Gimme 5: Avoiding the Ex, Burglar Bear Sprayed, Drake's Gets Shucked, and Throwin' a Wedding for One
The First Pup trots to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as he inspects the holiday fixings in the White House. We imagine the Presidential Christmas Tree to look a lot like the gigantic one in Union Square... only... inside. (White House)
What's worse than heading home for the holidays without a date? Bringing your insane/clingy/serial ex ice skating with family to compensate for being 30 and single. Broke-Ass Stuart tells us how to avoid the holiday backslide.
This news will make all you oyster lovers sink into your shells: The acres that Drakes Bay Oysters Co. have been leasing are being reclaimed by the federal government after a century of shellfishin'. Apparently the coast is turning into designated wilderness to honor 400-year-old Sir Francis Drake. There goes $1 oyster happy hour. Shucks! (SFGate)
What would you do if your packages were getting stolen off your doorstop? Sonya Yu (a local Instagram star who's also shot photos for TBI) took matters into her own hands using a video camera, bear spray, and a Chinese wooden sword. Justice was finally served when she sprayed him, held the perp under citizen's arrest, then Tweeted. By the way, thanks for the hat tip @helena. (SFist)
Should single people get to have weddings too? Are their lives so sad, lonely, and pathetic that they should spend all their free time planning destination birthday parties partly funded by their parents who have stopped hoping for grandchildren? Hallmark doesn't think so, and for the first time, we have to agree with them. (The Atlantic)