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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 09:23 pm
seattle

This weekend, I hosted a birthday party for Betsy at my house, but last weekend, Nicole and I stole a few days away in Seattle.


We stayed at Hotel 1000, which was pretty cool. The bathroom was huge, separated from the guest room by a glass wall with an electronic privacy shade, and had a two-person tub that filled from the ceiling. The service and amenities were fantastic.
Some odd pictograms, though. We figured this one, which we found on a door in the hallway to the elevator, indicated "You Can Hide Behind Pants In This Room."

We met Amanda for drinks in the hotel's wine bar, and hung our coats on something that might have been a sculpture, or might have been a coat rack, we weren't sure. Then we had Italian food for dinner and they made fun of the fact that yes, sometimes I like to wear a do-rag.

We also went to a total of three toy stores, starting with this one.

(We also hit this one, and finally this one, which was conveniently located right next door to the hotel.)
Archie McPhee had all kinds of crazy stuff. Orange finger monster, yellow finger monster, red finger monster, blue finger monster, horny finger monster, pink finger monster, purple-armed finger monster ... and, frog.
Erin and Isaac found a troll under a bridge on their trip, so we went hunting for it, and were confused by parking signs.
Something told us we were on the right track.
Found him! Nicole helped the poor guy out with a stray nose hair.
I thought this building was cool.
We checked out the library, another building I thought was cool.
We accidentally wandered into the inside of a spaceship.
We tried to have breakfast at Cyclops in Belltown, but were told by a crazy lady who said she was the owner that her cook got thrown in jail that morning, so we went to Peso's instead.
I inhaled a bag of donuts at the Pike Place market, while waiting for the dudes to throw some fish around.

This is where we also got some squeaky cheese.

Other things we did: walked around downtown, ate some of the best scallops I've ever tasted, got pretty krunk at the hotel bar (which has a really cool lighted wall that changes color), drank Newcastle, tried to count all of the Starbucks we saw, chatted with buskers, and pretty much had a fantastic time.

This sums up how I felt about the trip. :)

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kimie
kimie
KiMiE
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)

I love Seattle! Looks like a lot of fun!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)

Was bunches of fun!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)

I definitely recommend the hotel. There was a huge TV, which included about a dozen different channels that were like slideshows of different styles of art. The room had a doorbell that you could deactivate from the inside with a "do not disturb" button. There was also a large vase containing tall bamboo stalks, which are definitely handy in case the ninjas attack.

Edited at 2008-01-25 04:50 pm (UTC)


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girl_on_a_stick
girl_on_a_stick
stickgirl
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)

She's such a hottie.
*high fives*


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
:)

*fist bumps*


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krazyfelioness
krazyfelioness
sarcastic bubblewrap
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)

LOVE the finger monster pic!!!


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solteronita
see the moon? it hates us.
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)

Yay for happy!


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yoopie
yoopie
Hi
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)

that hotel looks pretty swank!!!

Hurray for happy!!!!!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)

Total swankness. Seattle has a really big selection of boutique hotels, and this is the first one I've stayed at. Highly recommended!


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synthcat
synthcat
What are words for?
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)

Awwww. :)

Thank you for sharing the pictures! :)


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sushi4k
sushi4k
kris
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
hehe

...horny finger monster


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: hehe

*eye roll*

:)


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adventure_girl
adventure_girl
adventure_girl
Friday, January 25th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)

I love archie mcphee! Yay, Seattle weekend! :D


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)

Was my first time ... my friend Erin brought me some goodies she picked up for me there on her visit to Seattle and I've been wanting to go ever since.


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cienna74
cienna74
cienna74
Friday, January 25th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)

Great pics! Looks like y'all had a blast! And I lovelovelove that hotel...it looks and sounds awesome! :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)

We definitely had a blast, and the hotel was fantastic ... I gave a little more detail on the room upthread (or here's a link).


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cienna74
cienna74
cienna74
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)

Wow...gorgeous. I love boutique hotels...they're such a nice departure from the countless Marriotts and Hiltons I've stayed.


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fozz47
fozz47
needs better respect for your superiors
Friday, January 25th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)

Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.


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obsqurity
obsqurity
owner of this corner, and not much more
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)

yeay! Fremont Troll!!!


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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Friday, January 25th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)

Looks like a good time was had by all.

I checked out that library before and really dug it :)


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bellybalt
bellybalt
Belly
Friday, January 25th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)

Looks like when you guys were abducted by the spaceship Nicole stole your shoes!


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zind4gi
zind4gi
Bob Sahangin
Friday, January 25th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)

Please tell me how to get to that troll. I've been trying to find him for years.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, January 25th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)

N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N., under the north end of the Aurora Bridge. Use the "H" pin on this map for directions.


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nemo_wistar
nemo_wistar
Nemo Wistar, Escaped Lab Rat
Friday, January 25th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

Glad you had a better time than we did :)

The pictograph looks like it's saying, "Caution: tentacle monsters may be living in your shower stall."


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Saturday, January 26th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)

Jealous! I miss going to Seattle!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, January 26th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)

Go! It's just up the street.


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Saturday, January 26th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)

It's a bit of a long walk. ;)


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