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Have you Voulnteered lately? 
03:28pm 14/05/2009
  On June 20th and 21st 2009, the Ride to Conquer Cancer will be in your community! Participants will begin in Vancouver BC and ride through to Seattle WA over two-days in a history-making journey to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle.

This exciting event has many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups; and we would love it for you to get involved and to spread the word to others! Opportunities include:

Saturday Morning June 20th at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon setting up tents from 8am to 2pm.

Sunday Morning June 21st at Edgewater Park in in Mount Vernon taking down tents from 9am to 2pm

Sunday Morning and Afternoon at the University of Washington June 21st in Seattle

o Set-Up Team
o Volunteer Check-in
o Working at our General Store
o Traffic and Parking Control
o Information Hosts
o Gear Retrieval
o Bike Parking
o Clean Up
o Etc!

Groups and Families are strongly encouraged to volunteer together!!!  Bring your toddlers and kids and teach them about community service!

All of our volunteers get T-shirts, snacks, letters of recommendation and thank-you certificates. Volunteers can also take part in our volunteer appreciation party and are eligible to win some awesome prizes!

If you are interested in registering as in individual volunteer, please fill out the registration form at:


If you are interested in volunteering as a large group, please contact me at mwhitney@endcancer.ca or by calling 1.888.771.BIKE.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. I’d really appreciate it if you could pass this around to as many people as possible! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!


Monika Whitney - Volunteer Coordinator
Up With Grups 
10:45am 31/03/2006
mood: amused
Interesting reading:

Up With Grups*

He owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap.

By Adam Sternbergh

* Also known as yupster (yuppie + hipster), yindie (yuppie + indie), and alterna-yuppie. Our preferred term, grup, is taken from an episode of Star Trek (keep reading) in which Captain Kirk et al. land on a planet of children who rule the world, with no adults in sight. The kids call Kirk and the crew “grups,” which they eventually figure out is a contraction of “grown-ups.” It turns out that all the grown-ups had died from a virus that greatly slows the aging process and kills anybody who grows up.

read the whole article @

x-posted to seattleparents, & my LJ.
06:53pm 05/06/2005
  My 7 year old son will be going to school in the Lake Washington School District for the 2005-2006 school year and I need afterschool care for him. I checked the memories (in the seattle community) and I did find some helpful links, but I am looking for some more personal recommendations.

He's in North Carolina right now and they have a school related program called Primetime where he goes before and after school. Does this area have something like that?

I'd like to find something that's structured rather than just free-play; in other words, a place that will address any homework he has and will also provide an intellectually stimulting environment.
The only other criteria I have besides the basic safety/cost effective/close by is hours - I would really like to find a place that is open until at least 6:30 or later.

Thanks in advance!

x-posted to seattle, kirklandparents, bellevue_people and seatown
Newborn Stuff: Breast pump, Bassinet, and bottle warmer. 
08:48pm 19/03/2005
  For sale:

All of these are posted on Craigslist. Click the links below. Thanks.

Bottle warmer

Breast pump


(Cross posted in Seattlebuysell,Kirkland Parents and Bellevue People)
12:12pm 09/10/2004
  Hey.. again.. new to the area.. and by the way, I really appreciate everyone's input with all these posts I keep making.

So here's another one.. today is Game 4 of the Yankee vs Twins game. If the Yanks win, they win the series.. anyway.. it's saturday, and I'd like to go to a sports bar to watch the game.

Anyone have any input on what you might consider to be the "Best Sportsbar" in the Bellevue/Kirkland area? You know.. lots of TV's, good food, exciting atmosphere.. that sort of thing.

Anyway.. any input would help.
06:51pm 02/10/2004
  I know this isn't what the community is about... but I just moved here from Salem, OR... and I don't feel like cooking tonight.. and I don't want pizza. So could someone tell me some other places in the local area that deliver to Kirkland...

Thanks.. I appreciate it.
Easter Bunny..? 
08:25pm 12/04/2004
mood: little sleepy

did the Easter Bunny visit your dwelling?

 thankfully my inlaws didnt get my son a basket.. so he only had one.. now i dont have so much candy to eat! hehe.

i think i will have to just live at mommacherry's house... ahhhhh the hot tub RAWKS.......... </span>


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02:07pm 04/04/2004

i just created a new community  strong_survivor  

for those who are survivors of abuse.. in whatever form it may be in.

long time, i know 
12:02am 04/04/2004
mood: sleepy

so,  mommacherry  and i finally met for coffee!  and now we are bestest friends who cannot be separated.  hehe..(yeah i know, i'm scary) we are becoming fast friends, tho. 

anyone else around who wants to meet for coffee? beers?(as long as its after noon)  lemme know!

email me.. kat@dealan-de.com

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11:41am 23/02/2004
mood: moody
where is everyone?? I'm laid off again.. as is hubby. joy. so i started Mary Kay... i proly posted about this already.. but its so QUIET in here....

anyone want to get together?
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Mary Kay 
09:42am 11/02/2004
mood: chipper

Whassat you ask?  dealan-dé is a Gaelic butterfly and Mary Kay.. cosmetics!  one is my new domain  and the other is a new thing for me.  i am (soon) a Mary Kay Independant Beauty Consultant.   I'm starting out hosting two parties.. one is an E-party and one is a people party.

if anyone in my area would like to be a part of this, please, by all means, contact me!!!!!!  go to my webbie and tag me or leave a comment, or email me... be glad to have you!  These parties will launch me on my path in Mary Kay.. get me started with my kit and all that.. :)

so, if you want to help out and get some really good skin care/cosmetics..JOIN ME!


this was xposted in my personal journal
my website 
09:51am 09/02/2004
  is up.. and it... is... GOOD! yay!!!! go see....
01:12pm 31/01/2004
  forgot to tell ya.. i'm back to work!
been to Seattle in the last year? 5th ave? seen the monstrosity that is the Seattle Central Library? thats where i work. putting in the paging system. so all day long i'm on up and down a ladder, installing speakers. 6:30am-3pm

and then my nites are booked with school and chiropractor.
if anyone wants to get together, email me kat-tastrophe@comcast.net and we'll try to hook up on a weekend sometime.. maybe make it a group thing?
come try it 
01:11pm 31/01/2004
mood: dorky
You are blessed with FAERY wings. Beauty,
laughter, life, magic...that's what you are all
about. You are refreshingly innocent and happy
with your life of purity and play. Life's a
game and it's a good one. In your eyes there's
no way to lose! You can be very mischeivous and
have been known to cause trouble, but it's all
in the name of fun and not meant to really harm
anyone. You like to play tricks on people who
aren't quite as bright or clever as you - which
is almost everyone. Nature is the setting you
prefer to be in - Always. Barefoot and wild you
can't be tamed. You're probably a restless
spirit who loves to travel, and quite a
dreamer. Your creativity is astounding and your
art (of whatever media - from writing to
painting to drama) is like something from
another world - ethereal and often very
fantasy-oriented. You can either be a social
butterfly or a loner with their head in the
clouds - but rarely inbetween. You stubbornly
refuse to accept responsibility or to give in
to the wishes of others - unless you feel like
it. You have a strong passion for music and
can't imagine life without it. You'll grow up
someday, but you'll always be a child at heart.
You are adventurous and love to take risks, and
feel a deep connection with the weather,
plants, and animals. You prefer sunshine to
thunder or snow, the warmth of summer to
autumn's chill, and quiet forests to suburban
backyards. Magic through and through, you are
far more powerful than you seem, and are
capable of being extremely passionate. Though
you can be childish, naive, stubborn, and
self-absorbed, one thing is certain - life with
you will never be boring!

*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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06:22pm 27/01/2004
mood: full
helloooooooooooooo kirkland! i am mom to four year old althea...
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New community! 
02:58pm 18/01/2004
mood: anxious
Hello out there! I just wanted to make a community for parents on the Eastside. (and since i live in Kirkland, thats what the title got!)
right now i am unemployed, but that shouldnt last too long.. so once i go back to work(and since i have class two nights a week) this might not get too many updates :S
sorry. just wanted to put that out NOW!
this can be a meet&greet for parents, advice site.. whatever! just pls dont turn it into a sleezy dating thing.. ew.
ok, well, hope to have some members soon!