commented on Russian Vodka Boycott Strategies: "Sorry, We're Out of Stoli."
YES! ACTION IS NEEDED?! ?<<<0_0 >>> Russia (Or more accurately, Putin+Pals) being awful to the gays right now but this vodka boycott idea is quite ill conceived, Please stop riding Dan's coattails and rethink a more effective strategy / target. This is really, really not well thought through.
commented on Death of a Regular
Wow Cienna, amazing article, I'm teary and very grateful for your portrayal of mental illness as an important part of many lives. Thank you.
Jul 27, 2012
commented on Romney Offers Barista Half-Consumed Hot Cocoa in Lieu of Tip
Tipping $1 per drink to bartender or barista is my rule, SO, if i cant afford that , then i stay home and make it myself. I've worked briefly as a barista, (like many Seattle people?) and have since understood that our tips bring the usual minimal wage a bit closer to a living wage.
Apr 19, 2012
commented on Another One Bites the Dust
I agree with the fact that this is too little too late, for the past 25 years, we have seen the interesting areas of first: Belltown, from the 80s-90's and then Capitol Hill from the 90's-10s; go from dilapidated, but full of incredibly unique, independent and interesting cultural spots from bars,shops, and eateries buildings transfer owners and develop into the ultra modern developed mixed use buildings, just right for the incoming homogenized consumer upper middle class. Many of the older creative and interesting folks have long moved on, and all that is left is a Capitol Hill™ conceptual brand, based on nostalgia and not current facts or cultural relevance. 1989 will.never.happen.again. Deal with it, nearly every city with any sort of 'artistic neighborhood' is having similar 'growth patterns' Freetown Christiania, this is not.