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  • in reply to: Foood Truck at Hans VW Friday #863676

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    Looked like someone was standing waiting for food. They had a nice fire roaring inside like they might roast something or maybe a pizza oven? Struck out on google.

    in reply to: Car2Go #830850

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    I’ve seen them send two people out to retrieve cars from my street in High Point. They tend to pile up I think when people drive them home or to visit someone but choose not to drive them outbound. It was a little weird until I realized what the guys were doing because they couldn’t get the car to unlock and I couldn’t tell if they had C2G logos on their clothes and couldn’t believe anyone would be dumb enough to break into/steal a C2G lol!

    in reply to: Rant: Century Link #829833

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    I’ve had Comcast for Internet only and used an antenna I purchased at Costco and get all local channels very clear in High Point (your neighborhoods may vary in signal). It was around $75/mo for Blast! Internet which is the second speed tier at 105Mbps. After 2 years with that set up they sent me a deal I couldn’t refuse and I bit, $99 for X1 DVR full digital cable HBO and streampix (a Netflix like service on the X1) plus the Blast! Internet I already had. No brainer $20 for all that extra for 2 years? I read all the fine print and made extra sure the price would be firm for the 2 years offered. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever had DVR. It was so cool to pause and rewind something that happened in a football game. I grew up on antenna and limited basic so this is like way overkill for me. I have also enjoyed being able to watch the Huskies on PAC-12 and ESPN without “borrowing” someone’s login. The new cable box was a quick 15 min install appointment with a 2 hour window on a Saturday morning. Been working great for 6-ish months.

    in reply to: "Where are you from in West Seattle?" Funny! #829634

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    I’ve had a very similar conversation in a hotel bar at a conference. Where in Seattle do you live? West Seattle. No I mean I’m from Federal Way where do you live? Um West Seattle, that’s a place.

    in reply to: Foreign Currency Exchange #829633

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    Well the bad news is that BECU only takes Canadian Dollars for exchange. The good news is that my dad still banks with Wells Fargo and they take Euros and my SO banks with BofA and they also take Euros. Plus my dad is going home for a visit this summer so he will probably just buy them off of me 1:1. I would hold on to them for my next trip over since I visit every 1.5-2 years but the point was to do some Christmas shopping. Unfortunately everyone forgot I was departing on the first business day after the 3 Christmas Holidays and Sunday that all stacked up on the calendar this year.

    in reply to: President Ted Cruz…. #829469

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    Ted Cruz the one who thinks birth control is an abortifacient? Better make sure to have my IUD replaced before the election to make sure it lasts throughout the next administration.

    in reply to: War on Christmas? #829087

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    I was browsing Christmas decorations at a craft store thinking I might find something fun to use as a tree this year since I’m going on vacation part way through the month. I glimpsed at something that was perfect color for my living room and went to take a closer look. It had all kinds of Christmassy words on it and I got to the bottom and saw in huge font “FAITH” and “BLESSINGS” and I said outloud, gross I don’t want that churchy stuff on my Christmas decorations. And then I couldn’t stop laughing at what had literally just come out of my mouth. The other customers must have thought I was nuts.

    So there ya go, that’s what Christmas is to a Gen-Y not-quite-millennial that never went to church before. Feel free to tell me Merry Christmas but it probably doesn’t mean the same thing to me as it does to the people who don’t like the phrase “Happy Holidays.”

    in reply to: Intermittent high-pitched tone in the Junction #828297

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    Come on over to High Point where no less than 4 SHA houses have had their smoke detectors going off with an irregular low battery beep since MAY. Before Memorial Day! I have repeatedly emailed seattle housing authority and they won’t go fix them. Every time I opened my windows this summer…. Beep…beep………..beep……………beep…..beep

    in reply to: Blood donations needed #828161

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    I’ve been wanting to donate since before the accident occurred. I’m O+ which has apparently been such a critical need in the last month that they started calling me out if the blue after not donating for 10 years. I mean a lot could have changed in my life to disqualify me in that time but they’re that far down the list.

    The thing that always gives me pause is the time it takes to regenerate white blood cells. When I donated in college I wound up with a nasty cold and double ear infections during midterms. Just miserable. So I’m naturally gunshy afraid of getting knocked out for a week with flu (it’s already in my office) or cold/infections. I also frequently travel to Germany including during the BSE/mad cow era so I’m never sure if I’m allowed or not.

    in reply to: Oboe teacher needed #828050

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    I used to teach beginning oboe when I was in high school! I don’t play regularly now but I could definitely still help bring your oboe player up to speed to play in class until you can find a higher level teacher. (Assuming you’re looking for a child/teen) I have taught 5th-11th graders in a range of brand new to a wind instrument in 5th grade band to middle/high schoolers switching from flute and clarinet to help fill out their ensemble. I even got one of my 5th graders up to a 7th grade level and we had her sign up for solo/ensemble her first year! After I graduated and moved to Seattle she continued with my previous teachers in Olympia. I’ve played off and on in non-audition groups at UW and Boeing over the last 10 years though not actively in the last few as I focus on career things.

    Starting oboe with help is critical, double reeds are so complicated and can be frustrating to not get the quick results the clarinet players get and be the brunt of all the duck jokes. (Been there!!) I played flute one year in 5th grade and switched in 6th grade as my elementary music teacher was a bassoonist and gave me private lessons during school to get the basics down and keep up with the “easier” instruments. Reeds are also another conundrum. What is readily available at local music stores are usually junk so there’s lots of double reed suppliers online where you can get higher quality reeds until your oboist learns how to make them (I never did).

    Anyway I have a wealth of info on oboe resources online and some ideas in Seattle as well. Feel free to message me jihanke with the domain from that default search engine. I’m currently cramming for a professional credential exam on Wednesday so I might not be able to get back to you until later this week but I love oboe and would love to help however I can!

    in reply to: Owl Attack #827754

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    I read about someone having a similar encounter on Tiger Mountain on Reddit recently. Apparently certain times of year are more likely to have issues. Probably when the young are adolescent?

    in reply to: Bicyclist on WSB Eastbound this afternoon….. #827699

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    Omg I had a close call with a bike on the eastbound side on the 6″ sliver of “sidewalk” next to the steel mill! It was a weekend in the middle of summer. Guy was a hard core cyclist carbon fiber bike and full racing kit on. He had to put his front tire over the side of the bridge to not get hit by traffic. Spooked me so bad! He was inches from getting hit and thrown over the wall. How on earth does a cyclist justify in their head “yes this is where I should be riding”

    Then there’s the midnight jaywalkers hopping the median on Aurora in LQA where there’s barely any lights and shouldn’t be any pedestrians on the road because there are pedestrian overpasses! Argh!

    Seriously, is a driver still at fault if they hit someone in these situations where you could never remotely expect a pedestrian on the road?

    in reply to: Heading to the Peninsula, Ferry or Narrows Bridge #827115

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    Fauntleroy – Southworth was definitely the way to go! Really enjoyed being dropped off practically at my doorstep yesterday. Who would have thought planning this trip a month and a half ago that we would experience the strongest windstorm ever recorded in a summer month. On the plus side the cabin owners gave us a discount to spring/fall rates since the power and water was out all day Saturday and Olympic National Park shut down the whole weekend. One of these days we’ll get to the Hoh….

    in reply to: Sirens, sirens, sirens and more sirens. #827136

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    I find the west side crews so courteous! The fire trucks that respond to High Point always turn off the sirens when they come into the neighborhood after dark. Such a refreshing change from where I lived in Northgate, between the fire station and I-5 where they would barrel down my residential street to shortcut from Northgate Way to the side entrance to I-5 for early morning freeway calls before anyone was awake.

    in reply to: Heading to the Peninsula, Ferry or Narrows Bridge #827111

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    Hmm, I think I’m still leaning ferry just because I so seldom have a reason to ride it. :) My new car is unfortunately 14’1″, think they’d notice?

    JoB – I read the announcement on the Fauntleroy/Southworth run and they’re still using 3 boats just a lower capacity. According to the demand time table Friday’s until about lunch are all green indicating little to no wait.

    Now the tough part on deciding what to see on the way in Friday, especially if this supposed rain really comes in Hurricane Ridge might not deliver on views. Saturday is dedicated to the Hoh and the beach.

    in reply to: Shellac nails #826973

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    I’m definitely curious where people are getting good shellac manis at. Everywhere I’ve gone in WS it only lasts a week tops. My nails grow fast but they definitely should not lift of in whole nail sized pieces when done professionally. I gave up and for $35 got a kit with a light and several colors when they had one at Costco a few seasons ago. Less than the cost of another salon fail. I even went to a higher end salon up in Admiral and had a whole chunk come off the next day in transit to my vacation. Was especially irritated by that one and called them, oh whoops our polish was old we’ll fix it if you come in today… Too late already out of town.

    in reply to: Drinks after 10pm on Sunday? #826747

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    QFC… Maybe Safeway. Good luck everything around here closes at 6 or 8pm it seems like.

    in reply to: Proletariat Pizza in White Center hiring drivers! #826596

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    Anyone confirm whether they come up to High Point? That would be so awesome I never thought to check!


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    Thanks for the tip on the AMA totally didn’t realize he was in Harvey Danger, my all time favorite band!

    in reply to: Anyone else sick with a terrible summer cold? #826452

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    There’s some nasty stuff going through my office but it seems to be hitting people returning from vacations requiring cross-country or international long haul flights. If you’re flying soon definitely bring a travel pack of Clorox wipes and wipe down your seat, arm rests and tray table. The flight attendants will look at you approvingly (they know how filthy planes are) and your fellow passengers will be wishing they thought of it too. I used to always do it when I traveled for business down to California and back in a single day because I was always tired of getting sick exactly 7-10 days later.


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    I hate to say I was hoping more people would drop before the election so I wouldn’t have to sift through so many. I’m really liking what I’m hearing so far about fish farms but I’m disappointed no one has addressed colonizing space.

    in reply to: When life gives you a 91+ degree day… #825998

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    You stay in your bedroom with the door shut and the blinds drawn folding 2 weeks worth of laundry watching Netflix in front of your new 12,000 btu dual hose portable AC from Amazon that got delivered last Tuesday. Bliss. Side effect, it was much faster to get dressed for work this morning. :)

    in reply to: West Seattle Brewery closed again? #825905

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    in reply to: Grasshoppers? #825910

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    They exist in Washington. You should see my grandpa’s field when he gets out his riding lawn mower they jump everywhere!

    in reply to: Summer Fest or Street Fair? #825835

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    miws – I totally thought Sidewalk Sale was legit! I mentioned it to a friend who came over from the U-district and he thought Sidewalk Sale was more accurate than Street Fair or Summer Fest. I think he was kind of annoyed thinking it was U-District sized which is 10-12 blocks long. But his favorite vendor, the air plant guy was here so that helped. And Matador being 21 and up and shady helped. :)

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