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Friday, December 29, 2006

A Salute to Seattle, or the latest effort to Stay Clam

Great big gobs creepy grimey geoducks! Let it never be said that living in Seattle is boring. Thanks go to karena and the Snookum Award for reminding me of one of the many things I'll miss about this town.

Others will include going to Beacon Hill to snarf on Vietnamese sandwiches, Christmas downtown, playing in the fountains at Seattle Center, the Water Taxi, the view of Mt. Rainier, Almost Live, and living four blocks from Spacely's Sprockets, also known as the Needle.

Things I will not miss? Rude cabbies, pissy jittery judgemental people swilling coffee, that perfectly horrid downtown library, and Mayor Nickels. No place is perfect.

Above all, I will miss my friends, both old and new. The adventure has been great.

It's been a lot of fun living here, and I will miss Seattle and all its PC persnicketyness dearly. I'm glad I've had a chance to experience this unique corner of the country.


Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Persnickety is one of my all time favorite words and it is grossly underutilized.

That is a mess'o geoducks. How fun! How fun!

I am sorry you will miss things there but you will love being in the South again around the various and sundry collection of eccentrics on the south can breed. Maybe I'll stop by Arkansas one day and say "hi!"

One time I got lost and wandered down this street near downtown Seattle, I was alone, poking around, and I wandered onto that street with the pimp clothing store. I looked in the window and thought, "Now those are some fancy pants, my friend, any man who would wear those shiny lime green pants must be a, must be a, must be a, OMG, I am on hookers row and they are going to think I trying to move into their territory!!!!" Real quick like I remembered how Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor did that "Be cool" walk and I imitated them and slinked by those hookers with nary a scratch. That, my friend, was a rush!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

mel, now I have to ask a stupid question ... are those geoducks for real? Personally, I found them quite revolting. Riveting, but revolting. They look like something you'd find under Yoda's jedi garment. I don't think I can ever order clams again.

Won't you also miss the soft rainy days, looking out over Puget Sound, the dew on the ferns & pine needles? The Freshest Fish, too.

Pursey, when in Rome ... be Gene Wilder. In fact, when in doubt anywhere, be Gene Wilder. The Gene from Young Frankenstein works best for me. IT. IS. ALIIIVE!!! ~~ D.K.

10:43 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

okay I did so not need to see the "pissers" as they are "lovingly" called by the guys at Pike Place Market, and yes Dk they are for real, and they are SOOOOOoo good, you just should not look at them - well when they are naked like that, and after awhile the Rain wears thin..and so do the BAD drivers and the snitty baristas, in the late 90's Seattle changed ALOT...Well, you lived something beautiful and unique...BUT now it is off to the Next Adventure as my Aunt May used to say.....okay I know that Arkansas doesn't have goeducks ( God I hope not)...but it is still an amazing place...and the trip cross country will be awesome...take care and if you need ANYTHING you know you can call the Enigma Cafe...we are always open..

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what exactly are those things on the picture?

Viking Phyllis George

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, they are actually called geoducks...I'm always learning something here on Mel's Porch.


7:39 AM  
Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

Ah now, I looked at Karenna's & got a glimpse of their true size. Well, that does make all the difference! These things should be in porn movies. Maybe they are. E says they're delicious? I wonder who was the first brave soul who bit into one. Thanks for my laugh today. ~~ D.K.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

That's hilarious, when in Rome be...Gene Wilder! When in doubt anywhere be Gene Wilder is priceless, but it worked for me!

1:40 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Safe, safe move Mel. You were a great MC for that crazy Tent Party. My dear friend Lola was thrilled she won, but she's dumb as toast.

Great photo of the geoducks. What an odd name for such a tasty treat.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Lola Heatherton said...

DK Raed, do you know Gene Wilder personally? Because he used to have awfully red hair. I think he's very sweet.

Meldonna, have a lovely trip to the deep south. I am sure you will find many things to like about it, except for the part about how right wing they are.

I hope you use the payment I gave you wisely. Air Kiss.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

Lola, when was Gene Wilder a redhead? All I remember is blond. OK, maaaybe reddish blond. But then, I have tough criteria to consider someone a redhead. Red hair is really a blend of 3 colors. In my book, the predominant color MUST be red, not blond.

I loved Gene in the in the original The Producers. Now I don't hold with making a great movie into a b'dway musical, but tonight I'm watching it only cuz Nathan Lane's in it. Oh and to hear Uma say Goodolfo Day!

Wishing Mel and everyone a Clammy New Years! ~~ D.K.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Clammy New Year to you too!

6:10 AM  

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