Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Bash in and around Seattle

Looking for a place in or around Seattle to watch the inauguration, or party down to celebrate the new era that starts on January 20, 2009?
You don't have to go far, there's something going on in practically every neighborhood.







If you're not in Seattle, go to the Move-on site and type in your zip code to find what's going on in your area.



In foggy downtown Seattle The Paramount Theatre opened it's doors at 7 a.m. By 8:45 the theatre was filled to capacity.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Inauguration Day Celebration 5th Ave Theatre

Who cares the following is blatant advertising? This is America!
Next thing we (hope to) know there will be an advertisement announcing Health Care for everyone!
Meanwhile, let's celebrate and go to the theatre!

On Inauguration Day, January 20, '09 and in honor of Barack Obama, The 5th Avenue Theatre will sell tickets to the first week of their upcoming musicals MEMPHIS and HELLO, DOLLY! for just $20.09

First week of MEMPHIS: January 27 – February 1
First week of HELLO, DOLLY!: March 7 – March 15

WHO:
Everyone can take advantage of this celebratory ticket discount by using the not-so-secret promotion code OBAMA.
Beginning at exactly 9:30 am on January 20th anyone can purchase discounted tickets in one of 3 convenient ways:

ONLINE: www.5thavenue.org –type in the promotion code online when signing in
PHONE: 206.625.1900 (toll free 888-5TH-4TIX) – say the code
BOX OFFICE: The 5th Avenue Theatre; 1308 5th Avenue, Downtown Seattle

Tuesday, January 20th ONLY
9:30 am – midnight (online only) and 9:30 – 5:30 pm PST (box office & phone)

WHERE:
5th Avenue Theatre; 1308 5th Avenue, Downtown Seattle

Monday, January 05, 2009

Hyperacusis

Hyper what? Hyperacusis is an oversensitivity to certain sounds.

Most people can't stand the sound of chalk scratching [kkkchchch] the black board a certain way, some have the same reaction to cutlery scraped across the surface of a plate. Add to that screeching children, barking that's loud, and high pitched, and even someone with sound ears will at some point say: that's enough.

With the popularity of clip-on microphones for telephones (worn at chest height, right over, say the sink or dish-pan), the hyper sensitive are subjected to more attacks on their ears then ever before. Sounds made thousands of miles away, can penetrated the ear of the person who suffers from hyperacusis in an extreme and concentrated way.

What is nothing but regular household noise (piling of dishes, clanging cutlery, taking plastic foil of a bunch of flowers) to one, may be an assault of the nerve system for the person on the other end.

Knowing of the handicap is crucial for sufferers as well as bystanders. Ironic that caregivers in Belgium offer better guidelines for sufferers as well as bystanders to deal with this phenomenon. Something that might call for another "Belgium Joke" in the Netherlands. But meanwhile Readers of Dutch or Flemish can read all about this Hyperacusis and learn what to do and what to avoid (translation may follow).
As is often the case, ignorance can create hostility and relationships may be saved by knowledge.

Happy New Year

Clover 4 New Year's card sent in 1910.