Jan 1, 2016 mitten commented on The Thing I Can't Stop Thinking About in Making a Murderer.
We watched the entire 12 hours in (almost) 12 straight hours on Christmas Eve. I'm not a TV binge watcher but this series was totally addictive. Steven may or may not have done it, but the evidence wasn't there to convict him (where's the freaking blood?!?). Brendan is definitely innocent and completely coerced. But I nearly fell out of my chair when, after repeating "I don't know" for 10 minutes, Brendan suddenly answers that he got the idea from a book: "I believe it was called 'Kiss the Girls."

Like I said, I think Brendan is innocent, but I find it surprising that he's a ... reader. Does anyone believe this poor kid reads books? Did his lawyer coach him to say that? A family member? Why didn't the prosecutor have someone pull up a copy on a laptop and have Brendan, with his extremely limited vocabulary, read aloud to see if he's capable? It was such a potential OJ/glove moment, but in reverse.
Sep 26, 2015 mitten commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: God Hates Fags Blah Blah Blah.
That was heroic--and highly entertaining. Thank you for all you do. I'm in awe!
Sep 24, 2015 mitten commented on We Saw You Have Sex on the Beach, Text About Drugs, and Eat Pizza While Cycling.
For the very first time, I disagree with Catalina. In this case, more is funnier (and, in a few cases, sweeter). I like this old-school Stranger column!
Sep 2, 2015 mitten commented on Morning News: Teachers to Vote on Strike Tomorrow, Seattle Times Editorial Board Calls for Renaming Mt. Rainier.
YESSSS! I've wanted to rename the mountain Tahoma since I first learned it is the real (and far better) name, 20+ years ago. Never did I think it might happen. This would be great!
Jul 14, 2015 mitten commented on Who Is This Artist?.
yep these are from Pipsqueak and they hang all over Squire Park, especially around Washington Hall and the Juvenile Detention Center. Really great stuff.
Jun 24, 2015 mitten commented on What Every Menstruating Woman Should Know.
Commercial tampons ARE really bad for you, filled with bleach and other synthetics. Central Coop has natural cotton tampons for those (like me) who cannot do the cup thing.
Jun 24, 2015 mitten commented on Marquee Moan: A Brief Speculation About the Guy Who Yelled Out "Fix the Sound" at the Television Show Last Night.
seriously? I've been going to shows and concerts since 1981 and yelling inane, useless comments at the band--in stadiums, in clubs, in theaters--is par for the course.
Jun 23, 2015 mitten commented on To the Sad Owner of a Capitol Hill Townhouse.
@27 "Most people had no idea" Pu-leeze. This is a presumably educated grown woman who worked in Bellevue real estate for 10 years. She knew full well that her new neighborhood would grow—she just doesn't like how it's growing!

What I don't understand is why she thinks she has to buy a second car? Shouldn't they be downsizing?
Jun 19, 2015 mitten commented on The Night Two White Teenagers Set My Father's Black Church on Fire.
Absolutely tragic. I'm completely overcome by this ongoing hatred for our neighbors, our fellow Americans. It just shatters me. So I can't imagine what black people must be feeling. Is it really just more of the same, or will there be a breaking point?
Jun 17, 2015 mitten commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Family From Hell.
YES! Everything Dan said. Your fiancee is your family now. Focus your energy on making your current family happy. Don't bend over backwards to make your previous family happy. If they don't love you for who you are it is not love.

You sound like an open-hearted, wonderful and kind person. I'm so sorry your shitty family doesn't accept you for the beautiful spirit that you are. I'm glad you found your love and yourself in Seattle.