This formerly Midwestern boy is growin’ up quickly when it comes to Seattle culture. And just like any pubescent, the first task to accomplish when awkwardly approaching those times where the voice cracks a wee bit during biology class…is to make a blog.
Before I delve further into the lessons learned in my one FULL month as a local, let me first dispel the rumor: JUST because I hopped on over straight from Indiana does NOT mean I came with a tin of chaw in my back pocket. Nor will I try to spike your salad with a deep-fried Oreo. I graciously declined my ration of each at the state line, thankyou!
So, really, what’s the point? Why, for the sake of Chief Sealth, should another blog be brought into the fray, especially from someone who knows virtually nothing about his new abode? I offer a threefold response:
- Many ‘ites don’t know how good they have it here.
- People from the midwest have vast supplies of Skoal and deep-fried Twinkies and should move here.
- I have to vouch, somehow, for the massive influx of incoming Midwesterners after accomplishing Tasks #1 and #2.
This is a sloooooow, drawn-out process, so maybe I’ll be able to sneak a few of Y’ALL into Ballard now and then.
I hope this little corner of the Web provides an enjoyable read for those of you who enjoy watching a young man suffer through cultural change. I do truly appreciate the masochists in the crowd…
Without further ado, I present The Neatest Thing I’ve Discovered in Seattle Since Moving Here(TM):
|The Compline Choir performs every Sunday evening at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Capitol Hill. If you don’t want to fight the crowds prior to the 9:30pm start, you can always tune into KING 98.1 and capture a small sliver of the group’s soothing, spiritual chants.The building itself has a bit of history, and a glance at the out-of-place wooden rafters would make this conclusion easier to believe — at one point, the U.S. Army was using the building as a training facility for urban warfare (because, ya know, there’s not enough space in this country to practice such a trade anywhere else!). The Compline chant series is rooted in Christian history since the 6th Century, and Seattleites of all different walks of life gather shoulder-to-shoulder during this 30-minute session.|