Monthly Archives: July 2007

A better stock chart

I really like the new Yahoo! beta finance charts. Way cool.

Now that’s what I’m talking about

Nice graph, Go AMZN.

Looks like my threat to sue Azazel worked

Sunny skies, warm temps. Seattle denizens can thank me in the comment section.

This is not part of the deal

As I sit in my 8th floor office in downtown Seattle, looking West and South out my office windows, I see my sixth straight day of overcast skies. Each of those days also had periods of rain.

When I moved to Seattle, I signed an agreement with the State of Washington that outlined the Terms and Conditions relative to the weather here. To paraphrase, here’s what was in that contract:

Thank you for considering the Greater Seattle area for your home. Before finalizing your move, you should be aware of a few things.

Note that the City of Seattle is, in effect, owned and operated by the operators of Hell. Surprised? Well, how else could an election in which more votes were cast than registered voters been pulled off! As such, we see to that it’s ok for the homeless to urinate in front of retail establishments, for criminals to receive “counseling” (he he) instead of punishment, that there are no reasonably priced tasty restaurants in the entire metropolitan area, and that ultra-liberals have a place to terrorize the working community. In addition, and in accordance with Southern California’s deal with the devil, we move clouds and rain originally destined for Beverly Hills up to Seattle. As such you will not see the sun between Sept 1 and June 1, and it will rain every single day between then.

Now, even those of us in the Inferno enjoy a vacation now and then (and not just to the other levels), so we take off between June 1 and Sept 1 each year, leaving the Seattle area with sunny skies, mid-70s temperatures, and not a drop of rain.

Your signature below signifies your understanding of these weather conditions and that you forfeit your right to sue Azazel, Inc. because you are sun-deprived.

Again, I’m paraphrasing. My new REI rain jacket was supposed to be for the fall and winter, not July 😦

Some pics

Last weekend we were busy with “Day out with Thomas” (a train ride in Snoqualmie with a “real” Thomas the Tank Engine) and a trip to Tacoma to see “Walking with Dinosaurs” (a cool show with robotic, lifelike dinosaurs). Unfortunately no really good pics to show, but posting some nonetheless.





Take your kids to work day, 2007 edition

I took Spencer to work with me on Wednesday, and he had fun except for lunch (too crowded, too crazy). I actually did get some work done while he was with me and he behaved great, having fun on my white board and inventing things with tape.

My office overlooks Qwest Field and Safeco Field. Only a kid would consider that a great view 🙂




Happy Anniversary to my wonderful wife, Amy

Here’s to many more joyous years together.