Today is the last game of the season for my Seattle Mariners. A summary of this season was like finding out the homecoming queen wanted you to ask her to the prom but you ended up taking your cousin Thelma instead…who insisted her best friend Leslie come also…who talked awkwardly loud through her nose…who got car sick on the way…but didn’t tell you till it was too late…but in the end, like today, you’re glad it’s over. These are our seats for one of the games we were able to go to this year, in section 235, GREAT seats! We ate like kings– Garlic Fries, BBQ Nachos, the Mt. Dew flowed like water…got all kinds of free stuff like a bobble head, sunglasses, T-shirts, a head band (yes the kind that keep sweat from running in your eyes, popular in the ’70s)–my wife got a free sun hat and we had a blast at the game! Only 4 1/2 months until Spring Training!
So you may remember back in early Spring, I got all excited about these colorful carrots we were going to harvest. Atleast the picture on the seed packet showed them like this…. OK, maaaybe, I traded my car for a packet of seeds called “Professor Copperfield’s Miracle Legumes” from a guy on Craigslist. Here’s all I got :
Broccoli! HUA! …Whaat is it good for?! Absolutely noth…WAIT! What am I, 12? Yes, I can eat broccoli when smothered in a spicy cheese sauce all day and broccoli is good for us, it gives us so many vitamins that fights off bad stuff in our bodies from all the other junk in our processed foods. Two things I like about Broccoli: 1.) It’s Italian. 2.) Albert R. Broccoli, is credited with bringing Ian Fleming’s James Bond to film. To him, I am grateful as I am a big James Bond fan. Eat more broccoli. You can plant it now, as a cool weather fall crop!
This is the world-famous Seattle Space Needle that you see associated with anything Seattle or the Northwest. Actually, it is my view from underneath, looking up. I could give you boring details about how tall it is and yada, yada, yada, what you NEED to know is 6 parachutists have leaped from the tower, 4 had permission and the other 2 were arrested. Many brave toy army men (with parachutes) have also made the 605 ft jump successfully. You may also remember the Space Needle as the base of operations for Dr. Evil. (you know, Austin Powers…) Speaking of power, at age 11, Bill Gates won a contest and got to eat dinner at the top in the revolving restaurant for memorizing Matthew 5,6 and 7. (the Sermon on the Mount) It cost $4.5 million dollars to build in 1962 and $21 million dollars to renovate in 2000, which coincidently, Bill Gates has that much in loose change in his car. On a depressing note, during the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Washington, (name withheld) wore a Space Needle-shaped hat during the costume portion of the pageant and as you might have guessed, that was a bad idea.
Got the summer time blues? Just got dumped? Somebody less qualified yet at the same time highly arrogant just got promoted over you? Embarrassing speeches by the leader of your nation got you down? Let me introduce you to Pie Hole. Yes, it’s a dump of a place and the crust is paper thin and the grease runs down your arm but this pizza is comfort food that’ll cure whatever hurts! You KNOW these places have the best food! Just leave that little Weight Watcher’s scale–thingy at home, throw out your calorie counters and enjoy. May I recommend a trip to their bathroom for a creepy experience?
They have 2 locations in Boise, downtown and over by the stadium at BSU. This is their pizza cart that you can find in downtown Boise at just about any event, all hours of the day and late night–early morning to satisfy that crave.