Archive for July, 2010

My Week in Atlanta

July 24, 2010 Leave a comment

I have been in Atlanta this week for a Microsoft conference, which is generally about 10 hours of meetings during the day then parties each night. It gets a bit exhausting, but there are some fun things, such as:

  • Watching, listening, dancing and sweating with the Black Eyed Peas at our private concert!
  • Petting a shark and stingray at the Georgia Aquarium: Stingrays (or some sort of ray) feel slimy because they are covered in mucus. Sorta gross to find out AFTER touching them.
  • Visiting The World of Coca-Cola: It is impressive how much they have influenced the world
  • Going to an Atlanta Braves game with 4 English and 1 Norwegian: some of them knew more about baseball than I did, but that’s not saying much.
  • Meeting up with friends/co-workers from all around the world
  • Learning about new Microsoft products and technologies: Geeky yes, but I saw some pretty cool stuff that I can’t tell you about yet.

Seattle Music

July 16, 2010 1 comment

Our neighbor, Brad King from the local band Take Cover, plays at open mic nights in the neighborhood. Tonight he was at Inner Chapters Bookstore & Café where there also happened to be a guy from France with his harp and another guitarist. Brad prefers to sing, so they found some songs they all knew and played them. Brad didn’t know all the lyrics to a couple of songs, so he looked them up on his iPhone and read from it while singing. It was pretty impressive since they’d never played together and they were using a harp for rock songs. I especially liked hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit from Nirvana; partially since Nirvana was the local Seattle band that started grunge music in the 1990’s, but also because it was the French guy on the harp who asked the other two “do you know this one?”. Without any practice, they just nailed it – as much as you can in a small book store.

Our loft is getting noticed (Amazing penthouse loft for sale)

July 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Veer Penthouse Loft For Sale

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Our loft is now on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and on our real estate agent’s (Rick Miner) site: 

The Veer Lofts Penthouse in South Lake Union is going on the market for $649,500 on July 6th, 2010! This is a one-of-a-kind penthouse with unobstructed views of Seattle, the Space Needle, and Queen Anne Hill.

The Loft (photos and videos)

  • South, West and North facing 2-story windows for all-day sunlight
  • 18-foot wood ceilings with large, timbered beams
  • Two south-facing decks with full city views
  • Huge private (almost 350sq feet) West & North-facing terrace with views of the Space Needle and Queen Anne Hill
  • Concrete floors
  • Private, but loft-open bedroom
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Upgraded fixtures, lights, laundry
  • Custom California closet installation
  • 1.5 bath, with plumbing for an additional tub/shower
  • 2 underground secured parking spaces
  • Extra-large secured underground storage unit
  • Rick Miner, our realtor has put together a very cool video of the loft too.
  • Click here for all of the photos

The Neighborhood

  • Walkscore of 97 – “Walkers Paradise”
  • 1 block to the Seattle Streetcar
  • 2 blocks to Amazon’s new headquarters
  • 2 blocks to Microsoft’s Westlake office
  • 3 blocks to Whole Foods
  • 3 blocks to the new South Lake Union Park

The Building

  • Leed Silver-Certified building
  • For additional building details, see the Vulcan Real Estate website @

If you would like to schedule a viewing or for more information, please contact Rick Miner @ 206 940-1180 or

This Veer Lofts’s Walk Score:®

97 out of 100 — Walker’s Paradise

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