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Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Story & Photos by Shawn Underwood Cuba is back in business! Americans are traveling (finally) along with the rest of the known population to Cuba. Cubans are ecstatic. I’m not kidding. I can’t... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

by Shawn Underwood I run a small online vintage goods business. My business is CallMeCleverVintage on Etsy. I scour flea markets, estate sales and auctions and collect what my husband refers to as ‘junk.’... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

by Shawn Underwood I bet a lot – or well most of you – have been to the Tin Room in Beercan, aka Burien, WA. I love the ambiance of the Tin Room and Tin Theater with the rusty old signs and salvaged... [Read more]

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

When BTB Contributor Shawn Underwood isn’t writing humor (see B-Town Undercover or her book “Mommy Are We French Yet?“), she volunteers for the American Red Cross. Most recently she’s... [Read more]

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]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Shawn Underwood Hangs Out At Sundance

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Shawn Underwood Hangs Out At Sundance

Shawn's friend Michelle successfully deciphers Sundance signage and finds the restaurants. Or is it the screening rooms? by Shawn Underwood Every time I run into Scott (slave driver) Schaefer he inquires... [Read more]

VIDEO: Episode #2 Of Shawn Underwood’s ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

VIDEO: Episode #2 Of Shawn Underwood’s ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

BTB Humor Columnist (and published Author) Shawn Underwood is continuing her new assignment for the blog – creating a regular animation she calls “Mr. Big and Mr. Small.” The two main characters... [Read more]

Check Out Shawn Underwood’s New Creation: ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

Check Out Shawn Underwood’s New Creation: ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

BTB Humor Columnist (and published Author) Shawn Underwood has been trying her hand at animation recently, and we’re proud to premiere her latest creation – a video she calls “Mr. Big and... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood’s Go Guidette For Halloween

Shawn Underwood’s Go Guidette For Halloween

by Shawn Underwood If ‘Snooki’ from the MTV show, Joizzzy Shore can write a book and ‘Da Situation’ can dance with the Stars, then we are in for a world of trouble. I mean I didn’t  mind looking... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Trick Or Chick

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Trick Or Chick

by Shawn Underwood I’m usually up for a new adventures. Like say— Chickens. As Mr. Big, Mr. Small and I enjoyed our morning walkies the other morning, I spied a particularly intriguing structure.... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Full Moon

B-Town Undercover: Full Moon

I don’t know about you, but when I have a day when pretty much everything goes wrong—I blame it on a ‘full moon’. And I’m not talking about ‘pants on the ground’ full moon.

B-Town Undercover: Neighborhood Tracker

B-Town Undercover: Neighborhood Tracker

by Shawn Underwood Something strange has been happening in the hood. Tom and I were driving home from a friend’s home the other night when I noticed a raccoon crossing the road. ‘Watch out for that... [Read more]

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

by Shawn Underwood I was more excited than nervous when I got the call about my first television gig. I personify calmness, almost zen-like. After all, it’s my book (Mommy Are We French Yet?). I mean... [Read more]

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Local author Shawn Underwood, known for her humor columns on The B-Town Blog, and also known as “Burien’s Erma Bombeck,” will be holding a book signing party for her first book, “Mommy,... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

by Scott Schaefer You may know her as a friend, acquaintance, or perhaps as that wacky lady at the Normandy Park Starbucks who’s always smiling or laughing while working on her laptop. You may also... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Walking Cove To Clover Makes Me Love Burien

B-Town Undercover: Walking Cove To Clover Makes Me Love Burien

by Shawn Underwood While working on a humorous story the other night I received a text: Lori: “ru walking the c2c tomorrow” (In text speak=”Are you walking the Cove to Clover race tomorrow?”) Me:... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: A Burienite Makes Friends At The Winter Olympics

B-Town Undercover: A Burienite Makes Friends At The Winter Olympics

by Shawn Underwood Yes, it’s rainy. Yes, the wind is howling and the 2010 Olympic flame is blowing sideways, leaving my umbrella to resemble a closed tulip, but the enthusiasm for the... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Why We Should All ‘Eat Local’

B-Town Undercover: Why We Should All ‘Eat Local’

by Shawn Underwood Word travels fast here in B-Town. I was just gathering my courage to call my dentist to make an appointment for a tooth scrubbing when Margi, the receptionist at Dr. Abolofia’s... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Take Those Halloween Decorations Down. Now.

B-Town Undercover: Take Those Halloween Decorations Down. Now.

by Shawn Underwood I’m a procrastinator. I won’t ask for a show of hands from people who have the same problem because, well first of all I can’t see your hands because I’m... [Read more]