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Seattle Overcast

August in Seattle – while a day may dawn bright and sunny, the majority of days dawn with an overcast, even some rain, and slowly during the morning the clouds thin and dissipate. I found a wonderful photo on a forum like skyscraper city:

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Isn’t that gorgeous? It’s from a website called City-Data.com. The photo above is by Pwright, and there are several more equally gorgeous photos you can look at by clicking the City Data site.

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August 5, 2007 Posted by | Living Conditions, Photos, Seattle, Weather | 2 Comments

Cost Cutter

The store I was going to wasn’t open, and I knew we needed a couple groceries, so I headed across the parking lot to the Cost Cutter (yep, it’s raining):

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As soon as I got inside, I knew this was not just any old grocery store. The cashiers, the manager and the butchers all looked Mexican! And when I got to the deli section, the specialities were things like Dulce de Leche, all packaged up for people who eat a LOT of dulce de leche:

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To my delight, there was an aisle labled Middle East foods, with tabbouleh, canned hummus and muttabel, foul, and Lebanese olive oil:

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And a huge aisle with East European foods (I am not sure what East European foods are!)

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And, while most stores hide their beer selection in some dark corner of the store, Cost Cutter has a huge aisle down the center of the store, with all kinds of neon signage – it looks very festive:

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Stores like Cost Cutter, that serve the large and varied population of immigrants are one of the reasons I love Seattle.

August 5, 2007 Posted by | Cold Drinks, Community, Cooking, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Seattle, Shopping, Social Issues, Travel, Weather | 7 Comments