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Posted on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Dave!After a long morning of work... lunch with my sister... then more work... it was time to meet up with Muskrat again for dinner in Seattle.

Being a little selfish, I do what I always do when guests are in town, take them to MY favorite restaurant, Ray's Boathouse (as I've detailed on my Secret Seattle Restaurants Page... shhhhh!). The views and food really can't be beat, and I highly recommend the place to anybody looking for an amazing meal experience in Seattle. Especially at sunset...

Rays Boathouse

Sunset at Rays Boathouse

Sunset at Rays Boathouse

After that, we went to West Seattle's Alki Point so Muskrat could take a look at that picture-postcard-perfect Seattle Skyline view. Having photographed it dozens of times, I decided to play around with the "Hipstamatic" app on my iPhone to see what it would pick up. Generally I avoid Hipstamatic because it's so overused anymore, but there's no arguing with the freaky and wonderful results...

Hipstamatic Seattle View

Of course, no photo can capture the experience of being there, which is why Alki is one of Seattle's "must-see" travel experiences.

And speaking of travel experiences... can I just say that Steven Slater is totally my hero now?

Steven Slater HERO!

I am absolutely not kidding. While I am sorry he had to go through a melt-down while on the job, I am so sick and tired of the numerous abusive douchebags on planes anymore that ANYTHING which draws attention to these assholes is a good thing. If you're going to fly, be respectful and considerate and FOLLOW THE FUCKING RULES... OR DON'T FUCKING FLY!

I would never have the patience to deal with plane passenger dickwads for five minutes... let alone 28 years... so congratulations Mr. Slater for lasting this long. And especially for going out in such style when you'd finally had enough.

It's only a matter of time before a flight attendant has taken more than enough of people's shit and the killings begin. I, for one, can't wait. Maybe if being a fucking asshole could get you killed, people wouldn't be fucking assholes anymore.

Sure it's wishful thinking, but dreams can come true!

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  1. Göran says:

    I think Steven Slater is seriously cool too and I sure hope his doing alright under the circumstances!

  2. delmer says:

    I’d be happy to contribute to this guys legal-defense fund. His get-out-of-jail fund whatever.

    I’m a little put off that an early report I read said when he was apprehended he was engaged in a sex act, and another said was in an embrace with his boyfriend. I suspected this was noted only because he is gay. Now, if we’re going to note sexual activitiy in each and every infraction — “Tom Delay Banging Secretary as Police Slap Cuffs On” would be an entertaining headline as would “Elderly Lady Not Having Sex When Pulled Over For Not Yielding to Pedestrians” — I’m all for it. But the Steven Slater sexual mention had WTF written all over it.

  3. A. Lewis says:

    Steven Slater for President 2012 !!!

  4. Hipstamatic does take some cool shots. I love that one of yours. And sure it’s popular, but to me, good photos are good photos regardless of how used or unused a technique is.

    I think it’s just that adding effects to iPhone pics has a lower barrier of entry than, say, touching up DSLR shots in Lightroom after the fact.

    That and the quality (ahem) of the iPhone camera practically begs for a touch up whenever you’ve taken a decent shot.

  5. muskrat says:

    This was the bomb! Thanks for the hospitality and guidance.

  6. I loved Ray’s Boathouse when we ate there. And Steven Slater should totally get the Medal of Freedom or something.

  7. Sybil Law says:

    Gorgeous pictures, as usual!
    I couldn’t agree with you more about Steven Slater – all hail Steven!

  8. Peter says:

    Hope Steven’s arrest is lifted. The person stepping over the line should be in jail instead of him.

  9. josh says:

    I love that pissed fly attendant guy just as much as the next jerk, but I hate the gross pucker face he is always making!

  10. Suebob says:

    A friend who worked for an airline summed it up: “I don’t know why, but as soon as people walk through the airport doors, they lose their damned minds.”

    On the flight back from NYC, the old fart behind us coughed so hard that it blew our hair forward and got spit on Megan’s computer screen. No mouth cover, no apology. Then when we stood up to exit, I was waiting for the row in front of me to grab their bags and he told me “Move along.” As if I am going to simply climb over people who are standing on tiptoes to heave their luggage down from the overheads…Nice.

  11. Hmmm… I think I want that on a t-shirt:

    “Maybe if being a fucking asshole could get you killed,
    people wouldn’t be fucking assholes anymore.”

    I’m just not sure where I’d wear it..

  12. Iron Fist says:

    I bookmarked your Secret Seattle Restaurants page, and then I realized I could use these fancy location-based technologies on my phone and have been looking up all those restaurants and bookmarking them in Gowalla for when I’m planning a night out in Seattle. Neat, huh?

    Related gripe: the search feature on the website seems to default to your home city, and it would be nice if the search was smart enough to recognize when you’ve put in a city name rather than saying there’s not “Ray’s Boathouse, Seattle” found nearby.

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