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Two Members Sought for Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board.  One is from the Real estate Community.  Is that you?  Read about it.

24 Applicants Were Terrified To Do This Job. Then They Found Out Why Billions Already Do It.

Do you have what it takes to handle the World’s Toughest Job? It requires more than 135 hours per week, constant mobility, keen coordination and adept communication. There are no breaks, no holidays off, and there is no pay.

Mullen, an advertising agency in Boston, posted a fake “Director of Operations” job listing online and in newspapers. The ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placement, but only 24 people responded, according to Ad Week. Each of those people then sat down to interview for the job and all were shocked at what was required of them: no sitting, no vacations, no guaranteed sleep and zero money.

“Is that even legal?” one applicant asked. “Nobody is going to do that for free!” another responded.

But billions of people do all this each and every day. When the applicants found out just who holds the title of “World’s Toughest Job,” some were brought to tears.

The stunt might’ve been an ad for online greeting card seller Cardstore, but it sure puts things into perspective.  Watch the video…

Cherry Blossom Collage

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

April 25-27, 2014

Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This year’s feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production, Otokichi about the first Japanese shipwreck survivors on US (Washington state) soil.

The Festival was founded 39 Years ago in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki on behalf of the Japanese government in commemoration of the nation’s bicentennial. It is the first ethnic festival to be held at Seattle Center annually and the oldest in the Seattle Center Festál series. 
Presented by the Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Committee.  Here’s a handy link to more information.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 11-18, 2014.  And here it is…


darren waterston cadence 2014Top Things to See or Do in April


Gamble on the Seattle Rock Lottery, vary tastes at Hop Scotch, and reflect on 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death.

Published Apr 1, 2014, 5:00am
By Seth Sommerfeld

Main - Modern Home Tours

Main - Modern Home Tours






Here is one of the homes on the list.  You or your client may really love this great chance to see the wonderful homes on this tour.  Inspiration awaits…

Noble Ridge Construction, Inc.: 1788 Harrison Way NE 1788 Harrison Way NE | Issaquah | 98029 Architecture: Stephenson Design Collective Offered by: Noble Ridge Construction, Inc. Photography by: Malia Campbell Photography Built 2013, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4259 … Read More


Seattle Firefighters Pipes & Drums  performed in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade last year.Put on green and join St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15, Seattle, and Irish Festival, March 15-16, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle

By Madeline Mckenzie, Seattle Times staff

Everyone’s Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival this weekend in Seattle, whether you’re one of the many with Irish heritage — here’s to my grandmother from Ballina, County Mayo! — or honorary Irish for fun, wearin’ of the green.  Read the article.

2599059343_d0a5ee4c83_z.jpgSeattle’s Ten Best Dog Parks

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, by Sean Keeley

Dog owners can tell you…finding a reliable place to take your pooch for running, playing and interacting with others can be hard. And when you live in a city like Seattle where backyards and lawns are increasingly hard to come by, a quality off-leash dog park can be a godsend. Here, in no particular order, are ten highly-rated dog parks around town; is yours on the list? If not, should it be? Read the story, see the map.