I don't know why he put it online, but probably bc it's his truth. This happened to him, and countless other nameless/faceless LGBT kids out there. My stepson had a friend who was kicked out of his house at 17 so he couldn't corrupt his younger siblings. Does he deserve money? One of his friends thought so. And I… » 8/29/14 10:01pm Yesterday 10:01pm

Jamie has been patiently waiting for the upper hand, so she has a convenient excuse to bail because she isn't emotionally ready to date, let alone marry. I get it, I had a rough childhood and trust issues. But she is looking to win at this relationship instead of being an equal partner. And he is so damned afraid of… » 8/27/14 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

My cat Tiger eats his feelings. A shelter cat who got rehomed twice, he has food insecurity issues. He is also 20 pounds and obese, and the vet's warnings are increasingly dire. We measure out his food three times a day, so by 3:30 am he is hungry for breakfast and howls outside my bedroom door. When that fails, he… » 8/27/14 11:15am Wednesday 11:15am

Yes, and it's amazing. But then again I went to Italy to sit on an old castle wall and eat lardo. Which is year-old lard stored in tubs in caves until you can slice it. I can't help it, my old German butcher grandparents introduced me to the joys of disgusting parts that were left over and could be made into… » 8/25/14 9:36pm Monday 9:36pm

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. The day I finished it, I dumped my alcoholic fiancée and never looked back. It made me understand the difference between someone who was trying to quit, and someone who was trying to get people to quit nagging. It's a long journey, but it's good and true and worth every word. » 8/24/14 9:38pm Sunday 9:38pm

Is there any chance your husband could get his conviction sealed or expunged? Legal Aid or your local courthouse might have a quick answer, and it would help him get the kind of job that he deserves. It sucks that he is kind and decent enough to step up for his grandfather, but a nursing home probably won't hire him. » 8/23/14 10:36pm 8/23/14 10:36pm

I had a giant hive of brown hornets, and the exterminator sprayed them from his truck. Pulled up to the hive, rolled down his window the tiniest bit, and then sprayed. Three times over three days. These things were huge and angry and he wasn't taking any chances. » 8/22/14 10:35pm 8/22/14 10:35pm

Ok. I just bought and sold a house, and we had walk-throughs that would have discovered this, unless they changed the locks while I was at closing. I wonder if he has recourse against the seller for not conveying clean title? Or the realtor for not ensuring an empty house? Or if that period of vacancy is all on his… » 8/22/14 7:11pm 8/22/14 7:11pm

I saw a documentary about James Franco's party, and you are lucky to be disinvited. Satanic rapes, Danny McBride, and a gateway to hell in his backyard. Stay at home, order pizza, watch Netflix, and be grateful that you don't have to listen to Franco and Rogen commit verbal foreplay all night. » 8/22/14 6:54pm 8/22/14 6:54pm

I contracted intestinal parasites in Nepal (thanks, homemade yogurt!) and did not lose an ounce. My body went into malnutrition mode and leeched every calorie and nutrient out of the food it did get to process. Three years later, I'm still messed up and lactose intolerant. » 8/21/14 6:17pm 8/21/14 6:17pm

I'm from a rural area 100 miles from Ferguson, and my Facebook feed is 80% very concerned about the long hours that the police are putting in. The general tone is that this is over and we just need to move on. Luckily, there will probably be another police shooting soon to distract everyone. » 8/21/14 12:53pm 8/21/14 12:53pm

I work as an appellate public defender, and we joke that we are ones who didn't get caught, helping the ones that did. I was a smart, bored kid, as were most of my high school friends. We created an elaborate prank where shoebox stink bombs exploded simultaneously throughout our high school. If zero tolerance had… » 8/20/14 11:59pm 8/20/14 11:59pm