Monday, September 04, 2006

A Bumbershoot Lesson

Yup, walking from Bumbershoot was just like this
One tip for you readers, especially those of you on Capitol Hill (Capitol Hill Blog, feel free to steal this post).

If you're headed to Bumbershoot on a nice sunny day, you might be inclined to think "Hey, I'll walk there. It'll be good for me." And you'd be right. The walk to Bumbershoot is hardly painful, and with an iPod is a pleasurable experience. But realize this: The trip to Bumbershoot is done early in the day, when you've got plenty of energy and enthusiasm. Also, the trip to Bumbershoot is downhill. After eight hours on your feet and a disgusting mélange of crab cakes, potato chips, and Red Vines in your belly, the walk back home is nothing short of a death march. You'll be left cursing yourself for your poor judgment. Should you choose to venture back to the Hill by way of Denny, your cursing will increase ten-fold. Don't worry about how we know this. Just trust us on this one.


  • You poor, poor thing. I did, indeed, say a prayer for you and your walk home last night.

    By Blogger jeremy, at 1:45 PM  

  • There but for the grace of God go I.

    Thanks for the thoughts. The walk went fine, since I had no problem resting along the way.

    By Blogger 2RedShoez, at 2:04 PM  

  • That's what the #8 is for.

    By Blogger Josh, at 5:39 PM  

  • now I feel like such a traitor for hailing a cab when I found that the #8 stopped running well before midnight.

    By Anonymous josh, at 4:16 PM  

  • We're not stealing this but we are chuckling. Poor josh. You did what you had to do. Your only other choices were to zig zag or sleep at REI.

    By Blogger K and/or J, at 1:04 PM  

  • i'm probably too proud of myself for walking to and from bshoot all 3 days, but never never via denny! the only time that's ever a good idea is when you've had too many $9 drinks at element and figure you'll just keep bringing on the pain.

    By Blogger rachel, at 9:23 PM  

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