Just spitballing, but I think warmer weather tends to cause people to drink things that have a lower alcohol content by volume — beer, wine coolery crap, hard cider/lemonades, etc. Even the hard liquor tends to be drowned in a ton of mixer and/or crushed ice, or in jello or watermelons or whatever. But once the… » 12/21/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

When I was a kid, I discovered that the batting helmet bowl I got my sundae in from Dairy Queen was exactly the right side for my cat, so I put it on her. With a rubber band. She did not like it, and decided to back out of it — around our entire apartment, including going down the stairs. I couldn't even catch up with… » 12/21/14 1:57pm Yesterday 1:57pm

Dead on, and as a woman, I can confirm what you said about how girls are conditioned to sit. Even though I very seldom wore skirts or dresses as a child, my grandmother would get apoplectic if I sat without my knees clamped together, preferably crossed, because it wasn't ladylike. Ugh. » 12/20/14 11:00pm Saturday 11:00pm

Since there have been a number of listeria outbreaks caused by organic produce in the last couple of years, buying the fancy expensive produce isn't really a safeguard. The real protection is to thoroughly wash and scrub all produce, especially if you won't be cooking it, right before you eat/serve it, even if it has… » 12/20/14 3:02pm Saturday 3:02pm