SarahScoot

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  • in reply to: Good-bye Seattle P.I. #660554

    SarahScoot
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    Wow… that’s abrupt. I’ll have to remember to pick one up tomorrow as a souvenir.

    in reply to: RAVE – Cafe Revo #660465

    SarahScoot
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    I’m putting in another rave for Revo. Just got home from my third visit, and it was great as always. I went with my dad and his girlfriend. We split the calamari, each had a cup of soup, and I had the caesar salad while they split the luna di mare salad. All very delicious and in generous but not overwhelming portions. Our server, John, was very attentive and welcoming, and Sean was making the rounds as usual! So glad business is going well for them so far. Thanks, guys! :-)

    in reply to: Girl Scout Cookies #659487

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    Any specifics on where/when troops will be this weekend? I hope to stock up on Samoas, but the girls at Thriftway last Saturday were out when I stopped by :-(

    in reply to: Bamboo Bar #660102

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    Lame and trashy. That’s my perception of it, at least. Never been in, but walked by plenty of times. I’ve also heard from many people that the food sucks. If I were to choose a casual bar/restaurant on Alki to visit, it’s be Cactus.


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    Yes JimmyG you are absolutely right. I had this problem when I lived just off Avalon… nearly missed my AM bus many times waiting for a break in traffic since no one ever stopped. Now I’m south of Morgan Junction and have to cross coming home from the bus in the evening. We’ve only lived here six weeks and already I’ve lost count of the number of soccer moms in overpriced SUVs who’ve given me dirty looks for waiting patiently to cross the street. Ugh. Can’t wait until Spring so I can go back to my trusty scoot (and getting tailed by men in giant trucks who feel their masculinity’s threatened by my vehicle.)

    in reply to: Quick – Lunch recommendations? #658789

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! Dad’s running a little late, so I had another moment to check in. I think we will hit the Salvadorean Bakery this time, because I remembered him mentioning wanting to try it. All suggestions were good, and now I have a little list of impromptu Sunday lunch spots. It’s a little disappointing how many of our great restaurants are closed Sundays, but there are many places I’d completely forgotten about. Thanks!!

    in reply to: Quick – Lunch recommendations? #658786

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    FullTilt – I’ve been meaning to try the savory items from the Salvadorean bakery. That’s up there on the list now – thanks!

    in reply to: It’s Your Dog #656979

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    The point you are missing, Vincent, is that it is not o.k. to put one’s garbage into another’s garbage can without permission. Individuals/companies etc. pay for their own garbage service; this is why you will see signs on many public trash cans and dumpsters stating that dumping of one’s household trash is not allowed. Doing so can raise one collection bill while keeping the other below the weekly collection limit.

    And it’s important to draw the line between taking trash from someone’s cans and adding to it. If you don’t see the difference, I don’t know how else to explain it.

    in reply to: It’s Your Dog #656975

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    Morgan – looks like it was just less than 30 minutes before Caduceus posted exactly what you predicted. And of course, that same statement is made every time this issue is brought up. I don’t have any pet (or even my own outside trash can, as I live in a condo building), but this issue does bother me. It doesn’t matter if it’s a “rather trivial matter”; it bothers the property owners, and for good reason. These *private* trash cans are not available for use by all just because they’re out by the street, and that’s all there is to it.

    On another tangent – I get so sick of people deciding what’s important enough to be bothered by. If something bothers someone, that’s how it is. It doesn’t matter if there are “bigger things” to worry about. There always will be. However, it doesn’t mean that the small things don’t bother us, too. For instance, I am bothered when my bus is late in the morning for no good reason, but that does not mean I’m not also bothered by bigger issues such as war, world hunger, and animal cruelty.

    in reply to: West Seattle PCC “Real Change” Vendor #655206

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    @dtipke – Huh? Can you please rephrase your post so that one can actually understand the point you’re trying to convey? I can’t be the only one that can’t make any sense of this beyond that PCC “released” the woman in red who sells Real Change… the rest of your post made no sense to me :-(

    in reply to: Dog Poop in My Recyle Bin -RANT! #649168

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    Re: the previous forum post I referenced, here is the direct link: https://westseattleblog.com/blog/forum/topic.php?id=1698

    Still can’t believe anyone thinks this is o.k. because trash “already stinks.”

    in reply to: Dog Poop in My Recyle Bin -RANT! #649167

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    Watch out… I remember a similar post to this quite a while back, and many people jumped in to attack the poster with “why do you care?” “it’s not hurting anyone” and “pick your battle” comments. It’s good to see that, so far, commenters are reasonable and understand that this behavior (dumping your dog’s poop in another’s trash/recycling) is not o.k.

    in reply to: Work from Home #647615

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    Most legitimate work-at-home opportunities result from working for a company for long enough that they feel they can trust an employee to work remotely. Others are skilled people who start their own businesses, or freelance – writing, editing, consulting. Be wary of advertised opportunities. It is possible to make money taking online surveys by signing up with a company, but it’s a *very* small income supplement; I get about 4 per month from a company that pays me $5.00 each.

    in reply to: Rave: to my Jade plant—the largest in the world #646735

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    …or JoB meant that it’s so wide that it may not move through most doors without hacking off branches. That’s how I interpreted it.

    in reply to: Google Street View comes to Seattle! #646564

    SarahScoot
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    Yep, we’re on it… agreed with cruiser, it looks to be from late August/early September, based on the construction status of a project near us.

    in reply to: Metro Market Political Soda CONSPIRACY #646079

    SarahScoot
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    Ummmmmm… *embarrassed look* maybe there originally were two Pure McCain colas and two Yes We Can colas per pack, but some people only want Yes We Can cola and therefore switch out two Pure McCains for two Yes We Cans… only because it was clear many others had already done the same. *Looks around innocently* What do they expect when they package them in those open cartons in a very democratic area? I have a feeling a bunch of Pure McCain cola will be left all alone on election night.

    in reply to: Passive Aggressive Hedge Hater #641984

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    Agreed with all of the above re: clearance for pedestrians; I also have one nitpicky note: it’s Pemco Insurance that does the “Northwest Profiles” campaign, not Geico.

    in reply to: Archie McPhee isn’t moving to West Seattle :-) #641633

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    Ooh that should be interesting, since “Not a Number,” a similar novelty store, is right by there… hope they both survive!

    in reply to: Train orchestra?!? #641454

    SarahScoot
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    Yes!! Last night’s noise was horrible. I live on Avalon and had the hardest time falling (and staying) asleep. I’m used to the noises from the trains, the steel place, and the recycling processor across the street, but they were all going at full force last night, making huge amounts of noise until at least 1:15 a.m., when I finally fell asleep. And this being my first day back to work after nearly two weeks’ vacation, I really could have used the sleep to power me through the day here… need more caffeine…

    in reply to: Wont you be my neighbor? #633579

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    Hmm I thought I was the one that posted the FHA info, NewRes. ;-)

    Good luck in your search; hope the next prospect goes a little more smoothly.

    in reply to: Wont you be my neighbor? #633563

    SarahScoot
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    JenV may not be the owner/landlord of the property, but she is essentially publicly advertising and screening potential tenants in what amounts to an advertisement for the apartment. Therefore, she is walking a fine line in regards to the Fair Housing Act, Section 804: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/housing/title8.htm

    Though it doesn’t specifically say “political belief,” I would tend to classify that alongside “religion” in this case. It would be o.k. if JenV made this vacancy known among friends and family who could then point compatible people her way, but to publicly post its availability and then refuse certain people viewing and possible renting rights on those grounds is not acceptable.

    in reply to: Avalon Way vs. Harbor Ave. drivers #633307

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    roundthesound: I understand what you are talking about, and I think the reason the people turning right on green sometimes stop is they’ve been conditioned to do so after nearly being hit by someone turning left from Harbor. If I see traffic waiting to turn left there and I have the green, you can bet I still slow down just in case someone decides that they either have the right of way or have enough room to squeeze in. I figure if I’m going slowly and they pull a move like that I at least have time to avoid an accident. I bet some of the “stoppers” drive that intersection on Saturdays, too, which is when I notice it gets really bad. I saw a line of cars waiting to turn left onto the bridge one Saturday night that just took over the right of way – everyone started turning, completely blocking the right of way from turning right or going straight. There was a lot of honking, and still they all kept turning left!

    in reply to: Avalon Way vs. Harbor Ave. drivers #633297

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    CMP: I’ve actually been meaning to bring this issue to WSB for months now, but kept forgetting. This afternoon’s anger toward the jerk on Spokane just reminded me to post about my other WS driving peeve :-) My other one is that people rarely signal, but that’s a Seattle-wide problem! And to BobLoblaw and MargL, I have also looked at the signal from the other side to verify that there is nothing giving the drivers the impression that they have the right-of-way; there sure isn’t! Like you said, BL, there are signs specifically stating that traffic is to yield on solid green. Argh…

    in reply to: RANT- Morgan Thirftway Produce #631830

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