Allison W

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  • in reply to: Puffy Jackets #64016

    Allison W
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    Last time consort and I were at Hillbilly Q, one of the colorful local types commented on our puffy coats, which I didn’t understand. People who do stuff like hiking and skiing have *always* had puffy coats. If it’s trendy right now, that’s not my problem.

    in reply to: Puffy Jackets #63919

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    North Face and Columbia are kinda down market brands. Like Rudy, I am partial to Patagucci.

    in reply to: dog stolen from outside cafe #63918

    Allison W
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    There’s no reason kids can’t play in the vacant lot now except for fearful parents. The world’s not nearly as dangerous as many perceive it to be.

    in reply to: dog stolen from outside cafe #63847

    Allison W
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    So….it’s the fault of the dog’s owners that the dogs are stolen? How about blaming the dog thief? Yet another example of blaming the victim.

    DON’T STEAL A DOG. THE END.

    in reply to: Five Guys Burgers #63657

    Allison W
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    I am with you on the bacteria thing. It’s not bad to eat a little dirt, so to speak.

    in reply to: Five Guys Burgers #63643

    Allison W
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    The thing about these food allergies is that they never used to exist–they’ve appeared roughly within my lifetime, which is the same timespan as the existence of processed foods. I’m a big believer in the idea that the food allergies/sensitvities are directly related to processed foods, and there’s science to back that up.

    I was mad as hell when my parents put that goddamned hippie whole-wheat bread in my lunch, but the good thing is, I never developed a taste for that garbage, and I’m healthier for it. I have exactly one sensitivity, and it’s to toluene, which is a neurotoxin. Pretty happy about that.

    in reply to: Seattle Library App #63481

    Allison W
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    I was able to DL it via the link, but not by searching for it on my phone in the Play store.

    in reply to: Locked-up Booze #63326

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    I told you guys this privatization thing was gonna bite us in the ass!

    in reply to: That smell! #63254

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    I caught a whiff o’ that too, up near Larsen’s. Peeyou.


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    Yes, I was wondering about that. Can’t even remember how it was determined that it might be a Blackstock house. It was definitely a kit house, and looked like it had been put up in a weekend.


    Allison W
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    Yes, Ernie. That was the best anyone could figure out. That said, it was just pre-internet and I have never gone back to confirm that factoid.


    Allison W
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    The frpl in the listing is Tudor in style though the house doesn’t seem to have much of a style at all.


    Allison W
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    My first house was a 1907 Blackstock kit house. It had box beams and a window seat, but was otherwise fairly Plain Jane. The fireplace was original and was faced in plain brick. If I’d had money for improvements, it would have been refaced. In that case, the original was wholly unremarkable.

    in reply to: yet more package thieves #63105

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    Be better if we had a proper watering hole instead of a big-ass church.


    Allison W
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    Didn’t like Chef Liao. There is a place on Aroura at about 87th (lu shen??) that is not bad.

    Anyone try Snappy Dragon in Maple Leaf?

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61586

    Allison W
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    Yeah, right, BR…..a horrible longing emptiness. Oh wait, that’s not me at all.

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61556

    Allison W
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    BR, I assume you are referring to me, and I assume that you have forgotten that I am in no way a “whining neo-Ballardite.” It must really suck to be you.

    in reply to: spring #61540

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    I took a quick spin down the planet to Flagstaff this week, and today I got a ride from an old friend back to Phoenix instead of flying. The friendship was too old and short-lasted to provide any real footing for conversation, but the topography and the early spring desert color was amazing. The suarro (sp?) cactus were especially cool to see–there is a very specific elevation where they are not there one moment, and then there.

    Also, today (on completely manmade snow due to the same low snowpack we are seeing here) skiing down from 11,500 on rental skis, on steeps, on legs and ankles that have not done this due to injury in 6 years…pretty priceless. I have a sunburn.

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61318

    Allison W
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    Ernie, agreed abt cash and carry. If I was shopping for a party, that’s where I would go.

    I think my pal’s Mister is an ’83.

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61244

    Allison W
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    Cate, you may be right. Consort and I occasionally need to-go cups for home. Typically a latte cup or maybe a container for something to eat. It’s when we’re traveling. Like tomorrow–off to the airport in the morning, not leaving a car, don’t want to lug the container back home. To-go, but from home, where shit tastes good.

    I needed to-go coffee cups for me and my driver (who, coincidentally, works at Starbucks) so I can fire a couple of lattes in the morning with no plastic car cups rolling around in her vintage MR2. BM doesn’t have a lot of what I’d call “picnic equipment” so I went to Safeway, which DOES have a lot of that stuff, plus tons of processed food, which can also be handy when you’re flying. Turns out, I just got cups and some sandwich stuff, and next time, I’ll take my chances at BM or Central on the cups.

    in reply to: Crown Hill Safeway Deli, redux #61225

    Allison W
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    No, the cheese had already been sliced by a previous deli person.

    HBQFC is never an option. I should have gone a couple miles out of my way to Central or Ballard Market . The main reason I was at Safeway was that I needed paper cups (traveling tomorrow) and I know Safeway has them.

    in reply to: Rules at Café Besalu? #61110

    Allison W
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    I avoid doing that in busy places for the reasons outlined above. I wish people wouldn’t do it at El Camion. That said, it’s not the biggest crime ever.

    When I still downhill skiied on a regular basis, I was dating a guy whose kid had ski school, so we were at Crystal Mountain on the weekends a lot. What killed me is the parents (who I assume didn’t ski themselves) who would camp out all day in the lodge holding seats for their kids who were in lessons. Trying to reason with them was hopeless, even if you told them you’d be long gone before little Billy finished his lesson. One of the many strikes against lift-serviced skiing.

    in reply to: Shame on you #61109

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    If loving you is thong, I don’t wanna be slight.

    in reply to: Oh dear. This can't be good. #60962

    Allison W
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    I didn’t realize it was a a faux pas to know actual people in the community where you actually live. Sorry if I offended anyone. Not my intent.

    in reply to: Oh dear. This can't be good. #60958

    Allison W
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    Actually, I believe Lorenzo and Jim are equal partners. Now that you mention L and KW, that sounds vaguely familiar. I am not working a lot on stage these days, and only see Jim every month or two.

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