Oct 1, 2012
commented on A Restaurant Recommendation for a Decent, Non-Dairy, Non-Egg, Meat-Filled Meal
I went to Lecosho with a garlic intolerance and pregnant, which severely limits what I can eat in restaurants, but I thought I could at least get some delicious meat. The waiter did not give two craps about what my issues were, and basically just told me there was nothing I could eat there. He told me he went back and asked the kitchen, and they told him there was nothing but roasted almonds for me, but as I selected items from the menu and asked specifically about them - lo and behold, it turns out the chicken was prepared without garlic! So he either lied, or the kitchen staff does not know what they are preparing.The food at Lecosho is great, but I definitely was not impressed with the server or the staff, and if I had not been pushy, I would have just been nibbling almonds while my friend ate her dinner.
I recommend Andaluca - when there was really nothing on the menu I could eat, the chef made a sauce for me to have in place of the standard one.
Dec 11, 2011
commented on Slog Bible Study: Exodus 21:7
Once the hymen is broken, a female has no value, so it is in her best interests to stay with the same owner, since no one else will take her. The bible cares about women!
Nov 21, 2011
commented on Why Occupy UC Davis?
So, I am a bit torn on this issue. I do think university tuition has gotten out of control, and not being able to get rid of loans with a bankruptcy means that the bank carries very little risk with the loans, and any theater or humanities or social work students can get tens of thousands, when post graduate earnings will probably not allow them to pay it back comfortably, and the banks can hound them for the rest of their lives. This is a disaster which is now (hopefully) coming to a head, and the OWS protesters have a valid argument.
HOWEVER, the low-cost and already available government solution is our local community colleges. If these students did not start with a transferable Associate's degree, cutting the cost of a college education by close to one half, then I have less sympathy. Community colleges also offer certificate programs which are going to be more applicable in the workforce than that degree in theater. Not to pick on theater majors (do what you love!), but a 1-year, $1000 course in, say, payroll or accounting or web design or whatever - that you can take while you work (or act!) full time is going to sell you to employers.
I am kind of rambling now because I can't settle on my own opinion. It seems like there is a partial solution to this issue, already provided by government, that the protesters don't want, but I also see a huge problem in the university system. Hrm.