commented on New Building at 16th & Thomas
I think Dan's dislike is focused more on the exposed exterior stairwells, which should be partially obscured by the railings of the rooftop decks they lead to. Yeah, ugh.
commented on You Know What the Most Frustrating Thing About Dan Savage Is? He Refuses to Listen to Hamilton
I saw it after listening to the cast recording on repeat about 50 times. My husband saw it after hearing a couple of songs, when I tried to get him excited about it. While we were both blown away by the show, I was literally vibrating with excitement and anticipation, and he missed a lot of details in the lyrics.
Dan, you can afford to go twice. Go soon, see it as a virgin. You can find tickets on the Ticketmaster resale site, weekday shows are ridiculously but not criminally expensive. Call in some favors and try for comp tickets, let Christopher tag along with you and Terry.
Then listen to the cast recording a few times, and you won't be able to get those songs out of your head. You'll start planning your next trip immediately.
Jul 14, 2015
commented on Housing Affordability Committee: Tear Down This Parking! (And Build Homes for Humans!)
@1 Older houses without driveways don't have to build new parking for the house, but you do have to provide off-street parking for any ADU or DADU. Because off-street parking is going to eat into your lot coverage allowance, many small-lot single family homes aren't able to build DADUs - or have to build so small that it doesn't make economic sense to do so. Parking isn't an issue in nearly all areas zoned single family, unless many of the homes in the area are actually multi-family, built before the area was rezoned, or unless the area butts up next to a high-density zone.
Parking is a major cost issue in large multi-family developments because the parking has to go underground, not on a concrete pad in the backyard.
Apr 28, 2015
commented on Scotusblog Is Live-Blogging Obergefell v. Hodges
Scalia's being pretty disingenuous with that question. As a practicing Catholic, he knows that priests commonly refuse to perform marriages between living-in-sin couples and couples where one is divorced without an annulment, despite constitutional protections against discrimination based on marital status. Priests even refuse to perform marriages unless the couple agrees to raise their kids Catholic.
Maybe he's just trying to protect his conservative image, but that question is totally bogus.
Mar 5, 2015
commented on Check Out This Commercial From 1975
Gah, Love's Baby Soft smelled awful, like sour candy dusted in baby powder. My sister loved it, I think partially because I hated the smell so it kept me out of her room.