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B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

by Shawn Underwood He is christened Jocko and he sits on the center of dino-decorated pillow on the boy’s un-made bed. Jocko is what is known as a “sock monkey,” pieced together by his great grandmother... [Read more]

PHOTO: Our Favorite Burien Sign (At Least For Now)

PHOTO: Our Favorite Burien Sign (At Least For Now)

We love the character this town we call Burien exudes, and today we’re featuring our current fave sign, which is perched atop a semi-new Mexican restaurant located at 14445 Ambaum Blvd SW called... [Read more]

Craigslist Ad O’The Day: “FREE Tree Stump”

Craigslist Ad O’The Day: “FREE Tree Stump”

You know the economy’s really hit the skids when people are “giving away” twisted and mangled tree stumps for FREE, as if they’re actually worth anything. Found on seattle-tacoma... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Budding Artist Operates City Machinery

B-Town Undercover: Budding Artist Operates City Machinery

by Shawn Underwood The roads and lane dividers in the Burien intersections cannot get much worse. Seriously, with all of the weaving required due to hastily applied road lines and dashes, we may as well... [Read more]

“Oak Untre Ote” Opening In Burien Soon?

“Oak Untre Ote” Opening In Burien Soon?

We’re always excited to see new businesses opening in our ‘hood, so we practically wet our pants when we spotted this signage by our blog offices near Ambaum Blvd. and SW 151st. We were especially... [Read more]

PHOTO:Plant Growing Through Traffic Cone In W.C.

PHOTO:Plant Growing Through Traffic Cone In W.C.

Driving through our soon-to-be-annexed neighbor to the north this morning, we found this fascinating scene of nature vs man: a blackberry weed-like bush growing through a traffic cone on the corner of... [Read more]

Craigslist Ad O’The Day:Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

Craigslist Ad O’The Day:Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

NEWSFLASH: It’s not the roller coaster crashing stock market, bank failures or the impending election that’s a true sign of the apocalypse – it’s little things like this Craigslist... [Read more]

“Rocky Horror Show” Struts Into BLT Sept. 26th

“Rocky Horror Show” Struts Into BLT Sept. 26th

The Burien Little Theatre opens its 2008/2009 season with the award winning musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and in the spirit of civic pride, during its 6-week run, will showcase the narrating talents... [Read more]

8 Things To Do In Burien On “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

8 Things To Do In Burien On “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

Avast ye mateys…Friday, Sept. 19th be National International “Talk Like A Pirate Day,” and here be a (pieces of) 8 list o’what ye should be doin’ ta’ celebrate it in... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Ol’ Rusty Has Horse Power

B-Town Undercover: Ol’ Rusty Has Horse Power

by Shawn Underwood The other morning I awoke to the sounds of shouting and loud engines. Looking out the window, I noticed a plethora of boats in front of the house. Hmmm, I guess the salmon are running,... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Where The Heck *Is* Your Office?

B-Town Undercover: Where The Heck *Is* Your Office?

by Shawn Underwood Underwood Undercover here, entering the information superhighway via my coffee hole on-ramp office. I look around to see what usual suspects are at the office today…er, um…I... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover:The Neighborhood Is Going To The Dogs

B-Town Undercover:The Neighborhood Is Going To The Dogs

by Shawn Underwood I like dogs. All kinds of dogs. Except “biters” and those with foaming saliva on their molars. The “biter” phenomenon is very evident in small yappers, the kind... [Read more]

Burien-Made Stop Motion Film “A Small & Deadly War”

Burien-Made Stop Motion Film “A Small & Deadly War”

Hey, all filmmakers have to start somewhere, right? We remember our first movie, made with Dad’s Super-8 camera in the basement, using only the heads of our sister’s Barbie Dolls. With that... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Swim Meet Purgatory In Hell?

B-Town Undercover: Swim Meet Purgatory In Hell?

by Shawn Underwood Each summer, I endure parental purgatory and attend my children’s Swim Meets at the Gregory Seahurst Swimming Pool right here in Burien. Swim Meets tend to be long (3-4 hours)... [Read more]

You Think The Price Of Gas Is High Here…?

You Think The Price Of Gas Is High Here…?

The City of Burien’s Community Development Director Scott Greenberg sent us this photo taken whilst on a trip to Walla Walla recently, with the comment: “My wife and I were visiting Walla Walla... [Read more]

Ad O’The Day: Very Grumpy, Biting Beardie

Ad O’The Day: Very Grumpy, Biting Beardie

Found on seattle-tacoma craigslist > south king > pets: This sounds like the perfect pet for the kids: I was given a male bearded dragon a year ago but i am moving now and cannot take him... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Coffeeless In B-Town

B-Town Undercover: Coffeeless In B-Town

by Shawn Underwood The month of May is over and as usual, we remain sunless in Seattle. We had one sunny day on the third Saturday in May but I was out of town. Of course, no place on earth equals a sunny... [Read more]

Mini Craigslist “Missed Connections” Soap Opera

Mini Craigslist “Missed Connections” Soap Opera

Sometimes it’s fun to read the Craigslist “Missed Connections” and follow the fascinating storylines of all our rascally neighboring humanoids, and this last week was no exception. We... [Read more]

Hair-Flippin’ B-Town Karate Moves From The 70s

Hair-Flippin’ B-Town Karate Moves From The 70s

Humorous found video of some dude’s Dad “doing karate moves” in B-Town in the 70s: From the YouTube account: This is 8mm footage of my dad decked out in his karate gear performing a... [Read more]