At the end of college, we had leftover fancy vanilla bean cake mix, I had leftover food coloring and cream cheese icing from a recent baking project, and there was a penis cake pan lying around from some sex ed group thing. So... » 3/07/15 10:36am 3/07/15 10:36am

I happen to have been lucky enough to attend a very good, very small, and therefore hard to get into college. One of the first things they emphasize each freshman orientation is that while most of us were in the top ten percent of our high school class, because of how math works, we should realize that can't stay true… » 2/27/15 5:41am 2/27/15 5:41am

Oh my god, is that what CEOs at big nonprofits make? We finally, FINALLY kicked our founder/prez up to around $100k and no benefits after just under 10 years. Of course, we're tiny, so....but STILL. #TheMoreYouKnow » 1/21/15 8:48pm 1/21/15 8:48pm

I work for a teensy nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office. We periodically get calls from a woman who insists that we are "the seat of all Congress" (wtf?) and that she needs to tell us about government corruption. She even faxed us a huge packet of paperwork with letters from various law… » 12/30/14 11:26am 12/30/14 11:26am

Well, as for me, I am entirely consistent in my irrational food hang ups. The only kind of water creature I will eat is fish. None of those invertebrates, thanks, from land or from water. » 11/07/14 7:06am 11/07/14 7:06am

If being genuinely nice to someone you like is a struggle, that sounds like a deeper personal problem. Kind of sounds like there's at least one other jerk in the lady's life. » 10/20/14 7:16pm 10/20/14 7:16pm

But actually, back it up even more. What does she mean, it's waiting for you? There are plenty of people there already, it's not poised for anyone's special arrival. See also: the "New" World, "the Dark Continent", etc. » 10/20/14 9:43pm 10/20/14 9:43pm

But...she's the goodwill ambassador, not the people doing the nitty gritty work. She is doing excellently at her specific job: messaging. And what's wrong with that? » 9/21/14 2:34pm 9/21/14 2:34pm

"Okay. If Halversson is a "sexsomniac" and this had happened before, Halversson should have known to be more careful around people. He could have chosen not to sleep in the same bed as a woman and avoided the situation altogether." » 9/20/14 5:12pm 9/20/14 5:12pm

While I have had occasional small frustrations with the DC Metro, your last statement is wildly false. Many people who live in Maryland and Virginia live within walking distance to Metro stations or within walking distance to an easy Metro bus either into the city or to a local Metro station or within walking… » 9/10/14 8:25pm 9/10/14 8:25pm