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  • in reply to: Ballard house listed at $559K sells for $717K #80475

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    I was wondering what the deal with that house was, VB.

    We tried to sell last fall and now are thankful that our buyers walked. Though, I’m pretty sure we are the only house in Ballard that came off the market last fall because EVERY agent in town is calling and sending hand written cards asking to help us relist.

    in reply to: Electrician needed :) #72492

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    Ours was about $8,000 for the whole house (minus the panel which was already newish) about four years ago using SME. In addition to replacing the knob and tube, that included some can lighting and an outdoor outlet for Christmas lights. We were happy with them but they don’t exactly fit the description of a small company probably.

    in reply to: Where is everybody anyway? #71212

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    I still lurk from time to time. VB, have you met your new neighbors?


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    Females in aesthetic sports have a far higher chance of developing eating disorders than the general population. Additionally, the vast majority of easting disorders occur in females under 20 years old. Teenage girls are already hyperaware of their appearance, so pointing out “problems” with their appearance just further confirms the incessant internal monologue they already live with. It may seem like it’s no big deal because it’s not being said to their faces and chances are they don’t read MB. But even overhearing that kind of talk directed towards another girl can have a big impact on a teenage girl. Just something to think about.

    This is a good resource: http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/

    in reply to: His Word Found Here #66630

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    The Hot Molten Cakery place is pretty close to a religious experience. I watched them making a smores milkshake that involved torching a marshmallow. It needs to happen. Soon.


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    Not cool.

    in reply to: Tater Tots #66467

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    When I was in high school, nacho day was very popular because it would come with a side of tater tots. After you finished dipping chips in cheese you could dip tater tots in cheese.

    in reply to: Donating Beauty and Makeup Products? #66062

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    Very clever! They are pricy and I’ve definitely dropped some before.

    in reply to: Donating Beauty and Makeup Products? #66050

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    I still don’t think it’s hygienic to reuse BE makeup because you tap the powder into the lid to use it, then swirl the brush in the lid to pick up the makeup. Powder sits on the lid and also excess can fall back down past the holes into the main container and that becomes contaminated.

    in reply to: Movie to recommend #65526

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    It’s never a bad time to watch Maximum Overdrive.

    in reply to: $15 minimum wage is happening. #65422

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    The phase-in seems like the best option. I agree that minimum wage should go up but I don’t think it needs to be a living wage. I would be interested to hear some examples of what minimum wage jobs people have that they are unable to move up in because I don’t actually know anyone who has been in that situation. My friends and I got jobs in high school and by 16 we were all making well above minimum wage. These were grocery, fast food, and retail jobs- none of which we had any special family connections to. (This was during the economic downturn post 9-11). The adults I worked with who were in the same entry-level position as me would not show up when scheduled, not complete all of the required tasks, or not do the required tasks correctly. Needless to say, they did not receive raises and ended up bouncing from job to job.

    So I guess my question is, have the times just completely changed where you simply can’t move up through hard work in any grocery, fast food, or retail job? Are there really a high number of people out there who have the drive and skill to be the store manager instead of the burger flipper but no one will promote them? Or is the argument that by showing up for any job (regardless of what it is and whether you do it correctly or not) entitles you to have enough money to cover all of your bills?

    in reply to: To the driver of silver car in LH today… #65304

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    The use of “Florida style” can range from “sorry I cut you off” to “don’t blame me for not being able to parallel park”. Before using the exclamation you must prove that you can successful dart through a pack of elderly people in their crown vics and town cars going 20 under the speed limit and then avoid one of them in left lane (with a left blinker on) that suddenly crosses all 4 lanes of traffic to make a right turn instead.

    Cate, the texting and driving really bothers me too. Bonus points if they have a Baby on Board sign suctioned to their back window.

    Phoo, “Florida style” drivers have an unspoken agreement to not let people like that in. I’ve seen the person who tries to do that get stuck for just as long as they would have been stuck if they’d stayed in the regular line. People just pull up so close to the car in front of them that the rude driver can’t get in. I would only let them in if it looked like an accident (like if they had an out of state tag).

    in reply to: To the driver of silver car in LH today… #65295

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    When this type of behavior occurs, I almost always take advantage of it and go. Pretty much if the other driver shows any type of hesitation I go. I usually exclaim “Florida style” during any questionable driving maneuver. I’m not sure if it would hold up in a court of law but it makes me feel better.

    in reply to: ISO info on Fill A Seat #64732

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    I would steer clear of it. I used to work at a daily deal site that offered discounts on FillaSeat memberships and the feedback was exactly as BallardSea described. The available acts were either undesirable or already had free admission.

    in reply to: Bowling Alley in Ballard. #64487

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    We do have an ice rink in the winter. Right behind Trader Joe’s.

    in reply to: Puffy Jackets #64076

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    After 5 years here, I finally bought my first rain jacket. You can thank me for all of these fabulous, sunny days. It’s not puffy but it makes a wonderful rustling noise when I walk.

    in reply to: Can we be more fun this summer? Please? #64075

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    QFC indoor basketball game?

    in reply to: Locked-up Booze #63355

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    I don’t think eliminating state-run liquor stores is responsible for these big chains using no common sense. There are plenty of other states that have grocery stores successfully selling liquor without being giant noobs about it. I wonder how much money they could have saved if they’d just invested in a way to lock up the liquor from the beginning?

    in reply to: That smell! #63237

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    I was at Discovery Park earlier and it didn’t smell any stronger than usual.

    in reply to: Key Lime Pie? #62961

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    The Edwards key lime pie in the frozen section is surprisingly tasty. They sell them in individual slices and I like the texture of them frozen. I never cared for super soft key lime pie.


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    Magic Dragon does American-style Chinese food. It’s in Interbay in the Whole Foods plaza. They have premade things but they’ll make anything on the menu fresh if you ask. Friendly people.

    in reply to: CO detector in home #62904

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    I’ve heard of people in colder climates warming up their cars in the garage before leaving in the morning. I suppose if something unexpected distracted you, it wouldn’t be that hard to forget you left it on.

    Also, sometimes people pull the grills or smokers back into their basements or garages before they are fully extinguished.

    It’s hard to jump to a judgement based on the information we know. I think it’s weird that the CO detector was going off, but they didn’t have enough time to get out. I wonder if they fiddled around with it thinking it was a false alarm? Perhaps when they come to, MB can follow up on the story. (Is that wishful thinking?)

    in reply to: Facial #62898

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    I’ve never found facials to have any benefit other than being relaxing for the 90 minutes I’m there. I like the relaxation part so I get them as a treat every once in awhile but I wouldn’t call it part of my skin care regime.

    I’d try to rule out the makeup first. I stuck with the first thing I found that worked for me (Bare Minerals) and don’t plan on changing it until it changes or is discontinued. If you had something that previously worked, maybe switch back to it?

    in reply to: $15/hr? #61852

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    Why is raising the minimum wage gradually not on the table?

    To me that solves both of my major concerns:

    1. Businesses will make up the difference by cutting workers or increasing the cost to consumers.

    2. Jumping the minimum wage from $9 to $15 would be unfair to the large number of people who have worked their way from $9/hr to $15/hr by being hard working. If the entry level burger flipper gets $15/hr, shouldn’t their supervisor make more than that? People I know who I’d consider lazy have been able to make it up the ladder in retail and fast food jobs just by showing up and not stealing anything. The bar is so low. We should really look at why someone can’t get promoted out of a minimum wage job.

    in reply to: Easter Chocolate #61252

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    They have Reese’s peanut butter eggs that are big enough to cut up like cake. I think they’ve finally gone too far. Though a Reese’s crucifix would intrigue me.

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