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Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

When BTB Contributor Shawn Underwood isn’t writing humor (see B-Town Undercover or her book “Mommy Are We French Yet?“), she volunteers for the American Red Cross. Most recently she’s... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Shawn Underwood Hangs Out At Sundance

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Shawn Underwood Hangs Out At Sundance

Shawn's friend Michelle successfully deciphers Sundance signage and finds the restaurants. Or is it the screening rooms? by Shawn Underwood Every time I run into Scott (slave driver) Schaefer he inquires... [Read more]

VIDEO: Episode #2 Of Shawn Underwood’s ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

VIDEO: Episode #2 Of Shawn Underwood’s ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

BTB Humor Columnist (and published Author) Shawn Underwood is continuing her new assignment for the blog – creating a regular animation she calls “Mr. Big and Mr. Small.” The two main characters... [Read more]

Check Out Shawn Underwood’s New Creation: ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

Check Out Shawn Underwood’s New Creation: ‘Mr. Big And Mr. Small’

BTB Humor Columnist (and published Author) Shawn Underwood has been trying her hand at animation recently, and we’re proud to premiere her latest creation – a video she calls “Mr. Big and... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood’s Go Guidette For Halloween

Shawn Underwood’s Go Guidette For Halloween

by Shawn Underwood If ‘Snooki’ from the MTV show, Joizzzy Shore can write a book and ‘Da Situation’ can dance with the Stars, then we are in for a world of trouble. I mean I didn’t  mind looking... [Read more]

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Local author Shawn Underwood, known for her humor columns on The B-Town Blog, and also known as “Burien’s Erma Bombeck,” will be holding a book signing party for her first book, “Mommy,... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

by Scott Schaefer You may know her as a friend, acquaintance, or perhaps as that wacky lady at the Normandy Park Starbucks who’s always smiling or laughing while working on her laptop. You may also... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Smile…You’re On Candid Camera!

B-Town Undercover: Smile…You’re On Candid Camera!

by Shawn Underwood

Last Thursday I was perusing the Burien Farmers Market (open from 11am to 6pm) when I ran into my favorite flower vendor. They happily met me with kind smiles and inquired, “What you like today?”

“Hmmm, I don’t know, I like all flowers. Can you make me a bouquet of the yellow Lupine and the white daisies?”

“You don’t like these already made up?”

“Yes, but I like those in the back better.”

“Ok, no problem, she make you a big bouquet,” said the smiling fellow…”

LOST: “Jack” (aka “Pumpkinhead”) Has Been Stolen!

LOST: “Jack” (aka “Pumpkinhead”) Has Been Stolen!

From BTB Reader Ian Gunsul comes this shocking news about a recent theft in the 15700 block of 23rd Ave SW in Burien:

Subject: Jack snatched!!!

Message: Or “Pumpkinhead” as Shawn Underwood dubbed him: Jack has resided in front of our house off and on for a couple of years, becoming a neighborhood celebrity while waving a friendly hello to all passers by…

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a companion story to a previous story we featured about Cuba by Shawn Underwood: Story & Photos by Michelle Codd Ever been curious about what traveling to Cuba... [Read more]

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Story & Photos by Shawn Underwood Cuba is back in business! Americans are traveling (finally) along with the rest of the known population to Cuba. Cubans are ecstatic. I’m not kidding. I can’t... [Read more]

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

BTB Writer/Humorist Shawn Underwood wasn’t laughing when she discovered the results of a serious accident on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien between 2 – 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 30. “Ran... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: A Secret Santa has decorated a Tree in Burien

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: A Secret Santa has decorated a Tree in Burien

by Shawn Underwood There is a secret Santa in Burien, more specifically near the hairpin turn at Maplewild Ave SW and SW 156th Street. Maybe Secret Santa (SS) is in cahoots with the shell fairy? For those... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

by Shawn Underwood I run a small online vintage goods business. My business is CallMeCleverVintage on Etsy. I scour flea markets, estate sales and auctions and collect what my husband refers to as ‘junk.’... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk If you happened upon a bunch of people furiously moving camera gear, lights, stands, cables and other filmmaking equipment in the area last weekend, you... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

by Shawn Underwood I bet a lot – or well most of you – have been to the Tin Room in Beercan, aka Burien, WA. I love the ambiance of the Tin Room and Tin Theater with the rusty old signs and salvaged... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Five years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), Burien resident Scott Schaefer founded The B-Town Blog, and we’d like to celebrate by thanking YOU – our Readers and Advertisers…

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

by Shawn Underwood Irma Bunch was kind of like the “welcome lady” for those of us who lived near Three Tree Point and Gregory Heights. When we had our first child, we asked a neighbor friend if she... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

by Shawn Underwood He is christened Jocko and he sits on the center of dino-decorated pillow on the boy’s un-made bed. Jocko is what is known as a “sock monkey,” pieced together by his great grandmother... [Read more]

Results from the 2011 Brat Trot, Which Had 2x As Many Runners As Last Year

Results from the 2011 Brat Trot, Which Had 2x As Many Runners As Last Year

The third annual Burien Brat Trot 5K Fundraiser Run was a huge, crowded success in Olde Burien Sunday afternoon, with hundreds of runners and residents crowding the streets…

PHOTO: Flags At Half-Mast On Three Tree Point Commemorate 9/11

PHOTO: Flags At Half-Mast On Three Tree Point Commemorate 9/11

  BTB Humorist and local Author Shawn Underwood took the photo above, showing several flags at half-mast on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point, as residents commemorated the 10th... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

Twenty-five ginormous book covers have suddenly appeared on and around various Burien businesses, seemingly turning sleepy little B-Town into a giant library. Actually, they’re all part of the King... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Trick Or Chick

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Trick Or Chick

by Shawn Underwood I’m usually up for a new adventures. Like say— Chickens. As Mr. Big, Mr. Small and I enjoyed our morning walkies the other morning, I spied a particularly intriguing structure.... [Read more]