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Feb 5, 2015 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Watch Nancy Pearl and Me Talk About Books.
Paul, you are now and have long been my favorite Stranger writer. If you recommend a book, I read it. If you recommend a movie, I see it. If you recommend a sandwich, I do too. Never enough Paul Constant.

You used to take a book to lunch and review both. If you don't want to revive this, would you consider being on Nancy Pearl's show weekly?
Mar 19, 2014 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Scott, the Millennial Republican, Has Opinions About Things.
Real guy, real-world issues, real Audi. Check out Gawker. It's tracked him down to his $350k home in DC, his media design business, even his resume.
Mar 6, 2014 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Morning News: Fish Wars and Rocket Cats.
Wait, what? I love Goldy. He's the reason I check Slog so often. Why is he leaving and where is he going? When will Slog give us this news?
Jan 30, 2014 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Meet the Republican Senators Who Want to Pay Teenagers Less Than Minimum Wage.
How would all today's Cathy McMorris-Rogers youngsters pay their way through college, as she did, just flipping burgers at the local McDonald's for LESS than minimum wage?
Aug 12, 2013 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Seattle Needs a Bus Driver Appreciation Week.
Every time a driver does something that seems to you over and above his/her job description, send a compliment to Metro. There's a link on their site to an easy-to-fill-out e-mail form. Make note of the bus route, number (above the inside front window, direction bus was going, time of day. A compliment is noted in the driver's personnel file and goes to the supervisor, too.
I've done it for drivers who are exceptionally kind to disabled riders, to drivers who handle a touchy situation well or talk down a scary passenger, drivers who know other bus routes and can give directions to the lost, drivers who wait for someone running to catch the bus.
Maybe that's all in their job description, but still, expressing appreciation for a job well-done and, more important, let one's boss know that an employee does a great job is something you can do any time.
Mar 22, 2013 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Walk Hard.
Paul, my fellow northern New Englander, does it ever annoy you about this "walk across the country" business that starts in New York.
New York! How about you start in Machias, Maine, there, Edward. Then I'll call you a Champion.
Sep 6, 2012 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Here's the Back of My Son's New High School ID.
I'm still stuck on the typo in line two.
Apr 30, 2012 Patricia_Ssssss commented on Many People Believe That Mitt Romney Has a Pulse, and Both of His Eyes Work, Too.
SR of the U @ 3, why do you feel you were hoodwinked? Would you not rally around Romney at convention time? Who do you feel would be a more acceptable, if not better, candidate?
Mar 31, 2012 Patricia_Ssssss commented on This Morning, I Took Part in a Rick Santorum/Ron Paul Alliance.
Paul, you remain my favorite Stranger/Slog writer. Your political commentaries are awesome. Very glad you are back to being a Democrat.
From a fellow New Englander (NH and VT) -- the finest kind.
Jan 18, 2012 Patricia_Ssssss commented on "Words We Don't Say".
Hubby and Wifey and Mommy when used in comments.
"Dear Hubby went nom nom nom on this meatloaf."
"The Wifey abused my credit cards."
"Four-letter words bring out my Mommy-rage. Think of the children!"

Pretentious [or basically any word, literally], much?