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Dec 13, 2016 seattleeco commented on I, Anonymous.
Mrph? Is it possible you're mistaking eye rolls for avoiding eye contact? I am not a big fan of talking to/getting overly friendly with people I don't know (and yup, I'm a lifelong PNW'er so I'll own the stereotype), so usually a quick acknowledgement and look-away is about all I do unless you're someone who needs help. I can't say I've actively rolled my eyes at anyone for attending a concert, taking a bus, or doing both together. You might be mistaking disdain for socially awkward.
Nov 14, 2016 seattleeco commented on Trump Discusses Overturning Roe v. Wade, Deporting Illegal Immigrants, and More Scary Stuff with 60 Minutes.
Do I even want to know what he said about the environment?
May 25, 2016 seattleeco commented on 50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted.
LOVE this. Lenny's, Pacific Inn, Highline, Baranof--and the department that spawned yours truly. I'm so happy in a disgruntled long-timer kind of way. (Weird that 15+ years in Seattle makes me something of a rarity these days.)

I'd also suggest Korthaus, Sully's Snow Goose, and maybe even Spud's because it just feels so stubbornly old-Seattle in Green Lake now.
Apr 27, 2016 seattleeco commented on New Building at 16th & Thomas.
It's so weird to me. Density doesn't HAVE to be ugly. I get that Hardie board is cheap and supposedly long-lasting, but it should be vaguely possible to put up new buildings that don't look like cobbled-together-crap, right?
Mar 21, 2016 seattleeco commented on The Seattle Times Editorial Board Wants More Parking Around Light Rail Stations.
Also there's no parking around light rail stations in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, London, or anywhere else I've lived/traveled. Yet somehow, the systems are heavily used and highly functional. Well, except BART.
Mar 15, 2016 seattleeco commented on This Is What the Future of Light Rail Could Look Like.
If there's no light rail line from Ballard to U Link (and why do we need to study it, c'mon...), I will be stabby.
Mar 11, 2016 seattleeco commented on I, Anonymous.
@2, there's no point calling someone on their shit when the person lacks the self-awareness to really hear the insight, or care.
Mar 7, 2016 seattleeco commented on Morning News: Power Outages Across the State, Pit Bulls Maul Olympia Woman, Assassins Is the Hottest Ticket in Town.
If you read the article, the dog attack was a tragedy all the way around. The woman who was attacked was visiting a friend's house where she often went. The owner was not home, and three of the four dogs involved were the pets of a different person staying at the house (who also was not home). So, essentially, three of the four dogs don't know the woman who comes in the door. It sounds like a defensive attack to me, and heartbreaking for everyone involved.
Mar 2, 2016 seattleeco commented on The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm.
I love the parties but they're packed before I can get there from work. Do you think we could organize another in the Ballard-ish area if I volunteer to ask venues if they'd be interested?
Mar 1, 2016 seattleeco commented on Try Not to Let Super Tuesday Make You Feel Super Lousy.
Or, you can get informed about state-level races and put your energy there. We run a not small risk of having a Wisconsin-like legislature here due to the teeny tiny margins between party control at the state level right now. Don't let the national noise drown out the more local, arguably more important races that will need everyone's time and attention in the fall.