commented on How to Have the Worst Thanksgiving Ever (On Purpose)
Love this. We moved to Seattle eight years ago - drove a moving van through the 2008 "snowpocalypse" - and arrived in the U District December 23. With no friends in town and all possessions still in boxes, we spent Christmas Eve at the Jack-in-the-Box on the Ave. Our first glimpse of our new city and our new neighborhood. It was depressing, though I suppose at least we had each other.
Like in this piece, we now have a story about a sad holiday, plus we now appreciate friends and family so much more.
commented on The Morning News: Gay Men Turned Away from Local Blood Banks, USA Soccer Team Earns Hard-Fought Victory
@1, thanks for the tip. Unlike this rag and King5, the SW article took the time to speak to a blood center representative. As they explain, yes the FDA removed the ban, but that means blood centers have to update their questionnaire system, then submit that to the FDA and await approval. It takes time. A protest is good to expose the backwards rule, but blaming local blood centers is counterproductive. They're on our side.
commented on Liveslogging the No-Trump Fox News Debate
Damn! Missed it. I was in a class tonight. At break, the instructor joked, "Isn't the debate on right now? Should we stream it?"
A classmate shot back, "We're here to get smarter, not dumber." There is hope for the future.