Jon Westdal

Jon Westdal
Phone: 360-399-6244

I suppose to look at what a person has done for a living, or just done, is a sensible way to see who they are. With that in mind here is a list of what I have done or have been paid to do starting when I was fourteen back in Colorado:

Strung barbed wire fencing.
Mechanic.
Washed dishes.
Construction laborer.
Cement crew.
Carpenter.
Truck driver.
Mill maintenance, mechanic, truck driver.
Furniture factory owner 27yrs.
Laser engraving business (still doing this).
Truck driving.
Synergy Ninja (sales).

Hmm not so sure what this says about me, maybe some random factoids would do a better job:

Grew up in Colorado.
Loved the outdoors.
Could rebuild a Jaguar before I was old enough to drive one.
I really like trucks. I've pulled vans, flatbeds, a-trains, and b-trains.
Poked about the Caribbean in a 34' sailboat for a bit.
My first computer was a commodore 64. I had a database program for it and used in in my business.
I like horses although I don't ride them.
I've been self employed most of my life.
I'm a sucker for a one-liner, sometimes gets me in trouble.

I think I see a pattern of no pattern here. Perhaps some character traits will do a better job:

I'm a lousy liar (can't play poker).
Try to use reason rather than emotion.
Like to think of myself as loyal (faithfully married for thirty
seven years until her passing).
Prefer to be self reliant (see self employed for most of my life).
Like to use things until they don't work.

Well there it is. I don't know what it all means, perhaps you do.

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I Just Like The Place.

~ Tino's Pizza & Pasta Co

Quality:
4
Service:
5
Price:
5

I moved to the Sudden Valley area in 1990. I don’t remember the first time I went to Tino’s, but it’s safe to say I’ve been there a lot over the years. One of the things I missed after moving to Washington from Denver in the late 70’s was the little neighborhood Italian restaurants that Denver has. These aren’t fancy, expensive, impress your date type of places. Rather they are reasonably priced, have consistently good food, and feel like home. That’s what Tino’s has going for it, I just like the place. 

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I always order spaghetti and meatballs

~ D'Anna's Cafe Italiano

Quality:
5
Service:
4
Price:
4

Last night I stopped by D'anna's Cafe Italiano for dinner. After checking out the menu, I decided to order spaghetti and meatballs. It wasn’t a hard choice, I always order spaghetti and meatballs. I know not particularly imaginative of me, but I like spaghetti and meatballs. Now when one orders spaghetti and meatballs it's extremely important that the meatballs are delicious. I was not disappointed, the meatballs were just right. The bread they serve is interesting, different, and tasty. The atmosphere was lively and family friendly.

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I was looking for a place to eat lunch

~ Stone Pot

Quality:
4
Service:
4
Price:
5

A few months back I had a woman stop and ask me if I knew where the Korean restaurant was located. At the time Whatcom Eats hadn't been launched yet so all I could say was no. Then the other day I was on Railroad Ave looking to find a place to eat lunch. During the search I looked down East Magnolia Street and there was the Stone Pot Korean restaurant. I had never dined at a Korean restaurant so I walked in. So glad that I did! I didn't know what anything on the menu was so I just looked at a photo and said I'll take that. My order was from the lunch menu, not the dinner menu, so I was very surprised when my order arrived with a main plate, a bowl of rice, and six side dishes. In my opinion, the serving was plenty large enough for two and yet the price was under ten dollars, including my drink.

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Let the atmosphere warm up your attitude

~ Coconut Kenny's Bellingham

Quality:
4
Service:
4
Price:
4

As you step across the threshold and get the full view of this restaurant you just have to smile. After your order arrives and you find out how good the food is that smile just stays with you. Fun place, good food, satisfied customer. Oh I also love the tiki lights out front.

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Among friends

~ Tadeo's Authentic Mexican Food

Quality:
4
Service:
4
Price:
5

The food here is great, but what really makes this place is the friendly atmosphere.  I have had dinner at Tadeo's several times and have never been disappointed in any way.

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