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Originally published Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM


Blue from all the gray? Cheer up by bidding on a pair of tickets to the "Project Runway" finale

A pair of tickets to the "Project Runway" finale at New York Fashion Week is up for grabs at the annual Seattle SCORES fundraiser this weekend.

Seattle Times columnist

Gray is the new black this spring when it comes to nail color. Seattle is getting in on the trend by making gray the new everything. Case in point: Have you looked outside lately? ...

LIFETIME IS THE NEW BRAVO as "Project Runway" is expected to hop cable networks when the show returns in November. There's a lawsuit involved to stop the move, but that seems about as likely as the Sonics staying in Seattle. Or as Heidi would say: "Lifetime is in. Bravo, you're awt." ...

SPEAKING OF, a pair of tickets to the "Project Runway" finale at New York Fashion Week is up for grabs at the annual Seattle SCORES fundraiser this weekend. Not to be outdone, Tyra Banks is offering a trip for two to her talk show, where you can walk the runway yourself. Fierce! ...

PURPLE CAFE AND WINE BAR is having a garage sale at its Woodinville location Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's a great time to buy some cheap wine to save for a rainy day. In other words: Today. ...

THIS SATURDAY IS Husband Appreciation Day at El Gaucho, where you can celebrate the occasion with steak, scotch and jazz. Speaking of made-up holidays, today is Columnist Appreciation Day. Exactly. ...

THE WESTIN SEATTLE is unveiling a Brain Body Fitness initiative in which hotel guests can "cross-train" their brains by doing puzzles printed on coasters in the bar, for example. Brain, brain, go away. I can't help it. The weather is bad. ...

ARE YOU SMARTER than a 5th grader? Count the number of F's in this sentence: "Fresh fish is an excellent source of Omega-3 and a better source of antioxidants than many realize." If you guessed four, you are correct. Most people count two, because our brains often don't process the word "of." Or, you're just a dummy. Join the club. ...

OVERHEARD AT THE Mariners game Saturday (when it was sunny): "Who threw out the first pitch? We were just wondering if it was the Dalai Lama."

Pamela Sitt: 206-464-2376 or

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