And here’s what I’m doing tomorrow!

Well I am, unless the weather forecasters get it truly wrong, big time! Principally, its a weather thing, its forecast to be lovely again tomorrow here in Seattle, but go downhill to some degree after that! So as its one of those things that truly needs a good view, tomorrow is the perfect day to go up the Space Needle, and view Seattle.

Yes, I’ve done it once before, the last time I was over here, but the visibilty was overcast, and it was windy enough that you werent allowed on the gantry outside. Both things should be fine on that front tomorrow, but dont quote me on that! Oh, and I get to try the light rail for the first time tomorrow, but you’ve heard about that already!

Whats that you say, didnt she plan on doing that today? Well yes, I did, but unfortunately various events with American Airlines, and punctuality, meant that I didnt actually get to Seattle until midday today, instead of yesterday evening.¬† And no, unless you already do, you really dont want to know! I would say something about not travelling with them again this year, but I wasnt planning to anyway, lol! ūüėõ

So yes, I’m jinxed not to see the Mariners play live, yet again! They lost (again), but all the same, its annoying when that was one of the big aims of the week, and that was the only home game this week as well! Thats life and all that, but glad I didnt buy the ticket in advance!

So, the video tonight is what can be seen from the Space Needle, or at least could be seen in 1992. Yes, that big domed sports stadium you see a couple of times, King Dome, demolished in 2000. In its place, both the Mariners, and the Seahawks have their own stadiums. Sonics, who also played there for a while, well they moved out of town a few years ago.

Irony is, its been in the 70’s here today, and will be again tomorrow, whereas where I will be next April (all things permitting) is forecast to get 5-8 inches of snow! Crazy, or what?

So yes, this is what the Space Needle is like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yszGgFkPk5I&feature=related

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Autumn weather

I’m going to keep out of the whole climate change argument, just make a brief comment on the crazy weather in the North East US this last weekend, given that I’ve got a few friends and contacts in that area. Thankfully some got away with a mere 2 or 3 inches, but what other areas got, before October was even out, was just incredible. I’ve seen 20 inches quoted for some places, and even living where¬†I do, on the edge of the Pennines, thats still hard to imagine.

I saw some pictures on the news, and for once, I was glad I wasnt there! I dont know if trains were affected by it, I know the planes were in some places, but clearly we dont get too much details on these matters over here. The comparison that makes me laugh is that if we get 20 flakes of snow over¬†here, everything grinds to a complete halt, probably for days. Over there, by the next day…yes, things were returning¬†to normal! I hope by now that everyone has got power back who lost it, but again, our news doesnt tend to focus on such matters.

I have one advantage, I do know what its like, I travelled across the US in the winter of 2003, and experienced low temperatures and snow en route, but just now, I’m quite glad to be over here, I must admit. I know,¬†James will tell me I’d never even know it happened now, but all the same…

I could say there is something even more scary this¬†autumn, but maybe thats not the right thing to do. But seriously, Buffalo Bills, 5-2, top of the AFC East, frightening stuff! Our firms spread on wins before the season started was 5, and we’re there with 9 weeks to spare, would never have dreamed that possible. Fitzpatrick, Jackson, Johnson and Chandler, most would have said¬†‘who?’ before the start of the season, thats for sure. Hope it lasts, the dream is amazing at present.

Oh, the video. Well I had to pick something weather based, didnt I? And given its an amazing song, by an amazing artist, I’ll take my chance right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHA9W-zExQ