Hipsters – a venn diagram

I’ve hung out with a lot of hipsters. I’m certainly not one of them, but I enjoy their company and they seem to enjoy mine. While I’m no hipster anthropologist, I have noticed some similarities and differences between East Coast and West Coast hipsters. I give you – the Hipster

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Sunshades in the PNW

As the trees begin to bud, it’s getting harder and harder to see our neighbors behind our house. Back in October when we moved in, we literally could not see another house from our backyard. Soon that will be the case again. Here’s the house we can still see behind

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Twitter roundup – week of 3/14

It was a good sports week! The opposite of “organic” food is not “inorganic.” It still has carbon. Sorry Barry Estabrook – http://bit.ly/bgpNmm 2:28 PM Mar 20th You can skip commercials while watching replays of games on CBS.com! 1:42 PM Mar 20th Wow, Nestle could use some help managing their

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Great local beer – Manny’s

I tried Manny’s for the first time last week and was impressed. It’s one of the best Pale Ale’s I’ve had based in the Pacific Northwest along with Alaska’s Sleeping Lady’s Urban Ale. The odd thing about Manny’s (and Urban Ale) is that it’s not available in bottles or cans.

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New month = time to check your credit score

Creditkarma.com is one of my favorite sites on the Internet. Every month it allows you to see your credit score from TransUnion, one of the 3 major credit bureaus. This is different from annualcreditreport.com, which allows you to see the details of your 3 credit reports for free each year,

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Should insurers use credit scores?

There has been some debate recently on whether insurers in Washington state (and others) should be allowed to use credit scores in underwriting policies. I can understand why insurers have been restricted from using some criteria in underwriting. For instance, you shouldn’t have a different rate based on your race.

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