Did you give up looking, with not an update since October 2? She updated yesterday -- check it out!

Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 10:20 a.m.

 

Norm Gregory: today in Seattle History
Norm serves up a bit of history every day. Today: "1993: Seattle hosted President Clinton and 13 other leaders of Pacific Rim nations for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, better known as APEC. The summit was held in a Native American-style long house on Blake Island, a state park in Puget Sound. Three years later, Seattle was selected for APEC's permanent U.S. headquarters." On the downside, Norm also adds a stern warning because I broke the page out of his homepage frameset. "Be Advised: This is not the normgregory.com home page."

Tuesday, November 21, 2000, 07:34 a.m.

 

McKenzie Bros. Action Figures
If I were going to get action figures, I think I'd like these! "The fully detailed and articulated Bob and Doug action figures are sold separately with a complement of extras, voice chips with signature sound phrases and half a diorama that assembles into a complete custom backdrop (with plenty o' suds) when the figures are put together. " McFarlane site via Gwen's forum

Monday, November 20, 2000, 03:42 p.m.

 

Cashman: Lassie and the Quicksand
Pat's memories of Lassie and Timmy don't quite match up with seeing the show today. "So naturally, Mom gets lost -- and then Dad goes off to look for her, telling Timmy and Lassie to stay at the campsite -- but Lassie runs off after a wolf that looks more like an oversized guinea pig -- so Timmy runs off looking for Lassie -- while the smoke, I mean fog, continues to roll in."

Monday, November 20, 2000, 08:36 a.m.

 

Orycon starts today!
Orycon is a fun, largish science fiction convention that happens in Portland, Oregon. I always have a blast! John Barnes and Kara Dalkey are writer Guests of Honor.

Friday, November 17, 2000, 07:45 a.m.

 

Cashman on Conceding
"Bush stood holding the phone for several moments, unable to disguise his anger and disappointment. After all, he had just been about to get to the part of the lyrics where Jed discovers oil -- Texas tea. And now, to make matters worse, Bush could feel a boil starting to form in his neck."

Thursday, November 16, 2000, 08:41 a.m.

 

No Holiday Decor in Kent Schools
I was rather startled by this story -- no wreaths, no stars. Christmas trees are apparently ok, but they must be bare!

Wednesday, November 15, 2000, 07:51 a.m.

 

Do the Butt Grind!
Is it a new dance? Seattle Times columnist Steve Johnston gives us the truth behind this odd phrase written on the street.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000, 07:45 a.m.

 

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