Friday, February 27, 2009

Things I Miss About Seattle In the Nineties

(In no particular order).

The Hobo Scram/Pablo's Potatoes at The Green Cat Cafe; the Whole Roasted Chicken (and sides) at Capon Rotisserie on 15th; the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Potato Salad, and Dr. Brown's Cream Soda at A.J.'s Deli on Madison; buying slices and raw pizza dough at Rocket Pizza; and the deep dish pizza at Testa Rosa.

(The Original) Moe's, The O.K. Hotel, Sit & Spin, The Weathered Wall, RCKNDY, The Off Ramp, Colourbox (the club, not the shitty band), Orpheum Records, Tower Records, Ernie Steele's, and the Cloud Room.

Having friends with bands that should have been bigger than the Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam (Medelicious, Third Door Down, Micheline Impossible, Dickweed, the Midwives, and Laundry) but never progressed beyond the self-produced 45 or CD.

Looking forward to the next record by Nirvana, Soundgarden, Love Battery, Lush, The Pale Saints, or the Afghan Whigs.

The Sonics in the playoffs.

The Mariners in the playoffs.

Rainier Beer commercials.

The Rocket (Seattle's "sort of" alternative weekly newspaper before The Stranger).

Joel McHale at Theatersports.

When my friends and I were in our twenties, working all day, hanging out all night.

Doing the cocktail thing before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon. (Same with swing dancing).

One bedroom apartments less than $1,000 a month.

The friends of mine who have moved far away (but keep in touch): Stefanie (Santa Monica), Lian, & Jeremy (Bandon, OR), and Loren & Mona (Oakland).

My friends who have moved far away (but don't keep in touch): Julie (Unknown), Ann (Brooklyn), Dave (Los Angeles), Todd K. (Oakland) & Greg (D.C.)

Knowing somebody (or somebody who knew somebody) who could get me weed on a moment's notice.

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