Halloween: Post Mortem

We get no trick-or-treaters at our house. Zero. So we went over to the home of some friends, who live on Capitol Hill. When they invited us, they made it sound like it would be a delightful, relaxing evening. Some food. A little wine. The occasional interruption by visiting children. Little did we know that we were being conscripted to

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Local News: Blows!

Seattle has been rocked by, like, 14 mph winds today. So naturally the local media is reacting as if flesh-eating marmosets devoured the mayor. Please to be noting:Video caption reading "One man was forced to hold onto a tree to keep from being blown over." Actual video shows man using single hand to grasp sapling about 1/50th his diameter and

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Sick Leave

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been sick as a dog. If you scour my previous entries, you may craftily deduce the identity of the infecter.

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Seattle Follies

Last Friday I got email from my friend Phyllis Fletcher:To: Matthew From: Phyllis Subject: Help--need jokes!! I will represent KUOW at Town Hall's Seattle Follies, Thu April 26, 7:30PM. Send me some jokes! Phyllis     * * *     To: Phyllis From: Matthew Subject: Re: Help--need jokes!! How many Seattlites does it take to replace a light bulb?

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Ire

If you drive around downtown Seattle long enough, eventually you'll see the billboard of a little girl eating a dead, bloodied rat. (Warning: the hypertext immediately preceding this sentence reading "a little girl eating a dead, bloodied rat" links to a picture of a little girl eating a dead, bloodied rat.) It's a wonderful thing to see as I'm commuting

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A Pitcher’s Worth A Thousand Words

I get a lot email. Not all of it is mine.To: Matthew Baldwin From: Geoffrey Ambler Subject: Friday Night Hey Matt, I was talking to frazz last night and we were talking about how we should have a late night dinner before we go out of friday. I have work til like 630 on friday and then I am coming

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