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Keep the pressure on them to be sure Chai and Boo go to a more suitable habitat for them. They need a warmer climate and WAY more natural space. No zoo can afford them that. Please visit Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants either on the web or on facebook to find out how you can help.
I long ago lost faith in the management of WPZ. They have lost their heart and soul. That’s why I stopped volunteering there after 20 years as a keeper aid and moved on to a chimp sanctuary. Next step is to keep this in the public eye and contact the city council and mayor to remind them that the zoo still gets millions of dollars in tax payer funding each year.
One immediate bright side to this is that there will be no more elephants forced to live in Seattle in a substandard habitat for them.
I have one of the clutch locks that Phoo refers to. It is easy to put on and take off – you just reach down under the steering wheel. No biggy! And it prevented my 95 Honda civic from being stolen a few years ago. It is made of titanium steel so would be impossible to take off unless thieves carry industrial power tools. Definitely a cheap alternative to a car alarm. I use that and the club when I have to park my car on the street instead of in my garage.
I have gone most every year since it’s inception. Last year was horrible with awful lines, bottlenecks, you name it. This year they went back to the way they used to do things – no need for wrist bands for the mainstage – it was always open so you could come and go as you wished – it worked great! We saw Sam Lachow, Panic at the Disco and Elvis Costello. If you have a gold card with Starbucks, they have a special lounge area where you get free coffee drinks all day with wifi and no line bathrooms. Fabulous. And re the cost of tickets, if you sign up as a Bumberfan, you can purchase early and get them deeply discounted. I got ours back in May or June for $45 each. It was well worth that price. And if you take the bus you don’t have to pay for parking. Having a monthly pass partially subsidized by work makes it even cheaper.
You do have to go expecting lines and just prepare for that and be ready to go with the flow. But this year we just seemed to time everything right and didn’t run into any lines. One criticism I do have is that they have really cut back on visual arts. Other than that it was pretty perfect.
i’m at 62nd and 7th and have power but the goodwill right next door is dark, but my lights blinked a couple of times around 9:30 or so. a friend on sunset hill near 80th and 33rd is dark. strange that the outage is so spotty – any word on a cause yet?
I love parks. I am voting NO. NO WAY.
You actually flipped someone off for being overly courteous? Which is what they were doing, rightly or wrongly. :-(
Cate – I just have to ask, what on earth were you making that required several large bottles of vodka? Made me giggle…
SHI – well my membership was not sold as a lifetime membership. I believe what happened is that the membership director was just in full on salesman mode and promised something he shouldn’t have. And if I had the time I would read through the contract statement the general manager quoted me and I would guess that it somehow covers them legally. But I just don’t have the time to dig into this. Sorry.
Edog – hahahahaha. I know what you mean, this kind of thing happens in women’s locker rooms also – I guess as some people age, they just don’t care what they let hang all out there!
Just FYI – I have decided to join Ballard Health Club. My brother is friends with the new owner and says he is a great guy and I have heard nothing but good things about the club. I have toured there a couple of times and it looks like it will fit my needs perfectly.
I would have stayed with OAC if they had fulfilled the deal I was promised when I joined back in 2009. Despite having in writing (I kept a copy of the email that was sent to me by their membership director at the time) that my rate and term would not change as long as I kept renewing before expiration, they found wording in the original contract that basically allows them to renig on this written promise. My dues would have gone from $540 for 15 months to $660 for 13 months. Even though they may legally be able to do this, it exhibits very poor business practices in my opinion. I am tempted to post my experience on YELP?
So now I will pay $390 a year instead and will happily do so :-)
OG – yes, lots of classless behavior. Unfortunately, this kind of crap happens in most male dominated sporting events where there is a heated rivalry combined with alcohol. I have friends who went to the game and out afterwards and there were plenty of niners fans who were also acting in a classless fashion. Pretty stupid of them I might add considering they were severely outnumbered. This stuff just happens – let it go and move forward. Sheesh.