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Portland, the GR Summit, and yet more travel

I started to write about my visit to Portland but it turned out to be a little more emotionally taxing than I thought it was going to be. Took me a while to get back to it.

Being back in my mom’s house is always hard for me. I love my mom but I can’t [...]

The Blue Scholars, My Neighbors, and Snowpocalypse

Thanks to the excellent Rainier Valley Post, I discovered that neighborhood hiphopsters The Blue Scholars had put up a video they shot during Snowpocalypse 08.

Longtime readers might remember that I posted another Blue Scholars video (Joe Metro) that showed some of the depth of Seattle and some scenes I know too well. I [...]

My Welcome Home

I guess I didn’t do a very good job of reporting in regularly from GenCon. I recovered from staying out too late after the Diana Jones Awards and was a good girl every other night, going back to my room to run credit card receipts instead of hitting the industry parties and getting enough sleep [...]

Response from the SHA

Forgot to mention that the Seattle Housing Authority is all over the issue of possible lead in the water at New Holly (which I guess is officially spelled NewHolly). January 4th they had people all over the neighborhood sticking letters on doors. I transcribed it here for future reference.

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Seattle Housing Authority

The Seattle Housing Authority is “a public corporation that provides affordable housing to more than 25,500 people who earn less than 80 percent of Seattle’s median income.” At their website they are eager to tell you that their mission “is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments [...]

Grinchy Neighborhood News

As Chris and I were coming home from a holiday outing I was reminded of the plans one of our New Holly neighbors shared with the community e-mail list to start a wine bar in the newish retail storefronts that are currently sitting empty or under-used in the area where my car was wrecked during [...]

One Extra Hour… for Drama!

I was awoken in the middle of the night last night to male voices yelling. I stumbled in the dark to the window to see what was going on. It was about 3:30am (4:30am by my watch, which I’d failed to set back before falling asleep). Five youths (late teens, early twenties) were staggering around [...]

Weirdness magnet

Woke up very early this morning to find a young man parked in front of the house. On the hood of his car, he has a large stack of USA Today newspapers and he is methodically going through the stack and tearing off top right corner from all the front pages. He works his way [...]

Busy Day on the Narc Squad

Man, these area kids are pissing me off. Apparently, I’m pissing them off, too, since the last carload of dumbshits I scared off yelled “asshole” and “bitch” out the window at me on their way out.

Earlier today, two cars full of idiot kids decided that merely hanging out in front of my house, [...]

The Money shot (from today)

The Money shot Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

These young men were in the group that was here in front of my house the other day, back again today. I got the money shot this time. Called the security company but was told they’re not “on site” until 3:00pm. Lovely. The cops did roll up [...]