June 30th, 2004

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Jew Jew Jew

Where'd all the Seattle Jews come from? I grew up here not knowing any Jews whatsoever. Run into them occasionally. Now they are everywhere. Douglas, Ivy, Poul, Matt, Tamara at work, Tracy my ticket source, Evan, and others. I'm dating a Jew. Bout the only thing I can think of is that going to private Christian schools isn't conducive to meeting and knowing Jews. But you'd think I'd have met a few during college or in the first years of my career. And I'm sure I did, not that they told me or I knew though.

The other odd thing I've noticed is that Jewish women, upon finding out that I'm dating a Jewish girl, want to know the details. Not on how we met. How it's going. They want updates. Usually phrased How's that Jewish girl you're seeing? Their eyes light up. It's as if the success of our relationship is of consequence to the Jewish nation.

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Devil

4th of July party

My place. Fireworks start after sundown. I'll have food and alcohol starting around 6 or 7. Feel free to show up before then. All are welcome, except I discourage kids. Bring em if you want, but there'll be jackassery and what not. Your kid ain't cut out for that, don't bring him/her. Otherwise, it's all good.

Place: 2301 Fairview Ave E #107 (ring weiss on the call board). Parking is limited, and you may not even get in to the neighborhood if you come late. The police block off the streets in the late afternoon I think. My building hires a security guard to shoo away mooching parkers. Bus service here is excellent.

I'm going to see about grilling out front on the parking lot, but I may not be able to swing it. The building has some restrictive insurance.

That's all the bad parts. The good parts. Jackassery. Food. Alcohol. Best damn seat in the city for the fireworks. Better than gasworks. Better than the boats. The fireworks barge is a couple hundred yards directly off the end of my pier. Feel the concussion. See the pretty lights. Listen to all my rich neighbors car alarms go off.

Bring food & beverage if you want. Or don't. I will be making a costco run for this event.

Post a note here if you plan to come but didn't already let me know.