Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seattle is the 3rd Coolest City in America According to Forbes' Harris Poll

A few days ago Seattle woke up to find Men's Health ranking the town lower than other parts of the country, like Boise, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, in terms of the degree to which citizens of Seattle partake in adult pro-creative activities, using such scientific criteria as condom sales and birth rates to determine their rankings.

Meanwhile, Forbes Magazine hired the Harris market research company to conduct a poll of Americans across the country to find out which of the nation's 40 largest metro areas the people consider "The Coolest."

New York City came in #1, followed by Las Vegas, with Seattle #3.

The entire list of Top Ten Cool Towns....
  • New York City
  • Las Vegas
  • Seattle
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Orlando
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Washington, D.C.

  • Seattle is a cool town, one of my favorites. But, cooler than Los Angeles? Hollywood is in Los Angeles. Hollywood is pretty cool. It is easier to escape Seattle to something cool, like mountains, than it is in LA. Both have saltwater, but LA's saltwater has big warm surfable waves. Seattle is way more easy to get around in than Los Angeles, its downtown more concentrated, with the sports stadiums downtown. Both town's traffic is terrible, with LA's being a bit worse.

    I remember way back when San Francisco was a cooler town than Seattle. I guess those days are behind us.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    In Washington Drinking Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka

    I've never understood the point of flavored distilled adult beverages, like citrus flavored vodka, or peach flavored rum. Why not just mix in some citrus drink, like orange juice, into your vodka? Or peach juice into your rum?

    There is a new flavored vodka that I really don't know how one would make your vodka this particular flavor, other than buying the flavored vodka.

    I am talking about Alaska Distillery's Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka.

    Apparently once you have a Bloody Mary made with Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, you'll never want to return to boring, flavorless vodka.

    It took several tries before Alaska Distillery successfully infused vodka with the essence of smoked salmon. Apparently early efforts were too oily.

    Currently the only states in which you can buy Alaska Distillery's Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka are where it is brewed, that being the state of Alaska. And Alaska's good friend and almost next door neighbor, that being the state of Washington.

    I am currently in the state of Texas. Can it be long before some enterprising Texan comes up with Texas BBQ Flavored Vodka?

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Sedro Woolley Founders' Day

    I have been informed by the Wild Woman of Woolley, Betty Jo Bouvier, that this coming Saturday and Sunday is Founders' Day in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. That is September 11 and 12.

    The Founders' Day poster you see on the right is from 2008, so the dates are wrong, but the events are pretty much the same, including the re-enactment of the Infamous Sedro-Woolley Great Bank Robbery of 1914.

    In 2007 the re-enactment of the Infamous Sedro-Woolley Great Bank Robbery of 1914 had to be halted when it was discovered there were real bullets in the guns instead of blanks.

    In 1914 the town marshal in Sedro=Woolley was Charles Villeneuve. In 2010 the great-great grandson of Charles Villeneuve, Chris Heck, will play the part of the marshal.

    The Sedro-Woolley Founders' Day events are put together by the Sedro-Woolley Museum.

    Founders’ Day Schedule of Events

    Saturday, September 11th 2010

    Founders’ Day Breakfast
    8:00 am to 11:00 aaam – Senior Center, 715 Pacific St
    Menu: Scrambled Eggs, biscuits & gravy, juice and coffee
    (Proceeds benefit Sedro-Woolley Senior Center)
    $5.00 per person

    Museum Video’s – Video of the 1914 Bank Robbery
    725 Murdock St
    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Bank Robbery Reenactment
    12 Noon, in front of the Sedro-Woolley Museum at Woodworth & Murdock

    Museum Open House
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Honoring the Villeneuve Family

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Open Car Show
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Riverfront Park
    2212 River Rd
    $10 registration fee – dash plaques for the first 350 cars.
    Sponsored by JJ’s Cruisers

    Community Picnic
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Riverfront Park
    Featuring: Hot Dog, Chips, Cookies & Pop
    $3.00 Donation