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  • in reply to: Huge Wedding/Moving Sale! – Sat & Sun 3/21-22 #822980

    carrieann
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    in reply to: Found the Ring ! #808793

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    Another bump. Cheers to the people who helped look, and how awesome you actually found it! Hope you hear from the owners, soon.

    in reply to: Best Yard care? #808206

    carrieann
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    We recently started using (per recommendation of multiple neighbors who use them) Ken’s Yard Service, and have been incredibly pleased with their quality of work and cost. http://www.kensyardservice.com/

    in reply to: Shoes and Oranges? #806414

    carrieann
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    Not sure on the shoe question, but I’ve enjoyed some really tasty Cara Cara oranges from Met Market and PCC, lately.

    in reply to: Apple Pie (Shoofly past cut-off) #800453

    carrieann
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    Shoofly did (does) have apple pies for walk-in customers. My daughter and I were having a little day out together, and stopped in to get a slice of pie after lunch, today. They didn’t have anything in the case except boxed pre-orders with customer names, but also a variety (pumpkin, apple, shoofly, pecan…) available to sell. Picked up an apple and a shoofly (dark chocolate pecan was sold out. darn!) to share tomorrow afternoon.

    in reply to: Meander's. Kitchen made the right call #791187

    carrieann
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    I’ve admittedly never shopped at VG, but certainly know OF Vera from a number of friends and just seeing her name in various community settings. So I’ve no personal ill will toward her at all, and continue to give her the benefit of the doubt. There’s no way I’d slap her with an “anti-LGBT” label over this, since I was not there when the decision was made to allow Michelle Shocked onto VG property, and there’s just no one to know the full extent of what went down. I do know, however, that it was pretty unsettling for Miranda (who many may not be aware rent(ed) property from Vera) as Michelle was pretty much smack dab in Miranda’s front yard, putting on her performance, as her girls were in the home, wondering what the heck was going on and why this woman they knew their mama had recently had a “run-in” with was there.

    So rather than be sucked into the negative aspect, sitting here and bashing Vera or her business, I’ll instead support and uplift Miranda and hers. I know people are calling for this whole matter to be put to rest, but it sounds like it’s negatively impacting and effecting someone who was/is pretty well known in our community. Has Vera made a statement about why she made the choice she did? I don’t know if it would help or hurt her more at this point, but if she’s being unfairly slammed, I would think she’d want to make attempts to clear this matter up. Or perhaps it’s just a case of, “They’re going to think what they want to think. Can’t please them all. Those who know me will continue to support me. Those who don’t, I bid thee farewell.”

    in reply to: Meander's. Kitchen made the right call #791179

    carrieann
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    I heard about it, support(ed) Miranda’s decision to cancel Michelle’s performance, and then supported, promoted, and attended the follow-up benefit Miranda and Meander’s put on called ‘You Are Loved – A Big Gay Cabaret’ which ended up raising over $3k for queer youth. The acts were all AMAZING, the whole vibe of the event was indescribable, and it was capped off with a performance by Mary Lambert (she sang on Macklemore’s album, for the song “Same Love” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mINGKrtG3iw) who had the audience in tears as we all sang, together, “Love is patient, love is kind…” (Plus Mary gives great hugs!)

    That said, in talking to Miranda, who had a chance to sit down and actually speak to Michelle Shocked after all of this, it’s apparent that Ms. Shocked has some pretty serious issues to work through right now. It’s not at all an ‘excuse’, and her words were hurtful and, in keeping with her name, shocking. But the woman needs help. This goes beyond her getting kicked out of one venue and picked up by another. I hold no ill will toward her, as disappointed as I was to hear about all of this, and I sincerely hope she isn’t just laughed off as, “oh, that crazy woman who went on a rant about queers…” because it really does sound like she needs real, honest to goodness, medical/professional/emotional help.

    As for Vera’s decision to host Michelle, I haven’t spoken with Vera and heard her side, so I really can’t say what my thoughts are there. In the end, we all have to make decisions as best we can and be prepared to deal with the aftermath of some of the less than popular ones.

    in reply to: Found prescription sunglasses in Lincoln Park #791068

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    Incrrrrredibly long shot, but are they black Gucci? My prescription ones have been missing for a little while, and while I honestly can’t remember my last trip to Lincoln Park, figured it couldn’t hurt to ask. My blue eyes and bank account are not pleased that I’ve misplaced them. :

    in reply to: RANT – HIT OUR CAT #788131

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    Oh, that’s terrible. :( I’m so sorry, lizfair. Give your kiddo a big ol’ hug for me. (And one right back at you as well.) My most sincere condolences on the loss of your father and now senseless death of your kitty.

    in reply to: Hot Cross Buns #785647

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    What a great post and photo — Thanks for sharing! I haven’t been there in awhile, but think I’ll have to take the kiddos down there to play at the park, and pick up some fresh baked goods.

    in reply to: RANT: Schools & NO costumes!? #775798

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    I’m a parent of two Lafayette students, and helped plan and volunteered at both of their classroom celebrations, today. I can honestly say that, while in the classrooms, lunchroom, and walking through the hallways, I heard not even a single peep out of any of them about not getting to wear their costumes. When the kids first heard the news, they were surprised and disappointed. I’d say we all were. They’d “always dressed up”, as far as they were concerned, and this change was a big bummer. Moving forward, however, it seems like they got over it… but the vocal parent group did not.

    Having been at the school for the past four Halloweens, I can say that while I do look forward to seeing the kids in their various costumes, I also felt like things ran more smoothly without having to stop and help those who didn’t wear them TO school (and it’s easily half who do not), get changed, gathering up their clothing, and helping them keep everything in order (so they don’t leave behind integral parts of their costume which their parents would appreciate they have for the evening’s festivities) throughout the rest of the day. The older kids may be pros, but assisting multiple classes of 24+ wild and wiggling Kindergarteners swallows up a pretty sizable chunk of time.

    We had a two hour early dismissal today, and were able to use at least part of that time for our Harvest Celebrations, which seemed to be a big hit. While Ms. Heath and staff members voted for the costume ban THIS YEAR, based on numerous factors, they’ve stated that it’s something they’ll revisit for following years.

    in reply to: Card vendor at West Seattle Street Fair??? #772940

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    For those wondering about other vendors, I had the vendor list bookmarked. A lot of them have web sites, which is helpful. Here ya go!

    http://wsjunction.org/summerfest/shop/

    in reply to: Card vendor at West Seattle Street Fair??? #772939

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    in reply to: After School Art Class Starting Next Week! #772894

    carrieann
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    Darn! If this were another day of the week, I’d have signed up my daughter. She just started an after-school art/cartooning class that also runs every Tuesday. She was hesitant at first, saying she didn’t want to have to stay at school any longer than usual ;D But after the first class ended, told me the only bad thing about the class was that it was “only once a week!”

    Keep us posted for any future classes, please!

    in reply to: In search of specific west seattle shirt #772920

    carrieann
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    I’m fairly certain I have the shirt you’re referring to. I bought it at the West Seattle street fair, this past July. The company that was selling them was, I believe, called “This That”. You can find their web site here, and ask them – http://www.thstht.com/

    Edit: I just snapped a photo of my t-shirt’s logo (excuse the worn look. It accidentally found its way into a bleach load. Although I kind of dig how it gave it the faded look. Happy accident?)…

    http://web.stagram.com/p/294175994056903785_4773426


    carrieann
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    We’re just North of the Cali/Alaska Junction, and that chlorine/pool smell was *strong* last night. I noticed it as I was running a bath for my kids (around 7:30pm). My daughter even commented on it, on her own, saying it smelled like a swimming pool in there.

    in reply to: Sunday 9/30 – Quality Gatewood sale, Updated #772655

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    Thanks for the great CDs! Bummed I didn’t check the forums sooner – sounds like we missed out on even more excellent stuff. Sorry we didn’t take the pink suitcase, but I’m sure it’ll find a suitable home. ;)

    in reply to: HUGE BABY & TODDLER GARAGE SALE (Sat, 9/29 @ 9am) #772629

    carrieann
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    mehud: This one has me laughing far longer than it should. Well played.

    in reply to: YARD SALE on CALIFORNIA/DAKOTA 9/29-9/30 #772615

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    And I’ve heard a rumor there’s some cute kids selling lemonade out front. Still lots of good stuff left! (I scored some lovely photo frames, a Nintendo DS, books, craft supplies…)

    in reply to: iPod found in West Seattle #770594

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    We lost an iPod (Touch, I believe) over a year ago, too, housed in either a red/white/blue rubber Paul Frank/Julius monkey case or a rubber black Paul Frank case with green skulls. Extreme long shot that it’s ours as well, but stranger things have happened!

    in reply to: Lost iPhone/ man who drove me home Friday #770757

    carrieann
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    Wonder if the cabbie didn’t want to chance you getting sick in his car? I know we’ve been denied rides from cab drivers who saw how intoxicated some in our group were. Either way, he shouldn’t have just dropped you off at a location that wasn’t your home, if that’s the address you supplied. I’m glad you were lucky and found a kind and honest stranger to help you reach your destination. Fingers crossed your phone shows up, too!

    in reply to: Rave to Doolies's hot HOT Sauce #764231

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    I also sampled and purchased a jar of this from the Summer Fest, and am looking forward to using it with a grilled shrimp/pineapple/jasmine rice dish. The addition of the coconut in the sauce makes it stand out from others. Highly recommended! (And I’m not usually a fan of super-spicy things, but this is goooooo-ooood.)

    in reply to: Improvements that ain't (3): Clamshell packaging #763824

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    “I wonder if the openers are wrapped in a clamshell as well?”

    This reminds me, so much, of this frustratingly-hilariously-accurate episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZIfkDG7HNM

    in reply to: Anyone missing a… ferret? #762948

    carrieann
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    That’s sad. My friend had an adorable ferret that lived a long life in her care, and it used to curl up on my lap and take naps. I also have fond memories of going for walks with my daughter, when she was still a wee thing in a baby carrier, and stopping in at the old Petco to visit the ferrets they had. She’d have “conversations” with them, breaking into giggles any time any of them pressed their noses against the glass or rolled onto their backs.

    I wish I had been out there to see it and attempt (though I’m sure unsuccessfully) to wrangle it. She said it was just a bitty thing, and was running up under the wheel wells of cars, in and out of yards, and bounding down the street. :(

    in reply to: Fruit CSA #758927

    carrieann
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    I second hopey’s thanks! I’d been considering signing up for another CSA (I used New Roots Organics, once upon a time) and this one sounds/looks great. I also appreciate that, if necessary, you can cancel at any time (for a small fee) and not be locked into some contract. What they typically include sounds right up the alley of this fruit-loving household. I’ll send them a note now. Thanks, again!

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