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  • in reply to: Cat sitter (ish) #735887

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    Elias (Eli) Frye at everynaymistaken(at)gmail(dot)com. I recommend him without reservation! Very reliable, VERY reasonable! He pills my cat nearly every weekend (tell him you got his email from the people whose cat he pills 2x/day and house-sits for and he’ll know who you mean).

    Honestly, you’ll be lucky if he can work for you. Just the BEST.

    in reply to: Any bird people? Hurt pigeon corner 42nd and oregon #734182

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    You can take injured birds (if collected in Seattle) to Seattle Animal Shelter in Interbay and PAWS will pick them up. If you can gently place the bird in a cloth bag and hang the bag, that’s the best way to transport them. Cardboard tube (head in first, wings folded) is also good if you can find the proper size.

    in reply to: Piano Lessons Wanted #734093

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    Music Center of the NW is a non-profit and very reasonable, but not in West Seattle.

    in reply to: Ya call that an "investment"? #733958

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    Wow. I think all I have to add is: “impressive rant” since I can’t be bothered to parse it.

    (Yeah, I know, I didn’t add anything of value to the conversation, but at least my grammar is correct.)

    in reply to: Wanted: School Backpack #733915

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    I have a National Wildlife Federation freebie you can have – pretty (green and beige) and fine as a bookbag, almost unused. Mesh side pockets, 2 zippered pockets, drawstring front panel for shoes or wet clothes. Nylon, cheap-ish construction. Has National Wildlife Federation embroidered on it (2″x2″).

    Post your email address here if you want it. Can’t beat the price :).

    in reply to: House keeper needed #733621

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    Casa Latina! Local, dependable, good service, sweet people, $12/hour!

    in reply to: Time to do Without? #732523

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    Good point, Huindekmi. We are told to spend spend spend to get our economy rolling. Of course, it’s overspending (mostly home loans) that got us into trouble in the first place.

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    Lots of discussion to be had here, but it’s a workday :).

    in reply to: Time to do Without? #732520

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    In the Carter years we were called upon to make [minor] sacrifices (if you can call wearing a sweater in winter a sacrifice). Now we are taught that everyone “deserves” a house, “deserves” a nice car, “deserves” more than our parents had. Even people who never did a single selfless thing or worked for the greater good feel entitled. We expect all kinds of services but cry like babies when asked to pay for them. On the contrary, we want tax cuts! We “deserve” them! If everyone ate Ramen once a week and used the savings for the greater good in some way, we wouldn’t need to raise taxes. But we are selfish. And we cannot get over our bloated sense of entitlement.

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    2 Much Whine, you are right on. It would serve our country well to act in a fiscally responsible way as individuals, but just try telling people they can’t have the latest toy they can’t afford…

    in reply to: Interesting thing happened while I was riding to work… #731811

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    Please post the company name. You can play by the rules and complain to “management” first, although the yahoo behind the wheel probably IS management.

    in reply to: DP Report (08/01/11): The FCAT Interview #730809

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    I was looking for an answer to my question regarding people’s motivations. I have seen all these types of websites in the course of my studies and work. Some in my organization are willing to work on educating the public regarding feral domestics, but I am not. So,

    Over-and-out

    in reply to: DP Report (08/01/11): The FCAT Interview #730807

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    Wrong. Read my post. I had 8 cats euthanized because of what I saw happen both to them and to the birds, and because it was agreed by others at (PAWS – I think!) that it was the best option. FYI, I have 2 feral cats in my house for the past 5 years. And further FYI, each of the cats was in terrible shape. I did not take a comfy life from them, I saved them from the fate I witnessed of one.

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    Accuse me if you need to, but I feel that subjecting a cat (and wildlife) to the feral lives I’ve witnessed is CRUEL. Euthansia is humane. I’ve not heard any reasonable evidence or argument to the contrary, which was all I was asking for.

    in reply to: DP Report (08/01/11): The FCAT Interview #730805

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    Oh, God, poor kitty. What’s the rational behind re-releasing feral cats? Why not euthanize them? I had to have EIGHT of them euthanized at my own expense when I moved into my house. They were living in my yard and driving my [indoor] cats and dog crazy, fighting loudly at night, all of which I would have lived with, but I was sick of finding dead birds (neotropical migrants – yellow-rumped warbler, Townsend’s warbler, purple finch, a hermit thrush :( … I can’t remember what else]. When someone hit one right in front of me and sped off while I watched it writhing in the street (I still get physically ill remembering it), that was the last straw.

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    Do release-supporters think it’s more humane? Or is it an all-creatures-have-a-right-to-life thing? I don’t get it. To me, going peacefully was far more humane. They even get an initial shot to make them fall asleep so they are not conscious for the shots that stop their heart.

    [Before anyone starts screaming at me, know that I brought all the cats to Paws (I’m pretty sure it was Paws, can’t remember though) who all they could offer was euthanization. I volunteered to cover expenses and they gratefully agreed.]

    in reply to: CIRCA: Biscuits and Gravy #731037

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    NOTE: ANY IMPLIED THREAT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST THE HYPERFIT RACER POSTERS IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. POST IS FAIR-TRADE, ORGANIC, CARBON-NEUTRAL, AND MANUFACTURED OF 99% RECYCLED ELECTRONS, AT LEAST 50% OF WHICH ARE POST-CONSUMER ELECTIONS. NO ELECTRONS WERE HARMED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS POST.

    in reply to: CIRCA: Biscuits and Gravy #731036

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    Velo, I may have to kill you if you keep it up. I have to constantly watch what I eat (except for the once-a-month molasses pancakes at Alki Cafe – talk about YUMMERS…) even though I train 13 out of 14 days (same as you, race training). Maybe Halyn would like to help me plan your demise…

    (5’5, 43yo, 120-126 lbs, MHR 180, RHR 45 – how can your max and RHR be so far apart? What’s your LT?)

    in reply to: CIRCA: Biscuits and Gravy #731032

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    Halyn-

    You CAN do it! And once you do, you’ll feel great. And that plate of biscuits will be there for you after you reach your goal. You’ll still have to be careful, but there will be room for a treat now and then!

    So hang in there, one day at a time (as they say), watch the weight roll off, and know that the same foods you love will always be there, so maybe you don’t need them right now.

    Hope that helps – dieting is HARD.

    in reply to: CIRCA: Biscuits and Gravy #731026

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    At least it’s easy to figure out how to lose or gain weight:

    calories in – calories expended (about 1200 + exercise) = weight gain/loss (at 3600 cals/lb).

    It’s just most people underestimate what they take in and overestimate what they burn. Write down everything you eat for a week and find out.

    I hope the person who wanted biscuits and gravy got them, despite the change of subject :)!

    in reply to: CIRCA: Biscuits and Gravy #731021

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    But fat is pretty darn bad on the health scale. Up there with smoking. Would be nice to be an overall healthier society, given the current political issues with healthcare costs. [sorry, but my company’s insurance costs just went up AGAIN because of the health histories of some people I work with who don’t take care of their bodies.)

    in reply to: Need guidance: off leash dogs on my property #730619

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    Velo, you’re cracking me up today (too bad it’s only me). Namaste, peace out, and goddess bless-

    LC

    in reply to: RANT – Innovative way to run a red light #730471

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    Forgot about this one until it happened yesterday – be sure to politely stop and wait, hornless, when a late lane-cutter (say, to exit I-90 to I-5 South when it’s backed up) stops a whole lane of interstate traffic because they are too special to wait in line!

    in reply to: Rant: Mail thief & Rave:SPD! #730557

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    Argh. Bummer. I guess I should call the police too. I’ve had an empty mailbox for about 5 days out of the last 10, and that never happens. Not the first time, either. I’m in Gatewood. Now all packages go to work.

    in reply to: RANT – Innovative way to run a red light #730459

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    My thoughts: BLOW THE HORN! If the person in front of you is too busy dialing their phone to drive on the green, BLOW THE HORN!! If they are driving 5 mph because they are looking for something, BLOW THE HORN (they should pull over)!!! If they are going below the speed limit while planted in the left lane, BLOW THE HORN!!! If they were first to the 4-way stop but won’t go, BLOW THE HORN!!! If they stop dead at the merge, BLOW THE HORN!!! WHY don’t Seattles use their horns? Drives me nuts. Oh, I’m from NYC. In case you didn’t guess.

    in reply to: RANT Alki Board and bike poor service for repairs #730510

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    PS Sorry about your experience. If your story is accurate, it sounds like you might be able to pursue small claims.

    in reply to: RANT Alki Board and bike poor service for repairs #730509

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    I didn’t like our previous West Seattle options at all, but now we have CYCLE U!!

    Ditto Velo_nut, except I find MOST of Aaron’s mechanics to be fine and friendly, but the exception(s) drove me away ages ago.

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    Thanks for coming, Cycle U!

    in reply to: how horrible is the commute from WS to Bellevue? #728609

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    Would you be interested in trying a bike commute? West Sea-BV is pretty easy, and if you’ve never done it before, plenty of people here and at Cascade Bike Club can help you get started (and explain how to overcome the old excuses of “I don’t have time” and “I don’t have a shower at work”). If you’re interested.

    If not, KC Metro can help with car- and van-pooling.

    in reply to: Measles was eliminated in the US by 2000… #725102

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    When I looked into it not too long ago, there was most certainly NOT a clearly demonstrated risk between vaccinces and Guillian-Barre Syndrome. Some non-statistcally-significant evidence (it was not backed up to a meaningful extent by the studies). Overall, the benefits certainly outweigh the risks there. Or that’s my opinion, anyway.

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