August 10th, 2004

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meteor showers

So, the Perseid meteor showers are this Thursday and Friday. Does anyone know of a great area approx 45min-hour outside of seattle to go to for this? The one thing I really want is an area you have to walk a bit to away from any parked cars so the headlights don't mess with the night vision when they come and go.
thanks!
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    Rizwan - Muazzim Qawwali - Sacrifice To Love - Allah Ho Ya Rehman (God Is Great And Merciful)
Buscemi

Unemployment vs. vacation pay according to state?

I work at the UW--a state institution, so I am a state employee. I've been here for three years, but left for a few months (Navy training), and when I came back in March was hired into a new position. I am on "probation" until 15 Sept. (it is six months, as opposed to three months with a private corp.).

Keep with me--this is unemployment-related...

That said, I will be giving my two weeks notice around 8 Sept. to leave for school. According to my last day projection, I will be eligible for my accum. vacation (six days) between the time I give notice and leave. My concern is that I will be laid off--still officially on probation when I give notice, and I won't receive my vacation pay when I leave.

If I am laid off (probably only so that the uni doesn't have to pay me my six days of vacation, or whatever), will I be able to apply for unemployment, even though I was still officially on probabtion?

My personal assumption would be that I could, and that it would be more beneficial for the uni to pay the vacation.

I'm just not sure how it works when one gets laid off while on probation.
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Stolen from the Ren Faire

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Have you seen these marionettes?

On Saturday night, Aug. 7, six marionettes were stolen from Gypsy Realm Productions at the Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire in Gig Harbor, WA.

Blue Fairy, about 18"-24", long nose, long ears, all in blue - one-of-a-kind sculpture, neoprene head. Her strings were cut by the thieves, so she might be marketed as a doll.

Jester Rabbit, over 3' tall tan,beige and white plush bunny un a yellow-and-red jester outfit with jester slippers.

Peasant Rabbit, about the same size as the Jester, in a scarf, bodice and skirt.

Fairy Princess, 2'-3' tall, in purple, "real"-type eyes, elf ears, vinyl head.

Princess, about 3', vinyl doll head, blue or pink costume, sleeves go past hands.

King/Prince, the tallest marionette (over 3'), with a papier-mache gourd head, a crown, a garish blue & gold paisley outfit.

These beautiful marionettes are all hand-made, and their maker is as heartbroken as if she'd lost her children, not to mention the fact that her show is her primary source of income. No questions will be asked if whoever took them just returns them.

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<b>Have you seen these marionettes?</b>

On Saturday night, Aug. 7, six marionettes were stolen from Gypsy Realm Productions at the <a href="http://www.washingtonrenfaire.com/">Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire</a> in Gig Harbor, WA.

Blue Fairy, about 18"-24", long nose, long ears, all in blue - one-of-a-kind sculpture, neoprene head. Her strings were cut by the thieves, so she might be marketed as a doll.

Jester Rabbit, over 3' tall tan,beige and white plush bunny un a yellow-and-red jester outfit with jester slippers.

Peasant Rabbit, about the same size as the Jester, in a scarf, bodice and skirt.

Fairy Princess, 2'-3' tall, in purple, "real"-type eyes, elf ears, vinyl head.

Princess, about 3', vinyl doll head, blue or pink costume, sleeves go past hands.

King/Prince, the tallest marionette (over 3'), with a papier-mache gourd head, a crown, a garish blue & gold paisley outfit.

These beautiful marionettes are all hand-made, and their maker is as heartbroken as if she'd lost her children, not to mention the fact that her show is her primary source of income. No questions will be asked if whoever took them just returns them.

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They could be marketed on e-bay under toys, dolls, marionettes, puppets or string puppets. They could turn up at a Ren Faire, SCA event, street fair, flea market or yard sale. If you see them, or you have any information, please contact:

Shannan Knight
(360) 750-1713
otters_cove@yahoo.com

Joy Richards
(425) 220-0783
ora_fox@yahoo.com

<b>Thank you! Please pass the word!</b>
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Searching...

I'm searching for places to either rent or buy costumes for a renaissance faire (for the Renaissance & Fantasy Faire in Gig Harbor). I looked at Pacific Northwest Costumes in Redmond today, and I couldn't find much that would fit me (I'm a plus sized doll ;D). And yes, I checked the memories to see if any one has posted about this before, and I couldn't find any on Renaissance/Medieval clothes.

Now my sister has suggested The Emperor's New Clothes, which is the store that JHS Drama rents a bunch of their costumes from. However, I'd prefer to buy. The Faire is this Saturday, and I'm searching for a costume this week. I live in Kirkland, so if you can suggest costume stores on the Eastside.. that'd be great... I could go to downtown Seattle if I really, really wanted and needed too... however, I'd prefer not to.

If you can help me at all... or if you have plus sized renaissance costumes that you don't really want anymore... ;) That would be wonderful!

Thank you very much!
Mary
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introducing myself

Just joined this community. Here’s my introduction: 33 year old writer-in-exile living in Los Angeles. Former Seattle resident, missing it daily. Miss the rain, the coffee, the trees, and so on.

My wife and I hope to move back some day but not without a job waiting, and that might take time to find. Until then I can live a vicarious northwest life through all y’all.

Are you going to CALIFORNIA?????

Are you going to or through orange county by or before the 21st?

If you have room for a passenger who will pitch in for gas, please respond.

A friend of mine has no idea how she is going to be able to afford to get her daughter from home, here in the seattle area, to college in orange county. Just getting the funding for college was a challenge. Thank you for your consideration and time.