Jul 25, 2012
commented on SL Letters of the Day: TOP Has Other Options
I had an IUD for eight months, and it was agony. I would have spontaneous cramps that were so bad I would nearly black out. When this started happening while I was driving, I had it removed. The IUD can be great for many women, but from what I've experienced and what I've heard from friends, it is NOT APPROPRIATE for women who haven't had children.
Because the cervix has never been dilated in women who haven't had children, the cervix can be much more cranky, resulting in the symptoms I had. Your mileage may vary, but it was definitely NOT a pain-free straightforward solution for me.
May 10, 2012
commented on 2012 Genius Awards Short List
Dan Webb is my pick. The piece of his in the Seattle Art Museum makes me want to weep and smash things every time I see it. His work is amazing.
Aug 4, 2011
commented on Vonnegut Library Responds to Slaughterhouse-Five Banning
@3 As a frequent buyer of second-hand books, I can tell you that Kurt Vonnegut's books (especially Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five) are very rare in used condition. They get snapped up really quickly, and most people are so attached to them that they don't usually get rid of them. It took a couple years of casually looking each time I went book-hunting to find Slaughterhouse Five.
May 31, 2011
commented on Case-Shiller: US Housing Market Sucks (and So Does Seattle's)
@10 -- I don't care if I don't make money in home value appreciation, as long as the home doesn't crash in value further. I don't see a home as an investment vehicle the same way a stock portfolio might be. My goal in buying a place is for me to put my money towards something that will, at least, hold its value over the next 15 years, rather than using my rent money to pay someone else's mortgage.
And, the places that I'm looking at are under 1000 sq ft in the city -- probably on Cap Hill and on Queen Anne. My expectation is that they will hold their value, and possibly show modest increases once we come out of this slump.