Fridays at Safeco

It’s going to be a busy day for me, so trying to squeeze this in before heading to work. Our building is going to be a mess of Seahawks partying today; we have a giant “12” in green and blue projected on the wall downstairs so big you can see it from the street, and Fatheads Seahawks figures on the wall. This is the first time I have worked in a building that has supported a sports team to this extent, even the last time the Seahawks made it to the Superbowl in 2005, and even when the Mariners made it to the playoffs in 2001. I am but a tourist here. Will try to enjoy the ride.

So let’s start off with the best thing (or one of the best things) the Mariners have to offer the world of sports:

IMG_2728Yay, Felix!

IMG_2689In my mind, I keep referring to this as a “hubcap”, though I don’t know why, as it is clearly made of license plates and bottle caps. I love it. As I mentioned last week, I don’t go through the right field entrance usually, so this was one of my big discoveries early last season. I’m sure it is old news to everyone else.

IMG_2117This is center field. Or more accurately, the stairs leading up to and the underside of the bleachers in center field. When I was doing a lot of art back in college (mainly painting and sculpture), lines of things fascinated me. There is just something about the juxtaposition of green on gray in this area of the park that I love. Plus, it’s nice and quiet back there, and if I’m waiting for someone, I’ll often head over to this area and make a phone call or just chill with my beer and people- (and sometimes Moose) watch. It’s especially nice when it’s hot outside, as there is a breeze that often blows through this part of the park.

Daniel told me he might have a slightly controversial post coming up, so I am waiting for him to submit it for my approval; not that he needs my approval, really, he is an excellent writer, but I am looking forward to seeing what he has to say. Until then, I guess I’m going to do the Seahawks thing this weekend. I am not a Seahawks fan particularly (certainly nobody would accuse me of bandwagoning, I save that for end-of-season baseball), but seeing how excited the whole city is really makes me happy, and it’s been a lot of fun. So for my friends, go Seahawks!

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