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Jackpot! How does an extra $500 for your Christmas list sound?
Elikapeka nailed it perfectly, and I agree 100%. I’ve yelled at kids other than mine and I certainly don’t mind if other adults correct my hooligans when they are acting the fool. It takes a village!
I agree with Karen. That’s why I am headed down to Ercolini Playground in 10 minutes to throw all the dumped scooters, sand toys, etc into the trash can. Bullies, we like our public spaces UNIMPROVED around here.
West Seattle Rocks! Thank you for the chairs. The chair stealer’s daughter, just saw the new chairs and left for work in a huff. I better pick up some chains at Target today.
After reading this thread, we ordered tonight and it was quite good. Definitely adding to the regular Sunday night rotation. Thanks Thaitan!
JoB, just driving anywhere in Seattle is statistically the most dangerous thing most of us do on any given day. I don’t think the viaduct adds any more risk than encountering blue Suburban lady, crazy white Camry guy, the army of local door-to-door solicitors, Honey Badgers, etc.
I love the viaduct and drive on it 6 days a week. I am hoping we can string out the tunnel discussion/ballot measures/non-voting etc for another 20 years until I retire and move out to the sticks. I’d say the odds are 50/50 at this point. TUNNEL 2031!
There is a Monday night group starting up at Hiawatha Community Center, 7:30. Not playing this Monday obviously, being the 4th, but show up on the 11th. $3 per person. Older group which might or might not be a good fit with your skill level, but at the very least you’ll work up a sweat.January 2, 2011 at 4:54 am in reply to: New to the area and need an idea for a birthday outing. #712800
The skating idea is awesome, my son and I went to the skating rink and had a blast (he’s 7). They can get inline skates and they play 106.1 music. Here’s the link to the party section on their website and it’s a reasonable price compared to all the other stuff.January 2, 2011 at 2:09 am in reply to: New to the area and need an idea for a birthday outing. #712796
How about West Seattle Bowl? Looks like cheapest birthday package would be ~$120 for one hour, two lanes, shoes, pizza, sodas, etc. Details here:
Alternatively, during open bowl lanes are $19/hour plus shoes. Bowling and then pizza and cake at home?
Hope this helps! Welcome to West Seattle and Happy New Year!
Coincidentally, today’s Daily Deal from Living Social is 50% off Bison Creek Pizza and Pub:
RW hit on a key point that may be in play here. The people who were just laid off were likely employees of Garlic Jim’s corporate, based on the fact that the parent company had been running this location since taking over from the original franchise owner.
Whomever has now assumed the WS business may well have their own legal entity (e.g. “WS Pizza LLC” or similar) and therefore all former employees may have been let go and then (the good ones anyway) rehired by the new entity.
I agree the timing is terrible, but I bet there’s more to this story than originally posted. Curious to see if the new owners weigh in – both to get “the rest of the story” and also to see if they realize the business value of proactively communicating with the well-informed WS community, thanks in large part of course to WSB.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Another vote for Budget Blinds. We had them do quite a few new blinds for us about 12 months ago and they were great. Very professional, the installer was terrific. They even gave us a few extra pieces as spares in case they break or get dirty or whatever (three little hooligans underfoot).
Costco has some day/night cameras with DVR/web interface. I don’t have any direct experience with these systems but check it out:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11539566&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|79&N=4001405&Mo=32&No=12&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=4802&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=July 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm in reply to: RANT: What's up with the stupid pedestrians tonight? #699180
Two days ago, a seemingly sane man started to jaywalk right in front of me WHILE PUSHING A STROLLER. I stopped quickly and I’m sure he read my lips quite clearly: “Jackass.”
I think that is true; the current issue of The Stranger has an interesting article, with the following excerpt:
“The numbers for the tunnel—once it’s completed—don’t look very good. The current Alaskan Way Viaduct carries about 110,000 cars a day. Once the tunnel opens in 2015, the number of cars using Highway 99 through downtown Seattle will drop to 46,000 cars a day, according to a tolling study by the state. That means 64,000 additional vehicles a day will be forced onto downtown surface roads, along the waterfront, and onto I-5. Why? Cars that want to go downtown can’t use the tunnel because it will have no downtown exits. And people who don’t want to pay the toll won’t use it. During peak hours, the trip will be $4 one way and $3.50 the other. That’s $7.50 to use the tunnel. Many of the cars diverted from Highway 99 will pour into Pioneer Square instead, further clogging that neighborhood’s already traffic-clogged streets.”
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