I've always thought they suck, too. And yeah, if it's a friend or a distant family member you can decline. But your sibling? That's a lot tougher and they are STILL asking you to spend your money, time, and vacation leave on a destination they chose. I find destination weddings really selfish. » 10/28/14 3:34pm Tuesday 3:34pm

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 10/23/14 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 10/20/14 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