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March 25, 2008 at 5:03 pm #619821
AIM…did you know that if you continue on to the 160th St. exit, it takes you right to the TJ store, no hassling with 1st Ave. S…:)March 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm #619822
New Res… I’ve discovered that the time to go almost anywhere there might be a crowd…Ikea, Costco, SouthCenter Mall, etc…is Tuesday morning right when they open – lol…absolutely no one there…hehe…but that’s only if one has Tuesday mornings to do those things :)March 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm #619823
Isnt it funny how going to a crowded store once can make you swear them off for awhile. I went to Ikea a few months back on way to Yakima to pick up something for my sister. It was hell!!! I swore I would never go back. I would much rather pay a little bit more for a product then to have to fight through a crowd to get it. And yes Costco can be chaotic-I am fortunate that I work near by so I can run their in teh middle of the day and ususally avoid the headache of the wknd crowd.March 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm #619824
OMG, JT, that site is hilarious.
I’m proud to say I hate sushi and 80s music. At least I don’t fit *all* the stereotypes. Ahem. ;0)March 25, 2008 at 5:27 pm #619825
Kayleigh, did you read the genius children? I know so many people who feel that way. And the Apple products. I can’t afford a mac but I tease my son about his *uniqueness* all the time.March 25, 2008 at 5:29 pm #619826
That is hillarious!! And unfortunately to true…the criteria that i did not meet I had at least a friend or two that did…hahaa…March 25, 2008 at 5:42 pm #619827
We are a family of 2 and we bought a freezer for our basement – makes those trips to Costco and Trader Joe’s last a while. And the freezer didn’t cost a whole lot either at Home Depot.
Costco isn’t really bad if you go first thing when they open on the weekend. And watch what holidays are coming up because people will be inclined to go and stock up and it’ll be more crowded.
When we go down to Trader Joe’s in Burien, we make a circuit of stops to make it worth our trip. First we go to the mongolian grill right next door for lunch. Then we go to TJ’s and do massive shopping. We bought some of their insulated bags to keep stuff cold for a while, and then head over to Fred Meyer and/or Albertsons and do whatever shopping we need there.March 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm #619828
Cap Hill (Madison) is our favorite because it has an attached parking ramp so on those rare rainy and stormy Seattle days you and your bags can stay dry from store to car.
I went to a huge TJs in Manhattan once and it was more fun than should be legal. Don’t ask if that’s all I can think of to do in NYC — the answer is yes :-) Many of the kids who stocked and checked out were actors and it was like being part of a theater group. Plus it was the only place in NYC I could afford groceries.
The kids here are fun, but not quite as talented.March 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm #619829
I have thought about the freezer, but just dont have the space. (Something we should have thought about when purchasing our home.) And I am with you those insulated bags are amazing. My mom actually got me two for Christmas last year and although I laughed at first i am thankful for them now. :)March 25, 2008 at 5:58 pm #619830
JT, aren’t all white kids geniuses? ;-)
I’m a hopeless film snob. Will not see “family” films and most Hollywood stuff. I do judge people’s ‘cred’ when they try to convince me to see a movie they liked (I rarely take their advice.)
What cracks me up is white people insisting on eating with chopsticks at a Teriyaki joint, while sitting on a plastic chair and eating a $6 chicken teriyaki bowl and a $1.25 can of Sprite. Like who are they tryin’ to impress? ;-)March 25, 2008 at 6:05 pm #619831
JT – That website is funny. I’m curious, is there a website for each nationality? Like “What Asian People Like” or “What Black People Like”?
Do you have the link?March 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm #619832
NewRes, I’m not aware of them if they do exist. But I don’t know if they would be as funny. A lot of white people think they are so unique, gifted, special, talented, progressive, etc. It’s good to look in the mirror at some of the absurdities we are so attached to. At least I thought it was funny when I saw myself in many of the posts.March 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm #619833
I can tell you that they probably don’t exist because that would be considered “racist”.
I am definitely not a stuffed up, serious person (people on this forum have met me and could attest to that), I just find it a little offensive. I think the reason it is offensive to me is because you wouldn’t find a website for any other nationality. Why is it okay to laugh and make fun of white people?
If it were a different world we lived in and everyone could laugh at everyone, it wouldn’t bother me.
It does bother me, though, that everyone can laugh and make fun of white people, but no other race. Why is that okay?
Probably not the best thread to have this discussion. The website just bothered me.March 25, 2008 at 6:29 pm #619834
Because white people still have most of the social, political, and economic power in this country. Because we have a long history of not just disliking people of color, but enslaving them, oppressing them, and in the case of Natve Americans, trying to eliminate them.
I suspect the person who does the website is, in fact, white.
OMG, the Whole Foods one is the funniest! :-)March 25, 2008 at 6:36 pm #619835
Kayleigh – So, because you say that white people have most of the social, political and economic power in this country, it’s okay to make fun? Oh, and because in our history, we have disliked people of color, it’s okay? That’s a weak argument. That website is racist towards white people. Did you think there could be no such thing?March 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm #619836
What kayleigh says, and, NewRes, do you ever watch comedy central? Every nationality you can think of using their culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, and everything else. I could listen to Margaret Cho imitate her mom for hours. She’s hysterical. And where else do you hear white people being made fun of? It’s a first for me?March 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm #619837
Oh please! You need to do a little research on racism. How does that website support superiority of a particular racial group, and the prejudice based on such a belief?March 25, 2008 at 6:50 pm #619838
NewRes, this is probably a discussion you don’t want to get into.
But in short, making fun of middle-class white people’s pretensions (and I possess some of those) is light years removed from hanging black people from trees and beating Native American children for speaking native languages. One pokes gentle fun at white culture (not the white ‘race’, whatever that is), the second one is an institutionalized commitment to oppress, harm, and eliminate a non-white culture.
OK?March 25, 2008 at 7:04 pm #619839
No. My argument actually doesn’t go that deep.
My problem is that you do not see any websites that poke fun at other cultures or nationalities. The fact that it is okay for a website like that to exist, while it’s counterpart would be deemed “racist” is what I have a problem with.
That is not equality. And to assume that it’s okay for that website to exist because of past injustices by white people, is not promoting equality.March 25, 2008 at 7:14 pm #619840
You deemed it racist. That’s a very specific accusation. Now you want to explore equality? Because white, christian, republican, heterosexuals have a wonderful track record in that area as well.March 25, 2008 at 7:23 pm #619841
“You do not see any websites that poke fun at other cultures or nationalities”
Really? None at all? Google much? Try “Fred Phelps” or “KKK”.
“My argument doesn’t go that deep.”
Perhaps that is the problem.March 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm #619842
Wow. You guys sure get offended when a white person is offended. I don’t see any reason for this to turn into a nasty debate. I haven’t once been disrespectful; you, on the other hand, seem quick to get heated.
No reason for it. I was just mading a point. You can’t have a website just like that one that is for any other culture or nationality, because it would be inappropriate. That is what bothers me.March 25, 2008 at 7:42 pm #619843
Btw, Kayleigh, an argument that goes “deep”, doesn’t mean nasty and rude.March 25, 2008 at 7:53 pm #619844
Its a bit funny to me how defensive people can admit when things are possible offensive to others. It seems like if people really are behind their posts they wouldnt be so defensive about it but either ignore others posts or post more information on why they support it. I found the post funny, but once NR committed on how it could be offensive i kind of saw that point as well.March 25, 2008 at 7:53 pm #619845
NewRes, you’ve gone from racist, to inequality, to now simply inappropriate. Because you can’t handle self-effacing humor does not make it any of those things.
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