Dec 25, 2013 -ink commented on How the Kvetch Stole Chanukah.
Come on, if you're going to adopt a Yiddish cadence, you've got to go all the way.
"What? Should I know the reason?" No.
"What? I should know the reason?" Correct.
Also, it is damn impossible to do Jewish Christmas in Seattle anymore. Every Chinese place we went had a line out the door, and every movie was sold out til 10pm.
Nov 9, 2013 -ink commented on The Balancing Act.
The fact that the fair opened on First Thursday also really screwed local gallerists who might have wanted to attend. Shows are often promised to artists very far in advance, so the choice is between dropping the fair or dropping the artist's exhibit opening and maybe even the whole exhibit. That downright sucks for everyone involved.
Sep 26, 2013 -ink commented on The Biggest Idiot in Literature This Month....
Best response I have seen is by Mallory Ortberg at The Toast:…
Scathing and funny. Scunny?
Aug 21, 2013 -ink commented on Study Says Indie Baristas Really Are Hipster Stereotypes.
I work on a street with 3 cafes: two indies, one Sbux. Indie shop #1 has friendly staff who remember me and chat, but their coffee is uneven; the other has stressed out, aloof baristas who make top-notch coffee. On days when I want some banter I head to #1. On days when I just need good coffee and don't mind the cold shoulder, #2. The Sbux? Never.
Jul 2, 2013 -ink commented on Blackbird Is Closing.
I know two fashion-conscious men who went in to that store two or three times a year, hoping to find something and ready to plunk down a bit of dough. Neither ever found a single thing. One is in his 20s, one in his 50s. If you can't hit either of those targets, it's going to be curtains.
Is the apothecary staying open? That place is cool.
Jul 1, 2013 -ink commented on How To Best Keep Cool.
Thank god someone has told me to put screens in my windows and to buy fans! I had been keeping my oven on high with the door open, and slathering myself in honey. I never would have figured out what I was doing wrong.
Jun 26, 2013 -ink commented on "What Should I Know Before Deciding to Move to Seattle?".
Everyone here is a little bit nerd, a little bit into comics, and a little gay. (And if they're not a little, then they're a lot.)
Welcome. We're not smiling, but we're glad to have you.
Jun 24, 2013 -ink commented on Grimes Is Playing a FREE Show in Seattle This Week.
"Dress To Impress. We love style and we know you do too, so please dress smart."
Aww, that's so cute, Absolut. It's like you don't know you're talking to Seattleites.
Jun 24, 2013 -ink commented on Parlez-vous Français?.
Do your due diligence by learning polite responses, like "thank you," "I would like..." (as opposed to "I want"), "delicious!", "have a good day", and leave it at that. Any more, and you'll be wasting someone's time as you mumble-fumble around for the correct pronunciation and grammar -- and they'll switch to English way before you can get out your whole sentence.
Jun 20, 2013 -ink commented on Tacoma Should Name a Park After Dune Creator Frank Herbert.
I am so excited to learn this! What an awesome idea. Now if the park could just have some sort of underground tunnel system, and a large pestle-type object...