I actually half-assedly applied to be a Lyft driver earlier this year, but couldn't make it through the check . . . because my car is a 1999 model, so too old for their insurance purposes. (This is before I learned that both companies are actually illegal in my town - something that, as far as I could tell, Lyft… » 12/18/14 4:07pm Yesterday 4:07pm

The rabid right has really seized on the Target incident in a way that I think is misreading. ("OMG if you ask a black woman for help, MO thinks you're racist!") I (white chick) have been mistaken for a Target employee, but that was mostly because I was wearing a red shirt and slacks. (Do not wear a red shirt and… » 12/18/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

I know this is kind of perverse, but I always wanted to know where all the wizard adolescents getting high on crazy wizard drugs were. Teen wizards would have some killer drugs, wouldn't they? And given the UK's relatively high teen pregnancy rate, shouldn't there have been a lot of knocked-up witches wandering around? » 12/17/14 11:27pm Wednesday 11:27pm

Are they seriously offended that they are being charged for damaging someone else's property? What did they think would happen? Did they want other students to sleep on the damaged mattresses? My cousin's kid got thrown the fuck out of his university after he got drunk and trashed the common room in his dorm.… » 12/15/14 7:53pm Monday 7:53pm

Something consumable. Something she can use and use up, rather than filling her space more. I clearly don't know your mother at all, but hell, how about a cheesemaking kit? I got one on a whim and thought it was sort of fun, then ate a lot of antipasto for weeks. It's a thing she could do, rather than a thing she… » 12/14/14 7:45pm Sunday 7:45pm