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  • in reply to: Cat fosterers #69755

    lakreitz
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    Good idea teigyr – I have some buprenorphine filled syringes and it would be great if they could be used.

    in reply to: Pot-hole filled #69751

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    I liked that pothole too. It’ll be back soon though. You might want to start a pool now.

    I liked the hole in the concrete street on the north side of the Nordic Heritage museum. It’s filled now, but it was scary to look into it. I couldn’t see the bottom and the hole itself was bigger than my foot. Was more of a sinkhole.

    in reply to: Southern Baptists Invade Ballard #69746

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    In another thread there was a link to a discussion of the Mars Hill church layoff. Members were asked to pray over the recently downsized employees. Am I the only one who finds the use of the word over a little disturbing? Makes me think of a cadaver laid out in a box and repeating a rosary. I’d rather be prayed for.

    On another related note, years ago, my unreliable car broke down on I-5 on the way to Portland. It was vapor lock and it had happened before, so I knew I just needed to wait it out. I was very close to a rest area, so I walked there to wait it out. At the rest area, I met a missionary from some southern cult type church. He was happy to explain his mission to me and I had time to kill so I listened. Apparently, we are ‘un-churched’ here, and he got the ‘call’ and headed up here to save us from ourselves. Tragically, the mission was cut short. He was headed home to Alabama before the end of his two year stint in the Puget Sound area – there’d been a power grab by the congregants and he’d been turfed out.

    In the years that have passed since that chance meeting, western Washington has only slipped further down the slippery moral decay slope – same sex marriage, legalized pot, mail-in voting. Our region must be the subject of much discussion in the ‘churched’ regions of the country. Maybe this type of behavior is why there is a Seattle Freeze.

    in reply to: Cat fosterers #69740

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    You are kind to think of our homeless four-legged friends, Nuttmeg. If you, or anyone, is doing a down-size of the linen closet, when I fostered orphan kittens cotton towels were always needed. Pillow cases, especially flannel, are also handy.

    in reply to: I miss the old forum.. #69535

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    What an a$Sh@t! I was walking past that shop earlier in the week and noticed his lame and pathetic signs. I knew at the time it was crap. Most folks with a brain do, but would a normal, sane person challenge him by parking there? You’d return to a car with key marks or flat tires.

    in reply to: Lost Black Cat – 26th/73rd #69534

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    So glad she is back home!

    in reply to: Vulcan Knife closing on July 9th #69512

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    Sheesh……Knives….not knifes.

    Not sure if I understand the price list at Vulcan (and I’ve been in before), but for $32, my seven knives are frighteningly sharp.

    in reply to: I miss the old forum.. #69500

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    In the early days there was suthii who I think might have been banned from the forum. But I think he just returned as stopgo.

    Anyone remember SeattleMedic? He offered rides to the airport and around town – I think he might have been unemployed. Mr.L was traveling a lot at the time and used him and some of my neighbors used him. Then some killjoy on the forum ratted him out to the city for violating for-hire vehicle regulations. He was an early Uber/Lyft pioneer.

    in reply to: Volunteering #69130

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    Great job plugging for SAS phoo! It’s a great shelter because of its volunteers.

    You might also want to check out Sustainable Ballard Gracie.

    in reply to: My Crow Family #69070

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    What sad news. I am so sorry pennygirl.

    in reply to: L.A. Fitness vs. Olympic Athletic Club #68431

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    I’m with you CR, I really like the Ballard Health Club. The staff greets members by name, coming and going. Always a nice pile of soft towels – two sizes – neatly folded at the front desk. The free training sessions is a real bonus – and someone is usually available for a quick pointer on form. Can’t say enough good things about that place.

    in reply to: My Crow Family #68160

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    Wow, you really are looking after a crow family – active tending, not passive looking! That is so cool.

    I heard today that Seattle has one of the largest urban crow populations in the country. Certainly seems true just looking around.

    in reply to: Rents dropping in Interbay #67620

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    Disagree with you krow. No need to offer rent incentives if the market is hot. In addition, small guys as well as big mgmt companies offer incentives depending on market conditions and incentives are by no means an invention of the last 10 years. Right now, today, few incentives are offered. Next year will be a different story when all of the new places under construction come on line.

    The place Mondo mentioned doesn’t have much to offer except that it’s new. It’s not really walkable to anywhere interesting. No view. Clanging & smashing trains 24/7 in the rail yard on one side, busy 15th on the other and ball field lights shining windows at night on another. Around a year ago, one of my former tenants moved there. Looks like tenants are fleeing as their one year leases are up.

    in reply to: Red Graffiti stickers #67549

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    Awesome GI! Did you take that pix on 39th? There was a very similarly enhanced sign a long time ago along 39th that made me laugh out loud whenever I drove past it. So good to have a picture of it. There was also a ‘Stop for me it’s the clown sign” (with little red ball on the nose) in the same vicinity. Neither lasted all that long.


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    I needed a cast iron fry pan and checked at Goodwill. It didn’t have to be nice as it was going to be for bread baking. They had a small cheaply made one that still had tomato seeds stuck to it. Can’t they at least wipe these things down? Price was $14.99 – probably the same price new elsewhere. Yuck!

    Before she moved off to Vashon Miss Julie told me about the buynothing project. There is a Buynothing project Ballard facebook page. A few items have come out of my Goodwill box and been re-routed to neighbors in the last few weeks.

    in reply to: Ballard Bowl #67210

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    Keep the stories coming OG! Love them!

    in reply to: Donating Beauty and Makeup Products? #66056

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    Miss julie,
    I also pm’ed you about the group.Thanks

    in reply to: Our last few weeks in Ballard #65258

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    Sounds fabulous! You found a great spot. Enjoy!

    in reply to: Patxi's? #65256

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    Good point GI, the garnishments make them sweet. There would be no mistaking the classification of this one:
    http://www.chow.com/recipes/30935-savory-cheddar-waffles

    And no doubt about the classification of the Curtis alternative either!

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #65153

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    saffy – I meant to say that I won’t be disappointed in election results because I will be fairly certain the outcome will be a full-on helping of the conservative agenda. I checked out The OC library system (at least there is one) and they charge $1 to place holds and charge to check out popular titles.

    I haven’t read into a Seattle only tax to fund transit. Would that even be permitted under the existing Metro rules? I am all for a bus-specific tax. IIRC the measure that failed had a lot of $$ for King County roads.

    in reply to: Big Bertha #65110

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    For the win, I’ll see JM’s galloping gertie and raise him/her two sunken floating bridges and a collapsed (Husky) stadium.

    in reply to: Patxi's? #65109

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    Cate, I’m not so sure about the maple syrup (just my opinion, though). Good with the waffle, but ‘meh’ on the sausage and a ‘serious no’ on the eggs. I’m not sure there’s a condiment that works with this combo.

    Wait……. what if it were a savory waffle made with a little cornmeal and corn kernals and a few minced jalepenos? A red salsa would work. So, even after a dinner of pasta with basil pesto & red wine, the ‘taco’ still looks good to me.

    in reply to: Patxi's? #65105

    lakreitz
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    Maybe I’m just hungry, but that ‘taco’ looks pretty tasty to me right now. I’ll see what I think after dinner.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #65103

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    I’m sad about this for all of the reasons stated above. I don’t think bus riders came out in force to support this measure. My SO forgot to vote before leaving the house on Monday for a biz trip. I drove to the airport with his ballot so he could vote YES. May all of the folk in East King County enjoy their soon to-be-unpaved roads.

    Work is forcing a relocation to S.Cal for me later this year (95% certain). When I first learned of the move, I was sad to have to live in Orange County and leave lovely Seattle. Orange County residents are very different from Seattle-ites (though Huntington Beach recently banned plastic bags). At least I will never have to be disappointed in an election result.

    in reply to: Converstaion Room WIndow Fogging up #63666

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    We had a similar fogging problem with a window. We are using Professional Glass Company at 107th & Aurora for a job right now. It is a small company run by a brother & sister. Nice folks. The window will have to be removed so that the replacement is the correct size. It takes a few days for the replacement to be made. You may want to hold off until it is a warmer.

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