November 24th, 2004

walking on glass

What gives with the stealing of trash in this town?

We recently moved from the east coast, so maybe you folks can help 'xplain this one.

Someone posted earlier about their neighbor taking their trash. Now, something similar has happened to us in the Fremont area.

On Sunday night I went out to drag our trash bin to the curb and: it was empty. Empty. As in, someone had opened it up, taken all of the contents out (including at least two bags of soiled kitty litter, mm mm good), then replaced the lid and snapped the handles closed, leaving it upright next to our house. Very considerate and polite, our trash thieves.

What. The. Hell. Is. Going. On?

I mean, if they were sifting for personal information, why not snag the bags of paper in the recycling can right next to it? And why take everything, kitty ejecta and all? And what the hell were they putting these 20 gallons of fully-stuffed trash bags into for transportation and, presumably, later detailed inspection?

Boy oh boy am I confused.

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Shopping question, guys, sorry.

So I've just moved into my new Capitol Hill apartment, which is wonderful in many ways. But one of the ways in which it is less than wonderful is that my bedroom is unusually shaped, and in order to make room for my easel and art setup, my bed has to go into the part of the room with the tension rod (i.e. the "closet"). Which means that I need to buy a garment rack or some other non-closet way of storing hanging clothes.

I see that Target and IKEA have a few garment racks listed on their websites, but are there any other Seattle-area stores I might check out? Ideally it'd be a garment rack with a curtain or other way of enclosing it, but I'll take what I can get if the price is right.

Give Thanks

A day before a traditional holiday of thanksgiving, I read my friends pages and see the negativity streaming out of most, a few hopeful streaks are lined within the clouds of self absorbtion. I am making a call out to the smallness of my world and asking in the spirit of our forefathers and the spirit of humanity. Stop bitching about life and others. Life is beautiful, at least you get it. Others are priceless for if you were alone in this world, who would make you laugh, cry, love, hate, need, want, miss, cherish. I am thankful for all of the moments in life. Fighting a terminal illness has altered some of my viewpoints in life, but why does there have to be something that scares us all just for us to get out of our pity and anger enough to cherish this moment. Pretend you have only today to live. Make the most of it. Share your food and things you don't need with others who do need it. We sit here in our comfort zone and think that all of our problems are about inflation and the war and the economy and our own irritation. We blame everyone else for whats wrong, when in reality it is our own responsibility for what we choose to experience and feel. Not anyone elses. Today I choose to share what I have, without selfishness, for today is all I have, and if I die, nothing but my heart goes with me. The rest is just space catchers. If someone is digging in your trash, it might be for food. If some driver is screwing up the roads, turn on good music and think of it as a moment for a mind vacation and relax instead of rush. No matter what anyone else does, it means nothing about you or to you, for we live in a world so busy with itself that the only break it gets is the 6 hours of sleep if that. Here is just one thing you can do today. Go outside and smile at a stranger. It might be the only sunshine they see all day.

my two cents

tawnee lynne
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Partying the day before Thanksgiving

Has anyone in the Seattle area heard of this - going bar hopping or attending big parties the day before Thanksgiving?

I've never heard of it, but apparently it's big amongst my friends in California and the east coast.

Is this a regional thing, or am I missing some underground Seattle pre-thanksgiving-day party scene?

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The roads are slick, be safe this Holiday driving in Seattle!

A good idea is to always carry an unused disposable camera in your vehicle's glovebox. This way, if you get in an accident, you can immediately take pictures of exactly where the cars came to rest, if there are skid marks on the road, how long the skid marks are, which direction the cars were facing, road signs, etc.

This especially helps if you have called the police and they tell you, "Please remove the vehicles from the roadway until we can get there." You will be saving information that could benefit you extremely by helping you to prove the accident was not your fault, or by rightfully allocating fault.

Also keeps the situation from deterioting to "he said, she said," especially if there are no witnesses.

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Mitch Hedberg Tickets

I was hoping to get tickets to Mitch Hedberg at the Moore Theater on December 3rd, however it sold out before I got the chance. I know it's a long shot but I was wondering if anyone had tickets that they would be willing to sell. Thanks a whole bunch.

P.S. My apologies if this is not an appropriate place to post this.
dr.minifesto
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Furniture screws?

My roomate has this table we'd love to assemble and use in our dining room, so we could have... a table. the only thing is it is wood and has legs that screw to the tabletop.. and we don't have the screws. After taking the table leg to Home Depot, I was told by the nice man in the orange apron that I need furniture screws, not the type of screws they have there. Something to do with the threads per inch.

So my question is one I should have asked him. Where can I get Furniture screws?
Thank you all for your help :)
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breakfast places

So tomorrow morning, my boyfriend and I are going out to a romantic breakfast/brunch thing. Problem is, I have no iddea where to suggest. We both live on Queen Anne, but we're willing to go pretty much anywhere. Somewhere close to QA would be nice though to we could go and sit at Highland or something afterwards. In anycase, all suggestions are good. Just a nice breakfast place, not too spendy. :D

I'm checking the memories after I post to see if this has been covered, and if it has I'll delete the post. Thanks a lot.

Oh, and I just want to give props to this community. seattle is one of the friendliest, kindest and most helpful communities I belong to. You guys always know where to go. Yep, there it is.

Seattle=Love.
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