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boy seeks couch.... [24 Jan 2012|01:47pm]

boy seeks couch or small corner for the month of feburary. payment, food, booze, cleaning provided. tx me @ 206-697-1909 if you need help this month!
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In Greenwood This Friday! [26 Oct 2010|02:30pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Local writers Michael Montoure and Jenna M. Pitman will be hosting a reading at the Wayward Coffee House on Greenwood Ave. in Seattle, WA. Both are well respected members of the Seattle horror community.

They hope to help get you in the Halloween spirit by sharing several of their tales of terror with you. The reading starts at 8 and it is easy to fit into a schedule already filled with plans for parties, clubs, and even ZomBcon!

So take a quick jaunt north a few blocks and come experience some chills by the masters!

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1178 [12 Sep 2010|06:06pm]

what's up with all the 1178 graffiti all around?
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so, question.... [04 Mar 2010|07:00pm]

[ mood | frazzled ]

i'm a former ballardite that move to cap hill. basically i've fallen in love and want to be in the area, however i got kicked out of my apartment about a month ago and have been couch surfing. now i've propositioned all of my friends to see if i can toss in a couple bucks and do some house work and cook fab meals(as well as getting them drunk upon request) and thus far no one has been into the idea. what i was wondering if any of you are living on the hill or know anyone that's on the hill that would be into having a houseboy for about a month(while i sort some stuff out)? any help would be greatly appreciated. oh, and it would help if their queer friendly.

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Old Ballard Street Signs [23 Aug 2009|11:19am]

corwynofamber has made a Google map of the Old Ballard Street Signs. Thanks, Corwyn!

If you know of any street signs not on this map, just leave a comment and I'd be happy to photograph them.
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Free wifi in Ballard! [10 Jun 2009|03:47pm]

What's the best place to get free wifi in Ballard? Consider atmosphere, food and drink, and late hours.

I've been using Mr Spot's, which I like, but sometimes they have terrible live music that's so loud it's actually painful.

Weigh in, my fellow Ballardians.
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Sounders FC match in Ballard? [03 Apr 2009|02:46pm]

my husband and i would like to watch the Sounders FC away game at a bar on Saturday. so far i know it's showing at the George and Dragon, and at Fado. i live in "downtown Ballard" and i would rather walk to a local bar and spend my dollars there (and maybe meet some soccer-loving neighbors).

anyone know of a place in Ballard that's showing the game, preferably west of 15th, south of 65th?
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[09 Feb 2009|01:35am]

I've uploaded a set of the Ballard Street Signs (finally!) here. These are the tiled street signs embedded in sidewalks of 20th and 24th Aves. NW.

Does anyone here know anything about them? I've looked in the community memories, and read back a year or two in posts, but didn't see anything. I've also written to the Ballard Chamber, looked through Historylink.org, and done a couple google searches.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Cheap haircuts [15 Jan 2009|11:56pm]

My professor told me there is a hair cut place in Ballard that pretty much does it for $.25 a side.

anyone know where that is?
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Vote for Amazon Fresh in 98107 [06 Jan 2009|07:36pm]

See this: http://www.myballard.com/2009/01/06/amazon-fresh-puts-seattle-expansion-to-vote/

Vote here: http://fresh.amazon.com/VoteForZip

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Bento boxes/supplies [26 Nov 2008|12:34pm]

Anybody know of a place to get bento boxes or supplies near Market St? I know Gifted has a lot of Japanese things, but have never looked for bento. In particular, I'm looking for little cases for sour cream, salsa or the like. Would prefer something that isn't tupperware, though it by no means has to be Japanese. Thanks!
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Printing [12 Nov 2008|02:40pm]

Other than the Kinko's on Market, is there anywhere to print something cheaply? I just need to print a resume, but I'd rather use something local if possible.

The closer to Market and 15th, the better.
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Writer Group [28 Sep 2008|05:00pm]

Anyone in the neighborhood interested in starting a bi-monthly writers group? Or know of any previously existing ones open to new members?

I am interested in people looking to write novels though I need to work on some short stories and novelettes as well. And while I personally don't care what genre others are working in the other members of the group need to at least be ok with speculative fiction.

So if you're interested just let me know.
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Sustainable Ballard Fest, Sat. 9/27 and Sun. 9/28, 11am to 5pm [27 Sep 2008|10:08am]

[ mood | chipper ]

The Sustainable Ballard Festival is happening today and tomorrow, from 11am to 5pm, in Ballard Commons Park. 

The first 200 people to attend each day will receive a free 2009 Chinook Book, full of great coupons which will save you hundreds of dollars as well as introduce you to local, sustainable businesses, courtesy of BuiltGreen.

Special features:

Spokespeople will offer a different bike ride each day to sustainable sites around the neighborhood. Rides begin at noon each day and leave from "Grand Central." So ride your bikes to the festival!

SewFun Bags (Whatever totes your oats) - Use surplus fabrics to make your new grocery bag, lunchbag or purse. Create two bags and leave one for donation to a worthy cause. Hosted by Reuse Resources.

Undriving Ballard - Pledge to reduce your car use (or the car use on the planet) and receive an official Undriver License and free bus passes courtesy of King County METRO. Now solar powered!

Home Energy Center - Useful displays, demos and how-to tips on home energy. Lighting, appliances, furnishings, conservation.

Free School Learning Stations - Day-long demos and hands on training in useful skills. eg: Making jam, soap or candles, building a food dryer or a worm bin, cobb building, seed starting, etc.

Eat Local Now! - Learn more about the local food system! Local chefs will show us some new twists on local foods and we’ll get to taste the results. Learn about canning & preserving, cheese making and of course we’ll be making fresh cider again!

Urban Farm Zone - Displays & Workshops: How to Raise Chickens, Edible Gardening, Wildlife Habitat, Native Plants and More!

Transportation Row - Green transportation abounds! Check out biking and busing options. Chance to win a car-free vacation? Learn how to use the bike rack on the bus. See a homemade electric car.

RE-cycled Art Station A place for everyone, expecially kids, to turn "trash" into treasures! Make art, not trash! Hosted by ReStore.

See the full schedule of activities here.

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Debate viewing? [24 Sep 2008|07:28pm]

I'm looking for a local debate watching party that my partner and I can crash this Friday. There seem to be quite a few such parties around the Sound, but none in this part of town. If you're leery of inviting strangers into your home, we can supply excellent character references, as well as food or drink.

Of course, we could stay home and listen to the NPR broadcast, but it would be more fun to mingle with other folks, not to mention the benefit of getting the visuals (sweaty upper lips, furtive glances at the wristwatch, mysterious lumps under the jacket, etc.). We would even settle for a debate-friendly bar (creative drinking games a plus).

Any suggestions are welcome. If you prefer, you can reply directly to januarye at gma!l. Thanks!

EDIT: I now know of one Ballard establishment that will be showing the debate: the Stepping Stone.
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attacks in ballard? [24 Sep 2008|08:13am]

This morning I saw handwritten signs posted around that warned of recent late-night attacks going on in Ballard. Anybody else see these? Does anyone have any details about the attacks?
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Any banjo players out there? [06 Sep 2008|11:01am]

Short of The Folkstore in the U District, is there anywhere closer to Ballard where I could buy banjo picks?
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Henry? [04 Sep 2008|04:48pm]

I just came back from a few months abroad, and I keep seeing these "Henry" paintings on buildings across Ballard and Fremont. Does anyone know what they are and why they're there? I really like some of them!
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Cigars? [01 Aug 2008|12:57pm]

I'll be visiting my daughter in a remote Alaskan fishing village next week, and she's asked me to get some good-quality (unflavored?) cigars for someone she knows there. (I don't know why he can't just order them by mail. Or is that even legal anymore?) Not wanting to make a special trip downtown to feed someone's tobacco habit, I thought I'd see if anyone knows of a good cigar retailer in/near Ballard. I'll also need help with figuring out what kind of cigars to buy. I realize that's beyond the scope of this LJ community, but any suggestions will be welcome.

EDIT: I did the lazy thing and walked to the nearest smoke shop, where the proprietor/clerk assured me that he was selling me the very best cigars. At least I can be confident that I won't be asked to do this again.
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Downtown Ballard chiropractor? [28 Jul 2008|03:28pm]

I'd like one within a block or two of Ballard Avenue and Market Street. Any recs?
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