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  1. This is it for me... love that PING
  2. Probably because you aren't a hot, young chick. Double-parking and almost getting doored by passengers when cycling to-and-from work are the things that really annoy me about ridesharing on the road.
  3. It's different if you are driving on the side to make some extra cash but a lot of the drivers out there are doing this full-time. I'm talking about things like this: https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/internal-uber-driver-pay-numbers?utm_term=.dbgBGzbl6B#.anNn6Nb3wn Walmart pledges higher wages than what drivers receive in Detroit. Drivers also have no Social Security and Medicare, no unemployment or disability insurance, no vacation or sick pay. I mean it's not slavery but it doesn't really seem fair to me either. Exploitation is probably the wrong word.
  4. Ridesharing is huge here (obviously). I don't know how quickly Lyft is expanding but I much prefer it over Uber. The drivers are generally better and the cars are generally nicer. They seem a bit more innovative, and there is no ridiculous PR garbage. Sometimes it'll be hard to find a driver that's close but I find that's rare and only at off-peak times. I love ridesharing but I know it's very exploitative. I feel bad that I make relatively constant use of it, but I much rather prefer paying $4 for a carpool to a destination than dealing with taking busses or transferring to the metro. Whenever I talk to Lyft drivers about it (which I usually do), they seemed to prefer driving for Lyft over Uber as well. I'll switch to Uber when Lyft has surge pricing (because I'm a cheapskate), but that's about it.
  5. Before this devolves into the beer thread... I've really started to get into wine lately. I'm also very much attempting to take advantage of my Californian location and try some more local wineries. This has been my favourite in the small dabbling I have done, had it over American Thanksgiving and it was very delicious. Does anyone have recommendations for Cali Cabs, or others? Washington Pinot Noirs? Any whites from around here that are tasty? I'm into the few New Zealand Sav Blancs I have had, but haven't really explored whites so much. Also, picked this up at airport duty-free and I've been eagerly waiting to crack this open... if only I wasn't sick.
  6. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas music at all. But, Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas is so far and away number one. I really like John Prine and his Christmas album isn't bad. This is a pretty cool surf-rock Christmas album:
  7. Best part of the rant IMO.
  8. I feel like any ol' sporting goods store would have soccer jerseys? I mean I don't know what part of Texas you live in but I would assume there would be at least some soccer stuff in big stores. Y'know, the national sport in Mexico is not football. Unless you are looking for something specific... that might be hard. But you can just try it on and order online. Anyway, in terms of manufacturers, this was good from @MJWalker45 Use that as your guide to shop. I'm pretty slim and that's a good guide for me. I think it's important to know people's heights and weights to know exactly how the shirt is fitting them... I don't think that sizing guide works for guys who have larger upper bodies.
  9. The size you should order really depends on manufacturer, not the league. I wear a M in Puma, S in Nike and Adidas. Puma kits (a la Arsenal) are pretty skin tight (at least they were in 2015) and you definitely want to size up for that those. Nike kits (a la the Manchester clubs) are pretty true to size. Trying to think back to the Adidas shirt I had, pretty sure it was TTS like Nike. It's better just to go to a store, try a jersey on and see what size you are, even if it isn't the one you want. Bonus if its the same manufacturer. Soccer jersey sizing isn't exactly the easiest thing, not like buying a hockey or baseball jersey.
  10. I realize they are one in the same in this two-party system, but my disbelief is not placed with female non-votes for Clinton. Let's not get into name calling but after the accusations thrown against Trump involving women I didn't even entertain him winning popular votes with any segment of women: white, black, educated, uneducated, young, old, etc. Didn't matter if his opponent was a male or female, a Klingon or a Clinton. Then again, I'm not a pollster and maybe it's good I'm not in that line of work.
  11. I get it, I'm hot right now. Maybe this is a function of my surroundings. My landlord is a female Professor of History, my SO is a Muslim, and the only real great friend I have in this country is a feminist in a male-dominated industry. I've heard it all throughout this electoral process, but man, I really thought it would be a sentiment shared by more women. Guess not. Hillary was no doubt a flawed candidate but I didn't think she was that flawed.