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Mar 2, 2013 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Another Law-Breaking School Board Blocks Formation of GSA.
[sigh] reads like the Lambda Legal Permanent Employment Drive. Send 'em some support if you can:
Sep 28, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on A Restaurant Recommendation for a Gluten-Free Birthday Dinner for Ma.
Skelly and the Bean on 10th (north end of Cap Hill) will feed you very, very well, gluten-free. Just tell the server.
Aug 30, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on A Restaurant Recommendation for Sushi in Seattle.
I really like Chiso in Fremont -- their happy hour is a great deal, too.
Jul 28, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Jeff Bezos Dumps $2.5 Million into WA State's Marriage Equality Campaign.
@44 -- there was a time, pre-Amazon, when Barnes and Noble was a dominant force in bookselling, by virtue of what it would order (or not) for its stores. They lost that power when they didn't keep up with Amazon. That is not Amazon's fault. My favorite independent bookstore managed to survive its last two rent increases because it started selling used titles on Amazon. The market is changing, and it is up to B&N to adapt.
May 25, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Apple's Response to the E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit.
Apple is not The Decider who gets to say whether the state of Amazon's business is acceptable. Consumers were the clear losers here -- Apple colluded with publishers, and as a result consumers paid up to $5 more a title. That is real damage. Talk to some people who aren't easily mobile (for whom e-readers are a godsend) and on low or fixed incomes and ask them how much $5 a title means to them.
May 21, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Let's All Watch a British Bookstore Chain Kill Itself.
Borders also gave over a ton of space to selling CDs and didn't realize in time how the transition to digital music would affect their sales of CDs. They made many bad decisions along the way, not just that one.
Apr 26, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Lutheran Bishop in Minnesota Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Amendment.
Actually, he didn't urge anyone to vote against it -- he said, at the end of his thoughtful, nuanced, charitable piece, that "I do not support this amendment," which isn't the same. It's part of why it's compelling -- it is a call to reason rather than a command to obedience.
Apr 13, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan commented on Politicians Celebrate Exceptional Public Servant Day By Fighting Fires and Battling Bears.
sorry, if the man got near bears with cubs he is too stupid to be governor.
Mar 25, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan reviewed Skelly and the Bean.
Zephyr Paquette, owner / chef at Skelly and the Bean, is familiar to many Seattle people from her time as sous chef at Dandelion, and thereafter with stints at Brasa and Elliott Bay Cafe. Our party had the house salad and the deviled eggs wrapped in bacon as appetizers and the daily chicken special, moist and well-flavored with very good grilled vegetables, and halibut on a bed of lentils with an apricot chutney as entrees. Two cocktails were generous and reasonably priced (lemon-drop martini and Cosmo). The steal of the evening was the house red Super Tuscan, good wine at a very good price. Good service, low-key decor. We recommend any and all of it and will be back.
Feb 29, 2012 Cornellhockeyfan reviewed The Fat Hen.
The two of us had brunch here. The coffee was good, the eggs Benedict were excellent, as were the pastries (Kanellbullar). Quality of ingredients was very high. Service was very slow, even though it was not crowded. The prices were why we will not be back -- it was just too expensive for the relatively small portions and slow service. Not everything needs to be a Denny's grand slam, but this errs too far in the other direction.