glass_lion's user pictures

reasonable cost of spring break airfare to Kauai?

Dec. 24th, 2014 | 12:41 pm
posted by: glass_lion in seattle

I'm looking at about $850pp (with 1 stop) if booking today for mid-April. That seems steep. What's your experience been?

Leave a SARK {4}


solarbird's user pictures

WINDSTORM ROLL CALL 2014!

Dec. 11th, 2014 | 07:39 pm
mood: silly
♪: on fire
posted by: solarbird in seattle

HIGH-SPEED WINDS ROLL CALL! Nothing less than 30mph gusts OK!

Leave a SARK {14}


0xandr's user pictures

Cabbage WANTED

Oct. 28th, 2014 | 09:34 pm
tags:
posted by: 0xandr in seattle

White, one-foot-six, extremely crunchy and juicy - perfect for sauerkraut. Last seen in Yakima Fruit Market & Nursery in Bothell. Anyone with information on its whereabouts is urged to report to this post.

Leave a SARK {2}


solarbird's user pictures

OLD-SCHOOL SEATTLE BLACKOUT ROLL CALL

Oct. 25th, 2014 | 10:07 pm
mood: silly
posted by: solarbird in seattle

We got no power but goddamn we have a lot of UPSes. WHO'S STILL UP?

Leave a SARK {43}


olympickidsgym's user pictures

Indoor Home Gym for Kids. Indoor Home Playground.

Oct. 16th, 2014 | 03:21 pm
tags: ,
posted by: olympickidsgym in seattle

Indoor Home Playground is designed for various sport activities, facilitating increased physical development of children ages from 3.5 years.

In the standard configuration on the Indoor Home Gym set six sports equipment:
- rope
- gymnastic rings
- rope-ladder
- Swedish wall
- horizontal bar with a wide grip
- trapezoid

No drillings in ceiling or floor are necessary, since the equipment is only clamped.

visit our website http://olympickids.ca

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OlympicKids/644342732314311

  

Read more...Collapse )

Leave a SARK


littlebluedog's user pictures

seeking: iPhone repair options that are not the Genius Bar

Oct. 6th, 2014 | 12:06 pm
posted by: littlebluedog in seattle

Dusting off the LJ account to ask for personal recs for iPhone repair people.

Had a dude in Portland who could fix any Apple product on the cheap, an ex-Genius who went solo. I'd much prefer to follow that route now that I'm in Seattle, but don't know anyone.

Problem is with my old iPhone 4, which took a dunk in a puddle and now won't sync or charge via the 30-pin connector, and there's data (mostly photos) on there I'd like to recover. (Hadn't synced in quite a while, and my iCloud backup didn't include this data.)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Leave a SARK {7}


seattle_mary's user pictures

haulers

Sep. 23rd, 2014 | 01:08 pm
posted by: seattle_mary in seattle

Anyone have any recommendations regarding haulers?  I need to donate a piano,a chair, and then have "stuff" that will go to the dump.  If you have any idea what this might cost - or know of a company, please let me know. 

Leave a SARK {4}


apestyle's user pictures

Stuff it.

Aug. 26th, 2014 | 09:54 am
posted by: apestyle in seattle

Hey Seattle,

I'm raising funds to stuff backpacks full of school supplies to help the teens that YouthCare look over. If you can spare $10 or more, please pitch in at: https://www.crowdrise.com/thebackpackinitiative
bp


Thanks!

Leave a SARK


curvy_goddess's user pictures

Chicago transplant

Aug. 19th, 2014 | 02:56 pm
location: Seattle, WA.
mood: hopeful
♪: My daughter playing video games
posted by: curvy_goddess in seattle

Hey all. 33, new to Seattle as of mid-July. Married, stay-at-home mommy to a 7 year-old cutie pie. Living in West Seattle. Looking for other moms with kiddos around my daughter's age for meetups or playdates. School is starting soon, and I wouldn't mind having someone to shop with, explore, or just go for a walk with during school hours. Anyone?

Leave a SARK {2}


appeasing's user pictures

(no subject)

Aug. 3rd, 2014 | 10:50 pm
posted by: appeasing in seattle

my birthday is next month. what's a good restaurant in the city for a large group of people? (probably at least 10)?

Leave a SARK {9}


jeliza's user pictures

Looking for a PT (virtual-ish) sales/office assistant.

Jul. 29th, 2014 | 04:49 pm
posted by: jeliza in seattle

I hope this is okay; seattlejobs appears to be moribund; I am hiring an assistant to help with customer service/no-pressure sales and a little bit of admin stuff. Everything is done by e-mail. $11/hr, over-the-table employee, pretty much entirely telecommute once initial training is done, can be anywhere in washington state but training will happen in Shoreline / North Seattle. Full details in my lj.

Leave a SARK {1}


glass_lion's user pictures

Seeking pruner/gardener

Jul. 27th, 2014 | 07:44 am
posted by: glass_lion in seattle

I have an established garden (perennials) but need a few hours/week help maintaining it (tree and shrub pruning, weeding).  The gardening services I've googled are insanely high-priced, like $35/hour!  Anyone know of, or work for, an experienced, dependable gardener with reasonable rates?  I don't need garden design, but on the other hand I don't need lawn mowing or indiscriminate land-clearing - just help controlling the jungle instincts of my garden.  :)

Leave a SARK {5}


glass_lion's user pictures

PT job opportunity downtown

Jul. 27th, 2014 | 07:31 am
posted by: glass_lion in seattle

Looking for PT job for the next few years?  My downtown law firm seeks a file clerk (filing lawsuit documents into physical files and keeping an index updated).  About 10 hours/week, flexible hours, nice co-workers.  Get to see the inside workings of a law firm.  $11/hour. Send a PM with resume and cover letter directly to me.

Leave a SARK {1}


nonnycat's user pictures

Elderly Doggie in Need of Home

Jul. 25th, 2014 | 08:34 am
posted by: nonnycat in seattle

Hi! I haven't posted here before, but as we are trying to get word out, it occurred to me it might be worth posting here. Hopefully this is within rules. :)

My girlfriend is in need of a new home for her 16 year old (as far as we can guess; she is at least that old, perhaps older) Aussie Shepard, Sadie. She does not wish to rehome Sadie, but we are faced with very few options. At this point, she has had to make the very difficult decision that she can no longer adequately care for Sadie due to disability. We live in the Olympia, WA, area.

Sadie is a lovely dog. She is friendly, easy to get along with, she's awesome with children, no issues with cats, or other animals. She will growl if cats or other animals try to steal her food, but she has never bitten or snapped at the animals, or people.

Here is the problem. She's getting older, and at this point she has a three hour bladder, almost like clockwork. She has always been an indoor dog, and is utterly terrified of the outdoors. We have set up a dog run and despite our best efforts, she has managed to tangle herself in the line regularly. She will do this until someone comes out to untangle her, but upon someone going inside, she will immediately re-tangle herself. She is also Houdini dog and will wiggle out of her harness regularly and try to bury under fences. She must be an indoor dog.

She is also going on a hunger strike due to being outdoors. She is scattering her food and refusing to eat unless someone is with her. The apartment that my girlfriend and her family have been able to find (temporarily; they moved cross-country and are job-hunting but being in training w/o pay does not count as income for renting a house) does not allow dogs, and my rental home does not allow indoor dogs. Even if we could have Sadie indoors, most of our household is disabled and on vacillating sleep schedules. It is simply not possible to arrange to walk her every three hours (or less; it has crept up to every hour at points), especially now that she is not signaling when she needs to be walked.

More minor issues are that she is arthritic, although she does not seem to be in pain. She is deaf in some ranges, but not completely. Prior to my girlfriend and family adopting her, she spent five years in a household that did not care for her and actively abused her. This has resulted in a few things, such as she is triggered by men in plaid shirts and baseball caps. She was never properly trained (commands such as sit), and by the time my girlfriend adopted her at age five, no amount of verbal training was successful. She is not ill-behaved, beyond the frequent walking needed, and some amount of gesture training has been successful.

Unfortunately, nearly everyone in the household is disabled with chronic pain at this point, with the exception of those who are working and thus cannot walk a dog on a three hour schedule. It is simply not possible to give her the care that she needs, as much as we want to. This is not a decision that has been made lightly. She is very loved, and this is breaking my girlfriend's heart, but my girlfriend wants the best for Sadie, and none of us simply have the capability to provide for her needs at this point. She is not in pain, and we do not want to put her to sleep.

She is very sweet, lovable, and kind. She likes to tuck people in at night (my girlfriend adds to this that she comes to the side of the bed and will tug the blanket over her), and she protects those she loves. With her age and arthritis, she is not very active, but she is very loving. She is an amazing dog who just needs people who are physically able to meet her needs. There is a video of her here, if you would like to see video.

Again, we are in Olympia, WA. We are willing to drive her to Seattle or Portland (or another city of similar distance, but 2hrs is about the max based on health issues). If anyone is interested, please contact Omi at omimouse@hotmail.com, and please CC her husband Louis at louis.adkins@hotmail.com.

If anyone is willing, re-posts and signal boosts would be appreciated. Thank you very much for reading.

Leave a SARK {29}


lettered's user pictures

Outdoor Star Trek

Jul. 19th, 2014 | 12:05 am
posted by: lettered in seattle

Hello Earth Productions is proud to announce its fourth episode, "Mirror, Mirror," in its Outdoor Trek performance series. Performances will be Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm in Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park’s amphitheater (in the Central District) on the weekends of July 19-20, July 26-27, and August 2-3. The classic episode has the crew of the Enterprise transporting to a mirror universe in which their counterparts are brutal and savage. The show is free and open to the public.

Outdoor Trek is a community project which celebrates the diversity of the original series, while at the same time adapting it to the 21st century, outdoor theater, and community. The inspiration is half sci-fi, half Shakespeare. Shakespeare in the park is a well-loved tradition, offering free theater, a social gathering in the sunshine, and a familiar, classic story. Hello Earth presents a new classic, just as beloved, only this time in outer space.

Hello Earth Productions produced the Star Trek episode “The Naked Time” in 2010, “This Side of Paradise” in 2011, and "The Devil In The Dark," in 2013. The company happily accepts donations during the performances, but there is no charge. It is recommended for spectators to bring cushions, as the amphitheater seating is concrete. You can learn more at www.helloearthproductions.org or on Twitter at @hello_earth.

Leave a SARK {2}


salanth's user pictures

Selling or trading books

Jul. 7th, 2014 | 06:28 pm
posted by: salanth in seattle

Anyone have recent info on good places to sell or trade books?

Twice Sold Tales will do store credit and there's always Half Price Books, but what else is out there?

Leave a SARK {5}


ziggystarmod's user pictures

room mate needed!

Jul. 7th, 2014 | 04:08 pm
posted by: ziggystarmod in seattle

my room mate is moving out by the end of the month and i need to find a new one! the apartment is a bit small(but doable for two people), it's close to downtown/the cd/the id/and capitol hill. if you are interested this is a good starter apartment in a brilliant location. please message me if you're interested!

ps: please be queer friendly!

Leave a SARK


jeliza's user pictures

hair removal?

May. 3rd, 2014 | 05:56 pm
tags:
posted by: jeliza in seattle

Any recommendations for good permanent hair removal (i.e. laser, electrolysis, etc.) in Seattle and points north? 

Leave a SARK {10}


crankygirlie's user pictures

Argh WHAT IS IT

Apr. 4th, 2014 | 11:40 pm
posted by: crankygirlie in seattle

I don't usually feel the compulsion to make these kinds of posts, but...

If you're up in Shoreline near Shoreline Community College, do you know WHAT THE HELL is going on with the plane (or chopper?) that's been up in the air for like twenty minutes now?! It's a bit nerve wracking.

Edit: It is gone and remains a mystery... dun dun dun.

Leave a SARK {2}


thatsassylassie's user pictures

Moving recommendations

Apr. 2nd, 2014 | 11:02 am
posted by: thatsassylassie in seattle

Hey-

I'm moving towards the end of the month and looking for advice on who to hire (or avoid) for a local move. We're just going from SLU to Mt. Baker/Columbia City area. Any personal experience or recommendations greatly appreciated.

Additionally, any places worth checking out in the Columbia City neighborhood (other than the places on Rainier)? I've gotten spoiled living so close to Fremont and downtown. I don't really know this neighborhood very well yet.  Thanks in advance for any wisdom.

Leave a SARK {8}


m0rbidm00n's user pictures

Black light posters?

Mar. 30th, 2014 | 07:41 am
posted by: m0rbidm00n in seattle

Hey Seattle LJ,

I'm hoping you can help me find the best place to acquire black light posters. Apparently it's not the 70's anymore, so I'm having a difficult time finding quantity/quality. Any suggestions? I'd prefer shops on the north end or east side, but I'm willing to travel if there's an ultimate source.

TIA!

Leave a SARK {6}


lettered's user pictures

Outdoor Star Trek Auditions

Mar. 16th, 2014 | 11:57 am
posted by: lettered in seattle

Please feel free to link this around to anyone who might be interested.

Hello Earth is a grass roots community enterprise formed with the intention of presenting free entertainment in outdoor spaces. Our current project is a play based on an episode ("Mirror, Mirror") of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Auditions tonight (Sunday, March 16, 2014) and Tuesday (March 18, 2014) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Theatre Puget Sound, in the Armory/Center House on the 4th floor in Seattle Center, Studio C (Sunday, March 16th) and Studio I (Tuesday, March 18th).

Needed: Actors to fill all roles (except Kirk, Spock and McCoy), which will be cast without regard to the gender or race of the original series characters. We are not looking for impersonation. We are looking for creative people who want to be part of the process both on and off stage.

Auditions will consist of cold readings. Please be prepared to stay for the entire time; we may not need you for that long but we will be holding callbacks after hearing everyone.

Performances will take place at the end of July and beginning of August outside at Blanche Lavizzo Park.

Please contact me, lettered, or helloearthseattle@gmail.com with any questions.

Leave a SARK


mcfnord's user pictures

where the naps at cap hill / downtown/ fremont???

Feb. 25th, 2014 | 10:59 pm
posted by: mcfnord in seattle

my girlfriend is dying of brain cancer. she likes naps in dark rooms and very warm beds. she'll need a nap at 2pm on Saturday near Seattle Central Community College. or downtown is great, just take a bus down. Just for an hour. Do you know a bed? I can pay $20 too. But cozy, clean, dark room. Please help. even fremont cool. hey anywhere i can hit by taxi. we are going to http://www.gildasclubseattle.org/index.php til 1:30pm

Leave a SARK {8}


codevixen's user pictures

(no subject)

Feb. 2nd, 2014 | 07:03 pm
posted by: codevixen in seattle

I take it we won something, from the screaming and fireworks outside. When will it be safe to venture into the city again?

Leave a SARK {17}


hannahsarah's user pictures

I need a grief therapist.

Jan. 30th, 2014 | 12:51 am
location: South Seattle
mood: sad
tags:
posted by: hannahsarah in seattle

Hey Seattle.

My mom passed away about a year and a half ago, and I'm still struggling with it.  I'm already on butt loads of antidepressants and anti anxiety meds, plus sleeping pills, but I'm not coping well.

I need to talk to someone, preferably in the South end, Rainier Ave., etc.  or downtown.  It would be awesome if they did NLP or CBT type therapy.  Bonus points and I will bake you brownies if they accept Medicare, but if not and they're good, I'll find the money somehow.

My Google fu is failing me.

Please help.  My mom would not want me to be like this, she wants me to enjoy my life.

Thank you.

Leave a SARK {6}


thetar's user pictures

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Jan. 11th, 2014 | 12:14 pm
posted by: thetar in seattle

Thunder in Seattle. I think many are scared and now in therapy. Please consider making a donation to support those poor souls in their recovery from this event..


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

Leave a SARK {1}


iamkatia's user pictures

6th annual street youth fundraiser--UPDATE

Dec. 21st, 2013 | 06:49 am
posted by: iamkatia in seattle

OK, so, here's the final update on my 6th annual street youth xmas fundraiser--the goal was $1600.00 and WE BLEW PAST IT by several hundred!! Our grand total, collected from 36 donors is $2,037.98--WOOHOOO!!! that's about $167.00 a month that i'll be able to afford to get kids that one thing they really need; a phone for job searching, a bus ticket back to their home state and families, warm winter-wear and blankets, hand-warmers (a homeless man said last night that they were "lifesavers", they are, buy some and keep them in your glovebox for the ppl spanging at off-ramps. that and new pairs of socks) 3 $15.00 money orders a month for our kids in prison,--on and on, so much need comes up! and now, thanks to these 36 donors and all of the people who rallied and shared, i'm in a position to help a lil bit. i bless you all. this is truly the real spirit of Christmas. deep, deep thank you's to Cathy C, Cara L, Age D (gave twice!), Sara G, Clystina W, Linda L #1, Linda L #2, Nicholas I, Jack, Justin S (is this the ex-street youth?? that would be a first, and awesome, must find out), Mary F, Don L, Stephanie M, Aaron G, Mac M, Sharon P, Babylonia A, Patsyann C (gave twice!), Carlo V, Ryan W, Carolyn F, Nicole D, Deirdre&Blake L, Rachel P, Shannon R (gave twice!), Jennifer C, Chalice B, Audra B, Yahm P, Karen S, Lori J, Meagan B, Carol W, Suzanne P, Mindy W, Ruth Y. BLESS YOU ALL.
some years ago, i put together a lil slideshow of some of my street family members. click on the link below, click on 'Street Youth in Seattle', then 'play slideshow', turn on yr speakers, and sit back and enjoy.

i love you all. i love you all.

http://www.lightstalkers.org/iamkatia

...

96 hr update: every morning for the last 4 days i've started my day weeping tears of joy while sipping my coffee and reading all the incredible notes of love and support pouring in on behalf of my beloved street family.
notes like this one:

Mac ******* sent you $75.00 USD:

"I wish so much that I could donate more. We have so little money but we wanted to help, so we took all of our Christmas budget and we're giving it to the kids who need it so much more than our gift recipients do. :-) Katia, these kids are so fortunate to have a mother like you. Bless you."

WHOA. right? ...i'm more convinced than ever that the greatest gift one can give to themselves is to help others.

so,.. here's where we're at--the goal this year is to reach $1600.00 which beats last year's total by $8.00. we are now at $1,457.06 (!!!) we are only $143.00 away from our goal! we sooo got this. we need one last final push to get over that finish-line. so pls toss in a few dollars and continue to share (all the shares have been amazing!) and by this time tomorrow, we'll be wrapping things up here w a huge THANK YOU and a street family slideshow. Merry Xmas, and bless you all!! <3

72 hr Update: Big, wonderful spike in donations yesterday! We're up to 19 donors giving a total of $1,136.50!! I couldn't be happier. Only $463.50 to raise to reach this year's goal of $1600.00. Yesterday's donations were big--3 people gave a total of $400.00. Wow! But now's the time when lots of smaller $5. & $10. donations can make a huge difference. Pls help us get to the finish-line! For the Kids!! <3

48 hr Update: A dozen people have donated a total of $631.50! We're 40% to the goal of $1600. Please keep sharing and pls keep giving. Let's show the youth here that we love them and care deeply for their well-being. <3

24 hr Update: It's been almost 24 hours since the fundraiser began and, so far, 7 people have donated a total of $453.25! That's a great start toward my $1600. goal this year, but we need more than 7 people to step up for our youth! Can you donate what you'll spend at your favorite coffee shop today to help support street kids who are trying to improve their lives? Pls consider it. The money raised will likely last all year and goes to things like--winter wear, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, skateboards (totally legitimate, environmentally friendly means of transportation!), books, phones (for kids actively looking for employment), clothing, bus tickets, replacement ID's, household items for when they get their 1st apt/room..

To donate $ go to this paypal link:

https://www.paypal.com/

And make a donation to my email address: iamkatia@gmail.com

If you'd rather offer gift cards, that's awesome! I'll PM you my address.

If you rather meet a youth and take them shopping for their needs, i will be thrilled to arrange that!

If you can only spare $5.00, I know what that's like! and I will put it to good use.

I have been so honored to be street mom for hundreds of youth over the last decade. It's been the most important thing I've ever done in my life. And I have been so blessed by the kid's presence in my life.

Thank you for supporting these amazing and worthy young members of our Family. <3


Leave a SARK


captain_slinky's user pictures

Weather

Dec. 20th, 2013 | 09:53 am
posted by: captain_slinky in seattle

Anybody know if it snowed last night? I'd look out my window, but it's *waaaay* over there and I'm really kind of used to having The internet tell me what's out there...

Leave a SARK {7}


iamkatia's user pictures

6th annual street youth fundraiser--UPDATE

Dec. 20th, 2013 | 08:00 am
posted by: iamkatia in seattle

72 hr Update: Big, wonderful spike in donations yesterday! We're up to 19 donors giving a total of $1,136.50!! I couldn't be happier. Only $463.50 to raise to reach this year's goal of $1600.00. Yesterday's donations were big--3 people gave a total of $400.00. Wow! But now's the time when lots of smaller $5. & $10. donations can make a huge difference. Pls help us get to the finish-line! For the Kids!! <3

48 hr Update: A dozen people have donated a total of $631.50! We're 40% to the goal of $1600. Please keep sharing and pls keep giving. Let's show the youth here that we love them and care deeply for their well-being. <3

24 hr Update: It's been almost 24 hours since the fundraiser began and, so far, 7 people have donated a total of $453.25! That's a great start toward my $1600. goal this year, but we need more than 7 people to step up for our youth! Can you donate what you'll spend at your favorite coffee shop today to help support street kids who are trying to improve their lives? Pls consider it. The money raised will likely last all year and goes to things like--winter wear, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, skateboards (totally legitimate, environmentally friendly means of transportation!), books, phones (for kids actively looking for employment), clothing, bus tickets, replacement ID's, household items for when they get their 1st apt/room..

To donate $ go to this paypal link:

https://www.paypal.com/

And make a donation to my email address: iamkatia@gmail.com

If you'd rather offer gift cards, that's awesome! I'll PM you my address.

If you rather meet a youth and take them shopping for their needs, i will be thrilled to arrange that!

If you can only spare $5.00, I know what that's like! and I will put it to good use.

I have been so honored to be street mom for hundreds of youth over the last decade. It's been the most important thing I've ever done in my life. And I have been so blessed by the kid's presence in my life.

Thank you for supporting these amazing and worthy young members of our Family. <3


Leave a SARK {1}


rhonan's user pictures

Snowpacalypse 2013 Alert.

Dec. 18th, 2013 | 04:20 pm
posted by: rhonan in seattle

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
323 PM PST WED DEC 18 2013

.OVERVIEW...A MOIST WARM FRONT WILL SPREAD PRECIPITATION OVER
WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL FALL INTO A COOL DRY AIR MASS...WHICH WILL
RESULT IN SNOW OVER THE LOWLANDS. WARMER AIR WITH THE WARM FRONT
WILL EVENTUALLY CHANGE THE SNOW OVER TO RAIN BY LATE FRIDAY
MORNING. THERE IS STILL QUITE A BIT OF UNCERTAINTY REGARDING HOW
THIS EVENT WILL UNFOLD...PARTICULARLY WITH HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL
IN WHICH AREAS. IF WARM SOUTH WINDS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN
EXPECTED THEN SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS.
Read more...Collapse )

Leave a SARK {8}


iamkatia's user pictures

6th annual street youth fundraiser--UPDATE

Dec. 18th, 2013 | 06:57 am
posted by: iamkatia in seattle

48 hr Update II: A dozen people have donated a total of $631.50! We're 40% to the goal of $1600. Please keep sharing and pls keep giving. Let's show the youth here that we love them and care deeply for their well-being. <3

24 hr Update I: It's been almost 24 hours since the fundraiser began and, so far, 7 people have donated a total of $453.25! That's a great start toward my $1600. goal this year, but we need more than 7 people to step up for our youth! Can you donate what you'll spend at your favorite coffee shop today to help support street kids who are trying to improve their lives? Pls consider it. The money raised will likely last all year and goes to things like--winter wear, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, skateboards (totally legitimate, environmentally friendly means of transportation!), books, phones (for kids actively looking for employment), clothing, bus tickets, replacement ID's, household items for when they get their 1st apt/room..

To donate $ go to this paypal link:

https://www.paypal.com/

And make a donation to my email address: iamkatia@gmail.com

If you'd rather offer gift cards, that's awesome! I'll PM you my address.

If you rather meet a youth and take them shopping for their needs, i will be thrilled to arrange that!

If you can only spare $5.00, I know what that's like! and I will put it to good use.

I have been so honored to be street mom for hundreds of youth over the last decade. It's been the most important thing I've ever done in my life. And I have been so blessed by the kid's presence in my life.

Thank you for supporting these amazing and worthy young members of our Family. <3


Leave a SARK {8}


iamkatia's user pictures

6th annual Seattle street youth fundraiser!

Dec. 17th, 2013 | 10:35 am
posted by: iamkatia in seattle

It's that time of year again when I ask you all to reach into your hearts, and wallets, to show some love for Seattle street youth this holiday season.

Last year I was able to raise $1,590.26 to help get street youth the things they need ALL YEAR ROUND -- not just for Christmas. In fact, the $ raised lasted until last month, where I spent the last $115.00 on blankets and 3 - $15.00 money orders for kids in prison. This year I'd love to beat that record and get over $1600.00. There is no doubt in my mind that we can do this!

It's easy--just go to this paypal link:

https://www.paypal.com/

And make a donation to my email address: iamkatia@gmail.com

Another option is donating items, such as bus tickets/Orca cards, hand-warmers, sketch pads/art supplies, winter accessories, etc..

And yet another option is A.S.K.--Adopt a Street Kid for the holiday season and take them shopping yourself!

I love you all!! Bless your kind hearts. <3

And please share widely!!

**

UPDATE: Received 3 donations in a little less than 4 hours, for a total of $300.00.
Almost 20% of the way to my goal of $1600.00, woohooo!! Bless. <3


Leave a SARK {10}


jianna's user pictures

Sopapilla Hunt

Dec. 6th, 2013 | 10:56 am
posted by: jianna in seattle

So probably two years ago or so I posted here looking for a place to get sopapillas. Real pillowy ones, not a goddamn fried tortilla with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Well I am pleased to report I have found something just a few inches off from being the real deal. Plaza Garibaldi in Queen Anne makes sopapillas that are like smaller, slightly more donut-like versions of a real New Mexican/Arizonan sopapilla.

Photographic proofCollapse )

Leave a SARK {6}


thatsassylassie's user pictures

Seattle nurses?

Dec. 2nd, 2013 | 12:44 pm
posted by: thatsassylassie in seattle

Any nurses on here?  I've lived here for 6 months and work in one of the hospitals on First Hill. (I'd rather not bad-mouth by name in a public forum). I don't know a lot of people in Seattle and my only fellow nurse friends here work in my same hospital.
I am thinking of moving to another hospital, (or other nursing job) but don't have anyone to ask which might be better.  I'd hate to give up a tolerable, but not great  job for something I end up hating.  Anyone have opinions on which places are best to work in the Seattle Metro area? Any opinions or advice welcome.

Leave a SARK {6}


the_sky_anus's user pictures

THANKSNOWMAGEDOCALYPSE

Nov. 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am
posted by: the_sky_anus in seattle

I apologize for the former ramblings put forth on this medium about the impending doom I am belching forth upon your city.

In short, I'm about to bite down on the proverbial leather belt, grunt and holler, blow out my O-ring, and smother you all with whiteness from my bowels.

I mean.  Maybe.  If I feel like it.

More than likely, I'll just dribble on you and make it unpleasantly damp and chilly.  Expect high-30s to mid-40s and glorious wetness.  

Leave a SARK {1}


m_beebe's user pictures

HOLY TITTYFUCKING CHRIST: SNOWMAGGEDON IS (perhaps) COMING! (drinking edition)

Nov. 26th, 2013 | 06:16 pm
posted by: m_beebe in seattle

( You are about to view content that may only be appropriate for adults. )

Leave a SARK {8}


faithful_summer's user pictures

Anyone live in West Seattle near Arbor Heights and willing to do a stranger a favor?

Nov. 12th, 2013 | 12:58 pm
posted by: faithful_summer in seattle

Anyone live near Arbor Heights in West Seattle?

My dog had some specialty medical supplies shipped and the woman who took my order got my street wrong. Despite my street being a NE street, because the address did not exist on the street she chose, apparently their map software decided to correct the address to the West Seattle zip code where there's a similar address that actually exists. Despite the street address on the package saying NE, it was delivered *somewhere* not here, and I suspect it was to the SW address.

Anyway, they are shipping me more supplies, but that takes time. I'd like to find out if my supplies are actually at the address that I suspect they're at. It's not a close drive for me, so I decided I'd put it out here to see if anyone actually lives in this neighborhood and might be willing to go knock on a door to see if someone got an unexplained package of medical supplies with my name on it. If I knew for sure it was there, then I'd be happier about spending the time/gas to go get it.

It might be a fat chance of anyone here living right around there, but I figured it doesn't hurt to ask.

Leave a SARK {6}


brigittefires's user pictures

Looking for lacto-fermented veggies

Nov. 10th, 2013 | 06:56 pm
posted by: brigittefires in seattle

Are there any sellers of non-pasteurized sauerkraut, or other lacto-fermented veggies? I assume I probably can't find them in the grocery stores, but maybe at a farmer's market? Or even someone who wants to trade me some homemade sauerkraut for some homemade plum jam?

I do plan on getting into it myself at some point, I could just really use the boost in enzymes sooner rather than later.

Leave a SARK {7}


appeasing's user pictures

(no subject)

Oct. 25th, 2013 | 02:14 am
posted by: appeasing in seattle

I'm going to be Linda from Bob's Burgers for Halloween, and I need to find a half/waist chef's apron with a pocket. any idea where I could find one? I've looked at places like Fred Meyer, Target, etc.

Leave a SARK {3}


weekilter's user pictures

Non traditional sirens in Seattle?

Oct. 12th, 2013 | 10:20 pm
posted by: weekilter in seattle

I thought it was sort of odd, but a few days ago I heard a "European" sounding siren here in Seattle. Is this something new or just an anomaly?

Leave a SARK {8}


appeasing's user pictures

oddities?

Oct. 12th, 2013 | 05:24 pm
posted by: appeasing in seattle

I'm looking to decorate my apartment with 'weird' art and decor. are there any good oddities or odd antique shops in the city?

Leave a SARK {13}


firni's user pictures

Dawg

Oct. 4th, 2013 | 01:50 pm
mood: aggravated
posted by: firni in seattle

I have an acquaintance downtown (by the Scientology building, lol) who adopted what looked like a chocolate lab a year ago.  I'm not sure if the dog is purebred or not, but now he's talking about sending the dog to the shelter because it has separation anxiety and he "just doesn't have the time to deal with that".

So.  Anyone want a dog?  The other stupid thing was him adopting the dog when he lives in a one-bedroom apartment.  Well, two now but whatever.  Alternately, where are the decent no-kill shelters in Seattle?  I'm way the fuck up here in SnoLOLmish County.

Hey, I have nothing better to do while waiting for Snowpocalypse 2013.

Leave a SARK {12}


ratala's user pictures

Travel companion

Oct. 3rd, 2013 | 05:26 pm
posted by: ratala in seattle

My mother is a senior and wants to go on a trip next year. She is thinking maybe a cruise. I don't have a lot of time off to go with her but she uses a walker and I want to make sure she gets around alright. Does anyone know if there is a service or someone I can hire to help her get on and off the plane and to the cruise ship? Any kind of company that does this. Online must of what I found was escort services. Thank you.

Leave a SARK {7}


p1nk5pider's user pictures

Searching for apartment and/or weekly rental

Oct. 2nd, 2013 | 03:55 pm
posted by: p1nk5pider in seattle

My request: I'm looking for an apartment/room in shared house somewhere preferably in or around the U-District, and preferably not much more than $650 a month. Some place that offers short term or month-to-month lease is a must.
I know it would be easier to search the neighborhood in person, but at the moment I'm crashing at my dad's place down in Vancouver (WA), so if anyone can suggest a reasonably-priced weekly rental place in the Seattle area where I can stay until I find something more permanent, that would help too!

(Extended version): All the online apartment listings only seem to list luxury apartments with $1000+/mo. studios, and Craigslist has been a disappointment too as I have sent in close to 20 emails over the past couple weeks, and have had only 1 reply (and when I went in to look at the place it was a complete dump. It will do for a month or so but if there's something better out there I'd prefer not to live in a fly-infested stink hole).

Please and thank you as always!

Leave a SARK {19}


faithful_summer's user pictures

Looking for cheap/free child's wagon

Sep. 7th, 2013 | 05:20 pm
posted by: faithful_summer in seattle

Looking for cheap or free wagon I can use to pull my elderly dog in when we go places. Hate to leave her home when we take the other dogs out, but she just gets worn out so quickly. I've been looking on Craigslist, but most of the wagons I've been seeing are newer style with built-in chairs for kids (that or expensive collector items). Plain old flat wagon would be ideal. Needs to have fairly high sides so she doesn't fall out or try to get out and hurt herself. Good hardy wheels a plus so we could bring her when we take the younger dogs to the dog park (which is gravel, dirt, etc.). She's about 35 pounds, so a standard size wagon should work as long as the sides are high enough. Reply or message me if you think you might have something that works and maybe we can make a deal!

Leave a SARK {3}


abright1dea's user pictures

Taking the bus from West Seattle to Pioneer Square?

Aug. 21st, 2013 | 12:26 pm
posted by: abright1dea in seattle

I'm considering moving to West Seattle and taking the bus to work downtown, near Pioneer Square station. Can anyone share their experience on these buses in the mornings? Someone told me to proceed with caution because sometimes people end up waiting for 3-4 transit buses in the mornings.

Leave a SARK {5}


consecration's user pictures

My Bloody Valentine...

Aug. 14th, 2013 | 12:59 am
posted by: consecration in seattle

My Bloody Valentine has been moved to the Showbox, if case you guys were unaware.

I've never been to the Showbox, is it nice? (not important)

Leave a SARK {6}


chokethewind's user pictures

Need a lawyer

Aug. 12th, 2013 | 01:38 am
tags:
posted by: chokethewind in seattle

Hi there, I'm looking for a lawyer. The last entry in the "legal" tag was from 2012 so I'm looking for some newer info.

My partner does freelance music work and has a client who is consistently late with payments. The client has been selling his soundtrack on Steam for awhile and now says that they will only pay yearly, which seems absurd to us. Caveat: there are no contracts, only IM logs and in person talks. It was a good faith agreement that he would be paid in a timely fashion, and trust us, there will be no more work done again without a contract (don't need the snark, we know we dun' goofed here).

So I guess I'm looking for a media/intellectual property/copyright type of lawyer, if you have any recommendations. The industry is video games, so bonus points if the lawyer has taken those cases before. Thank you! We're in the Kirkland area, but willing to drive to Seattle and surrounding areas.

Leave a SARK {8}


salanth's user pictures

Bachelorette party downtown

Aug. 8th, 2013 | 03:51 pm
posted by: salanth in seattle

Well, my friend is coming back to Seattle to do her bachelorette party, but her first choice, Pink, shut down a while ago. Anybody have any good suggestions? We do not want to do Bellevue.

Leave a SARK {12}


asile_de_fou's user pictures

Hello, everyone!

Aug. 8th, 2013 | 03:03 am
posted by: asile_de_fou in seattle

Hey. I just moved to the Seattle area about 2 and a half months ago and I still don't have any friends here... So add me?

I'm currently a working student at an eventing barn, but I'm not really sure how much longer that will last. I'm a writer, studying Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University (online), filmmaker, and artist in general. I've also been a sideshow performer (eat fire, straightjacket escapes, glass-walking).

I'm a complete cinephile... and I like punk/goth music. If you have any other questions about me, please ask! :)

Leave a SARK {11}