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Subject: Uber to and From SeaTac Airport

From: Strohm

The last time I used Uber to get to SeaTac airport, it cost $25. That’s fine, but when I went to return, the app told me I couldn’t use UberX and I had to use Uber SUV and the fee was $100 (including tip). It turns out that you can’t use UberX to get a ride home from SeaTac. From Uber’s site:

uberX does not pick up at Sea-Tac and no flat rates are available for uberX.

I was considering taking the light rail to the Tukwila station and then requesting UberX from there. Has anyone tried that?


From: Charles

When I ran into this a few months ago, I did some research afterwards. There’s a limitation on car services such that you have to be a licensed chauffeur or something along those lines. It seems like a popular strategy is to move your pickup pin just outside of the airport, then telling the driver your actual location over the phone. I haven’t done this, so your mileage may vary.


From: Scot

Or take the very first hotel shuttle that comes by, and have Uber pick you up there.


From: Aaron



From: Matt

By ‘genius’ do you mean ‘arguably theft of services from the hotel’?


From: Pablo

But hotels are evil, so it’s ok.


From: Jennifer

For it to be considered theft of services, there would have to be a charge/fare that you are avoiding. You’re not, so it’s not a crime.


From: Alexis

So if something is ‘no additional charge’ it’s not theft to take it without paying for whatever its included with?

If I can find a way to “steal” access to Prime Instant Videos without stealing access to Prime itself, that’s not stealing, because there’s no charge for the thing I took?


From: Stevie

Is it stealing to watch commercial supported media with no intention of buying the advertised services?


From: William

Is it stealing to visit websites with no intention of buying the advertised services?


From: Joshua

Is it stealing to dig up Queen Victoria and pluck seven rubies from her crown since the only things the dead can possess are the bodies of the living?

Mouse, Owl, and Wolf

I must’ve been twelve or thirteen when I wrote this. Judging by the handwriting, and not the weird stains.

The owl swoops down on its prey, His eyes make little mousie stay. A wolf lurks nearby in the wood, But not to eat Miss Riding Hood. These next bits might make one scowl, The wolf jumped out upon the owl. But not before the owl bits, As mouse goes down he squirms, he fights. Chomp, chomp, chomp, there goes owls head, Just one more bite and then he's dead. Inside the owl appears a gulf, Mouse is now inside the wolf. Wolfie thinks it's rather fun, To have two meals instead of one.

Pool rules

These are the rules of the Westin pool.

Pool Rules


  • No running.
  • All persons shall bathe with warm water and soap before entering pool.
  • Any person known or suspected of having a communicable disease shall not us the pool.
  • Spitting or blowing the nose is prohibited while using the pool.
  • Do not use while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • If no lifeguard is on duty, swimming alone is not allowed and anyone under 16 must be accompanied at all times by a person over 16 years of age.
  • Absolutely on glass is allowed in the pool area.
  • Appropriated swim wear must be worn in the pool. No cut off jeans or long pants allowed.
  • No diapers without rubber pants are allowed in the pool.
  • No flotation devices or toys, accept back bubbles and water wings, are allowed in the pool.
  • Pushing, wrestling , ball playing, dunking, splashing, or causing undue disturbance in and about the pool will not be tolerated.
  • All persons using the pool do so at their own risk and sole responsibly. The hotel accepts no liability for the injury, death or loss associated with the use of the pool, e.g. articles of clothing valuables, etc.
  • No pets allowed.

Four. Four little birdies.

Are you ready for a riddle? Okay. Here we go. How many little birdies does it take to sit in a tree and stare creepily at you? I’ll give you a second to work it out. Have you got it? Are you ready to check your work? Okay, first, turn your monitor upside down. Next get into a head stand. Now scroll down a little bit (oops I guess that should be up now that you’re upside down) and count all the cute little birdies!

That top one looks like he’s got some blood on his beak. I don’t think I colored it that way. Yeeples.


I was drawing a long weasel for Alec’s birthday during the priesthood meeting of Stake Conference when Shane Kigin asked me if I was drawing a foxtopus. I liked the suggestion so much that I abandoned the long weasel entirely and drew this noble foxtopus for Elliot’s birthday.


I told him that as far as tattoos go he could do worse — not that in any circumstances would I encourage the lad to get a tattoo. Still, a foxtopus on your cheek would be pretty sweet.

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