Puppies and kittens. This weekend was Tuxes and Tails, the annual Seattle Humane Society fundraiser where wealthy animal lovers gathered to pledge thousands of dollars for animal welfare. (How well do we talk? Well, the evening started with a tray of cocktails that auctioned for $4,000.) The evening’s festivities included a pet fashion show (!!!!) and I’ll have a full photo gallery showing you later this week.
Big sweep is coming tomorrow. Are we still pretending to have any effect other than pushing uninhabited people from one place to another? Well, get ready for another raid on Tuesday. The city is expected to descend on Woodland Park at 8 am.
Woodland Park is huge compared to most surveys we attend, so we need all hands on deck!
You have a car 🚗 Be there at 8 am!
Able to serve hot food and drinks at the mutual aid table ☕️ Be there at 8am!
Willing to help move their belongings 🎒? Be there at 8 am! https://t.co/vGBogZk0XM
– Tay Eats Rich (themobilepauper) May 6 2022
Not fully vaccinated yet? Do you want 50 bucks? The state gives out $50 gift cards to those who get their first or second dose. Should they have done this from the start? Yes, of course, but the second best time to do this is now. Below is a list of Upcoming mobile vaccination events across the state. Visits are welcome without prior reservation, and vaccinations are available for people 5 years of age and older.
World class infrastructure is here. Yes, sure, highways and cities are a great combination, why ask? (In the meantime, Seattle decided not to pursue federal grants for transportation projects this year, probably because all of our city streets are already perfect.)
Three hour tour. Some hustle on the high seas this weekend – a luxury yacht had a small door problem and nearly sank, requiring a Coast Guard rescue. He is now on his way to the reform yard. You can see some pictures of the inside here. It was sold just a year ago at an asking price of $8.5 million. Money well spent!
#Breaking news (1/2) #USCG Crews respond to a malfunctioning 143-foot yacht 45 miles northwest of Grays Harbor, Washington, with 7 people on board. No medical concerns. The ship could not close the transverse door and water entered the stern. Floods are under control. Rescue crews are still at the scene. pic.twitter.com/F10f7yYAiy
– USCGPacificNorthwest (USCGPacificNW) May 7, 2022
It’s such an honor to pee. Hats off to this community activist Collect bathroom codes for buildings around the city. If they could modernize it, it would be invaluable to delivery workers, people with disabilities, parents with difficult children, yacht owners whose boat just sank, etc. Access to a clean and dignified bathroom should be something the city provides, but even The day comes when Seattle has real leadership, this hack is a must do.
going somewhere? Consider consulting a recently discovered ferry map from 1928 for all your travel needs. Accurate Mapping Model! Wedbee is definitely here somewhere…
Our staff found this behind some cupboards in our office #anacurtes lounge. It looks like a table from 1928, but we don’t really have any details. It is awesome though! Any of you amateur history investigators know anything about this? pic.twitter.com/SpoUBTIucd
– Washington State Ferries (wsferries) May 6 2022
Oh, cool, and on top of everything else kids expect to be feeding food? What a bunch of hits. Children, who have never worked a day in their lives, are demanding assistance from responsible adults in the form of baby food. In all seriousness, there is a nationwide shortage of urgency in the formula now underway, with no end in sight. What a great time for the Supreme Court to cut off access to reproductive care!
Blow into your hole. Behold, a majestic water traveler crosses the sound! The boat is very beautiful.
Did you know harbor seals can get kidney stones? They should have all that rhubarb in their diet. Anyway, a surgeon at the Vancouver Aquarium has successfully tried a new way to break up kidney stones in animals using sound waves (the anatomy of the seal makes the stones unusually difficult to treat). Kind of if you can cure cirrhosis of whatever you drink by yelling at your liver loudly enough.
Congratulations MaKayla. Fifty-five feet? What a hero. I don’t think I can make a kite go that far.
Screams for the young MaKayla Kelby! She recently broke the 34-year-old Washington’s record-setting shot at the Fresno State Invitational. The record is now 55 feet 10.5 inches! Congratulations, MaKayla! 💜 #PurpleFriday Tweet embed
lol Starbucks is in trouble. His National Labor Relations Board issue a complaint against Starbucks for illegal union busting. This is just the beginning of a very long process of holding the company accountable, and with more than 200 violations listed in the complaint, it will be a real thorny knot to resolve. Meanwhile, Howard Schultz’s shares in Starbucks have risen in value by nearly $1 billion on account of the pandemic.
Frozen rose bud peas, full of rustic goodness and green peas. Nobody can know why Orson Welles was trending this weekend, but you owe it to yourself to read this thread about bullshit about fools.
I’ve got it all. Nilla the Siberian Husky is a strong, strong lady who doesn’t need a man to throw a tennis ball to her.
Want the serotonin boost that comes from a good fetch with a lovely Siberian husky, but don’t always have the energy to throw a tennis ball? Nella is happy to do everything herself, so sit back and enjoy the show! https://t.co/MRbeWcUVU0 pic.twitter.com/0ybEBYu6SR
SeattleHumane May 6 2022