Free breast cancer screenings (in honor of KING 5's Jean Enersen) - get your healthy on, ladies
the blue angels - official Seafair show and The Museum of Flight festivities
via seattletimes.com/living: Trendy grocery totes tout eco-chic style
via nytimes.com: Never Mind What’s in Them, Bags Are the Fashion
a great general resource: www.reusablebags.com
nwsource.com forums: Reusable shopping bags -- which ones are best?
though i must say, this was my favorite find:
at nordstrom of course
just because the rules are changing doesn't mean your style has to suffer! aight
i love the soy boys, they have always been so good to me.
if you're not in the market for more t-shirts, come to pista anyway. i don't know anyone that can resist lumpia, pancit, chicken adobo and ice-cold, yummy halo-halo!
:) hope to see you there! -jess
the 5th annual fashion first show
benefitting the starlight starbright foundation
naval reserve building
tix: $40 - $1000
Taste of the Nation - Seattle
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 5-9pm
The Naval Reserve Building - South Lake Union Park (860 Terry Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109)
Ticket Prices: VIP - $125 (5pm entrance) General - $75 (6pm entrance)
Questions? Please send an email to Renee Chow, Event Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy delicious food and drink at Seattle's 21 annual Taste of the Nation, a benefit supporting the fight to end childhood hunger in our community. 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.
Some of (the million of the) exciting 2008 participants include:
0/8 Seafood Grill
35th Street Bistro
Georgetown Brewing Co.
Grand Central Bakery
Matt's In The Market
Ponti Seafood Grill
Portage Bay Cafe
Quinn's Pub and Restaurant
The Capital Grille
The Essential Baking Company
The Pike Brewery Co.
This year's local beneficiaries include - Food Lifeline, Solid Ground, Pike Place Market Foundation, Farestart and Children's Alliance.
Since its inception 20 years ago, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million.
there's tons of stuff going on this weekend - hope you make the most of yours!
what i'm up to:
nordstrom's anniversary sale (2 pair, done)
the dark knight (awesome, done)
casual industrees garage sale
cleaning up the house (in progress)
unpacking from last weekend (in progress)
renting "the bank job"
UFC fight night
affliction fight card
lawrence's 21st bday bbq
fruit stand (see stuff white people like's "farmers' markets")
there are high-tops too but i'm more of a low-top kinda girl. that and i'm lazy - if i can't pull them on we have a problem :)
last night at the hideout, a few of my favorite people, some other random seattleites and i had the pleasure of having dinner with christian and friends, thanks to kim ricketts book events (i told you. get on her fun list now!) onepot provided a delicious english meal while we engaged in conversation and listened to a couple of short reads from the book. i was already a big fan of the blog, but after having met the humble and truly awesome author(s), i think "stuff white people like" might be tops on my list. i can't imagine having millions reading your blog every day and responding so passionately to it (both negatively and positively.) you haters know this is supposed to be funny right? even at dinner, i think we might have offended some of the folks having a drink at the bar who didn't have a clue about the blog. lighten up a bit, geez!
p.s. christian signed my book: "jess & jacob: according to #11, your children will be annoying." :)
seattle p-i.com: 'Voice of the Sonics,' Calabro jumps off magic carpet ride
i've been reading lots of reader comments on news articles and blogs since news broke a week ago that our beloved sonics are leaving us. what i really like about this article is kc's true honesty - he holds nothing back about how he feels, and that's what makes him such a treasure. i know you hear "good golly miss molly, my oh my" in your head right now...just nod and smile :)
what i don't like is how the guise of the internet brings out the severely unclassy. this is not just about the anti-sonics haters, i mean haters in general. lots of them come out of the woodwork long enough to say "good riddance sonics, now take the M's and the seahawks with you" or "the sonics never meant anything anyway." everybody's got their own opinion, i understand that, but ignorance just gets to me sometimes. you know what, this situation sucks, yes. we lost a pro sports franchise and there are many options at which/who to point the blame to. but what makes some people so mad about the sonics that they're so happy to see them leave? what is it about this NBA franchise that's making your life so miserable it inspires you to leave nasty comments on the internets? i'm sorry, are you one of the many employees who now have to make the choice to move to the armpit of america (OKC), or look for another job? are you one of the children or part of one of the families who were helped out by one of the sonics/storm's many community outreach programs? what people don't stop to think about are the ramifications of a major employer leaving the city, the neighborhood effects of losing a major tenant at key arena, etc. - because it's so much easier to complain, bitch & moan about how much you hate something right?
you can hate all you want, but you can't deny that the sonics are a piece of the pie that makes seattle such a great place to live - and losing them will definitely have an effect. think about that!
p.s. thanks for keeping it classy calabro
farecast: this site helps you determine the right time to buy airline tix. it literally "forecasts fares" over 90 days, telling you when to buy, when to wait, and when to act fast. i've learned that many airlines put up deals on thursday nights - and sometimes waiting is worth it. holla!
travelzoo: this is a good one for weekly deals on airfare, plus hotels, cruises, and vacation packages around the world. it makes it real tempting to blow a paycheck or two on a quick vacay to rome! til i come to my senses of course.
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