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Bellevue/Seattle Trip: Highs and Lows

A young lady seated under a patio umbrella at University Village reading The Thorn Birds.  [Biggest Throwback] Pentax remote control shutter releases going for $4.80 at Kits Camera.  I picked up two. This was my only purchase on the whole trip.  [Best Bargain] The Steak Diane at The Cheesecake Factory.  Soggy is the best way to [...]

Rendezvous With Rockfish

“We’re quite proud of our latest habitat,” intercoursed Sapprodyx6-2-di+10032.45 to his companion, “modelled after their largest hives.”   The companion chuffled a resplendent blorg in agreement. “Left in this environment, the females can live to 205 of their star years,”  continued Sapprodyx6-2-di+10032.46 as he readied his siphon over the eating plinth.  “Over two-hundred disease-free and commercially [...]

Books Old and New

I broke down and bought a book, despite publicly declaring a few weeks ago that any new literature meant either going to be the library or the benevolence of friends. I’ve run out of shelf space and now have a mortgage. I blame my daughter for the trangression. We had a Chapters “$5 off purchases over $35″ [...]

Schleich Head

My son has been bugging me for some Schleich zoo figurines.  The company website directed us to two Vancouver retailers.  Thus it came to be that we found ourselves Saturday morning at the Splash Toy Shop on Dunbar Street.  I was quite impressed with the size of the place—room enough to swing a cat—not bad at all [...]