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  • in reply to: Emergency vet(s)? #829637

    Julie
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    I was very pleased with the after-hours emergency care at South Seattle Veterinary (http://www.southseattlevet.com/), and thought the pricing very reasonable. They have a new facility; much more pleasant than the old one. I liked the vets very much.

    I’ve also used Acces in Renton about 5 years ago for after-hours emergency care, and they were excellent as well. I can’t compare prices as the emergencies were of very different types, but I suspect South Seattle is less expensive overall.

    in reply to: Fall cleanup – save $$$ on a new leaf blower #828526

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    Indeed–please!

    in reply to: Recommendations for adopting a cat locally? #826856

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    I would like to add my voice to those recommending you give little weight to negative reviews of KH on Yelp. Delyn is knowledgeable and passionate, and, true, does not suffer fools gladly. I would put KH high on my list of places to look for your next family member(s). Read the policies before you go so you understand them. It’s actually easier to observe the behavior of the cats and see their interactions in KH’s large open space, so you get a better idea of personalities.

    in reply to: Beware: Hope Lutheran School #826301

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    Please note the distinction between schools and preschools that rent space from a church (like the preschool that cluelessinws mentioned), and schools run by a church. (Hope Lutheran is run by the Hope Lutheran church.) Just because a school is located in a church does not mean it is affiliated, or endorses or promotes, the teachings of the church. It may simply be the best rent available.)

    in reply to: Director of Elections – vote Julie Wise! #826214

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    I was disappointed with the choices in 2009; Sherril Huff seemed to be the only halfway reasonable choice, but she follows the party line on Instant Runoff/Ranked Choice voting, which I think is a far more democratic voting system, but which both major parties oppose, as they feel it threatens the status quo. Sherril helped kill the possibility of using it for King County elections. Although the issue may be dead for the time being, I’d still prefer a candidate who “gets” why it improves democracy. Does Julie Wise?

    in reply to: Police Speed Traps #822435

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    You could use Richard Feynman’s solution: https://biocontrolbeat.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/richard-feynmans-nontoxic-ant-ferry/ …but you need a lot of patience!

    : )

    in reply to: Food Advice #821026

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    Herbs and spices, which make a huge difference in the appeal of most recipes, can be budget-busters. I find many of them are available much, much less expensively at many of the White Center “ethnic” groceries and shops. Some of the groceries there are great sources of inexpensive, but often still high-quality, produce.

    in reply to: No smoking in Lincoln Park #820200

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    Hunter, I’m not sure you get the “much more toxic”, although I do think it should be as unacceptable to vent scented (and yes, toxic) dryer exhaust as it should be to expose others to tobacco or marijuana smoke, whether inside or outside. Comparisons would require fairly precise measures of concentration and relative toxicity of the components, and this would be pretty variable, I think. But here’s one list of components in tobacco smoke: http://goo.gl/i6F0BD. And here’s one for scented dryer sheets: http://goo.gl/Hj0MNL.

    in reply to: No smoking in Lincoln Park #820191

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    “Outside you smell it for a few minutes and it’s gone.” I think I should be able to walk the promenade without holding my breath to speed up and pass the smoke drifting along the path. It persists much longer than you think on a day with only very light wind. It’s not a question of judging. It’s a question of defending the right to breathe clean air in a public space. Stinkysmokers, I do think we should get the smoke (whether tobacco or marijuana) out of outdoor public spaces. However, let’s not label people “stinky smokers”. They are people. They have been taken advantage of by corporations that have found a way to extract money from them regularly.

    in reply to: Seattle Times coupons, UGH #820079

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    PangolinPie, it CAN be done! It took much persistence and determination and repeatedly reporting them for violations, but finally, I managed to get them stopped through Catalog Choice. I never had any luck with their “opt-out” page.

    in reply to: Seattle Times coupons, UGH #820076

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    Also, I noticed Catalog Choice now has Seattle Times Saving Source listed, so you could just add them to your opt-out list that way, too.

    in reply to: Seattle Times coupons, UGH #820075

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    It took persistence, but I was able to stop it. (This was a couple of years ago.) I think it was just customer service (customerservice@seattletimes.com) I contacted. I recall some runaround, but I was firm and polite and persistent, and the deliveries did eventually stop.

    in reply to: Converting slides to digital images #820001

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    I used ScanCafe last year, and was pleased with the service. I chose the Express service, because I was apprehensive enough about putting my slides in the mail, let alone having them go overseas. (The Express service keeps you slides and photos in California). You can track your shipment to and from the facility. Most images came out well, and it’s much less of a chore than doing them yourself. For the few images that didn’t come out, you can always try to do better, yourself, when the slides come back to you. (FWIW, the few images that didn’t work too well were all prints on textured paper, not slides, I recall.) It was expensive, but not unreasonable. Watch for periodic specials.

    in reply to: Fair Trade Halloween! #815266

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    Katie, it would be great if some people also took note of the Teal Pumpkin campaign (http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project), and provided some non-food treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies, who can find Halloween rather discouraging.

    In recent years, I have advocated taking back Halloween by giving home-made treats. To forestall poisoning/razor-blade/drugging fears, I add a sticker with the ingredients, and a “made by your neighbor” notice with my address. They are very well-received. I love the neighborhood cohesiveness Halloween can bring, and I think the homeyness of home-made treats can help foster that.

    in reply to: Hiawatha is not a dog park #814675

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    wakeflood, amen!

    in reply to: Telescope Recommendation #813181

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    You might find Alice’s Astro Info’s article on this subject helpful: http://www.alicesastroinfo.com/telescope-purchasing/

    in reply to: Anyone know of parent and baby classes? #813113

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    You cannot do better than the parent education program (which runs the coop preschools) at SSCC: http://sites.southseattle.edu/homelife. Parenting skills, support, and camaraderie for a lifetime.

    in reply to: dog attacks goose at Lincoln Park #812943

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    I’ll be sad not to see the geese, but not as sad as I would have been had we lost them to a dog attack. Thank you to HH for taking action.

    This does not solve the general problem, though; there are still seal pups, and less-charismatic park inhabitants, still facing constant threat.

    in reply to: Zipper merging onto 99N from the bridge…. #811359

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    The key to making this work smoothly is for everyone, in every lane, always to leave plenty of merging distance (not just a car length–you don’t want people to have to “parallel park” into the merging space) in front of their car. This will allow people to change lanes smoothly, and keep traffic flowing. You won’t have to tap your brakes, then, when someone merges–just leave your foot off the gas very slightly to ensure you’re still leaving plenty of merging space–that eliminates the effect quesera is describing. When the whole lane slows down, you slow down, too–don’t let your car close that gap! With plenty of merging distance between cars, the whole “fluid” can flow smoothly, people won’t have to slow down to wait for people to let them merge, and we can use the whole road! This behavior does, of course, require close attention–if you’re on your cell, you’ll unconsciously close the gap with the car in front of you. But you should be paying close attention when driving, anyway.

    in reply to: Dead bumble bees- firework casualties? #810547

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    I would guess the sulfury smoke could also be a culprit–in places, it can get pretty thick; it will be interesting to hear what the Xerces Society has to say. It could also be coincidence–bees seem to be dealing with a lot of problems lately.

    in reply to: it's not my job to control your dog.. #805842

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    JoB, I can completely understand how in all the confusion, you would have overlooked the possibility of calling 911. I doubt I’d have been able to think of it. I do wish you had, and hope you will next time, just because the more people get away with misbehaving, the more they will take it as their right to do what they like. I am glad it wasn’t worse, for your sake, and hope you heal quickly.

    in reply to: it's not my job to control your dog.. #805831

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    JoB, why did you choose not to report this?

    in reply to: RIP Pete Seeger #803754

    Julie
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    …This land was made for you and me.

    I roamed and rambled, and followed my footsteps

    To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts…

    (doesn’t this feel better?)

    in reply to: RIP Pete Seeger #803752

    Julie
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    :)

    …This land was made for you and me.

    As I was walking

    That ribbon of highway…

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