In 2009, 91.2% of Seattle's electricity was from hydroelectric sources, and in 2010, 87.9% was hydro. Is the hydro capacity maxed out, or will it scale up to meet additional demand and maintain that ratio? Here's what I'm getting at: If I were to use more electricity than now, will that incremental power effectively come from non-renewable sources rather than ~90% hydro?
What can I plant that's edible and low-maintenance in Seattle next week? [more inside]
How dangerous is this part of Seattle to walk around at 11PM at night? [more inside]
You work in Seattle. Your boss cuts you loose at noon on Friday. You decide it is a nice afternoon for a bar crawl. What places do you hit?
Starting therapy... where to look? And the catch... I'm only here for the summer? Then what? More inside. [more inside]
What are my options for broadband residential internet in Seattle? [more inside]
Seattle freeway pavement is rough and loud. Why? [more inside]
Seattle vs Eastside, where to live? [more inside]
If I'm moving to Seattle from NYC this summer and have time to scope out ~3 neighborhoods on a quick upcoming trip, where should I start? I'm having trouble squaring good advice I see online with my commute situation, which is that I intend to take the Software Company shuttle bus to Redmond. [more inside]
Leather furniture repair in Woodinville, WA? Help me fix my Ekornes recliner! [more inside]
Please please PLEASE help me find a place where I can buy a wonderbra/any strapless bra that won't squash my chest flat in time for my wedding in two weeks! [more inside]
We need a nanny/childcare in Seattle STAT! Help Seattle MeFites! [more inside]
How does one go about finding a personal accountant in Seattle? [more inside]
Help me identify an eccentric artist that gave tours of his house in Seattle around the year 2000. He was obsessed with a number (four or five, maybe) and had many conditions for his tours that hinged upon that number (i.e. needing four people to tour the property, and tours being available in four minute or four hour duration). He might have gone by "[first name] Art".
Need a top-notch Seattle area divorce attorney recommendation for handling a post-divorce settlement dispute. Bonus points if the attorney accepts Microsoft employee legal insurance (ARAG). [more inside]
I'm not sure what's happening here but I have a steady stream of flies into my house (I'd say 4-5 every five days) and none of my Interwebs explanations seem to apply. What the $@%@ is going in here? [more inside]
I've got my eye on this varsity/baseball wool/leather jacket. I'll probably have it mid to late April. First I'd like to make the point that Seattle weather has absolutely beautiful since I arrived here one month ago. It's been about 50/50 sunny/cloudy, and there's always a breeze, and the temperatures have been very mild. (This could just be because I live at the top of Queen Anne Hill.) I know that statistically we actually get less annual rainfall than NYC, which is where I'm from. My question is: how long into Spring can I comfortably wear a jacket (in particular a light/medium jacket)? It seems every morning has been cold, and I still see people wearing winter hats. How long will this persist? How warmly do people typically dress in Seattle from the months of May to October?
Where in Seattle-ish can I buy a hanging mobile? [more inside]
Buying-a-used-car-filter: please recommend a non-dealership mechanic in the Seattle/Redmond area who can check out a car for me before I buy it. The hard part: they need to be open tomorrow. [more inside]
Need a good dentist south of Seattle [more inside]
Hi everyone, I live in Seattle (Queen Anne to be specific), and I was wondering: (1) Whether or not a Vespa would be a great investment, better than a car, taking into account the layout of Seattle, for getting around the city, no major trips, and about as frequent as every weekend, maybe twice a week (2) Coming from NYC and not knowing how to drive, what is the best approach to learning how to drive a Vespa? Is any sort of license required, and where would I go to obtain that license? How long would it take, if I devoted time to learning regularly? Are there any issues specific to Seattle that I should take into account in taking up this project of learning how to ride and purchasing a Vespa? Any general commentary about motorized scooters is also greatly appreciated.
How do I figure out what I want to do and where I want to live and move to the other side of the country at the same time? Nature, dislike of large cities, an acting career...loooots of text inside, lots of explanation. Help! [more inside]
Where should we spend one night on the road between Waldport, OR & Seattle? [more inside]
Can you help us find some some new one and two-night getaway locations in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week? Staying downtown near the Convention Center. I will have a car. [more inside]
Seattle evenings: March 4 - 8? [more inside]
Which north Seattle bar has the best game collection? [more inside]
Can anyone give me a breakdown of the Seattle public transportation system? [more inside]
I'm looking for house cleaners in the North Seattle area for a one-time very thorough cleaning of a house that hasn't been cleaned in years, before new people move in. The job is too big for just one person. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Know any good LGBT organizations in the Seattle area to volunteer at?
I'll be in Seattle in a couple of weeks. Looked at the Kings Inn because its cheap and walking distance to the touristy stuff. Any other suggestions for cheap motels in the middle of it all? [more inside]
Trying to plan a last minute trip to Vancouver and need some hotel recommendations. Also, it's looking like it's significantly cheaper to fly into to Seattle. Would that make sense to fly into Seattle and then make my way to Vancouver via rental car, bus or train, OR would it be smarter to just pay the extra cost and just fly straight into Vancouver. [more inside]
I'm visiting an old friend in Seattle this weekend, and I would like to bring her a little something. What would be a good gift to bring from Los Angeles? [more inside]
Which Starbucks locations in Seattle, WA serve beer and wine? [more inside]
I just got an offer from a company in Seattle (my top choice!) and am to start work on Feb. 27. I currently live in NYC. I've already got my plane ticket, and I leave on the 24th. What's the best way to secure an apartment in downtown Seattle, while I'm still in NYC? [more inside]
Things to do and Places to eat in Seattle, Portland and in between? More info inside. [more inside]
Mr. Cupcakes and I are moving from Seattle to Lummi Island at the end of February, and we need to hire movers. Looking for recommendations and ballpark prices for full service movers (packing, loading, transport, and unloading included). [more inside]
Seattle: *urgent* need for a plumbing/heating maintenance today or this weekend for the in-floor heating of my townhome. Haven't had heat since apparently Wednesday night, and the company that installed it is non-responsive to my repeated calls. [more inside]
Carpet installation in Seattle? Experiences with Empire or other? [more inside]
Free trip to Seattle for on-site interview: what's there to do in downtown Seattle? [more inside]
Please tell me about hospitals in Seattle! [more inside]
Need tips and strategy for getting a rental house. Our rental market is very tight (in north Seattle). Landlords can afford to be picky. At first glance, we don't look like ideal tenants. Our situation: We are putting our big fancy house on the market. We've been wanting to downsize for a long time. Just now, the market timing is very good. Our property is desirable and we can expect a decent price, and equity pay-out at closing. When the house sells, we plan to rent a small house in North Seattle. Looking for a 6 month to 1 year lease. (more detail below...) [more inside]
We're moving to Seattle. Tell me everything. [more inside]
Great ideas/places/activities for a surprise birthday party (for a 29-year-old guy) in Seattle? [more inside]
Looking for a good alternative lifestyle haircut in Seattle. [more inside]
My plans for new years eve might be falling through due to flaky friends. Where can a single lady go in Seattle to have a fun (and not too crazy) new years eve celebration?
I'm looking for a mediation/yoga retreat in the Pacific Northwest or Northern California. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good bar to work from in Seattle, specifically the Belltown/Queen Anne neighborhoods but anywhere within a mile or so would be fine. [more inside]
I need a catsitter near north Seattle with these qualifications. They can pick up my cat in Everett. They can keep my cat for an indeterminate period, possibly a couple months. They have experience living with cats. They charge no more than $10 a day over the cost of pickup, food, litter and other expenses. They can take weekly payments via Paypal or checks. Sookie has her shots and papers, as well as an airline-approved cat carrier. Do you know someone? [more inside]
Can you identify this bird? [more inside]