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  • in reply to: Best Cake in Town? #828660

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    Happy to report that the Mixed Fruit Cake from Yummy House bakery was delicious! Light and tasty, and very pretty too, it was the perfect choice for a bridal shower brunch. We sampled a few other things from the bakery and they were all great too. Thanks again for the suggestion!

    in reply to: Best Cake in Town? #828658

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    Thanks for all the great ideas – I think I’m going to go with the Yummy House. A lighter cake sounds just right for a bridal shower brunch and their costs are reasonable. I’ll report back after tasting!

    in reply to: dentist recommendations? #828557

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    Another thumbs-up for Velling Dental. We’ve been with them for 17 years. They know we don’t have dental insurance and are very good about only taking x-rays when there is a real need to do so.

    in reply to: tickets for ANNIE at the Paramount 9/25 #827415

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    MercyMoi – I’m so sorry, I never received your email!! I did end up selling them via craigslist.

    in reply to: tickets for ANNIE at the Paramount 9/25 #827413

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    I’m sure you’d like to go on Friday night … will sell tix for $100. add726 at gmail dot com

    in reply to: tickets for ANNIE at the Paramount 9/25 #827412

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    Tix are still for sale! add726 at gmail dot com

    in reply to: 2 Large Ikea Bonde Storage/bookcases #827381

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    t-ko – thank you! i sent you an email as well.

    in reply to: 2 Large Ikea Bonde Storage/bookcases #827379

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    i am interested in the white bookshelves and maybe the larger one too- are they still available?

    in reply to: Computer Repair? #826771

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    For your computer, I recommend IT Headquarters (formerly PC Mobile) on California in-between Morgan and Alaska Junctions. I have always had fast and quality service there. They might be able to help you with the other issues, too.

    in reply to: Insanely delicious cookies at Met Market! #825450

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    Well, if we’re gonna talk about delicious cookies then we must add the Royale Cookies at Thriftway. They are not sold fresh out of the oven but OMG. Seriously decadently delicious!! Chocolate chips, coconut, macademia nuts — I’m actually not sure about all what’s in there but they are so dang good!

    in reply to: RANT: Dog AttackOff Leash Dogs at Lincoln Park #825222

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    pupsarebest – how I feel exactly. I recall one of many interactions with off-leash dogs – when I saw the dog running loose, I stopped and held my leashed dog close. The owner said “oh, i’ts ok, he’s friendly!”. I replied, “so is my dog, but this isn’t an off-leash park.” The owner made a “harrummph” kind of noise and kept walking. Pissed me off! Not to mention another time when a big off-leash dog ran up to my sister-in-law who is terrified of dogs during a nice walk in the park and ruined our entire afternoon. So damn selfish!

    in reply to: RANT: Dog AttackOff Leash Dogs at Lincoln Park #825207

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    This is horrible and makes me so angry! I am so sorry about your pup, Lauren. I often politely remind people that it’s not an offleash park but from now on I’m calling the Animal Control number and reporting. I understand they are understaffed, but if they spent 1-2 weeks fully patrolling and ticketing at Lincoln Park not only would they make a lot of $$ but I’m sure the instances of off-leash dogs would decrease dramatically. So frustrating!!!

    in reply to: Affordable Website Designer in West Seattle? #824742

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    in reply to: Uber to Seatac Airport-your experience #824681

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    I used Uber in the early morning recently and it was not a problem getting a car. I usually check the Uber app about 1/2 hour before I want to leave for the airport to get a sense of how many cars are in the area and close by (and you’ll get an estimated wait time). I don’t allow a lot of extra time to get to the airport so I don’t want to be surprised by a long wait!

    in reply to: Uber to Seatac Airport-your experience #824676

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    I ALWAYS take UberX (the less expensive option) to the airport, and I travel a lot for work. I live on Gatewood Hill and it is never more than 20 minutes or $22 (often less). There are always cars close by and like helihu above, I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes and have never had any issues or problems. Oh, not true, one time the driver got on 99 North by accident but I take part of the blame for not paying attention! He was extremely apologetic and when I mentioned it to Uber they gave me a $5 credit.

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    I don’t take Uber home because currently only Black Car service is available, and that costs more than a taxi. I think they are working on allowing UberX for pick-ups, though.

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    I love not having to fumble with credit card processing, etc. especially when in a hurry. Highly recommend!!

    in reply to: Water taxi tips – nearby parking in W. Seattle? #824425

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    I don’t commute on the Water Taxi, but spend a lot of time down on Alki. There is free street parking but I’m guessing it “fills up” fast and you would have to walk quite a ways if you leave later in the morning. There is also a free shuttle bus that runs from the Junction and does a loop. There is a stop in the Morgan Junction (more convenient for you) but not during commuter hours – info here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/WaterTaxi/WSeattle.aspx

    You could take a bus to the junction and catch the shuttle to the water taxi – but again, that might take longer than just driving downtown. But it would be a lot more pleasant than sitting in traffic on the WS Bridge!

    in reply to: Looking for a round pinata in WS/White Center? #824218

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    I think folks have suggested the Dollar Store in White Center in the past. Might want to look there?

    in reply to: WS B&B #823929

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    you might want to check out airbnb or vrbo to see about a house or condo rental…

    in reply to: LOCAL DRIVER OR CAR SERVICE #823386

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    Check out Uber – download the app on your smartphone and use it for on-demand car service. You might want to check the rates from WS to Woodinville first (the app allows you to get a fare quote). There are some options at different price points: UberX is lowest cost and the cars are smaller, like a Prius. Uber Black Car is town-car service, and UberXL is an SUV with room for 6.

    in reply to: Tasting Rooms in West Seattle #822621

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    Viscon Cellars is on California and Juneau – $5 tasting fee (anywhere from 3-5 wines depending on availability), and the fee is waived with bottle purchase. They also sell wine by the glass. It’s a very comfortable space to hang out with friends and sip great wine, and you are free to bring your own snacks/appetizers to enjoy with the wine. They’re open Fridays from 5-9 and Saturdays from 2-7.

    On their Facebook page they posted that in celebration of Taste Washington Wine month, there will be no tasting fees throughout March.

    https://www.facebook.com/Visconcellars

    in reply to: Bully issues at Madison Middle School? #822409

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    This is an extreme step, but have you considered transferring your son to Denny or Pathfinder K-8? The worst thing in the world is having to send your kids into an environment every day where they don’t feel safe. Don’t let the system/bureaucracy wear you down. Do what you need to do to protect your kids!

    in reply to: Passport photos in West Seattle #822017

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    We’ve used Walgreens on 35th. I’m sure most of the drugstores with a “photo shop” can do it for you – the cost is around $10-15. You can also take your own at home as long as you follow the guidelines. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/photos/photos.html

    in reply to: Recommendation For Computer Repair #821838

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    Another thumbs-up for PC Mobile/IT Headquarters. Very reliable, trustworthy, and fast!

    in reply to: Goodbye forever Wells Fargo Bank / Hello Umpqua Bank! #821827

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    Community banks are the way to go. We moved all of our accounts from BoA to Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla years ago (they were a client). Even being this far away, I am so thrilled with the personalized service and now with mobile banking/deposits, I don’t even have to worry about finding a compatible ATM when I have checks to deposit. If I didn’t bank there, I would definitely choose Umpqua – they have the same customer service philosophy.

    in reply to: Airport Transportation Car Service? #821140

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    I used Seattle City Car a few times before switching to Uber. I thought they were reliable and competitively priced. http://www.seattlecitycar.com/

    Regarding Uber, I travel a lot and always use UberX to go to the airport (usually $21). I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a pickup and find it be very reliable. Unfortunately UberX cannot pick up AT the airport, so I use a taxi to get home (usually $40+).

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