I read Bellevue Reporter every week. It’s a great local paper. But I was a little disappointed by the front page copy editing error. Next time, run spell check.Continue reading
Renting goats to clear residential foliage is apparently a thing
I thought I had seen everything. But then, 40 goats were delivered to my neighbor for 24 hours to clear the foliage around his house. Apparently it’s quite a common thing in the Pacific Northwest. Only 18 hours later, they have eaten everything and are taking a well deserved break.Continue reading
Which Post Office Branch is the best?
USPS recently announced that two of the three Bellevue Post Offices will consolidate into a new location that is yet to be determined. I wondered, based on user rankings, what is the best post office in Bellevue, and is it closing? Based on personal experience, the Downtown Bellevue Post OfficeContinue reading
Top posts of 2011
Pacific Northwest-Coast Bias had a great year. But what articles did readers enjoy the most? 5. Â Redmond is the most expensive Washington city to live in – Were you like me and thought Bellevue was the most expensive city in Washington? 4. US Debt-to-GDP Ratio– Deservedly, the US got downgradedContinue reading
How quickly will days start to get longer [Shortest Day of the Year]?
Winter Solstice is upon us. Normally I would think of this as a relief and that hours of sunlight will begin to improve moving forward. But, it never really seems that way, especially in the depths of rainy February. Are days going to start to get longer right away? NotContinue reading
Where to build an NBA arena in Bellevue?
With rumors this week that at least one person is investigating sites to build an NBA arena in Bellevue (Bellevue SuperSonics, anyone?), I wondered what sites are under consideration. How much space is needed? First, I looked up the details of the most recently constructed NBA complex, Amway Center inContinue reading
Passive-Aggressive Seattle Signs
Marymoor Park: It’s not that fishing is not allowed. Fishing is not recommended.. in consideration of other park visitors. Or whatever.Continue reading
Whatâ€™s the most expensive city to live in Washington?
Following up on my last post using Mint.com data, I decided to look into living expenses by city. Mint breaks down living expenses for 12 cities in Washington. My guess was that Bellevue would be the most expensive to live in, and Spokane would be the cheapest. Monthly expenses byContinue reading
Which Bellevue Restaurant is the most popular?
I recently came across a site created by Mint.com that anonymizes and aggregates users spending behavior. Data.Mint.com allows the public to access its data on consumer spending habits in a searchable and sortable format. I wondered, what sort of insights can one glean from this data? I have a listContinue reading
Lessons from Redfin’s “Mold” in the Pacific Northwest
I attended a seminar on Tuesday at Redfin‘s offices in downtown Seattle on mold in the Pacific Northwest. Karen Crowe from Envirospect Northwest presented. My key takeaway was not to worry so much about mold. First, it’s treatable. Second, the horror stories about “Black Mold” and homes slowly killing theirContinue reading