Archive for July, 2009

Fitz Happens

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I have received a lot of emails and text messages asking about a large “Fitz Happens” advertisement seen on local Seattle buses. I wanted to set the record straight. The rumor is true – I am responsible for them. I have a large personal self-promotion budget, and I have determined the most effective way to [...]

Derek & Alex’s Wedding

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

A few weeks ago I had a quick weekend trip to Greenwich, Connecticut for the wedding of my friends Derek and Alex. It was a lavish affair and it was fun to see a bunch of old friends who I had not seen for a while. The trip started Friday with an early morning flight [...]

Lanfords in Seattle!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

This past weekend, my cousin Becky, her husband Jay, and their two lovely daughters came up from Portland to pay a visit. They arrived on Friday night and most of the weekend was spent relaxing at the house, eating good (often grilled) food, checking out the neighborhood, and generally enjoying summer life in Seattle. Saturday, [...]

Starbucks: Missing The Point?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

I took this picture a month or two ago at University Village in Seattle. It’s not immediately clear how closing a perfectly functional Starbucks, taking new raw materials and expending fossil-fuel derived energy to remodel it makes any “green” sense, but they do have a nice “Shared Planet” remodeling sign (made from wood). Go Starbucks.

I Hate Entourage

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Not the HBO show, but the crappy Microsoft email/calendaring program for the Mac. It’s more kludgy than Outlook but without the mainstream audience that has beaten Outlook into some level of acceptable functionality. I mostly use Thunderbird for email but use Entourage to manage meetings with our company Exchange server. My #1 gripe: when setting [...]

Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The Fremont Summer Solstice Parade is one of the highlights of summer in Seattle, and provides for some great (naked) people watching. A few weeks ago, I watched the parade, took some pictures, and relaxed at my friend Emmett’s place, who lives right along the parade route. Here are some highlights from the naked bikers, [...]

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