Author Archives: Sue Romero

Happy Veterans Day – and Beyond

American girl

I came across a couple of great articles while searching for ‘what’s closed on Veteran’s Day.’ Free pancakes, free coffee and free admission is always good, but there’s so much more you can do than just taking the day off of school or work, or even saying “Happy Veterans Day.” The first article is called  “How to Celebrate Veterans Day ... Read More »

Ballot measures explained – before you VOTE! (info)


Let’s face it, ballot issues can be confusing, wordy and full of double negatives. I came across a great article in the Seattle Times that helped me understand some of the major issues a bit better before I filled out my ballot, so I’m sharing it with you. Also, Kim Wyman, our Secretary of State has some voting tips right ... Read More »

Your name can go to Mars! (link)


NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time on December 4th, 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and YOU can have your name put on a microchip to make the trip! But hurry, the deadline to send your ... Read More »

Have you seen the baby bear cub at the drug store? (video)

bear cub

This happened at a Rite Aid store in Ashland, Oregon last weekend. The cub first showed up at a Motel 8, then at the drug store and was finally caught by Fish & Wildlife with a shopping basket (see how you should always grab one even though you’re not sure you’ll need it?). The baby bear is now at PAWS ... Read More »

Millions of cars recalled due to faulty airbags (info)

Brand New Cars In Stock

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. Over 7 million vehicles are involved in these recalls, which have occurred as far back as 18 months ago and as recently as October 20. The ... Read More »

Music to your dog’s ears

Dog Playing The Piano

A post on introduces us to the iCalmDog, being called the ‘”iPod for dogs” because our little buddies can use soothing in stressful situations – for instance, when traveling – just like people. The people who came up with the idea are a concert pianist and a psychoacoustic engineer. They found that dogs, like their owners, are soothed by ... Read More »

Rat City Rollergirls need your help!


(pictures from and David Oh) Yes, that’s right. We do have a local women’s roller derby league, the Rat City Rollergirls. Maybe that’s part of the problem – you didn’t know about them! Well, now you do, and they sure would like your help. They need to raise $45,000 by the end of this month to help keep them ... Read More »

Today is the Great Washington Shakeout at 10:16am!

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

What would you do if there was an earthquake? Today, more than a million people across the state will practice their responses as part of the worldwide earthquake drill – and you can register online to be officially included in that count! It all happens at 10:16am today! For more info, check out the Great Washington Shakeout. Remember – Drop, ... Read More »

Nailed it! 8-year-old recreates ‘Dirty Dancing’ scene


This is the best thing I’ve seen all week! We’ve all tried (haven’t we? lol) but this kid got it exactly right! He just needs a partner good enough to keep up! More than 11 MILLION views on his mom’s Facebook page and going strong. Somebody get this kid a contract!   Read More »

Traffic alert in Ballard! Starts Thursday for 12 WEEKS (info)

Road Construction Ahead Sign

After years of getting hit by loads that were too tall, the Emerson Street overpass at the south end of the Ballard Bridge is going to get fixed – but to do that, Seattle DOT will have CLOSE Emerson street – the main connecter between Magnolia and Queen Anne (or Fisherman’s terminal and Nickerson St). So…starting Thursday morning October 9, ... Read More »