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  • in reply to: Zayda Buddy's closing on Sunday #83110

    Lou98107
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    I never visited BauHaus. I intended to, but…I just don’t travel to that part of downtown Ballard anymore. I feel kind of bad now.

    Zayda Buddy’s always seemed busy and boisterous, although it could have been because of the volume, which often makes restaurants appear busier than they actually are. I’m sorry they’re closing, they were around a long time (although for us, their food was hit or miss). Where WILL the poor Velveeta lovers go now?

    in reply to: New Soren apartments at 24th and 58th #80405

    Lou98107
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    I can’t imagine why people would rent in these new places when you could probably get considerably more for less in an older building.

    I agree. But one benefit to living on or near 24th (or 15th, or Market) is that depending on your work schedule and social activities, you’ll have better bus options. There should be a short walk evenings, weekends, and weekdays to and from a bus stop.

    Even so, those numbers are scary. Being able to catch a bus home after a Sounder’s match, without a long walk in the dark wouldn’t make up for those prices. Hopefully the rent in the older buildings near 24th is still reasonable, but I’d have to imagine they’re creeping up, too.

    in reply to: Ballard Paseos #80250

    Lou98107
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    I’ve only eaten food from Geo’s a handful of times, and if I don’t compare it to Paseo, it was fine. But the consensus was that Geo’s sandwiches seemed much heavier, but had less flavor than what Paseo served. The marinade needed something, or maybe several somethings.

    Once my spouse came home with a sample of something fried…maybe their tostones? They were excellent.

    in reply to: good seafood restaurant around here #77663

    Lou98107
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    “Meeting up for lunch on Tuesday and they want to go where good seafood [is] served. Not Anthony’s, Palisade as I suggested. Don’t think [they’re] interested in Chinooks either.”

    “This time it was supposed to be a surprise for me but I screwed it up. “

    Since they asked you for suggestions and it’s supposed to be a lunch FOR YOU, I’d calmly reiterate my recommendations. Even if they’re paying, if you’re the guest of honor they ought to take you where you wanted to go. I’m wondering why they bothered to ask you at all. If they know enough to know where they don’t want to go, they oughta know where they DO want to go!

    in reply to: paseo reopening #77446

    Lou98107
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    Dave, I’ve eaten at Geo’s and tried 3-4 types of their sandwiches. IMHO and everyone who ate with me, the sandwiches were…okay. But in no way are they as good as what Paseo sold. Their aioli was missing something, the cilantro was overpowering, and the meat (pork AND chicken) was dry and bland. And the lettuce they use doesn’t stay crisp, and quickly gets slimy. I tried their “Tribute” sandwich recently, but having to pull out a long, limp piece of green stuff was unappetizing.

    If Paseo does reopen in Ballard, I’ll be happy to get in line with the other sheep.

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71794

    Lou98107
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    p.s. Pennygirl, I forgot to add that I sincerely doubt you’d let your hounds (or maybe you have terriers…can’t remember which kind of dog you’ve mentioned) behave badly around guests, regardless of what kind of dog it was. I could be wrong, but you sound as though you’d have behavioral expectations of your canines around other people.

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71792

    Lou98107
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    “I doubt you’d EVER blame your dog’s behavior on the person who has to deal with it.”

    But you assume that some other random person would, just because their dog is “small”?

    I don’t get your logic.

    I was supporting what Phoo had said earlier: “small dog owners in particular live in a world of their own. They are less likely to properly train the dog because they can just pick them up. I’ve never had a medium or large dog be nasty to me…”

    My quote above regarding how LIA’s German Shepard reportedly greets people, was relaying what I’ve witnessed in real life. LIA seemed apologetic because her dog is an enthusiastic greeter. My “logic” was that I doubted LIA would see her dog misbehaving, not attempt to stop the behavior, and tell the the dog jumping up that it was okay, because the person being jumped upon didn’t like dogs.

    in reply to: LOST CAT 6YO GREY/WHITE 16TH NW/NW 75TH #71711

    Lou98107
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    Another bump for you – hope he’s home safe soon.

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71710

    Lou98107
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    LIA, one difference is that if your GS greeted me enthusiastically, I doubt you’d fail to try and correct her behavior, brushing it off, acting it was okay because “Lou doesn’t like dogs”. I doubt you’d EVER blame your dog’s behavior on the person who has to deal with it.

    BTW, I love German Shepherds. If I met yours out on a walk, and it was evident she was struggling to say hello in a way that was within the rules you’ve taught her (humans are so LIMITING) I’d probably know she had behavioral expectations, rather than the dog being in charge of the human.

    And I’d forgive the leg-donuts.

    in reply to: What would you do? Neighbor's dog… #71621

    Lou98107
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    In Phoo’s defense, I think I know where she’s coming from. I realize not all owners of little dogs do the same thing, but if I think of all the small dogs I’ve met (or spent time with) over my entire life, the majority of those owners could be described as “overly indulgent”. We had a small dog when I was in gradeschool, and he had little training. But if we had guests, he’d get too excited so we’d put him in another part of the house, or in the garage. He wouldn’t have run of the house until everyone left.

    Some of the little dogs I’ve known have had training, some not. Those untrained little dogs have jumped on me when I’ve been sitting in an easy chair, chew, nip or scratch at skin or clothing, bark & growl incessantly, and race around & weave between guest’s legs. I’ve even seen them chase their host’s cats, and heard the dogs owner laugh and find it funny. They thought it wasn’t their dogs’ fault or their own. They’ll sometimes actually comment “I didn’t realize you don’t like dogs” if you ask them to make their dog stop.

    I also have experience with medium to large breeds, and in general, those owners would never allow their dogs to get away with the same behavior. Actually, ALL of them that I can think of have trained their dogs, keep their eye on them, and expect them to behave and will make corrections when needed. A friend’s retriever is well behaved, but her daughters’s 12 pound dog is a total nightmare to be around, yipping & zipping all over the place as her owner looks on.

    When it comes to the small dog owners I know, I suspect they’d rather not have to spend time training or correcting behavior. If their dog jumps up and scratches your shins, it’s not THEIR fault you didn’t wear jeans! The dogs are rarely taken out for walks or socialization, because they have the run of a low-fenced yard. If you have a problem with how their dog is behaving, it’s your problem, not theirs.

    But my experiences are my own – I just wanted to point out that when Phoo wrote about owners of small dogs living in their own world, I could not disagree.

    in reply to: Brunch at Hilliards! #71493

    Lou98107
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    It’s been a long time since we tried, but I’m glad to hear Hilliard’s fills growlers now. We might have to try brunch before we lose bus service!

    in reply to: Ballard is getting Gig Service!! #70982

    Lou98107
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    “…with a 12-month commitment and a “bundle”, which Andrews says would include home phone and long-distance service.”

    doesn’t it seem antiquated to bundle this service with a landline?

    In all fairness, the call quality from a phone plugged into an old-fashioned wall phone jack can be much better and more reliable than what you get on a cell phone.

    in reply to: Ballard Ave New Bar Application #70750

    Lou98107
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    It always passes edog. Of course those who think they are hip never realize when they no longer are.

    I hope you’re right. But considering the number of big, new residential buildings in Ballard, I bet it’ll predominantly be the “hipster” types who live there.

    FYI, I knew people who considered themselves hip. But they never entered my circle of friends, unless they were willing to buy pizza for everyone.

    in reply to: Seafood Fest – what is your must do/have? #69954

    Lou98107
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    IMO, the most reliable food purchase at the Sffdfst is the salmon dinner. One of us buys an entree from at least one vendor each year, but we find the food is middling at best. Oh yeah, if the Indian restaurant has a booth, they produce great naan. Big City Burrito, maybe? Lamb gyros?

    I feel bad, but after 20-something years of visiting, there’s nothing at the Seafoodfest I’d feel the need to take the bus down there to get. Sorry.

    in reply to: Lost white/brown medium/small poodle mix #69801

    Lou98107
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    Gracie, dog was brought to the humane society.

    I didn’t read anywhere here that the finder had taken it to the shelter…unless you’re saying you were at the shelter, and the dog was brought to you?

    Either way, good for Gracie to try and reunite dog + owners. If lost-pet threads aren’t updated I’d rather people assume the animal is still missing, and do what they can to get them back home. But, that’s just me.

    in reply to: Hope Solo #68988

    Lou98107
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    The only thing that doesn’t surprise me is that Jerramy wasn’t involved. Her sister probably has been thru this before, but assaulting your own nephew? Solo-Stevens must’ve been way wasted.

    in reply to: Skunks #68411

    Lou98107
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    I have seen a few live skunks in Ballard, but they’re usually on the move. Perhaps it’s something belonging to the skunk cabbage family?

    in reply to: Dog Microchip – How important it is? #67074

    Lou98107
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    Ha, your approximately $4 find vs. your wife’s $400-500 purchase SHOULD teach you not to get lost! Next time you’re out together but you can’t find her, and she’s not answering her phone, you’d best check the most expensive aisles first.

    Although in Fry’s, there are way too many expensive aisles to choose from.

    in reply to: Dog Microchip – How important it is? #67065

    Lou98107
    Participant

    If I were to get lost in a store for four hours, there are few I’d find more dangerous than Fry’s. Wasn’t MrsOG unhappy about all the fun things you bought for yourself – or were you able to resist temptation? Fry’s carries many things I need, even more things I don’t need, most of which I didn’t know existed until I spotted them.

    As for this thread, I thought the new system was supposed to weed out spam posts.


    Lou98107
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    What did Poker Guy say? Links please?

    Most of his inappropriate comments were on the old (crashed) system this forum used. Even if someone could produce a link, I doubt they’d work.

    in reply to: Tater Tots #66463

    Lou98107
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    Avocado head, if that grease had pooled on the crumb tray, it also probably coated the rest of the inside of your toaster. But maybe not.

    Phoo, McMenamin’s hotels and pubs use a ketchup made in Oregon. It might be organic; I can’t remember who makes it. I was skeptical at first because I like Heinz, but what McMenamin’s uses is a little more fresh and interesting.

    Grt Idea, I’ve never had taco meat that included what I’d call “sauce”. Crumbled ground beef sprinkled with ground chili powder and other spices (or one of the seasoning packets), and maybe a little water or salsa and let it cook down. But the liquid evaporates and the meat is loose and crumbly, but seasoned. On the other hand, to me Sloppy Joes are more like a BBQ pulled pork or shredded beef or shredded chicken sandwich, and the meat has been well doused in some kind of BBQ sauce. And the Sloppy Joe meat is usually ground. The former is drier, the latter much wetter.

    But, that’s just me.

    in reply to: Tater Tots #66420

    Lou98107
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    They also had a taco burger, taco meat on a hamburger bun with lettuce and tomato.

    I do believe you just described a ‘sloppy joe’

    great idea, I wouldn’t want a Sloppy Joe with lettuce and tomato, and without sauce. But the messy taco burger donarb described sounds like something easily thrown together at home, if we have leftover taco meat.

    LOVE McMenamin’s tater tots with Ranch dressing, and their Oregon ketchup.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #64888

    Lou98107
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    I’d already been concerned about the impact to our bus route when the numerous, massive apt & condo buildings added throngs of new residents. And now, it’s likely to be much worse.

    in reply to: Rules at Café Besalu? #61106

    Lou98107
    Participant

    Oops, it appears we might have been impolite. We’ll keep this mores in mind the next time we go out.

    in reply to: Rules at Café Besalu? #61074

    Lou98107
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    Ombudswoman – I was unaware of any such rules. However, in other casual cafes, I’ve had a similar thing happen to me. If I’ve grabbed seating while my companion gets in line to order, I’ve had my right to sit there challenged. But they just seemed mad that I was sitting at a table without having food/beverage in front of me, as opposed to my breaking the rules.

    I guess you can just be glad you weren’t dealing with them AFTER they’d exceeded their caffeine and/or sugar needs for the day. Still, it’s too bad that they were jerks to you.

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