December 14th, 2006

withart

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Anyone have a good yardman - general laborer to recommend? My lover's wooden fence blew down in the windstorm, and I'd like to find someone to come clean up the mess and clear it all away for him. (Replacing the fence is a whole separate deal, but if anyone knows a good fencing company, I'm open to hearing about that too.)
Yes, I'm cruising Craigslist, but if anyone had a recent and *personal* recommendation, I'd take it. West Seattle area.
jarbrain

I'm terrified, I mean it's all-caps, FFS

What are you doing reading LJ?  Go outside, right now!, and secure your boat, tarp, patio furniture, stack of 2x4s, and whatever else might become a windborne projectile. right now!

Quoting the National Weather Service:

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY.

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ITS FRONT WILL PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT...THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SURGE THROUGH THE PUGET SOUND AREA AROUND MIDNIGHT.

THESE HIGH WINDS WILL CAUSE FALLING TREES AND POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY. THERE MAY BE DAMAGE TO SOME STRUCTURES. THERE IS A HAZARD FROM FLYING DEBRIS TONIGHT. PEOPLE SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETION PREPARATION FOR HIGH WINDS...LOOSE OBJECTS AROUND THE YARD SHOULD BE SECURED...BOAT MOORINGS SHOULD BE CHECKED.

THE STRONGEST WINDS SO FAR THIS SEASON ARE LIKELY TONIGHT.

crappytown

timing seahawks traffic

if i want to reach West Seattle (the junction) by 6pm tonight and avoid Seahawks traffic drama, is it best to go extra early and hang out in West Seattle, or wait until after the game starts? i'm traveling on bus from either Belltown or Ballard.

ETA: left immediately. two plus hour epic journey that included passing a car that was flooded up to the windows, but i did still get a coffee nudge at West 5 and make the show on time.
most recent me

Good/Up-Scale Japanese on Eastside

I checked the memories and could not really find the particulars that I am looking for so any suggestions would be great.

It's my husband's 30th birthday and I'd like to take him out to a nice Japanese dinner last year we went to Maneki and it was really good and I had wanted to go this year but with the wind/weather warnings I am thinking maybe I can find something on the eastside.

Any suggestions in the Redmond/Kirkland/Bellevue maybe even Woodenville area? I'm looking for a place on the authentic side I'd like to get a side room where you take off your shoes and sit down.

Thanks in advance.
raven out on a limb

smartypants rants

We all know of studies that show evidence of S.A.D. being a real condition here in Seattle, but are there other factors which alter the brain chemistry of the populace within this region?

Could there be a major role for geomagnetic storms to play, or even electromagnetic fields and fluctuations, in the psychoactive behavioral patterns of its citizenry?

Has anyone noticed this phenomena? Working in Ballard, I've seen some strange trends in behavior, and often wondered at the causation. Lately, I've noticed a trend toward the hostile and an extreme lack of logical thought.

How would a person test this hypothesis?

Or is this mob madness that I've witnessed merely the christmas spirit?
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Yikes

The rain came close to being deadly for one Madison Valley woman who found herself trapped in a flooded basement with the water level rising.

"It was a small utility room, there were no windows and there was water in the basement," said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick. "Somehow, the door shut, and she couldn't open the door because of the water pressure."

The utility room of the home in the 500 block of 30th Avenue East filled to the ceiling with water, and the woman was underwater for about eight minutes, Fitzpatrick said.

Firefighters managed to rescue the woman by cutting a hole in the floor above the basement. Medics performed CPR, and the woman was transported to Harborview. No information was available about her condition.

What else is going on out there? I've been watching video feeds online and my lights are flickering.

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I'm trying to find a specific blend of coffee (Kopi Luwak), but it's rather expensive and I know that your average grocery stores (QFC, Safeway, Alberston's & such) don't carry it. So I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a store in the Seattle area that would.

I've already done some Internet searches, but haven't been able to come up with anything very helpful.
toast

Hurricane 2K6

Seattle has a hallowed tradition of naming its Acts of God (i.e. the Inauguration Day storm, the Ash Wednesday earthquake, etc.) What about this storm? The local newsmedia isn't being helpful tonight.

My vote? The Great Umbrella Inside-Outing of 2006. What's yours?