How is it possible to feel nannied, militant and oppressed, when you're all three, wrapped in a passive-aggressive, condescending shell?
* the biggest perpetrator of all three, rather
It's not so much the plastic bags as the things inside them that one "lugs."
Plastic bags by themselves are surprisingly luggable!
Erica, why did you rip your jeans? Aren't you cold?
You're so, so virtuous.
God, I'll bet you were a hateable child.
Erica, you get a lot of shit from random assholes on the slog. I'm a random asshole who's a big fan. Thanks for doing what you do and fighting the good fight and sticking it that prig Joni.
ECB, I have some serious questions.
How do you store that many vegetables and fruits and other optional items from FCF on the bike? I haven't even attempted to do this on my motorcycle.
How do you build up the stamina to ride up and down hills?
How do you outfit yourself and your bike for maximum visibility?
I ask as I've been feeling guilty about using the car to pick up our FCF CSA box.
1 - bike rack or basket
2 - practice and a good road bike
3 - same as when you're walking
That's great, ECB. I'm glad you do the CSA, and the biking thing, and the general looking out for the environment thing.
But please tell me you put those pants for the ride up the hill. Because going to a *professional event* wearing ripped jeans... Oh, honey. No.
What are you, like a 6/8? If so, I have a few pairs of pants that I could donate to the Erica cause. It would practically be recycling.
Everyone knows Erica can't drive, so the last paragraph is pretty disingenuous.
I think Joni and I were right about the plastic bags, and when you see the vote coming down the pike, you'll finally get how we love recycling, but we think you guys just don't get how most Seattle voters live sometimes.
And I say this from a building where most people bike or bus to work. Or walk.
Bitch, you plagiarized my columns on the social conservatism of Dino Rossi
Insufferable self-righteousness, thy initials are ECB...
Hey Joni put it all behind you
hey Joni now I've put it all behind me too
these times can't add up
yr life is such a mess
forget the past, and just say yes
tell me Joni, am I the one
to see you through?
In this broken town can you still jack in
and know what to do?
I remember our youth, our high ideals
I remember you were so uptight
that time in the trees, we broke that vice
we took some steps and now
we can't think twice
tell me Joni, am I right by you?
Tell me how yr gonna lose this hard luck?
Hey Joni, when will all these dreams come true?
You'd better find a way
to climb down off that truck
shots ring out from the center of an empty field
Joni's in the tall grass
she's a beautiful mental jukebox
a sailboat explosion
a snap of electric whipcrack
she's not thinking about the future
She's not spinning her wheels
she doesn't think at all about the past
she thinking long and hard
about that high wild sound
and wondering will it last?
Hey Joni, put it all behind you
There's something turning, Joni, turning right to you
my head burns, but I know you'll speak the truth, hey!
hey Joni, put it all behind you
hey Joni, now I've put it all behind me too
forget the future
these times are such a mess
tune out the past, and just say yes
put it all behind you
now it's all behind you
You get the CSA box too? Right on!
@14 That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title to this post.
You really have a problem with female journalists, don't you?
FYI, it's official: we just signed to Matador records! Same label that originally put out Exile in Guyville! Sonic Youth are indy again! Fuck yeah!
The last 2 sentences of your post were great.
i don't understand not supporting the parks...
pike market, on the other hand - it's not falling apart. they should hit up tourists for donations. renovating it will increase the number of fat tourists who stand around and won't get out of my way when i've got to buy fish & veggies.
Joni writes what Frank Blethen tells her to write, Erica, so take it out on Frank.
Joni at least is a real journalist, who if sent to cover a debate, would write about the debate, instead of boring the readers with how fucking self-righteous she is for refusing to drive a car.
Besides, at the Times, insufferable self-righteousness is Nicole Brodeur's beat.
Erica, fucking EXACTLY.
It always amazes me that Joni Balter -- whose ideas consistently infuriate me -- is (or at least was) married to Tim Egan, whose ideas I find meaty and delicious. The Worst Hard Time: That shit was excellent. "Militant vegetable growing" and "enviro-dogma": That shit is bananas.
I particularly love how Joni supports the Bellevue parks levy BECAUSE it is a renewal, but DOESN'T support the Seattle parks levy for the exact same reason... Oh, and because Seattle's is more expensive; well Earth to Joni, Seattle is bigger and has more people... I think she just likes being a cranky lady. Let's prove to her that while people in Seattle are persnickety, they understand the big picture, too.
Way to live your values! Heck yeah!
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