seattle christmas


During major weather events, the local meteorologists can barely maintain their excitement. I finally peeled myself from the alarming weather forecasts a few hours ago, and am now watching the wind whip our Sequoia tree in the back yard. My eagle eyes have spied a few snowflakes, but supposedly, the predicted measurable amounts of frozen precipitation won’t start for another hour.

We returned home to Portland yesterday from Seattle – one deep freeze to another. The good news about our trip (actually, there was plenty to smile about in Seattle), was that we knew what to expect and packed appropriate winter garb. The sun came out for two days during our visit, and the Emerald City showed us her finest, all dressed up for the holiday.

If you’re staying downtown Seattle, you can get along well enough without a car, as long as you don’t mind walking miles a day. We stayed just two blocks from Pike Place Market, right above Pier 57. We went to the Market several times a day, walked down to the waterfront, and headed south to Pioneer Square. We opted not to walk to the Space Needle, Chihuly’s Glass House, and the Museum of Pop Culture (MOPOP), which meant that we enjoyed an uphill trek on Pine Street past hotels, boutiques, and department stores to catch the monorail.

Some of these pictures are my favorites from our trip. I posted two yesterday of the view from where we were staying. I may share a few more today, or maybe if it really starts snowing soon, you’ll get to see our neighborhood cloaked in white.

Christmas Time, the Speech and Debate Way
  • Extemp: Finds the good deals on gifts according to article and date.
  • Pufo: Points out logical fallacies in the way the ornaments are displayed.
  • HI: Ho Ho Ho Ho Holy Sh**, SLOW DOWN
  • DI: Cries bc no presents for them.
  • DUO: Twerks around the christmas tree in sync
  • Policy: Researching for policy debate stuff no one else cares about.
  • LD: Two peeps fighting over what gift wrapping paper to use.
  • Congress: arguing on whether it's illegal to give nuclear weapons as gifts, even if your friend is named Northeko Reah.

december in movies (pt. 2)
[15/31]: sleepless in seattle (1993)
“[Tell me what was so special about your wife?] How long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.