West Seattle Friday: Go Hawks! – the early edition – and more

The wind was already kicking up when we photographed the #12 flag flying with Old Glory at Alki Lumber on Thursday. That’s one sign of Seahawks spirit already in … and then we just received this photo from Al, taken on board “a school bus somewhere in West Seattle”…

And visible from outside the bus:

Signs of spirit at your business/workplace/school/house? Share a photo (or let us know where to go take one)! Along with game anticipation, a few things are happening today/tonight:

INDOOR GYM FOR TODDLERS: Got a little one who needs to burn off some energy, despite the fact this isn’t really playground weather? It’s indoor-gym time at Southwest Teen Life Center, 11 am-2 pm – just show up. $2 drop-in fee. (2801 SW Thistle)

HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Here’s who’s competing “at home” today – Chief Sealth IHS swim meet vs. Eastside Catholic, 3:30 pm at Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle) … West Seattle HS gymnastics meet vs. Holy Names Academy, 4 pm at WSHS (3000 California SW) … All three local high schools’ basketball teams are on the road tonight.

JONNY WOODS: Acoustic pop at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

FLAT 5: Live tonight at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm. Says the Feedback, “We pretty much told THE FLAT 5 that since they’re the all-time most requested band here … that they should just move in.” (6451 California SW)

SPEAKING OF SEAHAWKS SPIRIT: Russell Investments says its building will display #12 in lights facing Elliott Bay – visible from anywhere in West Seattle you can see downtown – again tonight. (See the Wednesday night photo here.)

6 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: Go Hawks! - the early edition - and more"

  • hj January 10, 2014 (11:26 am)

    In reference to those signs, I’m not happy that we’re bringing over the macho professional sports attitude of “only us, nobody else” to school buses. The signs were surely created with a lighthearted intent but what if someone’s family genuinely roots for the Saints for whatever reason? We don’t need further division in our culture, especially for kids.

  • alki mom January 10, 2014 (5:38 pm)

    Yeah Al! My daughter is fortunate enough to ride on Al’s bus, he’s awesome and the kids love him! He wore a Santa suit the last day of school before the break! My daughter is always eager to catch the bus and see what Al is up to!

  • JayDee January 10, 2014 (6:06 pm)

    OK, I will admit it, Holmgren and Matt “3rd down Interception” Hasselbeck broke my faith in the Seahawks. Even this edition of the Seahawks tried my fledgling faith–barely winning games they should have won against toilet-bowl teams. But now, as a fairweather fan, I want to believe and wear some affordable Seahawks gear. Bartells – some tees. I think I will need to run down to Freddies in Burien (Freeway close) and get something. Any suggestions other than Freddies and the team store?

  • Misty January 10, 2014 (7:37 pm)

    JayDee – target has had hawks gear throughout the season. Don’t know how they’re stocked at the moment…

  • NorDel January 11, 2014 (1:24 pm)

    We love Al too! He’s SO fantastic. He goes above and beyond to be the best he can be at his job. His riders always come first, and I’m sure if anyone, parent or child, said anything he would have removed the signs. No questions asked.

    He has also wiped in the grime on the side of the bus, “Help! He’s taking us to school!” It’s really just a way to get the kids to smile and start their day off with a laugh. Our daughter enjoyed his antics. Maybe we just see things differently….

  • alki mom January 12, 2014 (9:11 pm)

    hj – really? You are obviously the ‘glass half empty’ type huh? Or, maybe you’re just from New Orleans and bitter?

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