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Sep 09 2011

Welcome to Seattle, Mom & Dad

Within hours of my parents arriving in Seattle, my parents witnessed a pimp making a deal with a john by shouting a phone number and instructions out of his car while stuck in traffic on Broadway on Capitol Hill.
Me: …I swear that’s the first time I’ve seen that happen.

What else will they see on their adventure out of the Midwest? No one knows! Hopefully not any homeless people’s genitalia!

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  1. 1
    LS

    So you won’t be visiting the museum of modern art on this trip?

  2. 2
    Mike Stark

    Wait… on broadway?  That doesn’t even make sense.  I mean.. Aurora sure… but broadway?

  3. 3
    Big Don

    It’s dangerous outside of the corn we have here in Indiana!

  4. 4
    breadbox

    Man, it never fails! The weirdest behavior you’ve seen to date always occurs when you’re with someone from out of town.

  5. 5
    Avicenna

    It’s why I surround myself with the most surreal people on earth everywhere I go. That way when I am with someone from out of town, I will know precisely what to expect.

  6. 6
    Eric RoM

    Mountain ranges, forests, the Sound, Mt. Rainier, and you’re showing them Broadway?

  7. 7
    loreleion

    Fuck yes. I’ve lived here my whole life and Capitol Hill is the best place in the state.

  8. 8
    Jen

    My family has absolutely no interest in nature. They don’t even want to go to the Arboretum.

  9. 9
    the_Siliconopolitan

    Pity. I was gonna suggest you go trekking for Octopus paxarbolis before its habitat is destroyed.

  10. 10
    Kevin Thompson

    I was thinking, “Wow, I wonder where they were to see that?” Then you said Capitol Hill. And I thought, “Oh. Yeah.”

  11. 11
    Reverse Polarity

    Jen, take them on the Underground Tour in Pioneer Square. It’s the best thing in Seattle to take out-of-towners to, especially if they are history buffs or like peculiar oddities. I’ve been a dozen times with guests over the years. Well worth it. You’ll enjoy it yourself if you haven’t gone yet.

  12. 12
    Jonathan Ray

    Would your parents be averse to watching Family Guy or South Park?

  13. 13
    JT the Girl

    I second this. As a bonus to it, Terry Pratchett went on this tour and says it influenced his description of Ankh-Morpork.

  14. 14
    Kelli Smith

    As a midwesterner who makes several trips to Seattle for work, I find this really funny.  I’ve only been to Capitol Hill a few times, but it is consistently…interesting.Maybe take them to see the Fremont troll?

  15. 15
    Raiki

    In defense of naked homeless people:http://www.smbc-comics.com/ind…That is all.

  16. 16
    Three Ninjas

    Did you happen to write down the number?

  17. 17
    Three Ninjas

    There’s an adult version of the underground tour I’ve been meaning to try.

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    Satan

    ahahahah! that might even top me taking my dad to Voodoo doughnut, on the day they were holding the “how many doughnuts can *you* fit on your dick?” contest…

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    ortopedia

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