Scoop Blog Archive / April 2011

Tips on Training for a Triathlon, Seattle-style

Kelly Singer
Swimming in Lake Washington

The idea of training for a triathlon can be more intimidating than the race itself.  As overwhelming as it sounds, signing up for a race and training for one is easier than you think. Lucky for you, Seattle is an ideal place to train for your first triathlon with our long spring and summer days, clean lakes, and year-round running and cycling routes (as long as you don’t mind a little rain). A few tips for getting started: Read more »


Two-way Photos Outside of Canoe Social Club at Capitol Hill Arts Walk

Outside Canoe Social Club last night, one of many stops at Capitol Hill Arts Walk. Karen Johnson posted this pic on her Facebook page, only to be one-upped by the performer (Sakia Delores) who posted a photo of her on Seattle mag's Facebook wall. Suffice to say, we were clearly tickled by the meta- audience-peformer boundaries blurred during this exchange.

On my way home last night, I came across a group of perplexed neighbors staring at a storefront across from my building. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a live woman on display in the window. Curious, I snapped a picture.

It turns out the woman behind the window also snapped a picture of me (how meta!):

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Fashion+ Style Friday: What’s new at Alhambra, Blackbird’s sleek, slim ties and Seamless in Seattle D-Day

Snag a sweet spring tie at Blackbird

Happy Friday! I’m going to leave you with two super quick nuggets today because I’m busy filing the awesome Seamless in Seattle applications as they come in. (Hey, you still have time to get those applications in. We’re at the office until 6 pm tonight, and I’ll take apps via email until 11:59 p.m. Full contest details here.) Read more »

A Haiku Review of Melissa James Gibson's "This," Now Playing at the Seattle Rep

Nick Garrison is hilarious in "This" at the Seattle Rep

Haiku Reviews: For arts lovers short on time!

A Haiku Review of This:

The playwright loves words
Nearly chokes her actors, but
Nick Garrison rules.

Melissa James Gibson's contemporary relationship drama,This, plays at the Seattle Rep through May 15th.

EMP's Nirvana Exhibit, Columbia City Bakery's New CBA, TASTE's Ode to Nick Cave and More

Artifacts from Kurt Cobain's creative life are on display at EMP beginning 4/16

Must Join
Columbia City Bakery’s CSB

Need a brioche, stat? Columbia City Bakery’s Community Supported Bakery (CSB) program delivers baked goods weekly to members at one of nine Seattle pickup sites (host your own site and get a 10 percent discount). The next six-week season begins on April 12, so sign up online for specialty loaves, biscotti, macaroons for Passover, hot cross buns for Easter and more (minimum order: $100/season). Sweet!

Must See
EMP's Nirvana Exhibit Read more »