Jan 5 Roma commented on Link's Ridership Continues to Surge.
Link's feeling at this moment? To quote the great Kool G Rap: "You said I sucked, instead I succeeded."

Dear Link,

I'm glad you've succeeded. I ride you every day to work from Rainier Beach to the ID station and I love not driving my car to work. And less people driving cars to work -- or driving cars in general -- the better.

But you did suck at designing and building the Rainier Beach station.

Jan 2 Roma commented on Grading the Seahawks' Season: Even with Win Over the 49ers and a Playoff Berth, the Hawks are Merely Average.
The Hawks may win their first playoff game, at home against the Lions, but I don't see them going beyond that this year. As I noted in a previous post, each year since they won the Super Bowl has been a step down and I think that this year, unfortunately, will continue that downward trajectory. I'm just glad they won the Super Bowl once. The team I grew up with, the Vikings, made it there four times but never won.

Dec 27, 2016 Roma commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straight Guy Wonders If He Can Be Queer.
7/nocutename, thank you, you've just given me a new curse phrase: Josef S. Munchkin!
Dec 27, 2016 Roma commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straight Guy Wonders If He Can Be Queer.
identify as a poly straight cis white guy in my mid 30s

I'm curious about the "identify as...white" part. If both parents are white, can you identify as other than white (that's what Rachel Dolezal did, and she got a lot of flak for it.) If neither parent is white, can you identify as white?

What if one parent is white and one black, as in the case of Obama? Can you identify as either white or black in that case?
Dec 26, 2016 Roma commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: He's Scalded By Assumptions Other Gay Men Make About Bald Men.
Klootzak: a Dutch crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas.
Dec 26, 2016 Roma commented on Let Earl Thomas Guide You Through A Brutal Seahawks Christmas Eve Loss to the Cardinals.
2013 season: Hawks win the Super Bowl
2014 season: Hawks make it to the Super Bowl, but lose
2015 season: Hawks don't make it to the Super Bowl, losing the the NFC championship game

Notice the trajectory? One notch downward each year

I think this year will continue the pattern with the Hawks not making it to the NFC championship game (that actually would've happened last year if the Viking's kicker hadn't blown that 27-yard field goal.)
Dec 26, 2016 Roma commented on George Michael Is Dead.
I wasn't a huge George Michael fan, but I did love "Faith." It shares a church organ-y intro with a great song, "Let's Go Crazy", from another artist we lost in 2016.
Dec 26, 2016 Roma commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Scenes From a Marriage.
He feels he gives me a good life (of course I give him a good life too) and he gives me what I want, which is telling me a story a few times a month before I fall asleep.

Here's a story for you to tell him: Once upon a time there was a couple named John and Lorena Bobbitt...
Dec 26, 2016 Roma commented on The Morning News: Seattle Stabbings, George Michael's Last Christmas.
An old joke...

Clerk to customer buying a gift: "You wanna box for that?"

Customer: "No, but I'll wrestle you for it."
Dec 10, 2016 Roma commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Hand Jive.
42/DK, not my favorite song of theirs but it fit perfectly with "tight vagina."

I don't know if you live in the Seattle area or not but if you don't, the Stillaguamish tribe puts on the "Festival of the River" for a weekend every August. I've gone a couple times and the first time was in 2008. The Knack was one of the acts that year. I wasn't sure what to expect and they really surprised me; they put on a great show. I'm glad I saw them because Doug Fieger died just a year and a half later.