Can we be more fun this summer? Please?

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  • #64027

    Jimmy Rustler
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    So, I was on the google this morning searching for Seattleish things to do in this summer. I found a bunch of great resources and event calendars. I had no idea Seattle had so much going on during summer.
    I did notice one problem though. All of the great events were happening in neighborhoods other than Ballard. Fremont, Seattle Center, and Capitol Hill all have really cool events coming up. All I could find for Ballard was a seafood festival and some viking thing. Those both sound pretty cool I guess, but I feel we should have more. Ballard should be as fun as other neighborhoods during summer!

    I propose that all participants in this forum (who are not named Jimmy Rustler) get together to plan, and and gather funding for, new Ballard summer events. I will act as overseer for the planning committee, and occasionally I will provide snacks and advice.

    Some ideas:

    – Condo Development Construction Site Block Party
    – Puffy Jacket Bottomless Solstice Bike Ride (Like the Fremont one but with more puff)
    – Stolen Dog Return Drive Kegger

    #64036

    Life is amazing
    Participant

    Ha!

    #64041

    Jimmy Rustler
    Participant

    Sorry for the errors in my original post. I think there is a time limit to editing posts.

    #64048

    Miss Julie
    Participant

    Package thief kegger? Missing cat scavenger hunt?

    #64050

    Miss Julie
    Participant

    Oh shoot, you already said kegger. Um, package thief jamboree?

    #64064

    Jimmy Rustler
    Participant

    @Miss Julie: a Package Thief Jamboree is a grand idea. I was also thinking a Gilman Park Goat petting zoo for the kids and a game of Lockhaven Musical Chairs. It’s like normal musical chairs but instead of the chairs disappearing one by one, they are all removed at the same time. The chairs are then renovated and offered back to the players at double the rent.

    #64066

    Shelley
    Moderator

    Hillbilly QFC box wine chug party?

    #64067

    Crownhiller
    Participant

    Apodment appetizer hour and whine bar? ;)

    #64068

    Jimmy Rustler
    Participant

    A Permanent Parking Space Lottery Hootenanny inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy?

    #64069

    Edog
    Participant

    I’ll be teaching a stolen dog taxidermy class every Sunday this summer at the farmers market. At least I plan on doing it as long as supply lasts.

    #64070

    Jimmy Rustler
    Participant

    @edog: Does this class start at the beginner level or should I already have some basic knowledge of stolen dog taxidermy before signing up?

    #64072

    Edog
    Participant

    This course is for beginners but you will have to supply your own styrofoam peanuts!

    #64074

    biophile87
    Participant

    taxidermy! I am so there. I have some finds in the freezer.

    #64075

    plasticbags
    Participant

    QFC indoor basketball game?

    #64079

    Gnomie
    Participant

    Old house demo party and lot split lottery (will it be 2 or more). Lottery runs daily.
    Demo party note – Free particle masks in every goodie bag.
    Goodie bag includes phone numbers of Seattle DPD employees, Contractors home addresses, Memorable chart of plants we used to be able to grow and bullhorns to shout back at your rooftop neighbors looking down on your private space.

    Sorry, forgot to stay within the fun theme:^(

    #64080

    phoo
    Participant

    How about How Low Can You Go? Although it sounds like a lambada contest, participants do whatever outlandish (but not outright illegal) thing they can to lower property values or make the neighborhood unappealing to condo/apodments/high end apartments. Perhaps a sign advertising how much Ballard hates organics and booze and loves lutefisk and old people?

    #64086

    Cate
    Participant

    Don’t forget the Annual Firewalking competition down at Golden Gardens on Summer Solstice. (Oops, that really happens. Never mind.)

    #64096

    pennygirl
    Participant

    Forum Resuscitation Party. Good luck!

    #64097

    Avocado Head
    Participant

    A Not-In-My-Back-Yard-Sale?

    Or maybe a Habitat for Brewmanity event where we gut Mars Hill and install a Co-Op brewery there instead?

    Or how about a car-prowl scavenger hunt?

    -Avo

    EDIT: Forgot the double-wide stroller demolition derby.

    #64098

    Curtis
    Participant

    Goody bags should be left in a plastic tub on the neighbors curb with the understanding that the tub is NOT part of the goodies.

    #64099

    Curtis
    Participant

    Avocado FTW!

    #64100

    oldguybc
    Participant

    Edog… how about stolen cats? Our resident stolen cat has gone back to the Jersey Shore leaving us without a resident dissident, if I find him will you stuff him?

    #64107

    BallardSea
    Participant

    How about a nice relaxing campfire at the Ballard Commons?
    Or neighborhood apodment night? Tear down one house and see how many apodments you can fit in the space.
    Or apodment blood pressure competition. Mention apodments to longtime Ballard residents and the person whose blood pressure rises the highest wins a gift certificate to Dennys. Or Ivars. Or Hirams. Or Carnegies. Or Azteca.

    #64113

    Shelley
    Moderator

    Finish the Missing Link work party.

    #64127

    Jules
    Participant

    As a matter of interest, anyone can take OVER the Ballard Commons park by getting a permit from Parks and Rec. I say, we hold a Badminton Tournament. Singles, not doubles, so it lasts longer. We set up a couple of nets, mark off the boundries with chalk. and do eliminations. That way it could last for WEEKS, given enough players. What say you?
    PS If you have an event at the Park, you can 86 anyone you don’t want from the venue!

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