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August 26, 2010

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spacer In-ground pools are pretty uncommon in Seattle. Summer is just short and unpredictable enough to where the practical and puritanical populace eschews the maintenance expense. So it was a pleasant surprise when I showed up at Ballard backyard gig in the guise of my alter ego Port-a-Party and saw a wet blue rectangle deep enough for a diving board at far end where I would spin 45s to celebrate the 50th of a Northwest native who said it was the first it had ever rained on her birthday.
Still, it was a good time. The rain held off, blankets and dancing kept people warm.
...But I spoke too soon when in parting I said, "I'm surprised no one's fallen in."