More ugly weather

Not mega-bad but still formidable wind, plus sideways rain, right now. Weather Service’s forecast warns of showers, isolated thunderstorms, and maybe even (more) “small hail.” (Hope the Lafayette Walk-a-Thon kids have moved into the gym or put things on hold by now?) 12:11 PM UPDATE: Just heard thunder.

13 Replies to "More ugly weather"

  • Jiggers October 19, 2007 (12:18 pm)

    Anything else other than the weather to post? Its normal fall weather, what else is new?

  • Gina October 19, 2007 (12:19 pm)

    The Lafayette walkathon started on schedule, and they have been outside the whole time. I looked out my window to watch the kindergartners, they were fast!

    You should have heard the kids screaming with the big downpour at about 9:30!

  • WSB October 19, 2007 (12:25 pm)

    Thanks, Gina. Jiggers – yup, we’re working on the weekend events right now; later we have seals, cars, new restaurants, all just a matter of time.

  • Jiggers October 19, 2007 (12:53 pm)

    Any further reviews on AmaAma and what kind of prices they are charging for there oysters? Do they have a happy hour oyster time offered?

  • JumboJim October 19, 2007 (1:40 pm)

    Sorry Jiggers, as another lifelong Wetsider I have to disagree that this is normal fall weather. Yeah, in the end, its all just blow, blow, rain, rain – but this is a bit much for October.

  • I Heart Jiggers October 19, 2007 (2:05 pm)

    I’m with Jiggers here. How abou6t a link to the Weather Service under the Events tab and skip the ‘sky is falling’ reports.

  • chas redmond October 19, 2007 (3:06 pm)

    Any follow-up on Shoofly Pie? How’s their business holding up now that the rush to try something new has faded. Nouveau Bakery keeps getting longer and longer lines – and I really wish William would do something about the awkward and inadequate seating in his bakery. It’s really frustrating to go in there sometimes and see the lines – I leave, which can’t be good long-haul for business. (although I’ve learned when their lulls are and – NO – I’m not telling anyone else.)

  • Christopher Boffoli October 19, 2007 (4:00 pm)

    Chas: I love Bakery Nouveau but I long for that short time in the beginning when it was largely unknown to the hordes who now clog its narrow space. I’ve started going to Shoofly now because BN is always unreasonably busy. It is different. More rustic and more pie oriented. But never as clogged. I’m happy for the BN owners for their success but they are losing business from regulars like me because of the constant lines. I doubt they care. Their space doesn’t offer them much flexibility but it seems to me that they could reconfigure their cases (or eliminate one) to provide room for an additional register. They need to tweak something.

  • chas redmond October 19, 2007 (10:14 pm)

    There’s another somewhat hidden treat place, Sugar to a Tea – yeah, everyone knows about their cupcakes, little and big – the little ones are a buck each and are worth a few now and then, but the hidden treat is their sweet potato cakes, which are about the size of the tiny cupcake and which can come with a really compelling wasabi sauce (or not, they’re good enough by themselves). I think they’re either 75 cents or a buck-and-a-quarter. I never bother to count the money and usually get four or six. They run out of those in the late afternoon. Them and a cup of their coffee are about equal in price and experience to a croissant and coffee at NB, or a cherry pie and coffee at Shoofly – ‘cept they don’t make the cherry ’til Fri/Sat.

    I’m still looking for that all-night diner where I can get grilled sticky buns and coffee at 3 am. The perfect spot, of course, is the old exercise place, now the new vitamin and supplement place. Someone else said we needed a real news store, too, like in Fremont or at the Market. I’d tend to agree – anything which would serve to aggregate more unusual types – lord knows we have plenty of them here in good ole WS. Would be really interesting to see who’d show up at the all night diner, other than me, of course.

  • Get the names right October 19, 2007 (11:13 pm)

    One thing I will never understand is how some people have such a hard time getting a business’ name right. Is it really that hard to read a sign and realize that it’s called Bakery Nouveau, not Nouveau Bakery? Or Coffee to a Tea with Sugar, not Sugar to a Tea? Husky Deli, not Huskies? How do you not realize that everyone around you is calling it by a different name; do you just assume you are correct and everyone else is stupid? I suppose I’ll just never understand the phenomenon.

    Same concept with people that say Nordstrom’s, Pike’s Place, Fred Meyer’s… the names of those places aren’t possessives, so stop saying that! (These are often the tourists I hate during the summer when I just want to get home from work on the bus, yet they insist on asking the driver a million questions about how to get to “Pike’s Market” or “Pioneer’s Square.”)

  • Gina October 20, 2007 (10:30 am)

    Nordstrom is called Nordstrom’s by old timers who knew/know the Nordstrom family and bought shoes there before it became Nordstrom Best. Same with people with Portland roots and Fred Meyer. Whippernapper.

  • Don - Class of ' 61 October 20, 2007 (1:57 pm)

    my word – A real old timer, that actually knows about Nordstrom Best, and their shoe origins.

    Thanks Gina, there is hope yet.

  • miws October 20, 2007 (8:27 pm)

    When Nordy was a traveler, in the Great Northwest……


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