It’s HOT! How Are You Doing, Seattle?

Yesterday’s new record 93 degree temperatures were a challenge.  It’s one thing when you spend the day in an air-conditioned office and go home to discomfort.  It’s another thing when the heat hits on a Saturday and you have chores to do.

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Seattle Shows its Pride


pride3It was a beautiful (if hot) sunny Seattle day on Sunday… a perfect (okay, maybe too hot) day for a parade… and what a parade it was! Moving from Westlake to the Seattle Center, Seattle’s Pride Parade marched down Fourth Avenue amidst music and dancing and a lot of crowd interaction.

Strategically positioned at the corner of Fourth & Denny, we were in prime position for photographs and a great view as the parade turned up Denny towards the Seattle Center (not to mention — confetti!) We enjoyed the music and sassy announcing (upon the Chipotle big burrito’s arrival “I totally want to ride that big burrito… Oh! That didn’t come out quite right.” Right!pride4

pride6Parade Marshalls Jane Abbott Lighty & Pete-e Petersen were warmly greeted by the crowd in their zippy red fiat, and kudos to Seattle’s biggest companies for proudly supporting Seattle’s LGBT community, including: Amazon, Microsoft, Cupcake Royale (baby, we were baked this way!), Seattle Storm, the City of Seattle (including Mayor McGinn!), Zico, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Seattle Childrens, PopCap Games, UPS, Holland America, KeyBank, Whole Foods (Label foods, not people!), Wells Fargo, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Starbucks, Group Health, Verizon, BECU and Macys (and that list is not even exhaustive)!

Congratulations, Seattle! I was proud of YOU, too.