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Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:12 pm
by Aergis
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Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:44 pm
by Shyrtandros
That place is nothing like the other place you showed us!

Where did you find such a better place to move into? ;) hehe


Great job folks. Maybe I can convince the family to get a trip to seattle soon.. (my mothers family lives up there)

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:37 pm
by Aubade
I need to come by! I looked in this thread, but I guess it was before when we were talking about it, you mentioned where it's at.

I was up at the northgate mall last night (Long day of Awesome King-Tut exhibit, Vegan donuts, vegan cupcakes, and Science center!!!) and Looked for you guys in there but I didn't see anything, so I figured maybe it's the one downtown?

Also; HOW THE EFF DO YOU SEATTLE PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE PARKING?! Seriously, took me 21 minutes to find parking for the science center, and I still had to pay 16 bucks =[

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:04 pm
by Fivelives
Park at one of the day lots around the outskirts of the metro area, and take public transportation to wherever you're wanting to go. SDOT runs a lot of pretty conveniently located lots (at least for where I want to go when I'm up there visiting), and the light rail is pretty convenient. Buses aren't horrible, since compared to most "big" cities Seattle doesn't really have any proper ghetto neighborhoods.

I wish they'd build a proper subway though. Living in DC really spoiled me for public transit.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:24 pm
by Aubade
That requires a lot of knowing where you're going haha.

Every time I go to seattle it's a "Where the FUCK is this place?!" Followed by my girlfriend with her GPS out telling me turn by turn directions that work 50% of the time. lol

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:38 pm
by Thalia
There are tons of parking garages in seattle, or parking lots, we always use those, one around every corner :lol: It's at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue across that pond. We are opening soon, will need a part timer...hoping to transition them into full time if the shop does well. If you still need work, hit up Aergis =)

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:05 am
by Aergis
Also; HOW THE EFF DO YOU SEATTLE PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE PARKING?!


Hah, we avoid Seattle all together.
But btw, we are in the Crossroads mall in Bellevue. Northgate is way far

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:42 am
by bldavis
next time i head up there to visit my uncle, i will be sure to stop in and support the store if i can!

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:58 am
by Koatanga
Not counting passing through the airport on trips, I have been in Seattle twice. Both times, the weather was absolutely stunning and clear and I swore there wasn't a prettier city.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:40 am
by Fridmarr
Koatanga wrote:Not counting passing through the airport on trips, I have been in Seattle twice. Both times, the weather was absolutely stunning and clear and I swore there wasn't a prettier city.

When the weather is nice in Seattle it's as nice as it gets anywhere on the planet. Sadly we spend the other 50 weeks of the year paying for it ;)

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:50 am
by Shoju
Fridmarr wrote:
Koatanga wrote:Not counting passing through the airport on trips, I have been in Seattle twice. Both times, the weather was absolutely stunning and clear and I swore there wasn't a prettier city.

When the weather is nice in Seattle it's as nice as it gets anywhere on the planet. Sadly we spend the other 50 weeks of the year paying for it ;)


I want to move to seattle for the weather. Does that make me weird?

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:48 am
by Thalia
I love the weather here in Seattle, it's my type. The million different types of rain, the super sunny on one half of the sky and super stormy on the other half. The sun rays poking through the stormy skies. And when it's summer time, it's the best, because it doesn't get super hot and it smells nice and you can go swimming without getting a sunburn!

The only thing I don't like is when we get snowed in...

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:02 pm
by Shoju
Rain: Check
Snow: Check
No Sunburn: Check.

Where can I sign up for this heaven?

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:10 pm
by bldavis
Shoju wrote:Rain: Check
Snow: Check
No Sunburn: Check.

Where can I sign up for this heaven?

when she says snow, she meant white-ish rain unless you go 20 min east to the mountains :twisted:

and we would welcome another MTadin to the PNW

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:36 pm
by Thalia
bldavis wrote:
Shoju wrote:Rain: Check
Snow: Check
No Sunburn: Check.

Where can I sign up for this heaven?

when she says snow, she meant white-ish rain unless you go 20 min east to the mountains :twisted:

and we would welcome another MTadin to the PNW


Trying to move to Snolquamie, that's 15-20 mins east of Seattle...this would be my back yard:

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Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:09 pm
by Torquemada
Washington is beautiful. When you aren't combatting the GRAY.

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Most of my year there was spent generally despising the Army, which trickled rather badly into most aspects of my life. But then again, I bought tickets to PAX Prime while we were leaving Korea and got to WA only to be told I couldn't take leave for the convention as I'd be in Yakima. There was a pretty bad snow that took out power in our house for about 3 days, and for some reason Washington drivers don't know how to drive when it's raining. I don't know whether that was because we were around Fort Lewis with a lot of out of state drivers or because they're bad in general. And the taxes on everything in that state are deplorable, and somehow the state is still always broke. Not to mention gas prices were literally breaking us while we lived there, and rent was through the roof as well. It's a bad sign when you move back near DC and it's a lower cost of living.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:12 pm
by bldavis
Thalia wrote:Trying to move to Snolquamie, that's 15-20 mins east of Seattle...this would be my back yard:

ah then yes i can see being snowed in quite an issue :)

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:38 pm
by Fivelives
I like the rain. It's like the sky is whispering jokes to the ground in a secret language, and if I can just listen hard enough, maybe I'd be able to understand it someday. Then I'd be able to laugh at the jokes, too.

You can still get sunburns in overcast weather. Clouds aren't typically very good at blocking UVA/UVB rays unless it's really thick cloud cover. I've had a few of those cloudburns. Can't really call them "sunburns" if you can't see the sun, after all!

I found a house in West Seattle (Fauntleroy) that I might end up buying. Asking price is $130k for a 4br/3ba 2800 sq ft house on a corner lot. I'm seriously considering making an offer on it sight unseen, but I'm kind of afraid of what kind of horrible money sink that would be considering the average price of homes in the area is running around 500-600k. Gotta be something HORRIBLY wrong with it if they're selling it that cheap. I've about decided that I'll be moving up to Seattle when my lease here is up next June, I can't handle another damnable summer here.

If I can get the time off work to get up there and go house shopping, I'll definitely be stopping in to check out the store that I helped name!

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:11 pm
by Thalia
Fivelives wrote:I found a house in West Seattle (Fauntleroy) that I might end up buying.


:lol: we live off 35th in West Seattle and we want to get out of here, too urban for us now, we want the suburbs.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:20 am
by Fivelives
I just want the weather back. I miss western Washington - it's the closest I've ever come to heaven on earth.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:33 am
by bldavis
Fivelives wrote:I just want the weather back. I miss western Washington - it's the closest I've ever come to heaven on earth.

well....
i know i dont have to wrory about you visiting me :P

i live in eastern oregon, in the Columbia plateau
YAY FOR SEMI ARID DESERT!

honestly, i love the western side of the state (both oregon and washington)
but the eastern side just has its own beauty, plus less humidity to mess with my asthma and sinus issues!

i really think we should have a PNW MTadin get together one of these years, like the blizzcon one, just with fewer sweaty nerds! (i mean some of us have to be reading the health and fitness thread right?)

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:35 am
by Fivelives
Everywhere you go has its own personal beauty. It's just a matter of personal preference as to which you like more - whether it's the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, the ground fog at dawn in Germany's Black Forest, the coastline of the Puget Sound in Washington, or even the flat plains of Kansas, there's a paradise on earth for everyone. Mine just happens to be the rainforest environment of western Washington.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:55 am
by Thalia
Fivelives wrote:Everywhere you go has its own personal beauty. It's just a matter of personal preference as to which you like more - whether it's the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, the ground fog at dawn in Germany's Black Forest, the coastline of the Puget Sound in Washington, or even the flat plains of Kansas, there's a paradise on earth for everyone. Mine just happens to be the rainforest environment of western Washington.


My mother in law live in bridal trails part in Kirkland/Bellevue because she is a volunteer there. We are always there because we don't have a yard so we take the kids to unwind there. I swear it looks like you are in the middle of Endor.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:05 am
by Fivelives
Yeah, there's a ton of areas like that in W WA. I used to live in Grapeview - the entire "town" was just a 6 mile loop off of SR 3, and there were only like 10 houses along the entire road. Our nearest neighbor was (I think) 2 1/2 miles away, and nothing but forest and a couple of small ponds everywhere else.

Re: Alter Ego Collectibles (progression post)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:47 pm
by Aubade
SR3? Never heard of it