commented on Urgent Call for Blood Donations to Help Victims of Aurora Bridge Crash
@15, that's an interesting (and kind of sad) point, but it makes sense. I donate regularly, but I admit it's all about convenience. They come to my workplace every eight weeks and I take an hour to give a pint and chat with the usually very nice folks. Then I feel fully justified grilling up a big bloody steak for dinner.
commented on Our Top Picks for Today at Bumbershoot
Another goddamned idiot here. I paid at the gate, which was way too expensive ($125 - I'm ashamed of myself for bad planning), but at least I didn't have to wait in that horrible line.
I'm more an idiot for believing the weather forecast and bringing zero rain gear. Shorts and a hoodie couldn't handle that deluge.
Also, where were all the food vendors and street performers?
commented on Kitty Hall Returns Today!!!
I went down there for lunch. What a line! Holy shit do people love kittens! I couldn't wait in line for the cuddle tent, but did go inside to play with some rascals in their carriers. It's a good thing my landlord drew the line at two cats.
commented on Even Dolphins Hate People from California
To be fair, that dolphin was also presumably from California.
Did anyone else attend that recent Giants-Mariners game? When all of Safeco echoed with "Let's go Giants!"? I love Seattle, but I was there in my orange and black.
We're here. I'm a six-year CA transplant and I intend to stay. It's crowded, hot and expensive down there.
I do miss, however, the Californians' seeming instinct for cruising in the right lane and passing on the left. It's a noticeable difference every time I visit the southern lands. Maybe it's ingrained in driver training? You natives should try it out sometime.
commented on What to Eat (and Not Eat) When You're Backpacking
@15, yes, Tasty Bites! Take along some quick-cook rice and it's a delicious meal.
If I'm going to a lake with trout, I'll buy a box of Tuna Helper (discard the box). Catch a trout or two, cook them on the fire or stove, add to the pot and voila! Trout Helper!