Read this before you knit!!!! http://www.giantflightlessbirds.com/2011/10/the-great-penguin-sweater-fiasco/
NOTE that this call is for sweaters to be put on stuffed penguins to raise money for future efforts. Your sweater will probably NOT actually go on a penguin. There are tens of thousands of unused penguin sweaters in Australia.
On Meet the Ostracized, Pad-Wearing, Goat's-Blood-Collecting Reproductive Health Hero of Southern India
Oh, this was just wonderful to read. I can't even begin to imagine not having access to pads or tampons.
@squishycat This hurts my heart a little. Mainly because I remember idealizing that size six that I passed by pretty quickly in my adolescence.
On Inside the San Marcos Aquarena, an "underwater world of mermaids, clowns, and a swimming pig named Ralph"
Ralph the Diving pig was described by Molly Ivins as the "Greg Louganis of porkerdom."
There were billboards all over central Texas inviting people to Aquarena Springs when it was open. I went once as a kid, but I didn't get to see Ralph.
The pig was also subject to a law suit against Larry Flynt.
@kfizz Me too! I met my husband out there!
I saw it in the theater in 1986 when I was 12. I think we chose ending "C," and I never saw the other endings until it came out on VHS a few years later. I've probably seen it a hundred years times since then.
It's not uncommon for people to be, er, left at funeral homes. A friend of mine makes art out of cremains that never got picked up.
@Stiffy Byng 185 here. 181 sucked beyond the telling. As did 170. The time bombs, in particular, are a device that only evil people could come up with.
@sugar cubism I'm on level 185 and there are about six facebook friends that are more or less at the same level. I've set all of my privacy settings to the world at large doesn't know my shame, but other players do. Fortunately, they're as addicted as I and can say nothing. I, btw, haven't spent a cent on this stupid game. But, I've cursed it mightily.
@TheRisottoRacket in April, I went to a wedding in Mexico without my husband, in part because of cost and in part because he had school and work. No one blinked an eye. I stayed with two girlfriends and had a blast. He was really glad I had a good time. He even remotely djed, by putting the three playlists together for the wedding, and he technically djed two gigs at the same time that night.