Tacoma Urbanist

Mar. 22, 2008 at 12:10am

First Timers Storm Frost Park Event: COB, TNT, RGC

Great sunny weather and trying to figure out the names of newcomers characterized the third Frost Park "takeover" event.




(Too many new people to name.  Please post if you know who they are.  Most look "familiar" around downtown though)

At a particular time, I counted 30 people there.  There were probably 40 people who showed up at one time or another.

Patricia, who heads the Downtown Merchant Group made a dramatic entrance with her pick scooter she parked on 9th and ripped off her matching pick helmet:



It looks as if she has some sort of designer coat as well.

Grit City's Cole Cosgrove took a break from his investigative reporting from the Tribune's Grit City to join the group.

Cole had been invited by a number of downtown regulars after Cole had indicated that he was having a difficult time obtaining "content" for another Grit City feature piece while isolated at the remote Tribune headquarters when he wrote:

Kelly and Laura and I are e-mailing each other, and we keep saying the same thing: We want to post something, but we don't have anything to write about. Maybe we're just lazy. Maybe we need Niki to come back from Olympia.

We can only hope that the trip downtown helped him come up with some material.  Content is still king, Cole.

A visitor and employee from the City of Tacoma added some good insights and gave the group temporary immunity from any adverse action by the city while the group lunched in the Park.

"Ryan" from Rusty George Creative graced the group with his presence ready to bury the hatchet with RR Anderson.  Alternatively, there was an outlying  chance they could have challenged each other to some sort of computer coding contest.  Unfortunately, RR failed to appear.  There's always next week.

There were alot of other new people including Daniel Blue who was flanked by a cadre of poets-in-training and a slew of other folks.

Next Week

Fashion

Julie Bennett owner of Urban Xchange has promised to join us on Friday 3/28.

Given her profession and extensive inventory, she may be able to give fashion tips.  She has no doubt clothed a good portion of Tacoma's hipsters.  Perhaps she can study the pictures of Frost Park group from the prior Fridays and have some ready suggestions.


(She promises she will make you fashionable)

Food

Perhaps some people might be interested in ordering out and having something delivered like Puget Sound Pizza.

See everyone next week.

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Comments

by izenmania on 3/22/2008 @ 12:14am
Fashion challenges? I have no fashion challenges. I have no fashion at all, challenged or otherwise.

by Erik on 3/22/2008 @ 9:37pm
Fashion challenges? I have no fashion challenges

Do your co-workers agree with that statement?


by izenmania on 3/22/2008 @ 11:12pm
Please sir, do not take that quote out of context. The third sentence clarifies my meaning quite well, I think.

by Mandiferous on 3/23/2008 @ 10:29am
Mr. Izenmania is truly a fashion pioneer. Who else could pull of the "pants on head" look without appearing silly?

by jenyum on 3/23/2008 @ 9:37pm
Yes, I often think he appears quite thoughtful and even a little intense, in his pants-on-head icon, This takes skill.

by izenmania on 3/23/2008 @ 11:43pm
Like camping...

INTENTS!

...that joke works much better out loud...

by urbanX on 3/24/2008 @ 11:45am
if you care about my self esteem in the least bit...please remove this retarded picture of me...(or at least trim my head off....thank you.
julie

by urbanX on 3/24/2008 @ 11:48am
PS/ can you email andrew austin and tell him he left a very important item here at urbanX on sat. I don't have a contact for him...thanks!
j

by KevinFreitas on 3/24/2008 @ 12:00pm
You look great urbanX! Cell pic quality aside that's a pretty fetching outfit. The jacked is choice.

by intacoma on 3/24/2008 @ 1:59pm


by Erik on 3/24/2008 @ 2:18pm
PS/ can you email andrew austin and tell him he left a very important item here at urbanX on sat. I don't have a contact for him...thanks!

I just sent him an email.

if you care about my self esteem in the least bit...please remove this retarded picture of me...(or at least trim my head off....thank you.

urbanX, people love that picture of you. It is one of my most popular on my Flickr account viewed 123 times over the last 5 months and even made a favorite of a viewer. It's a classic. Even with the limitations of the picture, its one of the best improv fashion photos in the city I know of.

How about this: I will take another of you on Friday.

intacoma has modified the head of the picture as you have asked but I am not convinced it improves it.

by izenmania on 3/24/2008 @ 2:45pm
Look out Julie Spock! There is an Alien behind you! It is LEAPING.