I feel the same way. She was always adamant about saving all the money from the show for the kids' futures, Sugar Bear kept his job, they didn't move into a crazy McMansion, etc. I'm actually really shocked by this. I always thought they were sort of trashy and red neck, but I know a lot of trashy red necks and have a… » 10/23/14 11:46am Thursday 11:46am

My heart goes out to you. I also have some questions for you and maybe a little advice. I've worked with autistic adults and adults with disabilities and I'm aware of some of the programs that are out there to help. Is your son currently on SSI (Social Security)? If so, there are some waiver programs attached to… » 10/20/14 11:28am Monday 11:28am

This is really, really common. My grandparents were from New Mexico, and we traveled all over the country in their RV. People are totally ignorant about New Mexico as a state. We'd get stuff like, "What state is that in?" "Where are y'all from in Mexico?" and my personal favorite, "But you all don't look Mexican!" I… » 10/17/14 11:55am 10/17/14 11:55am

I think it's definitely the culture of the entertainment industry and I can't imagine the pressure these women must be under to remain young-looking forever. Even insanely beautiful people do shit to their faces and I find it so sad, but I don't judge them at all. I can't imagine what I would have done if I were in… » 10/16/14 9:43am 10/16/14 9:43am

There is a super popular independent bookstore in Austin that pays similarly. The urban legend is that to get a job there, you have to a) be friends with someone who already works there, and b) that person has to vouch for you to management that you have other sources of income. Most people who work there do it for… » 10/15/14 3:07pm 10/15/14 3:07pm

I think the fact that the CDC is blaming the hospital is sort of bullshit. How could health professionals in Texas be expected to suspect something as unusual as Ebola? I do agree that they should have given him better treatment, but that has to do more with our fucked up insurance system than it does anything else.… » 10/15/14 11:14am 10/15/14 11:14am

When I get pizza delivered, I order online if at all possible. That way, I've already left the tip before the order even goes out and the delivery person knows it. Since my husband and I caught on to this, our pizza has routinely been delivered piping hot and with astonishing speed. » 10/13/14 5:34pm 10/13/14 5:34pm

Right? Back in college I had dreams of moving to New York. Then I read about stuff like this and remember that I don't have parents willing to prop me up and sort of reconsider that whole deal. The only way I would move to that city is if my husband or I got some sort of magical amazing job offer that paid a LOT of… » 10/13/14 12:10pm 10/13/14 12:10pm