I don't know anything that would comfortably fit there without sounding academic or clinical. If I had to ask the question on a survey, I'd ask "Do you identify as cisgender, transgender, or other?" and give the 3 boxes to check... » 12/17/14 5:35pm Wednesday 5:35pm

I have family coming into town this weekend, which is the ONLY reason I noticed the enormous clumps of cobwebs in the corners and the weird aerobatic dust-bunnies that accumulate on the edges of the ceiling fans. I need to do something about those. » 12/17/14 2:01pm Wednesday 2:01pm

Yeehaw! I will join in once I cram this nonsense food into my facehole area. Got some OG Kush that is stickier than a glazed donut and some rando called "Mataro blue" that is not half bad. I am working REALLY hard on training myself back towards the one-hitter because packing full bowls of this stuff is wasteful...… » 12/12/14 6:01pm 12/12/14 6:01pm

The whole "woman supervising" this is turbo-grade hot garbage, but the investment/reward going on here... $35.00 buy-in gets you 30 homemade cookies, so it's not really like this guy is making money either. It's perplexing. I feel like this is like the guy with the potato salad — it probably started as an inside joke,… » 12/05/14 12:01pm 12/05/14 12:01pm

I've had the same thing happening but only with unapproved replies — they appear in notifications, but if you click on them to view them it goes to a view where pending replies are automatically hidden... so you're looking at nada. Oh Kinja! In my case they were still there on the comment thread, but I had to click… » 12/03/14 4:17pm 12/03/14 4:17pm

The only surprise to me is that so many people distrust social media for weather info. I live in Tornado Alley and swear by the #KSstorms hashtag for immediate, reliable, firsthand info. I guess there's the very, very occasional hashtag spammer, but that's not really "unreliable data," it's just noise. » 12/02/14 4:10pm 12/02/14 4:10pm

For us pampered Westerners, I think that eating insects and other alternative proteins (even non-muscle animal protein from cows and chickens and such) remains THE #1 challenge to our ethnocentrism. It kind of frustrates me. I really love it when chefs like Chris Cosentino or Michael Symon present "snout-to-tail"… » 11/21/14 12:00pm 11/21/14 12:00pm

I vastly prefer "child-free" but I think there's just the slightest suggestion there that children are a negative. Fat-free, guilt-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, sugar-free — we seem to be "-free" of things that confound us. That being said, I certainly don't feel that I've lost out by being child-less. And… » 11/21/14 10:35am 11/21/14 10:35am

I need to get at least a little bit of personal space, and then I have a kind of mindfulness ritual... I picture myself in the 3rd person and then try to visualize of all my relationships to other people as lines spreading out. It forces my brain to "zoom out" and remember how big the world is and how temporary the… » 11/21/14 9:41am 11/21/14 9:41am

I agree. This frustrates me on a lot of levels. Number one, I get really frustrated with this application of "queerbaiting," since it confuses the terminology pretty horridly. It is obviously inspired by "race-baiting," but race-baiting is using the negative assumptions about the other to coerce action — saying "black… » 11/18/14 1:38pm 11/18/14 1:38pm