Today was a good day. I had a great lazy-Sunday morning followed by a trip to Smith for brunch with friends. The trip to Smith in Capital Hill turned out to be quite an ordeal in itself and Seth and I arrived about 45 minutes late. This was due to the fact that the Seattle Marathon was today and many streets were closed down because of it. On more than one occasion, we were faced with either illegally riding the wrong way down a one way street or entering I-5 on our mopeds.
When we finally got there, I was real impressed with the feel of Smith. It was less Seattle more Richmond with a twist. The service was definitely Richmond-Style where the hipster servers appear to be working more for hipster points than tips and they really don’t seem to care at all about the service or the job they’re supposed to be doing. That aside, it was some really good brunch and even better mimosas. I had the baked eggs and the table ordered a $20 pitcher of mimosa. It was good and I can’t wait to go back for poutine and a pitcher of beer (which is on my list.)
After brunch we rode mopeds back to the other side of the lake and had a breakdown in the U-District so we spend a considerable amount of time under the bridge at the “Wall of Death”. I had been by the “Wall of Death” a few times and pondered it origin and odd placement under a bridge so I took this as an opportunity to learn more about it. There’s a good blog about it here. Overall, is just another outdoor art installation in Seattle and its confusing to me why its placed there and why that topic – is there a time to that area in a former time? or was the artist just real into velodromes or circus acts? If you know, fill me in.
After the Wall of Death, I headed home and snuck in an afternoon nap before heading off to movie night at Kurt’s house. We watched so bizarre Japanese film about boys synchronized swimming.
Yeah, today was a good day.