Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Warning: Geekery Ahead

I would recommend going to see the new X-Men film. It's not bad by comic movie standards. This post isn't about that though. It's far more geeky than that. Today I somehow came across another local blog. It's local, so it's at least relevant in that regard, but the post that drew my attention concerned the following query: How can Wolverine swim? For those of you that don't know, Wolverine's bones are grafted with adamantium, so his bones would be heavier than usual. What makes the post worthy of inclusion here isn't the post itself but the comments. The sheer geekery at work is both priceless and addictive. I started reading and there went a good twenty minutes of my life. Take a look when you've got a spare moment (and yes, it helps if you've got a comic book reading past).

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Yum.From email (what you should do is self-evident):

Greetings to my pals and family! I'd love to invite you to the opening of our new store in West Seattle- in the heart of the Alaska Junction (Corner of Alaska & California -address below!). See attached invite.

Date: Thursday - May 18th 6-9 pm

Free cupcakes, coffee and DJ E.R. spinning funk/soul goodness. Grand opening is May 19th. We'll be open from 6 am to 10 pm daily! So come to the party - and feel free to forward to your pals to joinin on the fun.


Jody Hall
Vérité Coffee / Cupcake Royale
WEST SEATTLE :: Califoria Ave SW :: 206.932.2971
BALLARD :: 2052 NWMarket Street :: 206.782.9557
MADRONA :: 1101 34th Avenue ::206.709.4497

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Pissing the Day Away

This is disturbing.With weather like we're having recently, you should really be out at a park, not reading blogs. I'm certainly going to use the weather as my excuse for not writing (it sounds better than "I'm lazy."). Before I head out to get some Vitamin D though I wanted to leave you with this little website gem: It's not glamorous, but neither is its subject matter. It's a collection of urinal pictures from around the globe. There isn't even commentary for the urinals featured, just a picture and a description of the location. It's simplicity is what makes it so engaging (you can send a urinal to a friend!). There are more than a few Seattle appearances, so take a look (don't worry, it's not a gross-out site, just clean shots of porcelain urinals).

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Dog Racing Minus the Gambling

This dog needs rescue from an owner that would dress it up like this.Alpacafest was great, since it's really hard to be in a bad mood with that much cute around. Today (Saturday) there's more cute in store, but it's got the benefit of not requiring the long drive.

This year's edition of the Seattle Pug Gala is just about guaranteed to plaster a grin on your face. Featuring a costume contest and pug racing (really), along with vendors and raffles, the Pug Gala promises good clean family fun. The whole event is a benefit for Seattle Pug Rescue, which rehabilitates and places pugs in need, so you can know that your attendance fee is going to a good cause.

Seattle Pug Gala 2006
Sandpoint Magnuson Park
May 13, 2006
$10, free for children under 12

Friday, May 12, 2006

BLVDGallery Grand Opening

from - by Dan DelongRoq La Rue's sister gallery opens up today for its grand unveiling. A collaboration between Roq La Rue owner/curator Kirsten Anderson and Cut Kulture's Damion Hayes, BLVDGallery moves into the territory at which Roq La Rue only occasionally flirted, the world of urban contemporary underground art. While some pop surrealism aspects are sure to pop up, BLVD's focus will be on the street art scene, so graffiti-derived styles should have a high focus. Sure, a gallery like this always brings up the debate over what graffiti becomes once it's hung in a gallery, but that aspect aside, it's nice to see something new and fresh in the Seattle arts scene. The grand opening runs from 6-10pm tonight, and while there's no promise of food, spanning_time is keeping its hopes up about that. If not, Shorty's is just a block away.

Opening Party: FRIDAY MAY 12TH, 2006
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: 2316 2nd Avenue (between Bell & Battery), Seattle
Phone: 206-427-5190

Oh the Shame!

Still my hero.  Still the wind beneath my wings.Last night I met a new friend visiting from Japan. It was his last night in town, and the group I was with spent much of the evening talking about music and cultural differences. At some point I brought up my personal obsession with competitive eating star Takeru Kobabayashi (world record holder for hot dog eating with 53 1/2 in 12 minutes), and after working through the comprehension issues, Masa (the new Japanese friend) said "He is like a shame for us." Crestfallen is really just not the word for how I felt at that moment. Kobayashi as Japan's Paris Hilton? Say it ain't so! I suppose excess isn't as highly-regarded there as it is here (well, at least with me anyway). Don't worry Kobayashi, spanning_time's still got your back.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pole for the Soul

We could totally do that if we wanted to.So the spanning_time gym search is still underway, but we've started to think that maybe we should be looking beyond the gym. Our first thought was to take a look at yoga, since for years we've been told it's good for us, but it still seems a bit hippie (although we do now have a "Yoga for Dummies" DVD in our possession).

For those of you also on the lookout for alternative forms of fitness, you might want to give Pole for the Soul a look. It's Seattle's first pole-dancing school. Combining yoga, stretching, and yes, stripping elements (no nudity in class though), pole dancing is one of the latest fitness crazes to get the attention of the media. The next session of classes starts in early June, so sign on up if you're interested. spanning_time fully supports fitness among its readership, so let us know if you need an impartial body to let you know if your upside-down leg extensions are technically correct.

[via Exploit Seattle]