Feb 20, 2014 ssmary commented on It Could Soon Be Legal For Satanists to Discriminate Against Christians in Arizona.
Could the same laws also allow, say, teachers to refuse to teach children of same-sex parents? or kick potentially-gay kids out of their classrooms? (it seems like that's a possibility in the way they've been reported, but I haven't seen it specifically mentioned)
Feb 17, 2014 ssmary commented on Rich People Willing to Pay $60 for a Pound of Coffee, Just to Remind Themselves How Rich They Are.
I stopped using my keurig (it was a gift), and have been absolutely loving my aeropress for the past few months. About $26 for the contraption, and regular coffee from the grocery store, and significantly better coffee.
Feb 14, 2014 ssmary commented on Vancouver Provides Crack Pipes in Vending Machines.
Pragmatically, it's important for the price to be high enough so that non-users won't go through buying up all the pipes for a lark. (Also, amusingly, they can't drop it below a nickel because Canada doesn't have pennies anymore!)
Oct 18, 2013 ssmary commented on Nat Geo's "Drugs Inc: Wasted In Seattle".
I love that they flashed the engagement ring ad billboard on the side of the jewelry store as a part of the "look how seedy!" montage...
Sep 27, 2013 ssmary commented on Bye-Bye, Barilla, Hello...?.
Bertolli seems to have a position on the matter: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/bertolli-m…
Sep 13, 2013 ssmary commented on How American Cars Are Fucking Up the Ocean.
Cars are "omitting" CO2, now? Geez, they used to be emitting it. This is progress...
Jul 8, 2013 ssmary commented on Today in Jane Austen News.
As a closet Austen-obsessed young lady, I found Austenland the book to be a really lovely summer read. I'll be amused to see how the movie turns out.
Apr 18, 2013 ssmary commented on Neighborhood News Asks: What Should Be Done With Woodland Park Zoo's Majestic-Ass Elephants?.
The Seattle University "timely notification" email last night was way more interesting than the usual "someone got robbed near 12th and Cherry" emails we get most of the time. Sounds like they were getting ready to evacuate the residence hall that's right by that bus stop when the all clear came.
Dec 6, 2012 ssmary commented on Now That It's Legal, Pastor Driscoll Asks "Should Christians Smoke Pot or Not?".
the Bible also never mentions cars...doesn't that mean they're possibly of the devil as well?
Nov 19, 2012 ssmary commented on Today in Affurmative Action.
My tuxedo cat, Alfie, has the cutest curled half-moustache. He is also a super cuddly terror of a cat. (He has the housekeeping skills of a toddler: "ooh, things on a table? now they are on the floor!")

But we love him very much. Black cats ftw.