A picture of me!

Yes, feel free to run away now, if you’re so inclined lol.

The funny thing is, I thought I’d posted this on here, but seemingly I only posted it on my main blog, not this one. So as to be totally unbiased in scaring my readers, here is a ‘photo’ taken while I was in Seattle in April

 

Yes, you’re right, its not a genuine pic, I have no idea if its even possible to get to a point at that angle from the Space Needle, to be honest. Though that is genuinely me! What happens is, when you first enter the Space Needle at ground level, they take your picture in front of one of those screens. And no, I didnt break  the camera lol.

When you reach the top, and have done your trip around the viewing platform, there are a series of machines where you can view the picture taken, and have an option to having various views behind you, all strangely enough including the Space Needle in them. All quite nice, but this is the one I chose. The surprising bit was, you could have it emailed to you, for free! Now that was a nice surprise, believe me. You could buy a nicely framed one, but as I wouldnt do much with it, I settled for this.

To be honest, I like it, I dont often seem to get decent pictures of myself, but this one… No, I’m not going to win Miss World, not even the over 50’s version lol, and even if I desired them, I wouldnt wait for the rush of marriage proposals either. But short of a professional makeover shoot, this is probably as good as I get.

Yes, you’re right, no make up was involved in this picture, I’m just that way inclined, and besides which, I would rarely find the time, even if I could nowadays, which I probably couldnt, its been too long for that. And hey, I could hardly hold up the queue, even if I’d had any with me.

The song, well, its nearly as old as me! I dont know if I bought the record, or whether it was bought for me, but I once owned the original Piccadilly label 45, featured in this video. As I would have been 4 when this came out, I cant be sure which it was. I do remember playing it on record players for a few years after that though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA02iPuHmY0

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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! 😛

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