Sh*t happened 4/21/15: Lyft, Trib real estate deal & marathon marriage

While you were trying not to get caught out in the rain — and possibly celebrating 4/20 the way you celebrate pretty much every other day — a few things occurred yesterday (besides my power going out).

While fighting a citation in court, ridesharing service Lyft argued that it couldn't be regulated by Hillsborough County's Public Transportation Commission because it was more of an online transactional service, like eBay, than a taxi or for-hire transportation service. Which is exactly like saying that if you contact the prostitute using a messaging app and pay the prostitute using PayPal, no one is facilitating prostitution.

A Tampa Bay Business Journal report says the possible sale of the Trib's downtown Tampa property signals continued confidence in revitalizing the city's urban core. The rest of the world assumes it signals the continued need of daily print newspaper companies to continue to publish over continuing to own a valuable chunk of property.

And finally, a Temple Terrace man proposed to his girlfriend upon the occasion of their both finishing the Boston Marathon yesterday. That's sweet — kind of a "if I can do that, I can do anything, even spend the rest of my life with you" type of thing.

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