commented on The Shooting in Mukilteo Is the Latest Example of What Happens When Guns Meet Toxic Masculinity
Toxic Masculinity doesn't need a gun. This was sadly brought home to me in late June when a friend of mine lost her 21 year old son to that situation. He was snoozing after a bonfire/house party next to his brand new (two weeks) girlfriend at her place (they lived in the same apartment complex; one full of other college students); her ex showed up and someone let them in (there were several people there conked out on the furniture/floor), saw them, attacked my friend's son with a knife as he slept and killed him.
commented on High-Speed Police Chase on Aurora Predictably Ends With Crash
Seems a pretty easy answer; if the occupants of the speeding car are suspected of a serious crime, a high speed police chase is warranted; if it's just someone speeding, the police call ahead to their comrades but do not endanger the public by giving chases.
Otherwise we have this: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.c…
The young man killed in the story had just spent a day hiking with his fiancee, his brother, a few other friends and my sister. They had driven two cars there and back; my sister was in the second car, which came across the wreck of the first on the way home.
commented on Luna Gale Presents Meth Heads, Crazy Christians, a Social Worker, and a Baby All Caught Up in the Foster Care System
Not even a word that this brings Seattle's Adrian Latourelle back to town as this show's Reverend Jay? Have a look at The Stranger archives of shows at Annex Theatre in the very early 90s; Adrian starred in more than half of them before following his buddy Paul Giamatti back east to grad school at Yale. I did a few plays with Adrian back in high school and we all knew we were seeing the salad days of a young man who could swing it as a professional. Will look forward to seeing this show.
Jun 19, 2015
commented on Asked and Answered: An Exclusive Interview with the "Why Does My Cat Smell Like Curry" People
You didn't happen to COOK a curry recently, did you? Only asking because I never once caught my childhood cat, Dusty Miller, on a table our counter.
But there was a time I was mixing up some chicken filling to make b'stilla, which is heavy on tumeric and I may have briefly left the kitchen a few times to, say, retrieve the phyllo from the freezer, check my email, etc.
Later that night (having eat the b'stilla) we all noticed that Dusty Miller had one suspiciously yellow paw...
Apr 1, 2015
commented on Asian American Man Says Starbucks Employee Accused Him of Wanting to Steal Company Secrets to Take to China
Worked for Starbucks through most of the 90s; the decisions from corporate were never thought out in how they'd actually work on the ground. One initiative that failed big time was when we got a big new product line of home espresso machines with a directive that if any customer wanted a demo of any machine, someone was required to give one immediately, without exception.
Even if there were only two people working, one on cash register, one on bar, the cash register person was required to drop it all to get the machine working and the barista would now be running back and forth, making drinks and ringing them up from his or her till which was at the "bean end" of the store, most likely (since sharing tills was forbidden).
They kept us doing this until a few of the secret shoppers, who had been instructed to request a lesson on a machine wrote their reviews and commented how awful they felt in creating a huge line of other customers at 7am,
Mar 21, 2015
commented on Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Couldn't Beat the Law
Even good drumming loses its appeal; in the early 90s when that steel drum group forever played outside the old Nordstroms, I worked in the Westlake tower. As far up as we were, we couldn't hear the pans but the drumming penetrated the windows and it went on from mid-morning until we left at night. That level of white noise does weird things to you; can get you almost in a trance state.