He was a pretty blonde hipster at a small town bar that tries to pass itself off as being fancy. He ordered a Manhattan. I knew for a fact that the bartender there can't make a halfway decent martini, because I'd had a few bad ones. I nudged him and advised him of that, and being a smart boy, he ordered some beer. I… » 2/28/15 2:01am Today 2:01am

I also think she was wrong. Lady Gaga was really, really good, and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like her. Idina Menzel might have been just as good, but she's certainly not always perfect, and she might not have been. The overall quality of the performance in context definitely wouldn't have been as… » 2/25/15 9:40pm Wednesday 9:40pm

I just don't have time for Macy's and its ilk. The store is set up to get me to wander around as much as possible and to look at everything from men's clothes to things more appropriate to my mother. I want to duck in and duck out, so I go to stores that respect my time. » 2/25/15 6:22pm Wednesday 6:22pm

I only used SNAP briefly, but I'd really like to see some of these politicians try to get buy on it. My experience was that no matter how much my ex-husband and I tried to rely on inexpensive staples, it was a supplement, not something that covered our entire food budget. And yeah, the part of the budget we supplied… » 2/25/15 2:54pm Wednesday 2:54pm

Yeah, I think it's a combination of a lack of suspense and lower profile nominees. Last year, Gravity and American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street, movies most people had seen, were part of the conversation and the acting nominees included more familiar faces. » 2/24/15 3:05pm Tuesday 3:05pm

For instance, I like both dogs and cats, but I think I admire cats more for their mischief, autonomy, spirit. I don't think of a cat as needing me per se, but me more as a kind of adjunct to the cause of their existence. I help it along, but don't interfere too much.

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