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Derek

Derek is the founder and editor of Exit133, a Partner in Seasonal View, and one of the original Tacoma Runners.  He often enjoys running in the rain.

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  • May 01 2013

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Sent to us by a reader:

“Found my first Monkeyshine after looking for the past 5 years! This lovely
deep red orb was near Pearl and Pt D! Thanks Ms Monkey! Keep shining on
Tacoma! ❤️”

January 29 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Sent to us by a reader:

January 29 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted from reader:

January 29 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted by a reader:

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted by a reader without comment:

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Sent to us by a reader:

“Found at China Lake Park Saturday around 9am”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Here’s a bit of a surprise from a reader:

“Found an Orb with a monkey, not a rooster!  In the Japanese Gardens at Point Defiance.”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Sent to us by a reader:

“Thank you, Ms. Monkey!”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted by a reader:

“I had a great morning meeting Tacomans and finding a plethora of monkeyshines! I only took photos, so they’re all out there waiting to be found again.  Happy hunting and remember, it’s not a competition, we’re in this together!”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted by a reader:

“Found in Proctor near Metro Market and Safeway”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Sent to us by a reader:

“Thank you so much ms. Monkey! Found this beauty in the port of tacoma.”

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

To everyone finding treasures this morning, send your photos to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll add them to your comments throughout

January 28 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Check it now. We’ve updated the links.

January 23 2017 Monkeyshines 2017 - The Year of the Rooster

Submitted via email:
ANONYMOUS
A belated thank you to the artist that left this for Monkeyshines 2016. I don’t know if it is part of the “official” objects, but I found it right as the Super Bowl was kicking off.
I left something behind in its place, but nothing as amazing as this piece. Thanks T-Town!

February 16 2016 Monkeyshines 2016 - The Year of the Monkey

And, just so you all know, we’re behind on the photos as this week has been a bit busy. We’ll catch up shortly.

February 12 2016 Monkeyshines 2016 - The Year of the Monkey

This would be the Jet Building that they purchased - which was once part of the Carlton/Heidelberg brewing complex. We’ve changed the wording in the article a bit.

December 21 2015 7 Seas Brewing Expanding Into Tacoma's Historic Heidelberg Brewery

The Port Commission is elected by the citizens of the whole county, and not just the City of Tacoma or any specific district within the city. The total number of votes is very close to what we also see for the new County Building question.

November 03 2015 City of Tacoma Election Results for Nov. 2015

All Wave press releases nationally list them as “Kirkland based.” Bloomberg lists them as headquartered in Kirkland. Wikipedia lists them as from Kirkland. A lot of companies have complicated holding situations. In this case, how we’ve stated it is how the company and regulatory filings list it.

September 01 2015 Tacoma ISPs Rainier Connect & Net Venture Join Forces

Received today via email:

“I found this treasure on my run through Wright Park this morning. Makes those early morning runs worth it!”

February 23 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“I found this one the front walkway of our house this Afternoon. It’s puzzling because the image looks More like a clam or scallop than a ram. I wonder What the explanation is? Thanks mrs. Monkey or Whomever put it there.”

February 23 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“What a wonderful day exploring with my loves. Also, took a little Polar plunge for our beautiful monkeyshine. Thanks Ms. Monkey & team! You renew my love for our beautiful Tacoma & her kind residents. “

February 21 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“My boys has success this morning near Vassault Park. Thank you! T-Town Rocks!”

February 21 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“Found my first ever float this morning, see pic. I LOVE it but am a bit worried about a couple of big cracks in it. Is there anything I can do, besides being very gentle, to help it survive? The only other time I’ve found a Monkeyshine was a medallion 2 yrs ago (Year of the Snake) and it spontaneously shattered into multiple chunks one night on my desk at work, less than a week after I found it. I was told it probably hadn’t been annealed (sp?) properly… but I don’t know

February 21 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

We are a little behind getting all the images up that folks are sending us via email. We’ll catch up here ... eventually.

February 20 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“I just read the Monkeyshines post about the woman seen taking orbs from Kandle Park which is weird because I was there about an hour ago and found an orb.  While I was there, I ran into a couple of nice Metro Parks guys and they mentioned that one of their coworkers had witnessed the woman taking the orbs this morning (but he apparently did not confront her).  The good news is that, despite her selfishness, she was unsuccessful in taking them all as I found this one within

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Received via email:

“Found this beauty in Ferry Park early this morning! I’m glad the monkeys know how great this tiny park is. Thanks, monkeys! This is such an amazing tradition.  Wishing everyone good fortune in the new year and good luck with their treasure hunts!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Via Facebook:

“I gave Odin and Luna the scent of ‪#‎monkeyshines‬, but they were unable to sniff any out on our walk this morning.”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

We just received an email letting us know that there are still a lot of octopi to be hidden. Keep hunting, friends.

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“All five of us found them - we used the Grand Cinema as a base and fanned out five or so blocks in every direction. What an amazing morning! Thanks you Ms Monkey! Tacoma is the most special place to live!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“Found at 5:30 a.m. on Hilltop. It’s spectacular and I will treasure it. I love you, Tacoma.”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“My pup and I went hunting around Proctor this morning. No luck on monkeyshine balls BUT we found an adorable knit sheep hiding in a doorway!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“Thanks to a joyful group of teenage monkeyshiners who gave us a clue, my son and I found this lovely monkeyshine near the water by Chinese Reconciliation park around 6:30 AM. Shine on all! I hope that there is a next year!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Via our Facebook page:

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“Found this beauty at Tollefsen Plaza.  Planning to enjoy it for a day or two and re-hide it this weekend.  Good luck out there!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

A little reminder - the easiest way to get an image into your comment is to comment, then email us the image. We’ll add it. If you don’t want to comment, just send us the image and we’ll take care of it. Thank you for reading Exit133. The stories and photos are amazing.

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via email:

“Found this morning on 6th Ave during the Early-Morning Proctor Runners group run. Love my first-ever Monkeyshine!”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted via our Facebook page:

“I will treasure mine forever.”

February 19 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Just so folks know - comment notifications are only working for some people. We’ll just have to go back to the old method of hitting REFRESH over and over again ...

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Just so folks know - notifications are only working for some people. We’ll just have to go back to the old method of hitting REFRESH over and over again ...

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted to us by a reader: Found on Broadway in downtown Tacoma.

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

We’re looking into it.

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

A quick note on website activation: Gmail and Comcast emails in particular are going into a black hole. If you register and do not receive the activation email, email us and we’ll manually set you up.

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

You’re fixed now.

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

I’ve been receiving questions about how to post images:

1) The easiest way is to comment and send us an email with the image at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

You’re activated now.

February 18 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

I wanted to thank the gentleman who loaned me his pliers so that I could pull down a perfect Year of the Sheep Beautiful Angle poster.

Good luck, and happy hunting.

February 17 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

The artist sent in a note to us. See my comment below.

February 17 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Submitted without attribution to us with the following note: “Messages in a Monkeyshines bottle. Just a look, then I will rehide it. Thank you unknown artist. T-Town is so cool!”

February 17 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Michelle - I’ve activated your account. Emails are working right now, but some email services just never seem to receive them. It’s a known issue.

February 17 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Several people have asked if it would be possible for us to notify them when Monkeyshines officially starts. The short answer is, no. We will not personally do that. However, here’s a tip that may help. 1) Register on Exit133 if you haven’t already done that, then 2) once registered and signed in, at the bottom of the comments is a link to “Subscribe to comment notification ...” This should send you an email with every new comment and will be the fastest way to know when things get really

February 17 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

Email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the photo. We’ll add it to the comment.

February 15 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

The following image appeared in our inbox with the caption, “A picture says a thousand words.”

January 22 2015 The Year of the Sheep - Monkeyshines 2015

You obviously didn’t know this cat. Also, it’s on the front page of the TNT today. It’s not just us.

October 16 2014 Miko the Cat of King's Books Passes Away

There actually is comments notification. If you register on the website, you can click the “subscribe to comment notifications” at the bottom of the comments area. We may even turn on the LIKE function ... we coded it, but never turned it on.

February 06 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

NE Tacoma has been included for many years now from what we understand. They’re out there.

February 01 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

Our Runner? Our group has almost 4,000 people in it (2900 on FB) and Dan hasn’t joined us in a long time. Be careful about your assumptions based on a few things you read on the internet. An out of context twitter post is a precarious place to begin a witch-hunt.

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

The tutus were done by the Tacoma Runners as it was the anniversary run last night. We put up a few last year. This year there were a lot more. It is merely a coincidence that it happened the same night as Monkeyshines. Check out the Facebook group for a lot more photos.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tacomarunners/

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

We love seeing these photos and stories. Keep them coming. Thank you for helping us spread the magic that is Monkeyshines. Also, we expect this level of enthusiasm for our city council coverage next week ...

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

We’ve been informed via official monkey channels that there are more than 1,000 balls this year. Happy hunting.

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

Previous comments on Monkeyshines 2014 are located at:

http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/monkeyshines-2014-the-year-of-the-horse

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - Year of the Horse - The Hunt is On

Hey everyone, we’re shifting comments over to the new story that just went online. Post your stories. Email us your photos and we’ll include them.

http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/monkeyshines-2014-year-of-the-horse-the-hunt-is-on

January 31 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - The Year of the Horse

Curious. We’ll look into this one. Images in comments may not be as responsive to difference devices as article images.

January 30 2014 Monkeyshines 2014 - The Year of the Horse

I saw some broken wooden water pipes up in Kent about ten years ago. They were still in use, estimated to be from the ‘20s, although nobody seemed to know why they still worked. Several people took pieces as souvenirs for their offices. So, I’m not totally skeptical.

June 13 2013 Tacoma City Council Meeting - June 11, 2013

I’m not going there.

June 12 2013 The Metropolitan Phase III to Start Soon?

Done. If there are any missing, let me know.

June 08 2013 The City Responds to Guerrilla Crosswalks

We have a long history of people using pseudonyms and anonymity. That’s fine. Your comments were valid. You also have absolutely no idea what my agenda is. We do not tolerate multiple personalities. And if we ask you about it and your email isn’t valid, we pull all of them. We’ve done that for more than eight years and have only had to do it it a couple times. Everybody has always stuck around. If you want them to all come from Jimmy, we’ll put them back that way. We tried to ask, but your

June 08 2013 The City Responds to Guerrilla Crosswalks

The rules are as they always have been. You used four different usernames from fake email addresses. That’s not how we have a conversations around here. The comments would’ve stayed if you used the same name. Pick one.

June 08 2013 The City Responds to Guerrilla Crosswalks

I do like the Tacoma Runners photo. We may need this elsewhere ...

May 16 2013 Guerrilla Street Markings Are No More

We’re on the same page. That said, try to cross North I Street any time of day or night from one of the many unmarked crosswalk intersections and see how many people stop.

May 16 2013 Guerrilla Street Markings Are No More

Where are you getting this quote? Here’s what we found:

(1) The operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway within an unmarked or marked crosswalk when the pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning. For purposes of this section “half of the roadway” means all traffic lanes carrying traffic in one direction of travel, and

May 16 2013 Guerrilla Street Markings Are No More

There is an embed function that we recently discovered. We’re discussing how best to use it.

May 15 2013 Tacoma City Council Meeting - May 14, 2013

I hear you loud and clear, RR.

May 14 2013 Welcoming a New Exit133 (version 3)

The Live Chat is actually the best way when we’re online. We’re logging all the bugs.

May 14 2013 Welcoming a New Exit133 (version 3)

Thanks. We played with some flat designs ... but never found something that we liked. Maybe in the next iteration. We’re much better set up now than we were before to make changes.

May 14 2013 Welcoming a New Exit133 (version 3)
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