Definitely quite a crowd where I was in Westlake Park.
Seahawks Super Bowl parade: Crowd estimated at 700,000, larger than Seattle population

"Half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime."

I’m cycling in Obliteride tomorrow to help change those stats by funding research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. With 100% of every dollar donated going directly to cancer research at Fred Hutch, I hope you’ll donate as much as you can because you believe in me, what I’m doing, and that together, we can defeat cancer.

Bijan posted some great pictures from his family’s trip to Discovery Park today. If the setting looks familiar to any of you out-of-towners, this is probably where you remember it from.

SeattleBrewed.org

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This weekend we got the TeachStreet band back together at Seattle Startup Weekend (@joesunga, @swindsor, and myself, along with our new friend @jason2burt) to build a website that’s been on our minds for quite some time now. 

Seattle Brewed (SeattleBrewed.org) is a showcase of the incredible people in the Seattle tech community. Inspired by sites such as We Are NY Tech, the goal is to look beyond the CEOs & founders to the developers, designers, marketers and others whose talents fuel our local industry. Anyone can create a profile (we punted the geo-fencing for our MVP, so don’t signup unless you’re a Seattleite!), fill our a fun MadLibs style biography, and answer some questions regarding topics specific to your role in the community. Once you’ve done that, you have a chance to be featured in our regular emails and have the spotlight for a day.

Over the course of the weekend we got great response from the community, including sponsorships from Amazon Web Services, Decide.com, Apptentive, Haiku Deck, SEOmoz, and Madrona Venture Group.

Our goal is keep the site up and running, continue developing the features we didn’t quite get to in a day-and-a-half (there are some pretty cool ones on the backlog!), and make this a valuable resource for the Seattle tech community. If you’re part of this community, please check out the site, create a profile, and let us know what you think. 

Also, the code is a little rough in places, but we’re hoping to clean it up and get a public repo up on github at some point so that other communities can benefit from the platform as well. 

Nice article about the Willows Inn in Outside magazine this month. Excited to be going there for Brooke’s birthday this year!

Ben Gibbard - Teardrop Windows

We’ve seen Death Cab and Ben numerous times over the years, but it was particularly fun seeing him play last night’s 826 Seattle benefit show in an off the beaten path little venue in our neighborhood. This song is an ode to Ben’s favorite building in Seattle.

Fun seeing Ben Gibbard in this cool old venue (826 Seattle Benefit at Washington Hall)

Fun seeing Ben Gibbard in this cool old venue (826 Seattle Benefit at Washington Hall)

All you phở lovers: checkout this kickstarter from @sabzi of Blue Scholars. 

Reppin That Phở Life

(via joesunga)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

Maybe you’ve heard this a few hundred times, but it’s a great track (and an incredible video), and the full-length was released today, so give it another listen. 

Also, I’m not one to preach, but if you’re a Washington State voter, I really hope you’re voting APPROVE on R74.

Moscow mules made with ginger beer from the farmer’s market and vodka distilled 5 blocks from our house (and limes from… Mexico?) (Taken with Instagram)

Moscow mules made with ginger beer from the farmer’s market and vodka distilled 5 blocks from our house (and limes from… Mexico?) (Taken with Instagram)