Friday, November 30, 2007

Will you: a) see, b) be seen, or c) freeze?

Are we not going
because we're too hip to care
or didn't get tix?

Ref: Belmont, Belmont, Belmont, Belmont

Parking perspective

When do we get old?!
Oh, to be a Hillster who
thinks 10 is early.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Cap Hill J was right!
Fame, Flattery, Fortunes, Fraud!
Now we're just the First.

Ref: CHS, PI Haiku Headlines

Thrifty Holidays

Fight AIDS and spread cheer!
Buy hol'day gifts at Lifelong,
It's th' right thing to do.

Ref: Lifelong Thrift

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Broadway vs. Colfax

A Cap Hill rival!
Denver=capitol (big deal)
Seattle=hill (big)

Ref: NYT, Wikipedia

Porn / no porn

Porn, porn, porn, porn, porn,
porn, porn, porn, porn, porn, porn, porn.

Ref: Porn, No porn

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Frequent dinnertime debate

Which street is below
the flight path into Sea-Tac?
My vote is 18th.

Star Hill

CapHill folks: so smart,
so creat've, so much free time.
Tell how great we are.

Snaps: eddieutrata

Something new

Three hand made clothing
stores couldn't make it work. Tacos?
Fin'lly, something new!

Ref: Metblogs

But he'll save the snowflake babies!

Paul's hillku attempt
missing a few syllables.
Why you so crazy?

Ref: On The Issues

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bus stop (encore)

Bus Stop closing soon,
must drink up before it's gone.

Note: The first hillku was inspired by (and written in) the Bus Stop, which closed last night.


Time for hol'day hype!
Most wait 'til after turkey.
Starbucks starts in June.

Ref: WTF

You can take the Hill out of Seattle, but...

When was the last time
you saw a Hillster in these?
That's so '94.

Ref: Singles

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Did you run your marathon today?

So close to our home,
we could have joined at Lakeview.
Eh, Top Pot's closer.

Ref: Seattle Marathon, Top Pot

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hill on the Hill

Dearest Hill Neighbor,
You don't have to vote for her.
XOX, Final

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Eternal White Party

Remember the sign:
"If you build it, gays will come"?
Gays, let's buy Sug'r back!

Ref: Slog, hillku

Message on Broadway

No afternoon plans?
For a good contradiction
Call that phone number.

Now we're fighting

Brix, we had something.
Now you're just a cruel thief:
You took my sidewalk.

Ref: Condos trump pedestrians

Monday, November 19, 2007

In their own words

Since Extaz uses
'extasy' in its adverts:
the riddle is solved.

Ref: Coffee Question (Hillku)

Pre-Thanksgiving Porkfest

Bacon in the air
Sizzle grizzle pop pig pork
Hill veggies crave meat.

Sugar Shooting

Oh, sugar, sugar...
Why did you go straight? The gays
would not have brought guns.

Ref: Shooting, Club Sugar, Not the first

Friday, November 16, 2007

Offspring of the urban chicken movement

Do you like your tags
scrambled or sunny-side-up?
Or with rancheros?

Ref: Seattle Urban Farm Co

Pots of gold all over CapHill

CapHill loves its gays.
Am'zon loves its gays, too. But,
do gays love their bling?

Ref: PS Business Journal, Amazon, Citizen Rain
Photo: Final Answer

Coffee question

Is it ex-tah-zee?
Or maybe simply ex-tahz?
On Monday I'll ask.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bret's back

Exciting year, eh?
MovÉd, new art director!
Annex has the bones.

Ref: Annex Theatre, Brendan Kiley

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's that time of year (again)

Wasted paper, ink pollutes.
Bags choke babies, cats.

Ref: Stranger's Public Intern

Radiating view

Beautiful sunrise
Not so much on cam'ra phone
Looks like neighb was nuked

Making news where there is none

Budding news story
Or maybe a smoothie run
Why you on my block?

Ref: Kiro 7

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Babies on Hill - rare!
Need lightrail soon to get to
Montlake for playdates.

Ref: Congrats to CHS, Johnny Rigor and Factfinder

Note: On the map, darker colors indicate a higher % of the population under age 5.

Knitter kindness

Bright knit wool fends off
the approaching bitter cold.
Ev'n armrests need warmth.

Ref: Knitta Please, Mailboxes are people too

No rain today!

Remember when we
were jazz'd to break the record?
That was really dumb.

Ref: Just a friendly reminder, to enjoy the sun, and outdoors, before it dwindles away.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Uncomfortable finding

I used to wonder
where bus drivers sought "comfort."
**Larry Craig joke here.**

Ref: Can you talk transit?, Multiple Options

Friday, November 9, 2007

All alone on Election Day

Willing to build roads
in order to share light rail.
Good Samaritans

Ref: Seattle Times, Sound Transit

We're all just moving targets

Ov'r tak'n roads, bike lanes.
Now you've come for the sidewalks?
Nowhere safe to be!

Ref: Municipal code, I park wherever I want, Unsafe for bikes, Bad parking, Safety first!

Bus partner etiquette

Same jobs, same commutes
Same 'hoods, same clothes, same shoes, but
shhh...don't say a word.

Ref: Metro 60

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Yahrtzeit

I miss you Da Lat.
Approaching one year without
green curry, tofu.

Ref: Wikipedia

Structural Violence

Seeped into my view
You gave me no choice. But now
I want to like you.

Ref: Slog, Charles Mudede, Johan Galtun

Proper penmanship

I wish that vandals
would vandalize legibly.
What do these e'en say?!

Silly Rock, sidewalks are for kids!

Walking along, oops!
I tripp'd! Rock, how'd you get there?
Plate tectonics? Ouch...

Ref: CHS Rocks!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Signature Flap, signed and delivered!

With 19 huge points
we won. And then won again.
Top prize: Laser Queen.

Ref: IMDB (George Lazenby), Seattle Laser Dome, Hopvine Trivia

Thankfully there are arrows

Court, Place, Avenue.
Can anyone remember
which is which is which?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Election day trivia

CapHill citizens:
Can you name WA state symbols?
Have you voted yet?

Ref: Symbols, Stranger Cheats, What to do?, Hopvine trivia night

On sharrows

What good do they do?
I can ride there anyway.
Painted bike targets.

Ref: Citizen Rain (pic), Slog

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Venture off the Hill (but not too far...)

Factory Party!
Support Shunpike! Warhol themes!
So close to the Hill!

Ref: Shunpike, Map, Lo_Fi

The Shunpike's 3rd Annual Factory Party
Because art ain't free!

At LO_FI, 429B Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
Saturday, November 3, beginning at 8:00 pm

Friday, November 2, 2007

Una hora

"Fall back" may be one
of the best days of the year.
Not 9, only 8!

Ref: GPS Magazine (pic), Babel Fish

Cody Castagna, please move to the Hill!

Photos, amazing.
Interview style, uncanny!
Please be my neighbor.

Ref: Photos & Interview, Slog, Slog, Slog some more!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

15 minutes become 75

Bus running behind...
Then battery died, three times.
Could have walked faster.

Ref: Metro

Going green, going too far

I just want to eat
But you gave me a wood fork
Feels gross, doesn't work.

Ref: UW Rotunda