Westside Story – Pierce Transit Tests EZ Boy Recliners at Bus Stops

EZ Boy Recliner at Pierce Transit Bus Stop Test Site 8500 Bridgeport Way SW.

On December 25, 2012, we published a story titled Pierce Transit Fights Obesity.

Being community minded and wanting to be a part of the solution to American obesity, Pierce Transit experimented with installing exercise bikes at their bus stop test sights.

It turns out that most bus riders do not like exercise and are actually quite slothful.

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Westside Story – Missing Person

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Hey, I miss you guys. My last article appeared in the June 17, 2014, Suburban Times. We have not shared one single Westside Story since.

I know some of you have been searching the obituaries for my name. Others thought I might be doing some hard prison time. There was even talk of putting my photo on milk cartons. My most loyal reader thought putting my photo on beer cans might be more effective. [Read more...]

Westside Story – Life Coach

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Just yesterday, I was having coffee with my pal, Jimmy at the Black Bear in Lakewood. Jimmy commented, “Joe, you are a Life Coach.” I guess Jimmy is right. Marrium-Webster’s definition of Life Coach is, “an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems. The word was first used in 1986.”

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Westside Story – Do Not Feed Wildlife

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Do Not Feed Animals – Warning Sign Assateague National Park

One dark evening this summer I was hanging out on the covered patio at a Chincoteague Island, Virgina motel, which reminded me of a scene out of that classic 1942 movie staring Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca. As I sat there under the whirling ceiling fans, I met a 67 year old woman named Jacqueline.

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Westside Story – Stop Watching – Start Living

Photo: TV Test Pattern

Recently I spotted a thought provoking sign and was compelled to take a photo which I have attached below.

Foto: Warnig Sine.

Foto: Warnig Sine.

Back in 1949 when I was only 6 years old, a miracle was taking place inside our house. We were one of the first families in the neighborhood to buy a black and white TV. We loved our new fangled gadget with the tin foil wrapped around the top of the rabbit ears antenna.

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Westside Story – US Oil Dependency Crushed

All it took was one enterprising East Coast scientist to crush our US oil dependency. He thought outside the box or I should say, outside the oil barrel.

I have included some actual scientific video leaked from the Delaware Test Site. Roll the film and you will get a solid idea what our work commute will look like in the future.

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Westside Story – Who Gives A Hoot?

Photo by John Anderson
Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Nope! This owl does not live in a zoo. He lives in the Leech Creek Valley in Lakewood, Washington. A friend of mine, John Anderson, who I worked with back in the 1970s, took this hard to get photo. This is a case of peaceful co-existence with nature in Lakewood. It is also a case of John scrambling quickly enough to get his camera before the owl took off. After all the owl does not give a hoot.

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