March 30th, 2006


Turkish Delight

I Googled, Memoried, and all sorts of things, but wasn't able to find it. Apparently in the Market there's a restaurant called Turkish Delight, but they don't actually have the confection. Confusing and misleading. I just want to know why Edward thought it was so amazing and I'm not really interesting in buying food online. Anyone know where I can get some Turkish Delight in Seattle? Thanks.

And on a side, possibly horrific, and completely unrelated note: Has anyone here ever had an ovarian cyst removed at Ballard Swedish? Or any other female plumbing operations done there? What did you think?

Wow, those two subjects just didn't mesh as well as they did in my head. Just pretend they do. Onward.
  • tairae

silversmithing classes

Anyone ever taken one in the area? I know Discover U has a three class workshop type thing and NSCC and UW both have classes for such things, but I am not a university student and don't want to be, I just want to take a class on silver work. So, anyone? Or anyone know a silversmith that wants an apprentice?? Tell me all about it..
dreamy, insightful

Alienware Aurora Desktop + 18.1" NEC Monitor: $1000

t's been a great games machine, but I want the money for a downpayment on a condo and I don't have time to play games anymore anyway.

It's the black model with blue LEDs.

Athlon XP 3200+ processor
115 GB SATA hard drive
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb
SB Live! Dolby 6.1 Surround Sound adapter with Firewire port

Also included:
Microsoft multimedia keyboard and optical mouse
Windows XP Professional CD with license
Unreal Tournament 2004
Tron 2.0
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Payment in cash or cashier's check only. Will consider reasonable offers. Can deliver in the Seattle area.

Edited to add: I'd like to get $1000 for it, since it's a full system and has the swanky Alienware case. I've gotten an offer of $400 for the case alone, but I'd like to sell the whole shebang.
  • arcane

"Fools" Opening Next Week!

An undergraduate production of "Fools", by Neil Simon, is opening at the University of Washington next week.


Wed April 5th @ 7:30
Thur April 6th @ 7:30
Sat April 8th @ 7:30 & midnight
Sun April 9th @ 2:00

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO FRIDAY SHOW. It is a special performance for a specific group of students and is, in effect, sold out.

Tickets are free. To be performed at the Hillel House on the corner of NE 50th ave & 17th ave NE in the U-District.


I play Leon Tolchinsky, a young teacher who has landed a terrific job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds that the entire town for the last 200 years has been cursed with chronic stupidity. He vows to break the curse but, unknown to him, has only 24 fateful hours to do this before he, too, becomes victim to the curse.

So tell your friends and family and have them tell their friends and family. You have no excuse because it's FREE damnit!
PNW Raven

Followup to my shoe post

I posted a few days ago about looking for shoes and got a lot of suggestions that I visit Nordstrom. I'd like to thank all of you who responded and I visited that store today.

I have to say that I was sorely disappointed. The selection was no better than is typically found at any old department store, and the customer service was nonexistent. We were there in the men's shoe department for nearly ten minutes and no one came up and offered to help. That, plus not seeing anything I liked the look of led us out of there.

While downtown we also tried the Walking Company, as well as peeking our heads in to the two malls to see of they had anything promising looking. While we were immediately offered service at the Walking Company I was not terribly impressed. The person who was helping us did not strike me as being terribly knowledgeable, nor do I think he would have ever offered a solution that was not based on their own stock.

I was disappointed and in very little mood to continue (I hate this kind of shopping), but there was one other place I wanted to try: the Shoe Advantage. I had come across their name while searching the web a few days ago and had gotten something of a vibe from them. So we drove up to the U District where their Seattle store is located and gave them a try. The store was small and the selection limited, but the girl working there knew her stuff and was able to find me a shoe that I liked and that she thought would meet me needs. And then when they didn't have the size and colour I wanted in stock she ordered them for me and is having them shipped to our apartment at no additional charge.

While talking to her I mentioned that I was also wishing I could wear sandals, but that I had mostly given up on looking for ones I could wear (I have custom orthotics). She immediately mentioned three brands that would probably work for me and even looked them up for me online and showed them to me. That's exactly the sort of thing that defines good customer service in my book—courtesy, knowledge and a willingness to suggest alternatives that don't make money for the store. So if you are in the market for a good pair of shoes and you want the kind of service that is worthwhile then I suggest visiting the Shoe Advantage and asking for Mica Harris.