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*Books, beer, and baba ganoush

This describes one of my favorite places in Seattle; if you’ve been there, you probably know exactly where I’m talking about.

Hidden away in Ravenna, the upstairs is a new/used bookstore and a Greek restaurant.  Downstairs is a well-lit pub, slightly reminiscent of a mountain ski lodge.  There are giant wood tables perfect for a game of Settlers or spades while having one of the NW’s great microbrews (I believe there are about 12 on tap).

I’d tell you the name, but it’s become overcrowded already and I want to make sure that I can still find a place to sit the next time I’m there.  If you’re curious, I guess we’ll just have to go together!

*Top 10 Lowest Paying College Majors

You can read the entire article here, but I just wanted to point out that our nation constantly complains that children aren’t performing well in school, spends dollars upon dollars on developing new programs (and acronyms) to improve our education system, yet Elementary Education is the number two lowest paying college major!  (Only social workers make less).  Incredible.

*FYI: pound t-a-x-i

I saw a poster for this on the inside of a bathroom stall at the Dubliner in Fremont, and thought it was a great idea.

Wherever you are (at least within the US and Canada), simply dial #TAXI from any phone, and you’ll be connected with a taxi service near you.

I think I could count on my hand the number of times in my life I’ve actually ridden in a taxi, but it’s still nice to know that if I ever find myself in an unknown city without a ride, a taxi’s only a phone call away.