November 29th, 2004

hee hee

A blonde was feeling so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into Puget Sound. She went down to the docks and was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her
teetering on the edge of the pier crying.

He took pity on her and said, "Listen, you've got a lot to live for. I'm off to Europe in the morning and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take good care of you and bring you food every day. "Moving closer, he slipped his arm around her shoulder and added with a wink, "I'll make you happy, and you can make me happy." The blonde nodded yes through her tears. After all, what did she have to lose?

That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat, along with blankets and food. From then on, every night he brought her sandwiches, water, wine and fruit and they would make mad, passionate love until dawn.

Three weeks later, during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the Captain. "What the hell are you doing here?" the Captain demanded angrily. I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she explained. "I get free food and a trip to Europe. Meanwhile (she says coyly) he's taking advantage of me so to speak (wink, wink)."

"He sure as hell is, lady," the Captain said, "this is the Bremerton ferry."
world headphones

Seeking Storage

I currently have a storage space right around the corner from my house. A 5x7 for $65 a month. My boyfriend and I need to get a larger one to share. He is dead set on having us trek all our stuff to Mukilteo for a 5x10 at $45 a month. Can anyone help me find a storage space somewhere closer to Bellevue that costs around $50-55??? I really don't feel comfortable having my things too far away or like the idea of having to drive very far each time I need to go to storage. I've done some looking online and calling on my own but every storage company has a different cost in each city. I was hoping someone might already have a place that they could tell me right off. Thanks so much!

Holiday spirit in Seattle! (?)

I'm writing something on how people celebrate the holidays in Seattle, so I was curious if anyone braved the traffic and the throngs of children to go downtown for the Westlake/Bon Macy's tree lighting ceremony.....

Or went the Space Needle's one?

I'm trying to get my mind around this 'holiday spirit' thing. :)

I'm curious what community traditions Seattle-ites value most during this time of year.

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Any suggestions on where to have archival ink jet printing done?

Or, actually, any places that cater more towards higher-quality reproduction of artwork... not 100% sure inkjet is the way to go.
geek chic

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I just tried to log in to my account with Washington State Employees Credit Union and the webpage doesn't work. At all. No "Sorry, we're having difficulties" message or anything. Anyone bank with them and/or know what's going on with their online banking?
Pardon moo?

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Does anyone know the specific location or address of the neighborhood in Tacoma where every house is literally covered with Christmas lights? Like, every square inch is covered. Every house on this block does it, and it's a huge spectacle. But I can't remember where in Tacoma it is. Grazie.
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Only in Kent

KENT, Wash. -- A 24-year-old man who placed a lava lamp on a hot stovetop was killed when it exploded and sent a shard of glass into his heart, police said.

"Why on earth he was heating a lava lamp on the stove, we don't know," Kent Police spokesman Paul Petersen said Monday.

Phillip Quinn's parents found his body in his Kent trailer home at about 8 p.m. Sunday. They went to check on him after his girlfriend reported that she couldn't get in touch with him.

The King County Medical Examiner's office estimated the time of his death at 2 p.m. Sunday.

After the lamp exploded, Quinn apparently stumbled into his bedroom, where he died, Petersen said.

Police found no evidence of drug or alcohol use.
Gulf of Mexico

Attention former and current skiers!

- Have you recently switched to snowboarding and don't want your old skis any more?
- Do you have an old pair of skis found at a garage sale or a dead relatives house laying around that are unsafe for use on the slopes that you want out of your life and garage?
- Did you try skiing to impress a SO but have since broken up with them or given up on the sport and now have a pair of skis that you don't ever plan on using again?

Basically, do you have any skis that you would be willing to give to me or sell for a very modest price?

I don't care if they are retro old school. I don't care if you have trashed the bottoms trying to ski down your cement driveway one drunken night. I don't care if they are rusty with missuse. The only thing I won't take are neon pink skis.

My sister and I are making our ski-fanatic dad a chair (or two if we get enough skis together) made of old skis and we are both poor so we are trying to do it as cheaply as possible instead of paying over $250 for a premade one.

I don't have a car, but I am willing to meet you anywhere I can get to by bus.