I imagine they invented the smiley face to keep people from slitting there wrists constantly.1. Starbucks
5. Taco Del Mar
6. Dick's Drive-In
7. Tim's Cascade Potato Chips
9. Eddie Bauer
11. UPS (The big brown truck, not the school. Although the school is pretty cool too.)
12. Almond Roca
13. Pike's Place Market
14. Microbrews (ok, they didn't actually start in WA, but we started that trend)
15. Grunge music (NIRVANA, Alice in chains, soundgarden)
16. Dale Chihuly Glass
Here are a few other Seattle firsts/ originals/ greats:
The first espresso cart
The Space Needle
Muzak (ok, so elevator music isn't that great, but I bet you didn't know it was from Seattle!)
The Wave (not started in the Kingdome like most think, rather started at Husky Stadium)
First US Team to ever win the Stanley Cup (the Seattle Metropolitains beat the Montreal Canadians in 1917)
The classic Happy face
The first Hydroplane boat
World's first gas station
More glass blowing studios than anywhere else in the US
Seattle International Film festival is the largest in the country
Largest % of Library card holders (We are not only artsy, we are smart too)
Largest WiFi network in the world is at the Microsoft Headquarters
Pacific Northwest Ballet has the hightst per capita dance attendance in the US
Northgate mall is the first covered shopping mall
#287 Apr 24, 2014
#288 Apr 24, 2014
Whatever you do, do not move to Washington. I repeat do not move to Washington if you value your sanity.
#289 Apr 26, 2014
why is there no good theme parks here? you could always open up an indoor park like the mall of america/or the edmonton mall, wildwaves or whatever that park is called is shitty and great wolf lodge is not comparable to the edmonton mall
#291 Apr 28, 2014
I've lived here for a year now, and I'm not impressed. I grew up in the Midwest and moved around to various states over the past 15 years, and I've never hated a state more than I do this one! Yes the weather is rainy and cool, but you would think the state would protect their citizens and have an emergency plan in place when it snows. They don't have one in place. I've heard all the excuses including we only get snow storms like the one we had in February every five years, as well as the state does now use salt on roads because of the environmental impact on wildlife.
So why am I so pissed over this? Because I damn near lost my life on I-5 on February 6. I spent a week in the hospital. My right leg was fractured in two places, my left pelvis was broken in two places, my tailbone was fractured, my nose was broken and severely lacerated, I had a severe laceration next to my right eye and possible fractured skull. I'm still not walking yet, although I am recovering.
Another issue I have about the state during this accident is they had no plan in place to properly take care of pileups. There was no one to investigate my accident; it was basically left on the driver to file a report online and contact the insurance company. I have no idea who hit me, and I'll probably never find out.
I wish I never would have bought a home and moved here.
#292 Apr 28, 2014
Seattle gave the world bums that smell like salmon and dirty rain water.
#293 Apr 29, 2014
Count how many Zionists you have in your government. That might be another reason why.
#294 May 8, 2014
Every Place Has Its Challenges..
I moved here in April of 2010 & I had the best of intentions about being a good citizen & fitting in.
I'll make it short.......Pluses & Minuses..(PLUS Then Minus)
Great topography if you are a cyclist & like hills.
Horrible if you like a good social cycling scene, especially in Snohomish County.
Great Restaurants & Pubs......The Food....AMAZING
It's hard to talk to anybody here if you are from out of state the indigenous recognize you immediately & will "snub" you..
Easy to fit in once you realize the social ineptitude of local folks & what they are comfortable with..... "Be Slow".. That is key!
Bummer! When you go home people will say you have changed, albeit you seem relaxed....
Wonderful terrain to AT Ski in...
Hard to find a group to AT ski with....No Wonder these cheesedoodles die by handfuls in seasonal avalanches....
Like any place once you find friends cherish them!.. The one's you get out here will last...
It's especially hard to find real friends here, ya know the kind you would introduce to your parents.(I only have 3 REAL friends out here gulp).
The Puget Sound Is Flipping BEAUTIFUL.....I live right on the coast & see Whidbey Island & Hat island daily...Better Than Anything I Grew Up With..
You'll still miss home if you are one of the imported talent like myself to replace the local folks who "always" fail to perform....They don't like change & will make you pay dearly if you introduce it...Fair Warning Very Unionized....
Very rewarding to be recognized by leadership as an effective changer of culture & meeting organizational goals....(you'll excel here if you were brought up in the Midwest)....
Everybody just get along........ I love this place & hate it all in the same day....:)
#295 May 20, 2014
The Hanford Toxic/Radioactive waste site combined with Fukishima plume are going to make one hell of a cocktail in the Pacific Ocean.
Since: Jul 13
#298 May 24, 2014
When I lived in WA I f*cking loved it, the people were nice, the weather was great (I love it when it rains) there was actually a job market available that doesn't consist of over work under paid labor, which was good in my book. There was alot of asian girls, and when i did stupid shit, no one got their panties in a twist. Plus, I could smoke weed legally without some asshole preaching to me. I'm sure many of you will disagree with, and that is fine.
#299 May 24, 2014
I love WA because there is so much to do, you can decide to go to the snow or beach, places to hike and lots of activities, yes it does rain a lot, but I rather deal with rain the 20 below zero, wind and snow! I moved to ND and I do miss home (WA).
“Wife of Vanwyngarden :)”
Since: May 14
#300 May 25, 2014
Psssshhhhhhh please washington is te best state in the US.
Aall the other states are boring and racist
#303 May 28, 2014
Washington is a po dunk redneckville that thinks its progressive. Most people move there to escape being around other races.
#304 May 28, 2014
If Washington is so racially accepting then why do they have one of the most disproportionate incarceration rates in the country. Roughly 3.6% of the total population is African American, yet roughly 27% of prisoners in Washington State are African American men. Least racist my ass.
#305 May 28, 2014
We're like Canadians? Really?
I have been living in Washington my entire life and I am rather proud to have been born here. Yeah, it rains a lot and, in the part of Washington I live in, it doesn't get to warm; but the people aren't that bad. I mean, every place has rude and inconsiderate people, though I would have to disagree over the fact that everyone here is uptight. Perhaps there are many people like that where you have been, but that is just a small part if an entire state. Like like saying all Americans are dumbfucks who gorge themselves with hamburgers all day long. It, honestly, doesn't my kind very believable.
#306 May 28, 2014
Well. The most likely cause is because they actually committed the crimes they were sentenced for. Just because 27% of prisoners are African American men doesn't mean that all of their prosecutors were racist and only sought to get them in jail because of their race. Those who live in Washington, or in the areas in which I have been, are actually rather sensitive towards racism. It isn't something taken lightly here; as we do not discriminate all because of heritage or skin color.
#307 May 29, 2014
Bull Crap I say
#309 May 29, 2014
Anyone who says that washington or seattle isn't racist is either white, cause they don't understand racism and don't have to experience it,and discrimination. If they are black and say it's not racist here, they are house negroes that is in denial and don't what to admit it and look over it.
#310 May 30, 2014
gravity defying denial still going on here? i see
#311 May 30, 2014
hmm wonders how many people would recognize an actual peoples state as opposed to the awesome fleeing of their own wonderfulness? ok i'm here !..now what do i do?
“Wife of Vanwyngarden :)”
Since: May 14
#312 May 31, 2014
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