Nov 7, 2012
commented on RIP Bob Quinn
I lived on the ave from 2006-2011, and somehow got fond enough of him just seeing him around that I was sad just seeing the photo and the headline here. Now that I've read about who he was I'm really mourning him. I happened to be in the neighborhood again on 10/30, and I guess I'm glad I saw him one last time. That was the first time I ever saw him without his dog, though, and he did look sad, or I was sad for him. I wish I would have said hi or something.
Mar 21, 2012
commented on Your "Pure Mood" and You
That just made me way happier than it should have. Especially since I thought it was pretty annoying by the twentieth time I saw it on actual TV. Maybe I'm addicted to nostalgia.
Feb 21, 2012
commented on After Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Big Brothers Program Ends Sleepovers
This certainly makes sense from an organizational standpoint, for normal interactions. And for the particularly close bonds, there's no need for the organization and its little rules at all. My boyfriend has never met his father and hasn't seen his mother for ten years, but he still sees his old Big Brother at least once a year. The guy is practically his dad - helped him out financially in a big crisis recently, always there for him, but doesn't quite absorb that he's all grown up already. And my boyfriend's 34! It's kind of awesome, really. But that's not really the way things turn out normally, I gather.
May 3, 2010
commented on Drill, Baby, Dr... Oh, Wait.
This poll should be taken again after the oil finally drifts to shore and people have had to personally deal with it for a few weeks or months. I imagine that it's still a fairly absract concept for some at this point.