Monday, June 27, 2016

Five-ingredient Vegan Brownies for breaking a fast

RantWoman has been posting an eccentric series of idiosyncratic meditations on the theme of Ramadan. RantWoman suspects there is NOTHING traditionally Islamic about this recipe involving yams. almond butter, maple syrup cocoa, chocolate or carob chips, but it sounds like a fun way to break a fast.

Five-ingredient Vegan brouwnies

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cracked? Not anymore?

Yesterday on the B line RantWoman had one too many apologetic conversations with fare inspectors. RantWoman's ORCA card has been responding appropriately when tapped about one time out of 4 or 8 for several days.

Luckily, RantWoman's public transit odyssey of the day included a routing that took RantWoman past the Metro offices with time to stop in and replace the faltering technology. RantWoman so would not mind opportunities also to collect data about things she would FIX if given the opportunity.

RantWoman appreciates the clerk saying that RantWoman's card is in fact cracked. RantWoman finds that an entirely acceptable explanation for why the thing does not work. Friendly Clerk was able to transfer but this month's and next month's passes. Friendly Clerk was NOT able immediately to transfer the contents of RantWoman's ORCA wallet. Friendly Clerk said it will take 9 days or so.

Please excuse RantWoman but what genius invented a use case that makes that acceptable?  RantWoman STILL is not inclined to tote around a lot of quarters. What if the RantWomen decide to take another trip to Tacoma? What if the RantWoman decide to brave rampant construction  on the waterfront and try to take a ferry somewhere?  What if RantWoman lands on a bus and needs to pay more than her pass? What if RantWoman wants to plan an excursion with Irrepressible Nephew or an out-of-town visitor? WHAT IF, indeed? True, RantWoman does keep insisting that it should be possible to pay other people's fares out of her ORCA wallet and this possibility also is a challenge on planet ORCA?

Ahhh, but now that RantWoman's ORCA card reliably elicits the expected noises every time RantWoman brandishes it, even in its usual carrying pocket, what ELSE must RantWoman comment on. RantWoman appreciates that RantWoman's new card registered automatically in RantWomans account. RantWoman also appreciates that the transactions on RantWoman's previous ORCA Card still show up in the record on RantWoman's account.

And due to all these successes, RantWoman is once again trying to wrap her brain around what to expect as far as fares. Remember the rantWomen's trip to Tacoma. RantWoman THINKS the transactions reflect payment for both inbound and outbound legs of the trip. But RantWoman is wondering whether the posted additional charge is too little, just right or too much.

RantWoman, admittedly, could have MUCH worse conundrums, but she is just wondering...

Brexit with Beethoven, Bleeped

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Seattle Freight Master Plan Link

On RantWoman's transit geek mean to read or at least mean to keep track of and try to glom onto the high points of list

Seattle Freight Master Plan via SDOT

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Monday, June 13, 2016

HOME from the Symphony

Last weekend the RantWomen thoroughly enjoyed a symphony concert. This is thanks to the generosity of Comp Symphony Tickets Friend, a longtime confidante of RantWoman's.

RantWoman will riff on matters of comp concert ticket another time. Here rantWoman only wants to meander around in her usual transportation thickets.

For the RantWomen it's EASY to go TO the Symphony on the bus, but getting home on the bus is less delightful. RantWoman will spare readers details of timing and evening bus populations. RantWoman means simply to note: After the Symphony is probably a time frame when taking Uber, checking out UberPool is something the RantWomen should seriously consider.

See, RantMom qualifies for paratransit; RantWoman does not. RantWoman thinks neither of the RantWomen qualify for taxi scrip, coupons for discounted taxi service. Since we get to the Symphony on comp tickets, it's safe to assume some budget constraints, but...

RantWoman realized Uber options need more attention while waiting with RantMom for CompTickets Friend to pull up in her chariot and provide chauffeur service. RantWoman has Uber credit. RantWoman has the app half downloaded. RantWoman's head was too full of concert program and looking out for RantMom to deal with app at that moment, but RantWoman definitely needs to give it a try....oh, and probably Lyft too.