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Just got back from the Seattle Aquarium and Myrtle Edwards Park, where I took my sister and nephew. Highlight for nephew was powering his Gameboy Pokemon up to level 3 during the sea otter show, shortly followed with the "lowlight," which was having the Gameboy confiscated for the rest of the day.

During the big "Spiderman and Doctor Octopus battle it out on public transportation" scene last night, I turned to my brother and said, "That is so just like taking the 3 downtown. You never get this on that Microsoft route you use." Then I turned to my sister and said, "See, if you took the bus to work, you'd get to see stuff like this a lot more." (Of course, rather than having giant octo-claws going through the roof, the action is more like a fight in the back of the bus or having a stinking drunk fall on you while you're in your seat, but the sentiment is the same.)


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Jul. 6th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC)
Riding the No. 3 = Long lost Twilight Zone episode?
Ah Yes. The no. 3 bus. Many a bus ride cum theater of the absurd have I experienced on the no. 3. Truthfully, these days, I prefer to walk the 1.5+ miles to and from work rather than delight in the daily offerings of route no. 3.

Sorry to hear that you were at the Aquarium on the first Sunday that I'm not working. I'm on Thursday evenings until August. Did you see anything of interest? The Sea Dragon? How about the octopus? Iridae has laid her eggs and you can actually see them in the tank.
Jul. 6th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: Riding the No. 3 = Long lost Twilight Zone episode?
I loved everything at the aquarium, except for the river bit. The Sea Dragon was cool as beans but I think he was lonely. And how come the exhibit on "man's relationship with salmon" didn't include grilling tips? :-) I loved the octopus and the silly little skates with their funny faces (OK nostrils and mouths they were but they made me laugh) and I thought touching the skate egg case and looking at the baby skates was DA BOMB. Obviously I liked it more than my nephew did, but when you're 10 apparently you require more active stimulation.
Jul. 6th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
I haven't had any really stellar transit experiences in a while, but I thought this is relevant:

After the movie, the Mrs. (heretofore referred to as M) and I moseyed on over to the 66 stop behind the Bon Marche. As we were nearing the stop, the bus pulled up, meaning that we were just on time. Between us and the bus was a large older black woman with her hair tied up, walking with a cane. She very casually sauntered toward the front of the bus (about two foot closer to us) and puked in the street. What struck me as most amazing about this was the compeletly nonchalant attitude toward puking in the street- usually when I see people doing this, they make faces that say "I'm upset" or at least "I'm in a hurry." If anything, the expression on this woman's face was about as emotionally involved as someone checking the bus schedule.

M and I boarded the bus, and as it was pulling away, she did the same thing again- I got the impression that she might've had a couple of open cans of tomato soup hidden in her bags somewhere and was just doing this as a performance piece. Vive le transit!
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