265) I would like to present to you the winner of the “Tidiest Mailbox in Maple Leaf of the Week” award! This fine graffiti-free box has held this title for a record 387 straight weeks… it would have been a much longer streak had it not been for an unfortunate bird incident that happened right before a critical judging period seven years ago.
237) If it looks like things are a bit tense between me and this box, you’re right. I’m there with my Ramones t-shirt, and the box turned out to be a die-hard Misfits fan. That sort of thing doesn’t matter to me, but it sure mattered to the box. I got out of there fast.
232) This is another one of those boxes that was really getting on my nerves. I don’t know how many times I’ve explained to the boxes that I’ll get to each and every one of them eventually, but the ones that I see frequently seem to think they’re entitled to jump the queue. Such is the case with this one. I drive past it four or five times a week, and it always gives me that gaping “Whaaaa??” look, like I’m just supposed to stop then and there and take its picture. I guess it worked, because I finally did just that.
227) It’s another Mailboxes of Seattle first! It’s another Mailboxes of Seattle first! Yes, for the first time ever, a mailbox photo features a barrel! I know you all have been waiting for this day patiently, and I’m sorry it took so long… it’s just that trying to get all of our schedules synced up to do this was no easy task. You ever try to book a barrel? It’s a lot harder than you’d think.
186) Ever since the Stranger article came out earlier this week, all the mailboxes I haven’t yet photographed have really been ramping up the attitude. Listen, I’ll get to them when I get to them, and no amount of passive-aggressive tweeting is going to move anyone to the top of the list. But then there was this guy. I drive by this box a couple times a week, and today it was throwing me some major stink-eye. Not wanting to deal with this every time I’m in the area, I decided to just pull over and take care of it then and there. Notice my aloof stance.
184) Woo-Hoo! Yes, I’m always happy to do a mailbox selfie, but clearly something is going on in this photo that is adding to my usual excitement. Well, it could be that while I was snapping this photo, another photographer was across the street documenting this whole crazy scene for the Stranger! That’s right, my strange obsession has deemed me to be worthy of a write-up in their Person of Interest column. You can check it out here: Check it out, I even snapped a freaky meta picture of me being photographed while photographing. Trippy, man. I just realized that the Stranger photographer totally forgot to get a model release from the mailbox. Whoopsie!
174) Hey man, don’t flip out! I’m just heals-over-head excited to be here with this box! Try to see things from my perspective, it’s a topsy-turvy world.
147) It’s another Box of Opportunity! It’s another Box of Opportunity! I’m sure you can imagine how excited I get when I come across a yet-to-be-captured box during the course of my normal activities. Well, today I actually had to go to the post office to pick up some fancy-schmancy piece of mail that needed a signature, and I realized that I had not yet checked this box off of the big list. What a day. What a glorious day.
141) Bike series (10/10). And with this shot, we bring the latest bike adventure to a close. Interestingly, this particular box wasn’t even on my map… I was gleefully riding away from the U-district and saw the distinctive blue metallic glint shimmer from the side of the street. Do I dare stop and pick up an unplanned box? Yes, I do dare! I do!
130) So, what’s happening up in Wedgwood (slogan: “Wedgwood… We’re Swell!”) on this sunny morning? Not too much, as you can tell. I stood with this box for three solid hours waiting for something exciting to happen, but nope… just another peaceful morning in the swell neighborhood of Wedgwood.