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  • in reply to: Vote for WSB one last time #618311

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    Uh-oh, WSB is behind by 7 votes! Get thee to the polls!


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    Very cool how this has all come together – thanks for making it happen! I will do my best to stop by with/for a few items…

    in reply to: How long have you called West Seattle Home? #617292

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    Oh my, Beasley … I grew up in Northern NJ, so I know. You will have to get your in-laws to check out the offerings here. My MIL just moved to Sequim from Newton NJ, not quite Lodi, but still. She loves it here (go figure!).

    in reply to: restaurant review revue #617036

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    Agreed that $12 for a glass of wine is a lot, unless it’s a really special wine! I didn’t like that at Shadowlands there really weren’t too many (somewhat affordable) wine by the glass choices. One other thing, if it’s gonna be expensive, make it a generous pour!!! Maybe it’s changed, we went on their first weekend and haven’t had the chance to go back. (And since I was there with my husband, not a lot of luck in getting a “gentleman/stranger” to buy me another glass of that pricey wine!) :)

    in reply to: How long have you called West Seattle Home? #617262

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    Moved to WS in 1998, after 9 years on the Issaquahh Plateau, by way of New Jersey & Wash DC area. Wouldn’t live any other place!!

    Gina – my bday is 7/26/61 too!

    in reply to: restaurant review revue #617017

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    Blue Willow’s Luncheonette is a great place for lunch – always fresh & delicious choices and a casual, friendly environment!

    in reply to: idea for possible social event? #616865

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    RE: regionalism of purse/handbag – I’m from NJ and we always say “pocketbook” (or more accurately “pockabook”).

    in reply to: Good Song for Obama #616802

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    in reply to: Huge Rave to WSB for all they do for our community! #616584

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    The only problem is … with the forums in full swing, in addition to the great news & regular comments, I spend even MORE time on WSB – when I probably should be doing other things. :)

    in reply to: Savory Treats? Bakery Suggestion? #616795

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    Blue Willow Catering (in the Junction) or Herban Feast (Admiral Junction) are both great caterers with extensive appetizer menus – mini crabcakes from Herban Feast are terrific (but a little expensive) and I’ve had great, unusual things from Blue Willow.

    in reply to: Going rate for babysitters #616711

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    I think it depends on the age of the bbsitter and the age/number of kids. We usually paid about $7/hour for teenagers to watch our elementary-school aged kids, closer to $10 for our “older” babysitters (21+).

    in reply to: Kid’s Birthday #616379

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    You can reserve a picnic shelter at Lincoln Park -just go to the Parks & Rec website for the info. It’s a small fee but you are guaranteed the spot. You can bring a moonbounce type of thing, too – I’ve seen lots of kid parties at the shelter near the south end playground. The only problem might be the “adult beverages” – I don’t think you’re allowed to bring alcohol into the parks, but maybe if you arrange for a special license it is OK? Something to check out.

    in reply to: West Seattle printing? #616013

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    UPS store in Jefferson Square also has a “copy center” (several machines for do-it-yourself copying).

    in reply to: Guitar instructor wanted #615852

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    My daughter (9 yrs old) took guitar lessons from Westside Music Academy last year – right off California on Dakota. http://www.westsidemusicacademy.com

    Her teacher was very patient (I think his name was Matthew) and she enjoyed it – but she was not so great about practicing so we have taken a hiatus for a while!!

    in reply to: Daycare #615822

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    Many people have recommended Fauntleroy Childrens Center – but it is expensive. My kids went there from ages 3-5 and we had a good experience (some years ago now….)

    in reply to: Charleston Cafe #615818

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    Why don’t they post a notice in the window or something letting people know what’s going on? I dont’ get that…

    in reply to: Tailor #613252

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    Ditto for Mrs. Kim.

    in reply to: Conservative Dilema #615112

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    My husband & I are both self-employed, and we got health insurance through the Alliance for Affordable Services – you have to join their association and then you are eligible to buy health insurance. They also offer other business/personal services. I think we pay about $5000/year for our family of four. The coverage pretty much stinks, but it’s better than nothing and is mostly there for any big catastrophic needs.

    in reply to: Staircases for running #615207

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    Hi m – I’m on Gatewood Hill, too – you probably know about the shorter staircase that connects Warsaw at 38th to the alley behind 39th. I doubt the staircase itself is lighted, but it does end in lighted areas.

    I hadn’t heard about vandalism at the WS Stadium/track – bummer. I have run there many times and I believe it’s always open. Not sure about the evening lighting schedule, though.

    in reply to: Let’s hear it for Sen. Clinton…or not #613761

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    BobL, I did the same thing. I was actually very much on the fence going in, but cast my initial vote for Clinton, open to being persuaded to change. In the end, it’s about electability, which is sad. Our precinct group broke into applause when, at the very end, during a final comment about electability, someone said (my husband actually), “isn’t that the bottom line here?”. I’m not sure, but I think the few undecideds cast their vote for Obama and I know at least one other Clinton supporter who changed to Obama as well.

    And, like others have reported, there seemed to be genuine respect and excitement about both candidates and some degree of disappointment that Hillary, while very deserving, would be a harder win.

    in reply to: why do we do this? #615085

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    It all started with Morton Downey Jr.

    in reply to: so sick of the wind #615038

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    Who’s walkin’ down the streets of the city

    Smilin’ at everybody she sees

    Who’s reaching out to capture a rainbow

    Everyone knows it’s Windy!

    in reply to: Ephesus #614929

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    Funny, I drive by there practically every day and was just last week thinking I should post on this blog asking what people think, as we’ve never tried it – and it always looks empty! Any others been there recently?

    in reply to: In-home computer repair #614849

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    Ken – let me know how I can reach you off-blog if it’s easier. I didn’t start this thread but I do have a frustrating problem! Ever since loading my old MS Office onto my new laptop last year, my Outlook regularly locks up and “freezes” all laptop functionality for a period of 2-4 minutes. Sometimes Outlook doesn’t launch at all. There are some other funky things that happen that I could describe in more detail. Let me know how I can reach you!

    in reply to: Where can groups meet in West Seattle? #614862

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    High Point Library also has a multi-purpose room.

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