Author Archives: Sue Romero

Trouble waking up? You could be suffering from ‘sleep drunkenness’

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Yes, apparently ‘sleep drunkenness’ is a thing! A study out of Stanford found that 1 in 7 Americans suffers from sleep drunkenness, a “mental confusion that occurs when the subject is awakened from the deep phase of sleep” and lasts longer than normal to wake up. They say people who are sleep-deprived, or who over-sleep, are most likely to suffer ... Read More »

Help keep Seattle dancing!

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As a dancer (mostly on the weekends now), this is the worst news EVER. Westlake Dance Center, one of a few places where adults can drop in and try all different kinds of dance – jazz, ballet, hip hop, belly dancing and more – may be closing, and just the thought of that possibility breaks my heart. The building near ... Read More »

Comcast outage: how to get your $5 refund

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Cable and Internet customers up and down the west coast from Seattle to San Francisco lost service Monday night for hours due to an outage Comcast describes as “a piece of hardware in our backbone network [that] failed.” So Comcast is offering a $5 refund/credit through a special website, if your service was affected. See all the info on how ... Read More »

Save the clock tower!

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Actually, it’s time to CHOOSE the clock tower. The Department of Transportation wants your opinion on the design of a clock tower for a new Amtrak station being built in Tacoma. They want it to be a Tacoma landmark. They’ve come up with 3 designs they posted online on the WSDOT blog. See the 3 designs called “The Traveler,” “Trestle ... Read More »

Mystery text crash your iPhone? Siri to the rescue!

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So earlier this week, we learned about a text message made up of Arabic characters that’s causing iPhones around the world to crash. We’ve also learned that you can get it from Twitter and Snapchat messages. You don’t even have to open the text, only receive it! But until Apple releases a software update to fix it, there is a ... Read More »

See Taylor Swift – in Legos!

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This is kind of amazing – Legoland Windsor in the United Kingdom took a poll to see which celebrity people would most like as a BFF and, of course, Taylor Swift won! That honor got her a 8-foot by 12-foot mosaic of her face at Legoland Windsor – made up of more than 35,000 Legos! And I must say, it ... Read More »

Blood donations needed – from your pet!

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You may have donated blood before, but has your PET? ACCES Blood Bank in Seattle needs at least 50 cats to donate blood, because sometimes pets need blood transfusions due to injuries or surgery, just like us. There are criteria for dogs and cats to be donors, including: they must be healthy, 1-to-6 years old, and not be taking any ... Read More »

Best – and worst – times to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

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Don’t start your weekend by getting stuck in traffic! Check out the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Traffic Volume Charts before you head east on I-90, north or south on I-5 or anywhere else. New for Memorial Day this year, reservations on Washington State Ferries, which they highly recommend, if your plans include taking a ferry. Have a great holiday ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran, Kermit the Frog and Red Nose Day highlights!

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The first ever Red Nose Day USA was on May 21st, a fundraising event that started in the UK to help kids living in poverty. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered! One of the highlights was this adorable duet with Ed Sheeran and Kermit the Frog:   Another highlight – a hilarious video of Coldplay making a musical ... Read More »

Kids with disabilities finally get dolls with disabilities

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There’s a campaign on social media called #toylikeme to get toy makers to make dolls with disabilities. British company Makie answered that call and started producing dolls with hearing aids, canes, glasses and facial birthmarks. The response has been so positive, Makie has received hundreds of suggestions and is now deciding what other inclusive dolls to make. The #toylikeme campaign ... Read More »