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27 + Link = Seahawks!

Despite the fact that my Sonics are long gone, Nerd and I were still able to witness a Detroit/Seattle matchup this weekend. I am, of course, happy the Hawks won (What about them Seeeeeahawks?!), though sad for my beloved that his team lost. Then again, given the mood of the Hawks fans in the first quarter (and Nerd’s prominently displayed Lions gear), it’s probably best that things turned out as they did. I digress.

Is it just me, or is Link’s Stadium Station not the best stop to use to get to Seahawks Stadium? Of course we loved having an excuse to ride Link, but, given the amount of walking (backtracking north, that is) we had to do, it would probably have made more sense for us to get off at the ID station–or just to have walked the entire way from Pioneer Square.

Regular Seahawk/Sounder Link riders, what say you?

Catching up

The end of 2007 was a bit slow for blogging, as I was distracted by my new Chicklet, the holidays, and etc. I intend to get things back on track for 2008. For starters, here are some photos (taken by Bus Nerd) I meant to post over the last few weeks:

Moving furniture on the 27:

Moving a chair on the 27

And I thought I deserved props for taking a large painting to the framer’s on the 8.

The remains of a hurried bus-stop breakfast:

Bus stop breakfast
Bus stop breakfast

Bus Nerd has been known to do this, though he tends not to leave his Tupperware behind.

A notice posted at the stop in front of Benaroya Hall:

Bike rack warning

Starting Saturday, January 5th, bike racks will not be available on some Metro Transit routes and trips. Some bike racks are being removed due to rack operating concerns. Racks will be replaces in the coming weeks as they become available.

This change affects all bus trips on routes 1, 2, 3, 4,10, 12, 13, 14, 36, 49, and 70 and some trips on routes 7, 43, and 44.

For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro.

Looks like the three-bike racks aren’t working out as well as planned.

And speaking of the Benaroya stop: Check the new solar-powered trash compactor that has replaced the standard nasty, overflowing can:

Solar trash compactor


And finally: a crowded stop near the stadium after the Seattle-Washington playoff game–back when times were still good for Seahawk fans:

Bye, Seahawks

Perhaps if folks had ridden the bus to Lambeau on Saturday…

Until next year, gentlemen.

Speaking of passionate sports arguments…

Westbound 4, noon-ish:

A Seahawk hater and a Seahawk fan are arguing about the team’s chances against Chicago. The hater, who believes the Seahawks cheated their way to victory last Saturday (according to him, Romo’s bobble was the result of special teams players greasing the ball), claims they will lose badly. The fan is convinced of victory. In fact, he is so sure that the Hawks will make it all the way to Miami that he plans to wear “Crip blue” in their honor for the entire playoffs.

Says the Seahawk hater: “I guess you’ll be wearing it until Sunday, then, ’cause that’s the day those Seaturkeys are going down.”

Eastbound 14, 9 PM (or, second time’s the charm)

My brothers and I are returning from a cathartic evening of bonding at the Seahawks/Cowboys game. (Jeremy, ever in the mix, happens to know a Seagal. He also knew half the people sitting next to us in the crowd. But I digress.) The 14 is standing-room only–packed with Seahawk fans and regular riders–but oddly morose, given the outcome of the game.

Jeremy, to everyone else on the bus: “What about them Seeeeeeeeahawks?!”
At least half of the other riders: “Hawks, baby! Sea-HAWKS!”
A lone voice in the crowd: “Better not be no Cowboys on this bus.”