One is pretty sad, but the other is cool...
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Collection of articles I've found in the last few days about Phil... The DC marathon is menioned in the last one.
I am so sad that he is gone :( Was talking with some friends, one of whom knew him well, and she's pretty upset. We all miss him.
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UPDATE: 10:15pm 2/9/2010
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Captain Phil Harris passed away today, February 9, 2010, approx. 7:30pm PST
Born December 19, 1956
Died February 9, 2010
He was 53
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My thoughts and prayers are with Captain Phil Harris, his family, and friends in this tough time. I had the lucky opportunity to meet Phil several times and he is a great guy! Most recently I saw him back in September 2009 during a coffee promo for his coffee line, Captain's Reserve... Great coffee :D
Updated 8:20pm 1/30/2010 ~ Will update when I get more info...
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My buddy, Jen, and I went over to Ballard yesterday to the Fisherman's Terminal where they were doing an event in support of the Seattle Fisherman's Memorial. Two of the guys from the F/V Northwestern (as seen on Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch) were there. I got to meet Edgar Hansen and Matt B and got pictures with them. It was awesome!
It was odd how I found out about this. The store I work in always plays B97.3 on the radio and they've been mentioning this past week, but I never heard the whole ad, just a few words of it, so after searching on their site, I found out what it was for and knew I wanted to go and got Jen to go with.
Over at Fisherman's Terminal there is a former crab boat, the F/V Sea Star that has been turned into a mini-tour boat that you can go on and see what its like to be on a crab boat. It's totally cramped, but still neat that we went. Docked right next to the Sea Star is the F/V North American (also on the show) and damn! It's like 3-4 times bigger than the Sea Star.
Some of the Sea Gals were also there and I got a pic with them.
After Jen and I left there, we drove around Seattle. Got to see the Space Needle up close, but didn't stop (that's for our next trip) and then went to the Pike Place Market for a little while. We didn't stick around much more than thirty minutes before I needed to get out of there; was getting a little too uncomfortable with the amount of people there.
We headed back to B-town after that.