11.22.2005

It's That Wonderful Time of Year!!!

So, I was a little skeptical about the effects of S.A.D.(Seasonal Affective Disorder) until I moved to Seattle. Wow!! Every year, right on the nose, a few weeks after Daylight savings time ends people up here go nuts.

For example: Suspect in Tacoma mall shooting spree sent angry text messages before the rampage

By CURT WOODWARDASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
TACOMA, Wash. -- A man accused of a shooting spree at a crowded shopping mall and taking four people hostage pleaded not guilty Monday to first degree assault, kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Dominick Sergio Maldonado, 20, of Tacoma, was ordered held on $2 million bail after his hearing in Pierce County Superior Court. He's been charged with eight counts of first-degree assault, four counts of kidnapping, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Maldonado was arrested Sunday afternoon after surrendering to police about four hours after he ducked into a Sam Goody store and took the hostages, all of whom were released unharmed.
During the shooting, six people were injured, one critically. Two others were shot at, but not struck, and four individuals were taken hostage, said Deputy Pierce County Prosecutor Phil Sorensen.
One person remained in critical condition Monday at Tacoma General Hospital, spokesman Todd Kelley said. No details on the others injured were immediately released.


---This happened yesterday......we Seattle veterans are callous to it now though. This time of year these events become like the traffic report to us.....naked man.........shooting.......three dead......."I just wanted a freakin' hot dog"...........yeah buddy, tell it to the judge, we've heard 'em all up here. So, I'm sorry for those of you out there with S.A.D. Since the sun sets at noon here you would all be in good company!!!! I predict, (mark my words) that there will also be an outbreak of bank robberies here in Seattle his year.......just like every winter.......last year we were treated to a great show by the likes of "The Bag-Lady Bandit," who used the city bus as her getaway car. And, the "Whispering Bandit," actually a very polite fellow by all accounts. I hope to become a full-fledged Seattle native this year by becoming "The pantsless bandit..... ...........with the red clown nose...." Cooooool, All readers must promise to not blow my cover....

2 comments:

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Holy shit, I can't keep up with all the posts!

And, um...about the "naked man" thing...that's common? Naked guys all around? I never saw one naked guy when I was there. I think I saw your ass once, but that hardly counts.

dad said...

Wow! I heard about that guy. So you think its a seasonal thing? Could be...those weird things that happen elsewhere must just be Seattlites that have gone on vacation to get away from the lack of sunshine.