commented on Metro Bus Goes the Wrong Way on I5 Express Lanes
There is a problem with that express lane entrance in that there's no set time for the switchover. I live right there and sometimes they've shut it down to traffic at 11am and other times it's still available at 1pm. Probably all has to do with that particular day's traffic flow but maybe they should just pick a time and go with it.
commented on Bill Nye the Science Guy Will Dance with Stars (Instead of Just Teaching You About Them)
Hmmm. Jack Osbourne has MS. They should pair him with previous So You Think You Can Dance finalist Courtney Galiano, who also recently revealed her MS diagnosis. They could be a support system for each other and, if they clicked on a personal level, might be able to team up for fundraising events. I think they'd look awfully cute together. Courtney is officially a contemporary dancer but she proved during her SYTYCD season that she could handle all styles of ballroom as well.
Courtney was also the (fortunate?/unfortunate?) dancer who was dry humped by Adam Lambert at the AMAs a few years ago!
commented on Brown Bear Cam
I worked a season (four months) at Brooks Lodge as a cook in '99. I remember that exact view of the bears well...walked up there nearly every night after dinner service.
I documented my summer there, if anyone's ever wondered what working in Alaska in a non-fishing capacity might be like.
commented on Your Dog Sucks
I live in a condo and several people here own dogs. Although they all leash their dogs in common areas every owner...to a man...will walk the dog(s) right up to let it lick/jump on me because it WANTS TO and obviously I'd be an awful person if I didn't want the attention, the licking, the nails scratching on my legs...
Where are these considerate dog-owners again? I never meet them, ever!
Also, I often hire myself out to friends and friends-of-friends to cater dinner parties and I had to put it in a signed contract that pets must be kept out of the kitchen for the duration of the gig. Seems like a no-brainer to me - otherwise it's, mmmmm, dog-slobber canapes! - but after two back-to-back events when I was starting out; parties where the hosts flat out refused to put their dogs outdoors or securely into another room because "he/she LIVES here. It's his HOME!"
So on both occasions I had a large animal tripping me and trying...for many, many hours...to steal food out of the mixing bowls and, later, off the platters. I didn't hit either dog but I was tempted.