While Day Sixteen wasn’t much to write about, Day Seventeen was rad! Yay Day Seventeen! Woo!
I started the day by heading up to the roof of The Apex to see what I could see.
As you can see, if you look below, I took a mess of pictures! A mess! Look! It’s a gray day in Seattle! Imagine that!
Early Saturday morning is peaceful and lovely.
Then I decide, since I’m the first up, to take some pictures of the 3rd floor of The Apex Co-Op, where I’m staying.
Here is the lounge:
And here is the hallway…
And look! Here’s Jeff reading some geeky sci-fi book!
The kitchen area has some great tile work in the breakfast nook:
And here’s Jaime getting ready for work…
Before Jeff had to go into work, he and I walked down to the Market…
Where we purchased two Cinnamon Buns. One for me, one for Ryan.
Mmmmmm… Veganny gooooooooooodness!
Well, by this time, everyone was up. We ate our cinnamon buns and then Jeff went to work, so Ryan, Taviri and I mounted up and rode off to see the sights of Seattle.
We stopped at Whole Foods where Taviri had a banana.
And went to a punk record store where I picked up the new Go! 7″. I’m impressed as hell that Go! has a new 7″. I was stoked.
This is Go!, one of my favorite bands ever. I have all of their 7″s. Just need the demo. Woo!
So I was totally stoked because I didn’t even know that they got back together. Yay! This really made my day.
Walking from the record store, we pause for a moment by the Labor Temple so Taviri could finish the final issue of Heart Attack ‘Zine.
Ryan, Tavirir and I walk down to the sculpture garden by the Sound, but my camera died, so there’s no real proof that we did such things. However, since walking down to the sculpture garden really isn’t something I would lie about, I figure you’ll believe me without documentation.
We didn’t really look much at the sculptures. But we did talk about Star Wars. To be our friend, you have to like Star Wars. But that’s ok because Star Wars is the best thing ever. Everyone has seen it. More people have seen Star Wars than have heard of Jesus Christ. Trust me. And I’m taking into account all of Church history. Star Wars, man. Star Wars.
This is the Elephant Car Wash.
This is the only car wash in the Western Hemisphere where real live elephants wash your car. First, one sprays it down with water to get it wet and then another one will spray it down with an organic and nontoxic soap. The first elephant then resprays your car, washing off the soapiness. The elephants have been trained to then grab lint-free towels in their proboscides and wipe down your car. Of course, they don’t have the manual dexterity to fully pull it off. Mostly, it’s just for show.
You pay and then are allowed to give the elephants a treat. Mostly, they enjoy bits of shrubbery and bark from sycamore trees. The elephants are well cared for and are individually named. The elephants who washed Ryan’s Scion (which is just fun to say, isn’t it?) were named “Bubby” and “Miss Noodle.” They were sweet.
The Elephant Car Wash also serves as an elephant sanctuary and all proceeds go to the rescue of abused elephants, specifically from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus. It’s a good cause.
That’s the Elephant Car Wash. Neat!
After we got back from such fun, it was time for more fun in the shape of Joel and Cathy’s wedding. Joel and Cathy live at the Co-Op and are super wonderful people. So they naturally had a super wonderful wedding down by the docks at the Wooden Boat Club area thing.
For us, it was mainly chasing Mr. Taviri around, making sure he didn’t fall into the water.
Sometimes Taviri would demonstrate civil disobedience…
Ohh but then the wedding. We all walked out to the end of the dock and waited for Cathy.
But she came out and they did the wedding thing…
Tom, the fellow officiating the ceremony was ordained specifically for this wedding, but personally, I think he should do more. He was really good at it.
The reception was grand! This was the wedding cake!
Vegan donuts from Mighty O’s!
Woo! Earlier, Jaime, Valarie and I went to get them. Seven dozen vegan donuts! My god.
After the wedding, Ryan, Jeff and I dropped Taviri and Jaime off at the house and went to find the devotee-run cafe called My Sweet Lord Cafe. We found it, but they cut back their hours and were closed.
So instead, we went to a Tea Room and I got a Samosa. See?
We finished the night with a really super freaky picture of the three of us. Actually, Jeff and Ryan look fine. I look INSANE.
So there you go! That was my day. Pretty fun. I really dig Seattle.