01 July 2008

Never a dull day.

I know I haven't been keeping up with this whole blog as well as I should. Its been really busy out here with everything we've got going on. I have to share this video with you guys, though. Its from this morning's Bank Robbery in West Seattle. We ended up being less than a block from the end stand off and shoot out. Take a peek at what I captured!


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I'll be back on the ball here soon.

06 May 2008

Garrett Shirts

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to Garrett Shirts. His step-daughter gave him one of my cousins for Christmas and he made this shirt for her. Do you see?? That's me on the shield! I'm so super honored to be included as part of their family. You should take a sec and check out his for sale shirts on his website: GarrettShirts.com. Thanks a lot dude!

23 April 2008

Favorite Things

Ok.. so we're moving in like 3 days now and don't really have time for any real adventures but here's a list of some of our favorite recently discovered, or rediscovered, things.

1- Liquor store boxes
2- Willis Alan Ramsey
3-Shoestring French Fries
4- Proud parents that come to visit
5- Ross Stores
6- Pandora Radio
7- Friends with weddings out of state so we're forced to go on adventures

19 April 2008

Help Fort Cloudy Get A New Apartment Sale!


That's kids! We're moving out of our friend's dining room and into our very own Seattle apartment! BUT we need your help to get together enough dollars for a security deposit and first months rent! AAAHHHHH! hehe. Head on over to the Fort Cloudy Etsy shop and check out our biggest sale yet! And its only going on until we move, May 1st!

17 April 2008

Matteart


art by Matteart "Weather Vivienne"

Last night we headed over to the South Lake Union Velocity, a really hip home art and design shop. Velocity owner, John Tusher, felt that there weren't enough opportunities in Seattle for artists and designers to meet, chat, and make some connections. In attempts to remedy this he's freshly launched "The Lab" a monthly get together with a special speaker or panel each time. This month, the first month, Matte Stephens (Etsy shop: Matteart) was asked to come and give a perspective on his success and share tips. The number one tip he gave: produce! He encouraged everyone to create something new everyday, and discussed his daily routine and inspirations. If you haven't gotten a chance to check out Matte's work, you better go run to his Etsy shop!
John's vision is exactly what I've been looking for to become more involved in the community out here. So thanks a lot, John! The Lab will usually be held on a Wednesday night from about 6-8, late in the month. Next month they'll be hosting a panel of celebrity bloggers to talk about the importance of blogging, and what its like to run a daily blog. That should be a great event to attend! Hope to see you there.

Winery times

Fort's parents came out from Baltimore to hang out with us for the weekend. Mama Cloudy said it was a requirement that we head out to a winery and do a tour. Well.. what Mama Cloudy wants, Mama Cloudy gets! We headed out to Woodinville for the day to check out Chateau Ste Michelle, Columbia Winery, and Redhook Brewery. And we barely made a dent in all of the wineries that are out there! I highly recommend you check some of them out if you ever are out this way!Lily Cloudy came out with us for her first ever wine experience! Nooo we didn't let her drink, we are a *little* responsible. :P She did get a good lesson in wines, though!
I'm always looking for a good winery to go visit. I'd love to hear suggestions from you guys on where my adventures should take me!

01 April 2008

Back in Action!

Come hang out with us at Chop Suey in Capitol Hill for I Heart Rummage THIS Sunday from 12-4. We're headed downtown to Buenos Aires for drinks afterwards! This is our first show of 2008 help us kick it off right.

03 January 2008

Valentine's Day

I just found out that MC Chris is playing the Show Box in Seattle on Valentine's Day. I think I'm going to ask Fort to be my date.. or maybe I'll try and find her a real date and third wheel it.. You should come with us if you live around here!

02 January 2008

A New Year.

So, wow, its 2008 already. How did that happen? So much occurred in the past year it feels like time just flew right by. I thought that when you're as little as I am that the days were supposed to feel like forever, not feel like they're blowing past.
Since the holiday rush has cooled off, I've been trying to take more time to explore the city. I hadn't previously been able to do so with the crazy travel/craft show schedule we'd been keeping. Its funny the things you don't notice when you don't take the time to look. For example, I was walking up 1st Ave the other day and came across a completely smashed computer monitor and television. I laughed about it with my friend and she told me it had been there for several weeks. I feel silly for missing it as 1)its kinda hard to miss and 2)I walk down first fairly frequently.I spent a decent amount of time walking in the downtown shopping district, people watching. Even though it was post xmas it was a flooded Saturday afternoon. So much hustle and bustle, I can only assume for the After Christmas Sales, which when I took a peek didn't seem all that impressive to me.
When the immense crowd started to get to me I decided I'd pop on down to Pike's Place Market to pick up some veggies for dinner. Out of the pot and into the pan. I had forgotten that it was in fact the weekend and you can barely move at the Market on Saturday and Sunday. The flying fish, the giant piggy everyone wants to take their picture on, and all the great handmade shopping are pretty alluring for tourists and Seattlites alike. I wish I didn't continuously make the mistake of going down there on the busiest days since it is pretty fun to walk around. But I got my veggies (and some purple potatoes - my favorite discovery of 2007) and headed home.
Maybe its just 1st Ave that attracts the weird goings on, or maybe I just pay more attention when walking on that street. A few months ago I saw a man cutting his hair in the middle of the road, and its a main one. This trip I discovered the empty collection of minis the homeless folks in the neighborhood coax out of the patrons of the liquor store.
Oh, no, wait. Its definitely not just 1st. Sunday we saw a man panhandling in a dress and over the top make up. I love this city.