>Fourth Of July Events King County 2011

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Happy 4rth of July!
King County Events


Gas Works Park
Bellevue Downtown Park
Downtown Burien
Downtown Carnation
Enumclaw
Celebration Park, Federal Way
Gene Coulan Memorial Beach Park
Lake Wilderness Park

Fourth Of July Events King County 2011

Happy 4rth of July!
King County Events


Gas Works Park
Bellevue Downtown Park
Downtown Burien
Downtown Carnation
Enumclaw
Celebration Park, Federal Way
Gene Coulan Memorial Beach Park
Lake Wilderness Park

>Snohomish County Fourth Of July Events 2011

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
North End/Snohomish County Events


ARLINGTON FRONTIER DAYS
7am-Pancake Breakfast
8:00am- Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon
4:30pm- Kiddies Parade
5:00pm- Grande Parade
9:00pm-Fireworks
BOTHELL’S FREEDOM FESTIVAL
Throughout Bothell
8:30am-Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse
11:15am-Children’s Parade, Main St.
12pm- Grand Parade, Main St. www.ci.bothell.wa.us
DARRINGTON 4TH OF JULY
EVERETT’S FOUTH OF JULY
8:30am- Yankee Doodle Dash
11:00am—Parade & Festival
10:20pm-Fireworks-Legion Park/Port Gardner Bay

EDMOND’S FOURTH OF JULY

City Park & Civic Playfield
10am-Fun Run
11:30am-Children’s Parade
12:00pm- Main Parade
3pm-Firefighter’s Water ball Competition
7:30 pm-Live entertainment
10pm-Fireworks display
EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY FOURTH
Evergreen Speedway-Monroe
12noon-Speedway opens
Dusk-Fireworks display
KENMORE
Log Boom Park-10pm Fireworks over the Lake
Woodinville Community Concert & Picnic
Wilmont Gateway Park
Bring your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the sounds of classic rock, soul, funk and blues from local bands. 1:00-4:00

Snohomish County Fourth Of July Events 2011

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
North End/Snohomish County Events


ARLINGTON FRONTIER DAYS
7am-Pancake Breakfast
8:00am- Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon
4:30pm- Kiddies Parade
5:00pm- Grande Parade
9:00pm-Fireworks
BOTHELL’S FREEDOM FESTIVAL
Throughout Bothell
8:30am-Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse
11:15am-Children’s Parade, Main St.
12pm- Grand Parade, Main St. www.ci.bothell.wa.us
DARRINGTON 4TH OF JULY
EVERETT’S FOUTH OF JULY
8:30am- Yankee Doodle Dash
11:00am—Parade & Festival
10:20pm-Fireworks-Legion Park/Port Gardner Bay

EDMOND’S FOURTH OF JULY

City Park & Civic Playfield
10am-Fun Run
11:30am-Children’s Parade
12:00pm- Main Parade
3pm-Firefighter’s Water ball Competition
7:30 pm-Live entertainment
10pm-Fireworks display
EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY FOURTH
Evergreen Speedway-Monroe
12noon-Speedway opens
Dusk-Fireworks display
KENMORE
Log Boom Park-10pm Fireworks over the Lake
Woodinville Community Concert & Picnic
Wilmont Gateway Park
Bring your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the sounds of classic rock, soul, funk and blues from local bands. 1:00-4:00

>Cool sites to help you save

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Ways to save, just a click away

New sites and apps help you find deals and spend smartly

Chicago Tribune
Technology is a huge help for consumers to spend money smarter.

For example, you can search online for best prices, or if you’re already in the store, you can use your smartphone to read a product’s barcode and get competitive prices.

Problem is, new money-saving websites and apps are launching almost daily. It’s nearly impossible to investigate them all. We’ve rounded up a few promising ones that have come out in recent months.

With many, it’s hard to predict whether they’ll succeed and be available a year from now. But if you like trying new sites and apps, these seem worth a shot. Keep in mind that these aren’t being listed as the best, just a sampling of the newest.

OpenChime.com: OpenChime says it will get price quotes for you from local service providers, such as plumbers and house cleaners, saving you the hassle of calling. You simply get an e-mail with price quotes.

AwardWallet.com: The website will keep track of your frequent flyer miles, as well as hotel and credit card rewards points in one place, perhaps allowing you to use them more efficiently. And it will alert you when your miles are about to expire.

DealNews.com app: Prominent deal site DealNews is not new, but its iPhone/iPad app is. Users can browse more than 100 deals a day or request push alerts, which send personal deal alerts for specific products or coupons to on-the-go users. 

CouponNetwork.com: The world didn’t need another site with printable grocery coupons, but this is produced by a major player in the coupon industry, Catalina Marketing Corp., the company behind those coupons that print out at the end of your cash-register receipt. Notably and exclusively, the site includes YourBucks, which aren’t coupons but relatively high dollars off your future purchases. For example, recently if you bought two bottles of Listerine Whitening Rinse, you got $4 printed on your register receipt to spend however you want, like cash, on your next grocery trip.

Upromise.com app: Upromise is pretty well known already; it’s a site where you can earn money for college expenses as you shop — ideally, making purchases you would buy anyway. It now has a GPS-enabled smartphone app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry to make it easy to find nearby restaurants and retailers that participate in the Upromise program. It will give you directions from your location.

PayDivvy.com: Having trouble keeping bills straight with roommates? PayDivvy offers online bill pay and group payment. It can, for example, automatically divide bills among roommates, friends and family, who can then pay those bills automatically.

SavingStar.com: This site puts a different spin on paperless coupons, or e-coupons. That generally refers to choosing coupons online which electronically links them to your supermarket or drugstore loyalty card. That way, you automatically get the savings at the register. With SavingStar.com, which claims to be the largest digital coupon service, your checkout bill is the same but savings are squirreled away in an account, which you can cash out by direct deposit into a bank account, PayPal account and other methods. SavingStar also has apps for iPhone and Android that allow you to choose coupons on the go.

More options
Brighter.com: Compare dentists.
OhSoWe.com: Share stuff with neighbors. Think tools, camping gear.
uSell.com: Sell your old cell.
Shpoonkle.com: Hire lawyers by reverse auction, meaning they bid for your business.
Swap.com app: Manage your Swap.com account for trading books, music, movies and games.
Adaptu.com: Financial planning site.
Shooger.com: Deals near you. Also apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
PartSelect.com: Site’s not new, but its Virtual Repairman is.
CheapSally.com: Deal aggregator, including daily deals.
1800registry.com: Wedding planning service with up to 10 percent cash back.
Cheapism.com/local: The site for cheap-but-good stuff recommends cheap stuff near you, mostly restaurants. Recommendations also activated by FourSquare check-in if you’re following Cheapism.

Courtesy of Everett Herald- June 19, 2011

Cool sites to help you save

Ways to save, just a click away

New sites and apps help you find deals and spend smartly

Chicago Tribune
Technology is a huge help for consumers to spend money smarter.

For example, you can search online for best prices, or if you’re already in the store, you can use your smartphone to read a product’s barcode and get competitive prices.

Problem is, new money-saving websites and apps are launching almost daily. It’s nearly impossible to investigate them all. We’ve rounded up a few promising ones that have come out in recent months.

With many, it’s hard to predict whether they’ll succeed and be available a year from now. But if you like trying new sites and apps, these seem worth a shot. Keep in mind that these aren’t being listed as the best, just a sampling of the newest.

OpenChime.com: OpenChime says it will get price quotes for you from local service providers, such as plumbers and house cleaners, saving you the hassle of calling. You simply get an e-mail with price quotes.

AwardWallet.com: The website will keep track of your frequent flyer miles, as well as hotel and credit card rewards points in one place, perhaps allowing you to use them more efficiently. And it will alert you when your miles are about to expire.

DealNews.com app: Prominent deal site DealNews is not new, but its iPhone/iPad app is. Users can browse more than 100 deals a day or request push alerts, which send personal deal alerts for specific products or coupons to on-the-go users. 

CouponNetwork.com: The world didn’t need another site with printable grocery coupons, but this is produced by a major player in the coupon industry, Catalina Marketing Corp., the company behind those coupons that print out at the end of your cash-register receipt. Notably and exclusively, the site includes YourBucks, which aren’t coupons but relatively high dollars off your future purchases. For example, recently if you bought two bottles of Listerine Whitening Rinse, you got $4 printed on your register receipt to spend however you want, like cash, on your next grocery trip.

Upromise.com app: Upromise is pretty well known already; it’s a site where you can earn money for college expenses as you shop — ideally, making purchases you would buy anyway. It now has a GPS-enabled smartphone app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry to make it easy to find nearby restaurants and retailers that participate in the Upromise program. It will give you directions from your location.

PayDivvy.com: Having trouble keeping bills straight with roommates? PayDivvy offers online bill pay and group payment. It can, for example, automatically divide bills among roommates, friends and family, who can then pay those bills automatically.

SavingStar.com: This site puts a different spin on paperless coupons, or e-coupons. That generally refers to choosing coupons online which electronically links them to your supermarket or drugstore loyalty card. That way, you automatically get the savings at the register. With SavingStar.com, which claims to be the largest digital coupon service, your checkout bill is the same but savings are squirreled away in an account, which you can cash out by direct deposit into a bank account, PayPal account and other methods. SavingStar also has apps for iPhone and Android that allow you to choose coupons on the go.

More options
Brighter.com: Compare dentists.
OhSoWe.com: Share stuff with neighbors. Think tools, camping gear.
uSell.com: Sell your old cell.
Shpoonkle.com: Hire lawyers by reverse auction, meaning they bid for your business.
Swap.com app: Manage your Swap.com account for trading books, music, movies and games.
Adaptu.com: Financial planning site.
Shooger.com: Deals near you. Also apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
PartSelect.com: Site’s not new, but its Virtual Repairman is.
CheapSally.com: Deal aggregator, including daily deals.
1800registry.com: Wedding planning service with up to 10 percent cash back.
Cheapism.com/local: The site for cheap-but-good stuff recommends cheap stuff near you, mostly restaurants. Recommendations also activated by FourSquare check-in if you’re following Cheapism.

Courtesy of Everett Herald- June 19, 2011

>Happy Fathers Day!

>To all the great Father’s out there enjoy your day! I thought I’d share this joke with you all.

So you want to changer your oil and your a man you can do it by yourself.. but is it really worth it?

Saturday:

  1. Drive to the Auto Parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree. Write a check for $50.
  2. Stop by 7-11 and buy a case of beer. $20.00. Drive home.
  3. Open a beer and drink it!
  4. Spend 30 minutes looking for the jack stands, which you finally find. Jack car up.
  5. In frustration drink another beer.
  6. Place drain pan under engine.
  7. Spend an hour looking for the 9/16 box end wrench. Give up and use a crescent wrench.
  8. Unscrew Drain plug.
  9. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil. Splashing oil all over good shirt since you have told wife there is no need to change into old clothes.
  10. Crawl out from under car to wip hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
  11. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
  12. Give up: Crawl under care and hammer a screwdriver through the oil filter with the hammer and twist oil filter off.
  13. Crawl out from under the car with filter dripping oil all over the driveway.
  14. Cleverly hide used oil filter among trash to avoid environmental penalties.
  15. Neighbor shows up. Finish off case of beer. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so can go see the neighbor’s new garage door opener.
  16. Sunday, skip church because ” I gotta finish the oil change.” Drag pan of oil oil out from underneath the car.
  17. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to Auto parts store to recycle.
  18. Throw Kitty litter on oil spilled while removing the drain pan.
  19. Run to 7-11 again to buy another case of beer.
  20. Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
  21. Dump first quart of oil into engine. Remembering the drain plug removed yesterday is now buried in a hole in the back yard with the used oil.
  22. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for the drain plug. Steal sand from the kid’s sandbox to cover the oily patch of ground in the backyard.
  23. Wash the drain plug, using lawnmower gasoline.
  24. Throw kitty litter on the first quar of oil that drained onto the driveway.
  25. Drink beer.
  26. Crawl under car getting kitty litter in eyes. Wipe eyes with rag used to clean the drain plug.
  27. Slip stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to pain from banging knuckles. Begin cussing fit and throw crescent wrench.
  28. Crawl through wife’s roses to retrieve crescent wrench.
  29. Track oil through the house while finding band-aids to use on head, knuckles and scratched arms.
  30. Drink beer.
  31. Dump in 5 fresh quarts of oil.
  32. Lower car from jack stands accidentally crushing remaining case of new oil.
  33. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to oil draining out of case.
  34. More beer.
  35. Test Drive car.
  36. Get pulled over, and arrested for driving under the influence. Car gets impounded.
  37. Call loving wife after church, to post bail.
  38. 12 hours later get car from impound yard.
  • Money spent:
    • Parts– $50
    • DUI–$450
    • Impound Fee– $175
    • Bail– $1500
    • Beer– $40
    • Total== $2215.00

Moral of the story pay the $30 or so and take the car in to get the oil changed. Relax!

Happy Fathers Day!

To all the great Father’s out there enjoy your day! I thought I’d share this joke with you all.

So you want to changer your oil and your a man you can do it by yourself.. but is it really worth it?

Saturday:

  1. Drive to the Auto Parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree. Write a check for $50.
  2. Stop by 7-11 and buy a case of beer. $20.00. Drive home.
  3. Open a beer and drink it!
  4. Spend 30 minutes looking for the jack stands, which you finally find. Jack car up.
  5. In frustration drink another beer.
  6. Place drain pan under engine.
  7. Spend an hour looking for the 9/16 box end wrench. Give up and use a crescent wrench.
  8. Unscrew Drain plug.
  9. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil. Splashing oil all over good shirt since you have told wife there is no need to change into old clothes.
  10. Crawl out from under car to wip hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
  11. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
  12. Give up: Crawl under care and hammer a screwdriver through the oil filter with the hammer and twist oil filter off.
  13. Crawl out from under the car with filter dripping oil all over the driveway.
  14. Cleverly hide used oil filter among trash to avoid environmental penalties.
  15. Neighbor shows up. Finish off case of beer. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so can go see the neighbor’s new garage door opener.
  16. Sunday, skip church because ” I gotta finish the oil change.” Drag pan of oil oil out from underneath the car.
  17. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to Auto parts store to recycle.
  18. Throw Kitty litter on oil spilled while removing the drain pan.
  19. Run to 7-11 again to buy another case of beer.
  20. Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
  21. Dump first quart of oil into engine. Remembering the drain plug removed yesterday is now buried in a hole in the back yard with the used oil.
  22. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for the drain plug. Steal sand from the kid’s sandbox to cover the oily patch of ground in the backyard.
  23. Wash the drain plug, using lawnmower gasoline.
  24. Throw kitty litter on the first quar of oil that drained onto the driveway.
  25. Drink beer.
  26. Crawl under car getting kitty litter in eyes. Wipe eyes with rag used to clean the drain plug.
  27. Slip stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to pain from banging knuckles. Begin cussing fit and throw crescent wrench.
  28. Crawl through wife’s roses to retrieve crescent wrench.
  29. Track oil through the house while finding band-aids to use on head, knuckles and scratched arms.
  30. Drink beer.
  31. Dump in 5 fresh quarts of oil.
  32. Lower car from jack stands accidentally crushing remaining case of new oil.
  33. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to oil draining out of case.
  34. More beer.
  35. Test Drive car.
  36. Get pulled over, and arrested for driving under the influence. Car gets impounded.
  37. Call loving wife after church, to post bail.
  38. 12 hours later get car from impound yard.
  • Money spent:
    • Parts– $50
    • DUI–$450
    • Impound Fee– $175
    • Bail– $1500
    • Beer– $40
    • Total== $2215.00

Moral of the story pay the $30 or so and take the car in to get the oil changed. Relax!