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2013: 2

solid as sugar dampened and dripping but still not quite right braced and clamped but never the absolute for giving around each curve and twist while sticking so sickeningly in everywhere only spread by water never cleaned

supple as a cliff face littering the shoulder with sharded hints of wakefulness
i face each waking with a start caught behind the headlights drooping eyes
undulating with the of the moment seeing gray brown green sprouts red
reminders of what falls into a solid splash breaking its molten memory now
stiffened in the chill air found after striving upward for forever stopped still
on reaching past pulsing heat throbbing past the planet into the stiff chill sky.


Wrote. Reconsidering. Unsure. This all should be one, but I’m not one. Or even ordered. I have a rough idea.

2013: 1

supple as a cliff face littering the shoulder with sharded hints of wakefulness
i face each waking with a start caught behind the headlights drooping eyes
undulating with the of the moment seeing gray brown green sprouts red
reminders of what falls into a solid splash breaking its molten memory now
stiffened in the chill air found after striving upward for forever stopped still
on reaching past pulsing heat throbbing past the planet into the stiff chill sky.


Not sure where this is going, or if I’ll be able to keep up this month. Just jotted it down quickly as a zeroth draft. The images need more than my lack of practice.

Disrepair

This has somewhat fallen into disrepair… I’ll fix it sometime, somehow. I know what I want, but the system to maintain it doesn’t exist.

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Stumbling Monk

Stumbling Monk

1635 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
(206) 860-0916

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

Stumbling, indeed. Definitely stumbling on the way out. Dark and moody like some of the beers. Didn't seem to have a large selection but did have an excellent selection. Good place to round out a full evening.

Yelp tags: Pubs

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Kroger

Kroger

1225 Caroline St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 USA
(404) 880-4109

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

I'm willing to eat things bought from this Kroger. This is unlike the one by my home, Ghetto Kroger. Decent produce, although none of the local focus I remember from Appalachian Krogers up in Virginia and that state below it on the west side. Ok bakery. That isn't saying much in Atlanta from what I've seen. And gluten-free resources, including Udi's.

Parking seems to suck even with the massive complex's lot, as does surviving the drive into and out of that complex. I'd give away my tricks, but I want to keep them for myself.

Yelp tags: Grocery

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Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

  • Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
  • Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

Madison Ave & Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA
(206) 855-1500

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

We caught last one outside for the season. The rain was more a strong mist by that point, not interfering with our stroll of the small market. There still was a decent crowd, and we found the market simply by walking towards the source of people carrying their bounties. The garlic and potatoes made me wish our hotel room had a kitchen. And the ice cream… oh, wow, but that's another review.

Yelp tags: Farmers Market

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
(206) 623-4450

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

Open the door, and get hit by the delicious smell. The food lived up to that smell. Yes, it's "fusion," but it's good. I no longer remember which satays we tried, but they were a good beginning. My clams were fresh, tasting both of spices and the sea. If I remember correctly, my wife chose a gluten-free curry that also was quite clean-tasting. Poor curries end up muddled, but this was bright.

Our excellent server helped with selecting gluten-free items, and there was no shortage of choices. Or of food. The smaller portions were more than enough for us; we left quite stuffed. Decor's kinda bland, but we were too busy with the food to notice much.

Yelp tags: Thai Chinese

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Café Nola

Café Nola

  • Outside... A wonderful introduction.
  • Café Nola

101 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA
(206) 842-3822

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

Salmon can be easy to over-cook when you're going for the wonderful marks on the outside, but Café Nola pulled it off perfectly even for a brunch sandwich. The salmon was moist and still that soft yet cooked pink inside. And the bread was great. It was airy like a ciabatta but toasted strongly to make a crunchy contrast to the salmon. My wife's meal graciously was modified to avoid gluten. Can you guess what *was* in it? Yes, that's right, more Dungeness! Oh, happy crabs. Fresh, bright veggies on both our plates, and plenty of green left in the wallet.

This was a great recommendation from our neighbor on the flight. Glad he pointed us this way. It's not the first or second or… brunch place from the ferry, so many of the less patient peeled off before reaching Café Nola. Nice, cozy place that wasn't crowded.

Yelp tags: American (New)

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Bauhaus Books & Coffee

Bauhaus Books & Coffee

  • I like pencils. And pencil sharpeners.
  • Bauhaus Books & Coffee

301 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122 USA
(206) 625-1600

11/26/2011

3/5 stars

Ding dongs! The correct typeface! Wall-mounted pencil sharpeners! Efficient people!

Oh, and pretty good coffee. I've only been here during the day and didn't sit a spell, but I did quite like my short experiences here.

Yelp tags: Coffee & Tea

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Daily Dozen Doughnut Company

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company

93 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
(206) 467-7769

11/26/2011

4/5 stars

Small one- to two-biters. Glazed, cinnamon, chocolate, and powdered. Freshly warm but not overly oily. Wasted on students who didn't appreciate that someone brought them good doughnuts. sigh. Inexpensive enough that the waste wasn't financial as well. Great little sugar and dough pills.

Yelp tags: Bakeries Donuts

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Caffe Ladro

Caffe Ladro

  • Quite good, and I didn't know it was a neighborhood...  Should have listened better during a KEXP fund drive.

108 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
(206) 267-0600

11/26/2011

3/5 stars

Hidden behind the scaffolding, this Caffe Ladro was open west coast early / east coast late when I needed a quick travel breakfast. Can't say much for the atmosphere; I wasn't yet awake. The Queen Anne blend was quite nice and pretty well balanced for a cup that won't displease. Muffins were a tad dry, but I suspect they don't have much early-ish Sunday morning business. Pretty solid place with a good counter-lady that early on an off day.

Yelp tags: Coffee & Tea Bakeries

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Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries

  • Washington State Ferries
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Washington State Ferries

2901 Third Ave
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
(206) 464-6400

11/26/2011

5/5 stars

For $7.50 each on foot, we saw a seal swimming, a bald eagle with its fishy catch being harassed by crows, logs aplenty, gorgeous views, and people being blown onto their butts by the wind. It was cold, wet, and wonderful. The wind across the bow was more than hurricane strength, but you can stand just back from the bow and keep an amazing view.

We only rode to Bainbridge and back. We'll try other routes on our next visit.

Yelp tags: Public Transportation

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Pegasus Coffee House

Pegasus Coffee House

  • Pegasus Coffee House
  • Pegasus Coffee House
  • Pegasus Coffee House
  • Pegasus Coffee House

131 Parfitt Way SW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA
(206) 842-6725

11/21/2011

4/5 stars

This was the best coffee I had in my short, spatially limited trip to the Seattle area. The Sulawesi they served drip still had its bite. That's enough to end the coffee review, and it's very positive.

The atmosphere made me weep for its lack back at home. Swing-out seats in one portion, a hand-written menu rolled down the wall, and a mix of tourists (us) and regulars (them). The place *felt* warm. The fact that it was cold and raining outside may have helped.

Yelp tags: Coffee & Tea Breakfast & Brunch American (New)

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Caffe Appassionato

Caffe Appassionato

801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
(206) 264-2500

11/21/2011

3/5 stars

Fair coffee for an in-transit place. This is for the in-terminal location. The proprietress was quite cognizant that she was serving commuters, even if the people in line were utterly clueless that the ferry would be leaving soon. Poured directly into my travel mug (from a roaster in SW VA), they coffee stayed warm as long as the coffee lasted.

The blend's flavor was middle of the road, but what do you expect from a ferry dock's coffee joint? It was fresh and hot. That's much better than many. Mind you, I roast myself, appreciate drip brews, and never could get enthused about the Blue Bottle circle-jerk in SF. Scale your expectations appropriately.

Yelp tags: Coffee & Tea

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The Chocolate Box

The Chocolate Box

108 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
(206) 443-3900

11/21/2011

5/5 stars

I was in Seattle for seven nights. I visited the Chocolate Box for four of those. The difference? I was tied to events and people past their closing time on the other nights.

If you're just visiting (like me) and want to try a variety of local chocolate products, this is your place. It's not exclusively any source. Nor is it exclusively local, but you can ask.

Molly Moon's balsamic strawberry plus their hot chocolate on top is perhaps my greatest in-store creation ever. Trying the honey mead truffle from a local chocolatier (augh! I'm blanking on correct credit! Someone help?) may be my best in-store choice ever. *EVER*. Re-cemented my determination to keep bees and make either mead or tej or both or everything. The hot chocolate with peppermint marshmallows? Oh, oh, OOOOHHHH… *insert Meg Ryan orgasm impersonation here* Molly Moon's cinnamon is from real cinnamon and needs no extra sweetening.

And the people working here? Wow. Ideas, conversation, interest, everything. And it's honest. And chocolaty. They manage to sweeten everything with their personalities and joy.

Yelp tags: Chocolatiers and Shops Coffee & Tea

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