Sep 26 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Jun 16 mitten commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Opposite of a Sympathy Card.
@33 nailed it, spot on. Use her ugliness as an opportunity for creating something beautiful and true.

MIA, I'm so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and happiness. Be kind to yourself during this time.