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It’s reasonable to find Ann Coulter offensive, it’s her job to offend and she makes a lot of money being good at it. Read what she has to say about pretty much any subject and tell me how her words are not reprehensible. She may be clever, but I find her message to be dark and mean spirited.
BTW, call ahead to make a reservation, it’s not easy to get a table on weekends.
Anne: Do you need regular grass for a reason? You might consider other grass options for a lower maintenance yard. I’m not an expert by any means, and I’m not a big grass waterer, so what grass we still have for playing ball on turns pretty brown by 4th of July. I wish we had gone with this option: http://www.wildflowerfarm.com. I’ve seen this eco-lawn in W. Seattle and I think it looks beautiful and stays green all summer.February 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm in reply to: Has Victoria, Canada’s sewage system been upgraded recently? #614478
Sorry JoB, reality is sometimes a pain. Victoria’s inability to tax themselves on this issue annoys me enough that I’ve been unwilling to give them my tourist dollars. This may be a minor inconvenience, but it bums me out because I love gardens, I love tea, I love beautiful cities and I would LOVE to visit Victoria before I die.
We loved the Beach House and now we love Bistro Baffi. The risoto is too die for! Now I’m having cravings!
Our family has been in LOST mode for the last three weeks getting my husband caught up on the show. We’re now half-way through Season 3! This will be a LOST weekend for us as well. I like watching the show the next day on my computer with “limited commercial interruptions” :). We could even get together and watch a favorite episode or something.
Oh my gosh! We LOVE LOST in our family. WHAT THE HECK?! is right!! I’m going to watch it again today because we missed some of it getting home late from a basketball game. Let me know if you find a LOST group as we’d love to meet up occasionally (we’re a family of 5 so probably not the demographic you’re thinking of).
Hey there NewResident:
Welcome! If you’re not otherwise engaged with the Superbowl, please feel free to join us at 4:00 at C & P Coffee on California this Sunday. We’re calling this group the “Seattle Anti-Freeze”.
JoB: Woo hoo!! You go girl!!
Like I’ve said before, give me Obama or Hillary! We could do much worse (like Romney or McCain)! We have to win this one. I can’t live through another 2004 election depression in 2008.
Dear Kayleigh & JoB:
Thank you so much for adding your views on this topic! I am gratified by the notion that in a few short months our country might actually have a President we can be proud of, whether it’s Senator Clinton/Obama/Edwards is less important to me than that it BE one of these three. I sure enjoy reading your point of view. I still may end up just drawing straws between Obama & Clinton.
Do you have any suggestions of where I can find some horse, cow or rabbit manure? I have used your composting method for the past few years with good results. In addition to your advice, I occasionally will ask the grocery store for bags filled with greens from the produce dept. to add to my compost bin. The extra lettuce leaves and etc make the worms reproduce like crazy. I also get coffee grounds from Starbucks and Tully’s to add to the mix. I have not added manure though, and if I could get some I would.
Thank you JoB for sharing what you learned from Madeleine Albright. I was sorry to not be able to get out to see her, I’d be interested in learning more about what she had to say.
I had a good experience at Jan’s Beauty Supply in the junction. I really like Shari who works there. She very nice and knowledgable about the products.
I’m very interested in organic gardening and would be interested in meeting to share ideas. I have three composters heating up in my yard right now. Since my vegetable garden space is limited, I would like to find someone who’d like to share seed packages and learn more about starting plants from seed. Also, I freeze blanched tomatoes for winter soups and I would like to learn how to can my vegetables. I’m having a hard time imagining “smoked” tomatoes :).
Let’s keep in touch.
Oops, OK, you’ve caught me, while I don’t mind watching sports, it’s not my favorite pasttime and I as far as the Super Bowl goes, I mostly get excited about the halftime show. The good news is that we might have C & P all to ourselves :)!
Let’s just go ahead and get together on Feb 3, even if it’s just you, me and Kayleigh who can show up. Hopefully this will be the start of something ongoing!
I love the name Anti-Freezers, very clever!
Here’s an idea to get us started…
Let’s meet at 4:00, Sunday February 3rd at C & P Coffee Company on California. Jacqueline Leigh is performing until 5:00 and after that we can pull out the board games. I’ll bring an electronic CatchPhrase game that is a great hit at my house.
I listened to Jacqueline’s Myspace music and she sounds nice & easy.
What do you think?
I’m in! We could make it a time when C&P has live music or something…that would be fun!
A West Seattle Blog coffee club, be there if you’re not afraid of blowing your anon cover. :)
We have a wonderful Newfy/lab/golden mix dog that we take to Petco for grooming. We spend extra for the “shed-free” process where they are able (miraculously) to get all of the underfur removed. He’s a really old dog and his coat is beautiful. We were swimming in dog fur before we started having the extra process done. Good luck with your new big bear of a dog. We love our boy!
Have you experienced this: I make a good friend that likes to get together and do some of the same things I like to do, and she changes jobs and moves to another city. The last three years I’ve had 3 friends move away, and now I feel like I’m starting over.
And what Kayleigh said: “I’m always happy to make new friends but sometimes feel I don’t have the energy or time to keep up with the ones I have”. What is up with this? What are we so busy doing that we don’t invite folks over for a meal or a cup of coffee. I’m talking to myself here, not you Kayleigh. My resolution for 2008 is to invite someone new over for dinner at least once a month, even if it means I’ll have to clean my house.
Hey there Lattemom:
Reading this thread made for an interesting morning. I’d like to suggest that you re-read what you have written and consider the “tone” of your voice. Your first message did sound to me like you were proud of the fact that you got the disturbed man “fired on the spot”! Perhaps that wasn’t your intended message, but your later writings dug the hole you started yet deeper. Loosing a job is huge; no insurance, can’t pay the bills…it’s something we universally worry about. I’m sure you generally feel compassion for the person experiencing this, it just didn’t come through in your writing.
Hi there Lattemom: Since I’ve been pondering your predictament today, I thought I’d throw my last two cents worth in…
I have a child in 2nd grade at Hope Lutheran School and I couldn’t be happier with the school, the 2nd grade teacher and the really nice parents in this class. There are only 17 kids (mostly girls) and quite of few are “only’s” so I hear of lots of afterschool playdates. My other children have gone to a variety of other West Seattle schools over the years and I have to say this one has fit the best. Naturally, everyone has their own ideas about the “perfect” school (there is none!) so, again, good luck and just keep trying!
My heart really goes out to you, this is such a dilemma as it is important for our children to have friendships. One more thought, my daughter had an excellent experience with Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts Totem Council is very well organized and open to all girls from K-12. http://www.girlscoutsww.org/
Every summer Girl Scouts has a two week day camp at Camp Long. This has been the highlight of my daughter’s summer for the last 10 years.
Given the circumstance at your child’s school, you may need to help her develop friendships in other places and/or consider other school options. You sound like a great mom! Good luck!!