commented on What Do You Think of Bottled Water Bans?
there are times and places where you need water and buying a bottle is your only good option--especially if you want to buy CHILLED water. (e.g., Nevada, Arizona, South Dakota, etc.)
Education, along with a tax on bottled water would go a long way.
commented on Take the Taxi Survey!
went through the whole thing, and then at the end it wouldn't "complete" so I hope my entries weren't lost.
my biggest beef with taxis is that when you call they require you to give them an address. they won't accept an intersection--you have to give them an actual address. so ridiculous!
commented on The Skagit River Bridge In Its Youth
Scrabble in Seattle: Tuesday nights at University Friends Meeting, 4001 9th Ave NE. We don't talk about ages.... http://seattlescrabble.org/
(p.s., I can't help pointing out that Scrabble was actually around long before 1955, but that was the year it went international....but don't let that stop you from voting for it! ;-)
commented on Your Borders Gift Cards Are Not Worth the Plastic They're Printed On
I look forward to receiving a gift card to Elliott Bay Book Company for my birthday every year. Thanks, mom!
Local shops often sell cards that give you a discount (e.g., 10% off at Columbia City Bakery) or free stuff (2 free drinks on your Caffe Ladro card after each 10 drink purchases), so they are definitely worth it.
If you pick the right one, a gift card can be a very thoughtful and appreciated gift!
commented on It's True, Seattle Cabs Suck
I used cabs a lot for my dad in a wheelchair. Those drivers were very pleasant and patient (and we tipped them well). Car sharing is not going to replace the cabs that can accommodate a wheelchair in the back of their van.
My biggest complaint is that the dispatchers require an address, and will not take a street corner or business name.