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Photos ~ May Day march for immigrant rights in Tacoma

May. 1, 2006
There was a bustle at work with a client from the top of the Pacific Avenue hill telling us a group marching for immigrant rights was heading down the...

Get your [Pacific] Square on tomorrow, May 4

May. 3, 2006
Someone I know posted an entry on her site with some depressing photos of Tacoma's newly dedicated Pacific Square. In the middle of a comfortable, clear spring day there's...

Pink elephant gets new clothes

May. 4, 2006
Sometimes an elephant is pink and sometimes it's really pink. Walking from work toward downtown Tacoma I today I noticed a painter touching up one of our city's favorite...

Getting prepped for bamboo

May. 4, 2006
Since paying a visit to a local bamboo retailer Sarah and I have been preparing to pick some up this weekend. So far we've pretty much just been diggin'....

The day we dig

May. 6, 2006
Having prepped our yard a bit last Thursday, today was the day we dug. To keep the forthcoming bamboo contained we needed to dig a trench. This may not...

The day of the bamboo

May. 7, 2006
Friend Angela (of the Fergusons) was kind enough to shuttle us in her truck Blue to pick up our bamboo and barrier material. Fortunately, our muscles didn't sap all...

R.I.P. - Tacoma's Deriugin art house

May. 8, 2006
Word came to me too late to arrive in time to see Tacoma's eyesore/art house meet with its demise. The Deriugin house is no longer and was little more...

Pacific Square/Plaza used but not by us

May. 10, 2006
With Sarah out of town on business I decided to have lunch with the citizens of Tacoma. That basically means I brought my lunch to Pacific Plaza to eat....

Tacoma public spaces workshop

May. 11, 2006
I joined in on a public spaces workshop today sponsored by local businesses and the city. The goal was to figure out how to best utilize the spaces and...

Review ~ Farrelli's serves up good pizza in a great place

May. 13, 2006
What: Farrelli's Gourmet Wood Fire Pizza Where: 3518 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA [ map ] Web: www.farrellispizza.com Phone: 253-759-1999 After a day full of piles of nothing (lawn mowing, sprinkler system troubleshooting,...

Envy, thy name is DS Lite

May. 15, 2006
After we shipped an ice blue one over for Sarah from Hong Kong, I've been urgin' to get my own. That's right, I have a serious case of tech...

Bamboo showing signs of life

May. 16, 2006
Not that they looked dead or anything. All the bamboo we recently planted appears to be alive and kicking especially since Sarah's discovery today. While working from home I...

Reader's choice

May. 17, 2006
The slight lack of posts means nothing of my love for you the readers of my site. Actually, it means quite the opposite. Although I'm not embarking on anymore...

Photos ~ Former site of Tacoma's beautiful Mattson Mansion

May. 17, 2006
Plenty of shock and surprise rippling around Tacoma and the local webosphere about the sudden and complete destruction of a beautful, historic mansion overlooking the Puget Sound. I stopped...

Talking about a Tacoma skate park

May. 18, 2006
There's discussion going on (here , here, and here) about getting a skate park together somewhere in downtown Tacoma. No real descisions have been made but the biggest question...

Photos ~ Tacoma Farmer's Market and 3rd Thursday

May. 18, 2006
Sarah and I spent the day working but also getting out a bit to enjoy the town. The year's first farmer's market took place and so did the third...

Photos ~ The bamboo groweth

May. 20, 2006
"Holy growth horomones, Batman!" Our bamboo is so far doing well and a couple shoots are taking off. One shoot in particular is doing its part to reach full...

Photos ~ Watching Steve fly

May. 20, 2006
My buddy Steve (of the Fergusons) has taken to the skies lately with his electric R.C. planes. Although I don't fly myself it's great to head out with him...

Review ~ Blackwater Cafe in Tacoma

May. 21, 2006
This afternoon brought on a meet up with fellow Tacoma bloggers Derek, James, and Jamie at the Blackwater Cafe in downtown Tacoma. Upon seeing the building in what I...

Fwd: God's Washington's

May. 22, 2006
I'm not normally much of a "forwards" fellow but this one is different. Just keep in mind, I don't write 'em, I just copy and paste 'em. Thanks to...

Things to do in Tacoma when it's raining (or whenever)

May. 23, 2006
After a some early summer weather we've plunged back into and on-and-off forecast of late spring in the Pacific Northwest. Here's a couple ideas to get out without taking...

72-Hour Film Competition screening May 25

May. 24, 2006
Want to see what creative juices can produce in a 72-hour period? Then head out Thursday night downtown Tacoma to the Rialto to see the short films entered into...

New Warrior's End trailer

May. 25, 2006
You know that movie I was an extra in last October? Well, the crew wrapped up all to footage earlier this year and has been in post-production ever since....

Photos ~ Tacoma Ave. house slated for demolition

May. 25, 2006
Since the buzz over another recent demolition I'm understandably a bit sensitive about this sort of thing currently. I found out today that not-so-well aged old house will soon...

Movies today and friends tonight

May. 26, 2006
I took this Friday off to elongate the already 3-day Memorial Day weekend. I piddled around on my computer doing this and that until Sarah was ready to head...

Photos ~ A weekend with family

May. 28, 2006
Starting yesterday, Sarah and I enjoyed a brief trip south to Vancouver, WA to be with family. Although the weather was rotten it was great to see and spend...

Cavanaugh's Coffee House in North Tacoma

May. 29, 2006
Cavanaugh's Coffee House Where: 41st and N. Cheyenne St. Hours: 6am - 7pm (may vary according to customer feedback) Wifi: yes and it works well outside Email: CavanaughsCoffee@msn.com After some relaxing and gardening Sarah...

Little bugs in the big city

May. 30, 2006
Once the Link rolled up I hopped on. Although the train was going the wrong way I had only one stop before it turned around and headed the direction...

New City of Tacoma website online

May. 31, 2006
The City of Tacoma just launched their new website. The seemingly never finished former site is no longer having been replaced with an improved setup. The site is clean...
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