Even the puddles don’t go downhill

22 03 2010

It rained a bit in Seattle today. Not a lot, but enough. This picture shows how puddles stay parallel to earth’s something or other (magnetic field? sea level?):

What’s wrong with this picture?

22 03 2010

It’s Seattle. It’s raining. The owner of the bike has carefully locked it and put a plastic bag over the seat. But there’s something not quite right with this picture…

Picked it yet? The helmet is totally exposed to the rain!

US trip 2010: Awesome lunch in Seattle

22 03 2010

My friend Char, her friend Emma (and now my friend Emma), and I had a late lunch together today. We had no clue where to go — Emma’s from Vancouver in Canada, Char is from Boston, and I’m from Australia. So we drove around in Emma’s car and she spotted a little place in E Olive Way called Dinette. The menu looked really interesting, the place was small, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

We ended up ordering almost everything off the menu! Most were small dishes, and we ate the LOT — including dessert! The food was awesome, and the company was even better.

If you live in Seattle or are visiting, give this little out-of-the-way place a try. For those at the WritersUA conference this week, they’re open Tuesday and Wednesday night, but not Monday. Their website is: http://dinetteseattle.com/

Here are some photos, including the menu (click on each to see a larger picture):

Amazing fruit and veges

22 03 2010

Pike Place Market in Seattle has the most AMAZING fruit and vegetables, and other produce. Here are some massive beefsteak tomatoes that were on display at one of the stalls (note the sign for the brussels sprouts below them — the stall owner said a little boy called them ‘Little green balls of death’ one day, and they decided to go with the name!):