Rhoda Skidmark
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Jan 17, 2014 Rhoda Skidmark commented on A Douche In the Life.
I hate glassholes less than I hate the people who make Infinity Augmented Reality. Does that count?
Oct 29, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Anybody Ever Been to Tucson?.
@65, Le Cave is delicious! I've no opinion on the best Sonoran dogs, as they always seem like sure fire indigestion.
Oct 29, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Anybody Ever Been to Tucson?.
As a current resident, I think Tucson's lovely year round. I'll echo the recommendation of the Desert Museum--it's really the crown jewel of tourist attractions around here. Make sure to catch the Raptor Free Flight show. Sabino Canyon is also a local treasure, but there are plenty of good hiking options in winter.

Avoid travel in early February, as everything is booked for the gem show (and everything's more expensive).

If you plan on going to Kartchner, reserve your tours in advance.

Cafe Poca Cosa is overrated and overpriced. Much better is the Little Cafe Poca Cosa (open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, cash only). Their food is sublime (and healthy). You might also enjoy the food truck Planet of the Crepes (try the fig, manchego, and almond crepe, and spring for the smoked duck breast addition. The Banh Mi crepe also isn't too shabby. Check planetofthecrepes.com for her schedule) . If you want authentic Sonoran food, try Taqueria Pico de Gallo (on S 6th Ave at 36th Street), which is usually pretty wonderful. They make their own corn tortillas, so get those instead of wheat. You also might try May's Counter (near The Loft!)--it's a chicken and waffles place, but where the food used to be delicious, now it's sometimes just good. There are also a couple of good Ethiopian restaurants (Cafe Desta and Zemam's).
Oct 24, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Etymology of the Day: Fog.
Leek, I do believe you've got it right.
Oct 24, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Etymology of the Day: Fog.
He goes forth on all fours, fog was his due,
And he ate as a horse when herbs were fallen;
Thus he counts him a cow that was a rich king.

Or something like that. It's Middle English, not Old English. And it seems like 'fog' here refers to long grass.
Aug 16, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on How Ugly Is This Ugly Ballard Building?.
Being angry at this building is like getting mad at a bowl of oatmeal.
Apr 11, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on The Morning News: Hostage Situations and Rabbi Resignations... and a Cute New Bat Species.
Those scientist did not discover a new species of bat. They re-described a previously discovered species of bat into a novel genus.
Feb 28, 2013 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Zombie Audrey Hepburn Stars in Awful Candy Bar Commercial.
I'm glad they seated this so firmly in the uncanny valley.
Jul 11, 2012 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Victory for the Forces of Democratic Freedom!.
So, Mr. Constant: can we assume from the headline (and the brief story, of course) that this news caused you to orgasm?
Apr 2, 2012 Rhoda Skidmark commented on Running Around NYC.
Ah, tap dancing! The ultimate depravity of the modern libertine.