Saturday, March 29, 2008

Just about snorted my coffee ...

I was innocently reading the comics and enjoying some leftover Puget Sound Pizza for breakfast when I saw it: another random mention of Tacoma in a pop culture medium.



Apparently the Stone Soup mama is headed to Tacoma for a conference. The kids seem to think Tacoma looks fun. Will they end up going, too? The suspense! And if they all do, will they go to the Museum of Glass? Point Defiance Park? Ruston Way? The History Museum? Naw ... probably they'll stay in a mythical motel with a water park (ala near Centralia). The previous day's comic does have me a bit cynical about where this might be heading ... though I believe the Marriott downtown does have a pool ... and a spa ... so ....

One can hope ... and one can cross fingers that the following scenarios don't occur: a) they end up cancelling their Tacoma trek and going on their cartoony spring break to Florida, or b) they do go to Tacoma and something stereotypically "saw it on the new about Tacoma" happens.

Well, let's see how it plays out ...

Ooh ... and you know, perhaps this could be a new tourism bureau strategy ... lobby cartoonists about what their characters could be doing in Tacoma, send them pictures of some of the odd-ball sites that might be incorporated into their drawings, and GOOD reasons that folks might come to Tacoma ... hmmm ...

7 comments:

Steph D said...

I love that your morning consists of leftover pizza, coffee, and comics.

Well, seeing as how we have a cool mention by the Steve Miller Band, something like this was eventually going to happen.

Comics seems like the obvious next step in Tacoma's rise to popularity.

Lena said...

Hello!?! Coffee and leftover pizza does NOT qualify as breakfast.

But it was rather cool to read Tacoma in the comics. Can't wait for the next one.

frinklin said...

Hello!?! Coffee and leftover pizza does NOT qualify as breakfast

Apparently someone never went to college.

tacomachickadee said...

Pizza is the fabulous meal for all meals. Covers all four food groups, always yummy. I remember it was always a special treat as a kid ... getting pizza for breakfast, mmm ...

But is it bad if lunch was the same as breakfast. Can't let the good stuff go to waste! :)

tacomachickadee said...

And to ensure my geek cred: My Saturday mornings also consist of much NPR.

Lena said...

Oh Frinklin, of course I went to college, which is why XX years out of college coffee and pizza doesn't qualify as breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Hey, there is a real hotel with a waterpark. It's that new Great Wolf Lodge near Centralia. I hope the comic kids don't miss out! :)It just opened and it looks like a blast.