Couch without cat hair

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Rufus is half asleep so I was able to wrestle the laptop from him. But he is doing better at blogging than I am. Not enough going on to blog about maybe? I wake up, make my coffee, have some breakfast while reading emails and blogs, shower, get ready for work and hurry then to get there on time. As soon as daylights savings time starts up again I’ll be scoot commuting so I’ll have to cut out the recreational laptopping in the morning again. Hope the weather improves in the next two weeks, we’ve had lots of wind lately.
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This past weekend we drove up to Seattle to so Graham could have a wardrobe makeover. He was in need of basic things, new shoes, new shirts, new pants and his first sports coat. He’s had suits since he was in middle school. Even bought himself a suit in London when he was there in ’05. But this is his first sports coat. Our little boy is growing up.

Saturday then was dedicated to yarn shopping and clothes shopping. We stopped of course first at HIlltop East. Then headed into town. After a full day of shopping we were all very thirsty so we stopped at Graham’s favorite neighborhood watering hole – The Elysian. Graham has always been a very quiet guy. It took a pint of “Son of Wout” to get him talking about how his senior capstone project is going and how he ranks the different grad schools he’s applied to and which ones he’s been accepted to so far that are of most interest. Blurry photos are due to taking pictures with a cell phone in the dark, not because of beer consumption.
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After beer we walked (since it was all down hill) to International District for dinner at Fort St George. We’d been there last fall (the place that serves their miso in coffee mugs) and there were other things on the menu we wanted to try out. You may laugh at the thought of chicken curry on spaghetti but it ended up being pretty darn yummy! Uphill, and if you are familiar with Seattle, uphill is straight up, didn’t sound too fun after eating so we caught a taxi back to our hotel. Graham toured us through one of his labs where he is working on his research. Wait a minute, isn’t he a mechanical engineer? So what’s with the algae? Bio-diesel!!! Graham developed the equipment and process for cracking the cell walls of the algae. Then Graham left to go meet Rachel to go to a birthday party of a former high school classmate.
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Sunday was dedicated to just goofing off. We started out with a stroll across the Seattle Universit campus. We are going to miss the place. It’s been a great fit for Graham. It’s a beautiful campus. There is a very large Dale Chihuly piece hanging in the Piggott Business building entrance. I took a couple dozen pictures that I want to play with. Fun in B&W too. This is about a 4-5 ft cross section of the estimated 30+ ft tall piece.
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We visited St Ignatius Chapel for a while to thank the powers that be for Graham’s fine education.
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The Pike Street Market isn’t as crowded on Sundays and DeLaurentis is now open on Sundays so we started there for our touristing. Fun place for photo fodder. I just took a few pictures of jars and canned goods.market-1
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Graham needed to head back up the hill to study and work on his algae. We took him grocery shopping and to lunch at…anyone? anyone? been reading this blog long? Uwajimaya of course.
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We left Seattle by way of Weaving Works. Knitting Hubby left with a few balls of Kid Silk Haze and a new low profile boat shuttle in cherry. I escaped with a few shuttle bobbins. Not too much damage!!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heideho
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 07:49:47

    Cool pillow. Amazing photographs of the Seattle area. The algae experiments sound really intriguing. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend.

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  2. Chris
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 07:50:03

    Great pictures! And I can definitely relate about not enough going on for blogging – but you sound like you have lots going on!! Your caption picture is featured today – talk about good timing with that. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Hazel Spindler
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 17:11:28

    LOVED seeing Graham again…also the other pics…the yummy fruits at Pikes Mkt. All-in-all sounds like a fun Seattle weekend. hls

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  4. Chrissy
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 17:14:31

    That was quite the shopping expedition! What a beautiful piece of art!

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  5. Roxie
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 10:22:27

    What splendid photos you take! Thanks for bringing us along on your weekend. It was a real treat. You must be SO proud of that boy!!

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  6. Jeanne
    Feb 28, 2009 @ 07:04:37

    Sounds like a great weekend – and makes me want to go spend the weekend with my son at college!

    Great pictures too!

    Reply

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